Re: Name plates
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 17:05:08 -0600
Sue Neilson asks about name plates for scouts.
There are plusses and minuses to this idea. Some might complain that
this poses a youth-protection risk since it makes it so everyone knows
the person's name (along the same reasoning as not putting kids name on
their clothing). It does make it easier for adults who only work with
the boys sporadically to keep track of who is who (and also if an adult
from another troop has complaints about behavior at a camporee or such).
Unfortunately, it is also yet another thing for them to loose as well
(since you don't actually sew it on the uniform).
It can also lead to some humerous situations on occasion. Last fall at
our OA ordeal banquet, I was sitting with a bunch of candidates that I
didn't know. One of the boys had a nametag (about the only time I've
ever seen a youth with a nametag). Anyhow, he started misbehaving a
little, so I asked him by name to stop. He immediately did so, with a
puzzled look on his face. Finally I clued him in that he had his
nametag on, and that was how I knew his name. But it was funny while it
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