Re: Looking for the Uniform Police
Stephen Hoar (hoar@AGDIS01.NEWARK.AF.MIL)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 12:27:00 -0500
In your message of 28 Nov 1995 at 1151 EST, you write:
> J. Hugh Sullivan,
> But I found the Uniform Policeman.
> >I have 5 palms also. I wear the silver and gold which is the ONLY
> >proper way to indicate the earning of 5 palms.
> Congratulations on your achievements.
> >not continue to make the mistake. I have no hesitation correcting an
> >Eagle who wears palms improperly; the first time is in private and
> Wow, how can you equate an Eagle Scout's leadership qualities to the
> number of Palms he wears!
> Buffalo, Class of 94
I've always been amused by discussions about correct uniform wear in
BSA. First, it is not the military so lets not play the game.
Second, if you give me any group of 100 scouts or scout leaders and I
can virtually guarantee you that ALL will be out of uniform if we want
to play the letter of the law game. Look around at any campout,
Pow-Wow, roundtable, jamboree etc and tell me about 'uniform'
Again, what do I know about uniforms? Earned a living in one form
more than two decades. So, lighten up, this is not the military. If a
person has pride, it will show in how he wears his uniform. Want to
use the military as an example? Even they can't do it in a uniform
manner. If it turns you on to play nitpicker, look in the mirror and
have a good time. In the meantime the rest of us will go camping.
Until the BSA comes up with a formal regulation, ala military, and
open ranks inspection, we will head on down the trail. By the way,
should the holes in the buttons on the BSA shirt be horizontal or
vertical in alignment? As the kids would say, 'Get a life!'.
Steve in Newark
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