Uniforms Discussion: The Summary
David Scammell (David_Scammell.Orlando_spg@XEROX.COM)
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 06:00:57 PDT
Okay ... I guess that is enough talk about the Scout uniform and time to
I really would like to thank all who responded on my query. It is good to know
that there are others who share your feelings, as well as your experiences.
For those interested, I received a wide variety of replies from Scouts,
Scouters and ... yes ... even Professional Scouters. I know that many times we
tend to attack the Professional Scouters and they absorb alot of the
complaints. But, as the messages came barreling in, I realized that the
Professionals do listen and do they respond (mainly because they feel pretty
much the same way we do and they do care).
1. The pockets are returning to the Scout uniform this Fall.
a. There was some discussion that maybe the 'cargo' pockets should be
2. The uniform is available in (at varying costs):
a. All Cotton
b. Poly Wool
c. Poly Cotton
3. Knee Socks will be an option. There are a few people out there who like
older style knee socks which were held up by the 'garter tabs' because
stayed up much better.
4. Nationals does constantly receive input on uniforms (and other items),
a. Philmont Training Facility
b. Trips to local councils
5. There was a discussion as to slightly different designs of women's and
6. There was discussion as to how Nationals surveys Scouts and Scouters when
on such issues. Maybe they could conduct their surveys via Boys Life.
7. That this topic has surfaced many times ... move on!
8. Have two (2) types of uniform, one for dress and one for everyday dress.
9. It is the volunteers who must voice their opinion to Nationals when we
something ... to work within the establishment and not rebel rouse.
10. Need a choice on inseam length (for the 'height challenged') for Scout
Thanks again for all who shared in the discussion.
David L. Scammell
ASM Troop 227 - Orlando, FL
Eagle Scout - OA Brotherhood
West Orange District - Central Florida Council
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