Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 24 May 1995 22:58:10 -0400
Next time you talk to National and they give you the line that a choice
between straight sides and cargo pockets would cause a problem with a
uniform being uniform, ask them to go visit any military base. I don't
know of a branch of service that doesn't have half a dozen uniforms. Why?
The services figured out that different uniforms are needed for different
purposes. Similarly, I think we could broaden our minds to see two
different styles of pants, socks, etc. as within reason. What's the
difference when half the Scouts wear long pants and half wear shorts to
meeting anyway - that is, if you can get them to wear a uniform period.
If it will help get a few more Scouts to wear the uniform, I'm all for a
bit of variety.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Prof. Beaver, Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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