Re: Setting the Expectation/Example
John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 09:43:00 -0500
Deb Williams said
> His Dad's troop (30+ years) has ALWAYS stressed that the boys wear their
> uniforms--Class A & B where appropriate, but A is the order of dress unless
> informed otherwise. This troop has all boys in full uniform--pants included.
> Any boy that can't afford a uniform is provided one with the expectation that
> he return it to the troop when he outgrows it.
> In his troop here, it is unusual for the SM to show up in a uniform of any
> kind, A or B, much less the vast majority of the boys!
And you see what you expect.
> Which mode of dress is the norm -- we know what the handbook says?
> - Boys should wear full uniforms wherever possible (BSA shirt & BSA pants)?
In Scouting, we as adults set the example for the kids. If we are not willing
to live by the Methods pf Scouting to acheive the Aims of Scouting, why should
the kids? We manage the expectatins by setting the example. Wear the
uniform and expect that the kids will follow you, drag the other addults into
the process. Become visible as Scouts, it makes a grand parade!
YiS, Jay Bemis
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