Re: Scout Uniform Problem
Chuck Still (still@ROCKICE.IB.STORTEK.COM)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 11:36:53 -0700
Hi Michael, (Sorry no addres for individual response)
I hear you, not having scouts in uniform is counter productive to
all in attendance. There are a few things to do/try/consider.
One is to limit or restrict the activities of those scouts not
in uniform at meetings. This may not sound fair to some but it is
a way to motivate them to wear the uniform.
To get results another way is to have them call home and ask to
have the uniform shirt brought by a parent so that they can participate
in the activities. Or ask that the parent come and take the scout home
form the meeting if not wearing a uniform.
Another is to explain to them that this reflects on their Scout
Spirit and that it could be difficult to sign-off for rank advancement
if there is a continuous trend of no uniforms.
With each of these you must first advertise that this is going to
be the new policy and then set an enforcement date. Give them time to
understand that you are serious. Another thing you may want to consider
is exception times. We have one after a campout weekend as our troop
meetings are Monday night and not everyone does laundry on Sunday or
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City