Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 11 Aug 1994
Brian Moretta (brianm@CARA.MA.HW.AC.UK)
Fri, 12 Aug 1994 17:32:20 BST
> From: Rodger Morris <rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL>
> Have things changed that much? In the summer of 1971, I was touring Western
> Europe, living out of a backpack for a few months, when I happened to see a
> line drawing of B-P on the road south of Inverness, with a note saying "75th
> Renfrewshire(Finnart's Own) summer camp, 3 miles", or words to that effect.
> The 75th Renfrewshire Scout Group's Scouts all wore kilts as one of their
> uniform options.
Whoops! How could I forget about the kilt ?? The kilt is an optional part of
uniform in Scotland - the "usual" trousers can be worn instead. In practice
it is usually only worn on formal occassions or when travelling abroad. Even
then it is an expensive item (~UKP120+ plus the extras!) for a growing lad.
We have a kilt "bank" of 30 donated kilts which is heavily used by a lot of
local groups. It is more common for leaders to have their own, but certainly
not necessary, especially given the price.
Sorry for the ommission.
> How time passes! I was a 20 year old Assistant Scoutmaster at the time.
> We went swimming in the Inverness Canal. The Scottish Scouts enjoyed it, but
> I decided that the glaciers feeding it were about five miles north and
> flowing south; Ice Age returning, no doubt. :-)
Aye, they bred them hard in Renfrew in those day :-)! After this summer I'll
believe the ice age bit though:-(
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