Re: Troop neckerchieves
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 08:53:37 -0400
>an active one. I must re-emphasis that I am reporting what is the current
>policy of the troop which I have just became the Scoutmaster of. I have
>found myself uncomfortable with the "your not a member till.." message
>and yet still understanding the reasons (which may be purely economic) for
>the waiting period.
An excellent opportunity for the new Scoutmaster to set the tone for Troop
operations. Perhaps you should consider guiding the PLC towards some
changes which would make you less uncomfortable about this part of the
>To mute the point, the boys usually do not wear their neckerchiefs and have
>taken off their shirts at the earliest possible moment. As for not belonging,
>the boys will combine into one huge group unless we tell them they are not
>allowed to, which is a problem in getting them to do things by patrols since
>they see no real boundries.
Many Troops I have been associated with remove their neckerchief and
uniform shirt when there are to be strenuous activities at the meeting, there
is nothing unusual about that... however, if activities are not the reason,
perhaps that is another item with which to be uncomfortable.
Jeff L. Glaze, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chartered Organization Representative, Pack, Troop, & Post 477
Northeast District, Atlanta Area Council, BSA
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