Re: Class "A" Uniform
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 15:16:57 CST
On Mon, 3 Apr 1995 12:44:40 -0500 Justin M. Martin said:
>That's just fine and dandy for the "high-income" troops, but what about
>those troops who's families don't have enough money to be spent on
>"Accessories" such as Scout Pants, Shorts, Socks, etc.?
People find money for things they think are important!
The comment was made about sports teams not playing in blue jeans, etc.
I pointed this out to a parent once who responded that the pants were provided
(and had to be returned at the end of the season). I pointed out that she was
paying $90 for her son to play baseball--he got a free uniform t-shirt, hat and
stirrups (and loaner pants). She bought special shoes, glove, etc. for
baseball but didn't have money for a scout uniform for her son! Because the
coach DEMANDED certain equipment, the boy got it but the Scoutmaster only
REQUESTED full uniform. The boy was allowed to 'play' scouts without a uniform
but if he wanted to play baseball he had to be in uniform.
If a troop wants to be properly uniformed, the money is there or can be found.
In any case, regulations prohibit the wearing of military uniforms or parts by
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City