Re: NEW UNIFORMS
Ken Schneider (sk@RPCI.DEMON.CO.UK)
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 14:26:42 GMT
As an Austrian by descent, I felt duty-bound to respond.
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> SCOUTS-L%TCUBVM.BITNET@uga.cc
-= When the UK Scout Association tried to impose red shirts on the Scout
-= section a few years ago, the Scouts protested.
But the French Scouts didn't -- they stand out proudly at European
events (and in bright Tricolour red, not the muted Austrian variety).
-= There are some negatives to the red shirt thing -
-= - You can't wear them during a wide game where you need to hide.
Probably shouldn't be scrambling in the mud with your uniform on, anyway.
(Actually, though, Austrian red would show dirt less than beige would.)
-= - It's hard enough to get Scouts to wear uniforms in public as it is.
-= They didn't care to stand out even more in a crowd than they already do...
I haven't found that to be true in Europe. Only the BSA seems to have
this problem, in my experience. (Wonder why...)
-= - No doubt this is something that a hired consultant came up with. The
-= British Scouts were not especially happy about some fashion house deciding
-= what they should be wearing.
You mean, like the BSA Scouts with regard to Oscar de Laurente designing
their's (and being paid a very hefty fee out of their dues for same)?
-= - The Scouts were also not happy because nobody had asked them before
-= the decision was made. ("After all Skip, you've been preaching to us that
-= Scouting is OUR programme, right?")
You mean, like the BSA asks all of its Scouts about its policies?
-= If you don't like the red shirt idea, now is the time to protest. If they
-= want to do this in less than a year's time, you need to have a lot of peopl
-= contacting your HQ to let them know how your Scouts feel. If a Scout says
-= that he or she does not like the idea, ask the Scout to post a letter to th
-= Scout Association office. If enough of your Scouts do this, their voice wil
-= probably be heard.
Sounds like you have some personal beef with red. The poster never
suggested he didn't like the idea; just wanted input. Why are you
jumping to this conclusion for him?
Best regards: Ken Schneider (email@example.com)
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