Carmela Storm (carmela_storm@MATHWORKS.COM)
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 11:21:51 -0400
Reply to: RE>Uniforms
My Cadette Girl Scout troop just bought full uniforms. I thought it would be
difficult to get them to wear them let alone by them, but we have been
working on pride in scouting during our meetings and it has paid off.
The girls have worn their uniform to every event or activity we have
attended. At first several of the girls didn't want to wear the pants or
shorts but within a week or two they were all proudly wearing their uniforms.
I have been slow to get the adult uniform and was informed by my girls that I
wouldn't be allowed to attend the next city-wide event without the proper
uniform (I was accused of not being proud to be a leader! and a girl scout! -
I have been a proud girl scout for over twenty year!) So needless to say I
now have on order the new adult uniform.
If the kids are proud of who and what they are they will wear the uniform
with pride. If they are embarassed of who and what they are then they will
be embarrassed of the uniform as well.
Our troop does wonderful things and we are constantly adding more girls to
our troop at an age where most troops lose girls. I feel lucky to have such
dedicated parents. One advantage is we include families in many of our
activities, especially overnights. This allows single parents to be drivers
and participants without having to abandon the other child. Our troop runs
the show and the parents and other kids sit back and enjoy or follow orders.
Uniforms are meant to bring a group together and to show pride in being a
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City