Re: Intro and participation q...
Rob Morley (rmorley@STATE.MA.US)
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 11:24:13 EDT
I think when we discuss that alternative type of clothing to be worn with the
scout uniform, such as BDU's and camo pants, we need to be sensitive to the
impression we are making to the community.
The Boy Scout organization has in the past been labeled a militaristic youth
organization. This is NOT the impression we want the community to have of
us. In these days when public opinion is so important, we need to do our
best to assist the community, and create positive public relations, and
control any negitive publicity where possible.
Disclaimer: I do not want my message to convey my dislike of the armed
services of their clothing. This was not my intent. Both my father, my
grand father, and a coupl eof my brother-in-laws are or have been involved
with the military during their lifetime. The service men and women in this
country provide a great service to us, and they look sharp in the BDU's and
camo pants. However, that is because it is sort of a trademark of the armed
services, but not of the Boy Scouts.
Our troop does not have an official troop policy in regard to pants.
However, we do suggest that whatever they wear, be clean and neat. Jeans are
perfectly acceptable, as long as they are not half shredded.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City