Necker is short for neckerchief. It may also be referred to as a scarf.
You should take good care of your Group necker making sure it is always neat and tidy. It shows everybody to which group you belong and, if you look after it, you will be able to wear it when you are a Wolf Cub, Scout and Senior Scout too!
Here is how to fold your Group necker neatly:
Iron the necker so that there are no major creases, because of the nature of the material (particularly 100% cotton ones) some small creases may remain. Please get your parent or guardian to help you iron your necker.
Lay your necker flat on a clean surface.
There are two ways to ‘fold’ your necker You can roll the scarf and actually fold it. The one to choose is simply personal preference!
To Roll the Necker:
Roll the necker tightly from the centre smoothing out the ends as you go. Try to ensure that the necker remains the same tightness from the middle to the end. It is quite easy to leave one of the ends behind! Try to maintain the consistency.
Continue rolling until the point of the necker is about as long as your hand span.
You will find that the necker is quite bulky if rolled, so it is best to then iron the necker flat.
To Fold the Necker:
Fold the necker over at 1cm intervals. Try to keep this consistent or else one end may end up bigger than the other. The first two folds may be quite difficult to align but after this it should almost fall into place. To really keep the necker looking smart, you may want to iron the necker every few folds
Keep folding until the necker is about as long as your hand span.
For both methods, you should now pitch the centre of the necker and smooth it as shown below.