Re: Uniform Wear Complaint
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sat, 11 Mar 1995 18:41:11 CST
"Deb Williams, CPA" <DEBW%VTVM1.BITNET@uga.cc.uga.edu> writes:
>Perhaps the message at that level isn't on "Look what I've done," but on
>"I'm a Scouter, what can I do for you, boy scout?"
>I still like to see the various 'adult-uniform-approprate' ribbons, but
>I'll think more carefully in the future when its a 'plain' uniform.
I'm trying to get as much of my mail downloaded today, but I just
couldn't resist answering this, Deb. There's a similar posting that I
believe John Oakes replied to something that Jim Miller wrote about
the Professional Knot (the Professional Training Award).
First, ONE knot on a uniform only states to everyone that you've
received that one award. I would look at anyone wearing only a West
Fellowship Award knot as "someone whom wanted to give their Council
and in return, Scouting, money".
NOT as an "experienced Scouter".
I would look at someone wearing a Scouters' Key or an Award of Merit
as "someone that has been where I was at one time and willing to share
with me". I would ALWAYS look at an Eagle Scout or religious award
holder as a former Scout or Explorer that wants to give back what
he've (or she'd) attained in their Scouting experience.
Second, we volunteers SHOULD be proud to show our peers that we have
completed the training sequence for our position. I would
*personally* welcome someone wearing a training award (or even the
TRAINED strip) to assist me with MORE confidence than I would with
someone whom just grabbed a Scout uniform off of a rack and decided to
come and visit me!!!
There are so many volunteers that NEVER bother to even complete the
basic training for their position...and their uniform looks like it.
As a Commissioner, I stress to unit leaders and in return, to the
youth members, that part of the program of Scouting is the uniform.
The uniform should show what the person has done and is capable of
Lastly, we need to express to the large Scouting community that
wearing the official Scouting uniforms CORRECTLY and reflecting
current position is NOT a "bad thing" nor something that reflects the
desire of a person wanting to "show off".
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