Re: Eagle COH/Protocol Question
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 15 Nov 1994 14:43:26 CST
On Tue, 15 Nov 1994 12:00:05 -0500 Tom Foss said:
>1. Should my son wear his Cub Scout uniform?
Since your son was "included" in the invitation, he should have the opportunity
to accept or reject the invitation as you (jointly) decide. As a bear, I
always wanted to attend such events but I knew other bears that did not and
were bored when forced to attend by parents. Most of them chose other
activities than scouting by the time they were 11. If I attended, I would
probably (as a bear) wear my uniform because it was a Scout event and because
I was proud of my uniform. On occasion, I went to events in "civies" because
it was enroute to or after another non-Scout event where my uniform would not
have been appropriate. Encourage your son to wear his uniform but don't
require it since he is not an "official" participant.
>2. Should I wear MY uniform, as Assistant Cubmaster of my son's pack?
> Remember, I have no link to the Eagle's unit -- I don't want to
> appear to have an "official" presence if it's not warranted!
I would definately recommend wearing your uniform. It is a scout event and
proper uniform is always proper. Besides, if you wrote a letter, your
"official" presence has already been noted. Now you need to look the part!
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