Re: Class "A" Uniform
Fri, 7 Apr 1995 17:04:03 CST
Milt Forsberg writes;
>My main concern is the "Class A", or full uniform. This, to me,
means a Scout Uniform shirt with proper insignia, Scout trousers
(shorts or long pants), proper belt, proper socks - particularly with
shorts. Hats and neckerchiefs are up to individual units. "
I agree, when we think of a scout, we visualize a scout in a complete
uniform. Not part of one.
> I see many units who permit wearing only the uniform shirt with
>anything for pants. This gives a poor image to outsiders and it
>tells the unit members that they can "just throw on a shirt to be
>proper". If the uniform (A, if you want) is worn, it should be worn
>properly and completely. I don't understand why units consider a
>shirt only to be a full uniform."
Our Troop requires a full uniform for each meeting, a uniform
inspection immediately follows the Chaplain Aide's message If a scout
does not pass inspection, he must call home and get the missing part
so as to return to the meeting.
The same procedure for monthly campouts. We travel looking as scouts.
The next days activity may require a change to our Class B troop
shirt, but uniformity is stressed.
>Does anyone have suggestions on how we can encourage more proper
Follow your troop's policy. Don't compromise.
Rick Covington ASM T713
Circle Ten Council
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