BSA: Uniform wear complaint
Mon, 27 Feb 1995 08:29:58 -0700
I just got the current copy of Scouting over the weekend, And I have
seen some pictures in there that somewhat disturb me. Accompanying
the article "Fishin' Lore '94", there are several pictures. Three of
them caught my interest, right off.
On page 26 is a large picture of a Boy Scout holding a fresh caught(?)
fish. The boy is in "Class A" uniform, _except_ for the hat, which is
a sports team hat. In the first column is an inset picture, showing
several scouts tying flys. All are in partial uniform, none wearing
a neckerchief. On page 28, there is a samll picture of a(n apparently
Webelos) Cub Scout in partial uniform, again without Neckerchief.
Seeing these reminded me of a picture that appeared in the local paper
around July 4th last year, showing a Boy Scout participating in a Flag
Burning Ceremony. He was wearing gloves and A Scout Shirt. No hat,
Neckerchief or uniform pants.
Am I expecting too much here? If the boy is going to allow himself to
be photographed for publication, shouldn't he (or his leader) make sure
that he's in FULL uniform?
I see this frequently, in the pages of Scouting, and it galls me every
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council
Soon I'll be a critter! (and a good ole' critter, too...)
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