ken weir (weir@SCIEX.COM)
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 07:39:02 -0500
During the last year, on several ocasions the SCOUT-L has discussed the
image of scouting and the use of "class-A" uniforms (for my U.S. friends).
It has also come out on numerous occasions that we should remember that its
the boy that counts, not the uniform.
I am pleased to anounce that my troop has increased in numbers (from 5 to
8!) and that in the last two weeks I've presented more than 25 challenge
awards (merit badges). Also that I've noticed that the members are wearing
the FULL UNIFORM!!! :)
This is a first for our troop as usually we end up with one member in
workboots instead of runners, or tattered jeans instead of neat pants. All
members are wearing their sashes, and taking care of their uniform
components when we move to activities (no sash or hat as a rule).
The same pride is apparent when they are in the community (in uniform or
not). Each of them is taking pride in their appearance, and in their
I wanted to share this inspirational report with all of you on both the
Canadian Scout-L, and on the International Scout-L.
Yours in Scouting
Scouter Ken Weir
10th Oshawa Salvation Army Scout Troop
Oshawa District, Lakeridge Region
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City