Uniforms, face it, were wimps
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Mon, 10 Apr 1995 12:22:00 MST
With this endless topic of uniforms, I thought I would add the following.
It should make us all feel like real wimps in the uniform department.
Last Summer I participated at the Pimarree. A Pimaree is a joint
US/Mexican Scout weeklong camp. It alternates between the US (S. Arizona)
and Mexico (State of Sonora) every two years. About the only time I saw
the Mexican Scouts out of uniform was during the obstacle course and even
then they were wearing their SCOUT PANTS with a T-Shirt. The obstacle
couse was a mothers nightmare. We had some US Scouts stop and debate the
obstacles (how do we do this without getting dirty-since we do not want to
take a shower with air temperature water). (Everyone ended up dirty and
everyone took a shower, it was a great way to get them in the shower on
The real point here is that the Mexican Scouts ALL had a FULL uniform and
they wore it everyday, washing it every evening so they could wear it again
the next day. I do not want to compare the costs of the uniform (I do not
have prices for Mexican Uniform anyway), because our standards of living
are so different that no comparison would be fair. It is our priorities
which differ, and makes us all look like wimps!
So the uniform costs almost $100 (most of us do without the Campaign hat
option Craig). Let the kids wear it out instead of growing out of it. The
patches, belt, and other misc can all be transfered to the new shirt and
pants. I still have some of my youth day scout pants, patch on the knee
Chris Haggerty, District Advancement Chairman,
Cochise District, Catalina Council, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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