Re: Uniforming and Roundtable Staff
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 23 Jul 1995 00:39:24 -0400
Ho,ho,haw,tee :-)) I'm about to bust laughing thinking of how this lady
must look with about 25 hat pins arranged all about her uniform. Oh my,
but you do have a difficult spot. I suspect from your message that
you've talked to her, that she is otherwise a wonderful commissioner and
that she thinks she has good reason to display all this pins.
Well you do have some options:
Talk with your Council Commissioner (you did say Council Cub Roundtable)
and ask him/her to have a word with the person about uniforming - why we
do it, why it is important to set the example, etc. See if that helps.
Next step is to ask the Council Commissioner to assist you in the
uniforming skit where you are dressed as a over-enthusiastic badge wearer.
Have him/her explain uniforming and then ask for audience help on what's
wrong. Once this is done, but before the show starts, gently explain
what is going to happen - no surprises. Chances are that she won't want
to have to explain to the whole group why she has a different set of
uniforming rules. Better chance if the group later points out the
problems, that she won't want to continue the practice.
Conduct the uniforming session with yourself as the butt of comments and
Hopefully somewhere along the line she will get the message and won't
want to embarass herself further.
Of course this requires some gentle discussion, we don't want to run
somebody off over this - keep perspective.
Hope this is of help to you.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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