Re: Camporee/Professional Scouters
Bill Case (billcase@ROMULUS.NCSC.MIL)
Sun, 22 Oct 1995 21:49:50 -0400
Oh, dear. I'm MOST distressed to see this response. I was hoping that
there'd bee overwhelming support for the wearing of the uniform (the
CORRECT uniform). I fail to see how anyone who has a function on the
staff of any Boy Scout activity should be seen out of uniform - exclusive
of unusual circumstances. I feel that the District Executive or his
stand-in should have been setting the example for the Scouts at the
event, just as the Scouters should have been. Yes, the volunteers run
the program, but that's a cop-out. The DE was there to function as a
liaison between the Council and the event, and he (or she) should be just
as proud to wear the uniform of the orgainzation that pays their salary
as the volunteers that bring the program to the youth. Bah! He should
have been asked to leave until he could get into a proper uniform.
On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, Darrell G. Rice wrote:
> Dear Larry;
> I may be able to speak to this, but of course I have a biased opinion. The
> professional's role is administrative only. The volunteers run the program.
> I know that a pro should set the example, but failure to wear a uniform at a
> camporee is not a reason to speak to the SE. He has more important matters
> at hand. This incident sounds as if there was a clash of personalities, not
> BSA policy. If I were a new DE, or a fill-in and around volunteers that I
> had not developed a relationship with, I would have worn the uniform. I have
> an excellent relationship with my volunteers, and I just got back from our
> Fall Camporee. I did not even pack my uniform, nor was anything said to me.
> I have already established credibility within the district. I hope this
> point of view helps.
> Darrell G. Rice
> Marshall District Executive
> Albertville, AL
> Choccolocco Council
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