Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 14 Apr 1995 13:10:11 EDT
>If you fundraise too much, then you will lose your clients. People get
>sick of fundraiser after fundraiser, and will eventually just not give
>anything to ANY group that is selling stuff.
Agreed. In a big city that takes a while, though.
>I 100% agree with you. There is no reason for it. I'm almost positive
>that Baden-Powell did not have boys in pressed pants, matching shoes,
>socks, belts, etc. in mind when he founded Scouting. It just does not
>make any sense. It is not what you look like that matters, it's who you
>are. That's what makes this and ALL scouting organizations around the
Hm. Shoes. I was reading a Canadian Cub book from 1960, "Tenderpad
to Second Star." One of the requirements for the Cubs to earn their
first star: "Clean and polish a pair of boots or shoes, fold your
clothes neatly and satisfy Akela that you are doing your best to keep
the Pack Den and your own room tidy & not leaving any litter about."
Polished shoes? I can say that I've never, ever polished a pair of
shoes so far. <G> I just find that requirement interesting.
I think that BP also didn't have in mind Scouts who look messy &
rumpled, either. Not necessarily wearing the complete uniform, but
what they are wearing (uniform & non-uniform parts) should be
tidy, ironed, etc.. For instance, their shoes should match each other
<G> (I don't think that's what you meant by matching..)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City