About uniform discussion in Brazil
Marco Aurelio Ortega Terra (marco@OBSN.ON.BR)
Fri, 2 Jul 1993 11:27:32 EST
Here in Brazil, we are modifying our uniform in order to:
1) Eliminate the very exagerate number of uniform
2) Make it less expensive --- our socio-economical
reality obligate most of us to worry about it.
Now, we are in a three years period to make the changes
required. Nevertheless, the efforts to make a uniform (there is another
name for this "new uniform" but I cannot at moment translate it) more
simple and cheap, has suffered heavy criticism from those who basicaly
think that this would hurt tradition...
I ask in every oportunity if it is important discuss uniform
instead of Scout Program e.g.! If the troop should wear this or that
kind of hat, or pants!
I understand that a scout or dirigent which is well dressed in
his uniform makes good work of marketing. It would be also a question
of tradition indeed, but we have to follow the development of youth
thinking. We want to worry about if we are doing our best to give
oportunities and scoutism to that young man live Scout's Law and
become a scout inside his scout uniform.
The associations should orientate dirigents and scout leaders
to implement a uniform accepted and voted in a competent and
representative forum, although it would disagree some groups.
National Observatory Troop Leader
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil 30th. Group of Air Scouts
firstname.lastname@example.org and Regional Assistant for Air Scouts
at Rio de Janeiro
PS: I have subscribed in this scout-list 30th. June 93.
Sorry my english.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City