Re: Uniform Wear Complaint
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 01:07:12 CDT
"Norman J. MacLeod" <gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM> writes:
>You know, when it comes down to the BSA's Chief Scout Executive wearing a
>mostly un-adorned uniform, perhaps he IS making a statement as to how a
>Leader should dress...
(explaination deleted only for space)
>So, perhaps the BSA's Chief Scout would prefer to see more adults wearing
>less "salad" on their uniforms, and carrying out the best possible Scouting
>programmes possible as evidence of who they are and where they have been in
>terms of living as a member of the Scouting family.
If you would look back at ALL of the pictures of our Chief Scout
Executives, you will quickly see that they ALL subscribe to the "less
is more" statement. However, look closely at the official picture of
the immediate past CSE, Ben Love. He's wearing THREE square knots and
ONE Order of the Arrow Flap (from the Direct Service Council's
Gamenowinik Lodge). In the 85 Jamboree picture, he's also wearing the
Jamboree patch correctly.
The bottom line, Norman, is that the Chief Scout Executive, like
*most* executives in the BSA, simply don't have much to wear. Ben
Love was the first that *insisted* that ALL of our field executives
wear the field uniform to events where volunteers (and Scouts) would
be wearing the field uniform...and he's the one that pushed the
Professional Training Award and the Professsional Circle (like our
Key) for professionals to earn and wear *in addition to* volunteer
Please don't assume that just because our Chief Scout Executive is a
"Scouter Red", that its the way that everyone should appear too. Its
a simple matter of him (or her) not being eligible to wear much of
what we can receive and earn and wear. Unlike volunteers,
professionals cannot receive service awards until five years *after*
they leave the profession, with execptions approved only by the
National Director of Operations and the Chief Scout Executive's
office. Therefore, the "salad" that many volunteers have and
deserve just don't happen with professionals.
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