Re: Uniform Wear Complaint
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sat, 11 Mar 1995 19:13:45 CST
Ben Whitehouse <BLANCACASA@AOL.COM> writes:
>On the contrary, I have seen the opposite true. In this case the voulnteer
>national leaders and those who think they are. I have seen many that look
>like General Patton with knots to the shoulder, gaudy awards and medals
>dripping from their uniform. htey also usually have the trademark Drycleaned
>crease lines down the fromt and on the sleeve. I can understand that people
>are proud of their accomplishments, but so proud that they tend to show off.
> Perhaps a rule that Any more than four rows of knots on a uniform are
*whinning* But that's MY choice, isn't it? *laughter*
Seriously, while you may feel that this is inappropriate, ask the
Scouts that I go to visit what *they* thought, and he'll tell you "He
had a sharp uniform! He also had some really neat things to say!"
I do have my wool shirts drycleaned. I also do have them to place
creases down the front but NOT on the sleeves. I do this about once a
quarter, as I only wear the uniform to special events and I have
several other shirts with *less on them* to wear at other events.
Besides, I think that folks know whenever they see some Black man
wearing a funny-looking German forestmaster's hat, that's its Mike
Walton coming even if I *wore a teeshirt*. *hehehehe*
As I've stated here before several times before, I only wear what I
wear because of the fact that it demostrates that Scouting is a
program of personal achievement and growth. I can easily wear
EVERYTHING that I'm supposed to wear, but I choose *not* to.
You don't have to be "a volunteer national leader or someone wishing
they were", to show your personal achievements. You *do* have to
be willing to endure some sniping from folks that choose not to better
themselves by completing requirements for a training award or key or a
service award and therefore not eligible to wear the award.
Remember, the entire purpose of the awards and items is for the youth
sake; the training and service awards are intended to promote your
personal committment to a better program and to those youth you serve.
If you choose not to wear the awards, the only people you are "getting
back at" are those youth members that see your bare uniform and your
attitude toward bettering yourself and your unit's program and say
"well...I don't have to do anything because my leaders don't do
And believe me, they *do look* and *do act* based upon your actions.
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