Re: Patch Police
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Fri, 20 Nov 1992 14:41:15 EST
An interresting thought: (at least I think it is)
Units are requited to have a uniform inspection of the BOY some
time before a charter renewal. Correct?
Well, if correct uniforms are so important for the scouts, they
should be just as important (or more) for the leaders. SO,
how do leaders manage to avoid these inspections? Maybe the
DE or Unit Comiss or some one from Dist Comiss staff should
also inspect the leaders???? Maybe it should be required for the
Q/U award - that all leaders are inspected in CORRECT uniforms!!!
Then the bozo's with 14 Q/U awards wouldn't get number 15!!!
I can remeber an inspection back in my summer camp staff days.
The staff was inspected in FULL uniform. Anything that was
incorrect was removed ON THE SPOT. Anything missing was required
by the next day, and NO PAY was accured until the inpection was
passed. Try that today!!!
Rules are only effective if there is enforcement! Since there is
no real INPSECTION of the adults on a regular and required basis,
how can you expect complience. And as I posted before, leadership
should be by example, from the TOP down. Since some councils violate
national policies, so do unit leaders, commisioner staff, RT staff
etc. If there is no effective enforcement, and no penalties, what
can you really expect. The only thing that NATIONAL does enforce,
is some PEA brain's idea that ADULT leaders can not be trusted to
trade pathces fairly with scouts!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City