J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@NETAM.NET)
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 09:41:51 -0600
>"Settummanque, the blackeagle augmented my post on: Proof, Governors and
>Uniform Police.. I edit, basically agree and respond:
>... and if he's working as hard as he can to meet and live
>up to the Scouting principles, the uniform *will come*.
I agree but I have never been exposed to inner city problems of metropolitan
areas. Does it work there?
>If they can speak it, and it has been recognized, there's NO REASON why they
>shouldn't wear it. Who knows...they may have to PROVE it by conversing with
a >Klingon later on!! *laughter*
Interesting point - I agree but National may not.
>I've done it, and I've done it with as much tact and pride that I have in
>the person as I do the program.
That is the ONLY way.
>Just because he's had 20, 30 or more years of "winning Scouting" doesn't
mean >that he's "untouchable" or "unreachable"...IF you use the right
I agree but my thought was that, even though I probably earned my Eagle
before most people on this forum were born, that fact alone does not give me
the right to correct him and, even worse, does not guarantee the proper
approach regardless of my intentions.
>Sometimes, just by wearing your uniform as complete and "perfect" as
possible >helps him.
I agree but some people can't be approached. Our CEO once asked a man who
was constantly 5 minutes late for work which way he came. After being told,
he suggested another route which would save 6 or 7 minutes. In less than a
month the man returned to the 5 minute late routine on the new route. OTOH,
I attended a camporee in the late 40's where several adults wore 2-3 WWII
military service ribbons on their uniforms. I happened to have a few more
than they did (none really important) so I wore them the next day. By early
afternoon there were no military ribbons showing.
>I think, Hugh, that he would be MORE EFFECTIVE if he "looked the
>part" in addition to "doing the part", you know?
No argument from me!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City