Re: Stats, etc.
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 22 Nov 1993 11:59:15 CDT
Lynn McKee <Lynn=McKee%NASE%NA=Hou@BANGATE.COMPAQ.COM> writes:
>Several thoughts on yesterday's (now 2 days ago) postings:
>Steve Tobin <srtobin@MMM.COM> writes:
>> Exploring is virtually non-existant.
>I agree. Especially High Adventure Posts. They event took away our
>official uniforms. Try explaining that to a bunch of 15 & 16 year olds.
><Wise Advisor> It is very important for us to wear our uniforms to [some event]
><Young Explorer> Then why did the BSA quit making them?
><Red Faced Advisor> Uhhmmm ....
<Exploring Service Team member/Commissioner> Because the BSA is trying
to do two things: standarize the uniforms for all youth members and to
hold true to the Exploring principle of allowing each Post or Ship to
develop their own uniforms.
Three notes here: first, the old kelly green Explorer shirts (with or
without epulets) are still available as is the old light blue Air
Explorer/Aviation Exploring shirts by special order from the BSA's
Supply Division at the National office. However, for those units that
want to wear a unique uniform, the green shoulder loops on the tan
field uniforms is more acceptable and what we are trying to "promote"
to bring the Exploring leaders back "into the fold" of the BSA.
Next, the idea of having each Post or Ship to design their own
uniforms goes back to the beginnings of the contemporary Exploring
program. In this way, each Post takes on their own "distinctive dress
identity" (or DDI) and this is required as part of the Quality Post
Finally, Outdoor Explorers have one other option...they can choose to
wear the old khaki green Scout shirts that you can get from several
sources outside the BSA. I am still looking for a large old khaki
green Scout shirt, after I saw a Explorer post here in town wearing
them as opposed to the current shirts. "We stand out, they're more
durable and we can get them a lot cheaper than the "official shirts"
or designing a tee shirt!"
>One upside, I guess we could push for more Explorers in Films and TV
>since there is no official uniform! ;) Except of course from my friends
>in whites (Sea Explorers).
We are also in blues too.....(*smile*)
Mike L. Walton
National Exploring Instructor
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