International Flights - Wear Uniform? -Reply
Cliff Keese (CKEESE@MAIL.MCG.EDU)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 20:00:06 -0400
I should think that class b uniforms would be acceptable and would also
relieve parent concerns. Probably more comfortable also.
Troop 615, Evans, GA
>>> Randy Ritter <CCCEF.RRITTER@CAPITAL.GE.COM> 08/06/96
On Thursday I will be leaving with 27 of my Scouts and 18 adults on
18 day trip through England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy,
Switzerland and France.
Several parents of our Scouts have brought up a concern regarding
wearing our Class A uniforms while flying to London and from Paris.
The thought being that our military-like uniforms might attract
attention for those looking to disrupt, hijack.. a flight.
In 1990 we flew to London in Class A's on the day Hussein invaded
Kuwait, and had no problems. However, with the recent rise in
terrorism, I feel the need to second guess myself on this one.
Travelling in Class A's has always produced positive experiences for
our boys in that we've made many new friends with other scouts and
former scouts, who would not have approached us had we been in
attire. It is also easy to keep an eye on the boys as well as pick
them out in a crowd.
I followed the chain of command by contacting our SE, who
I call the International division, who passed me on to External
Communications. The secretary there took my name and said she'd
an associate give me a call. While I am waiting for the call I thought
I'd call on the collective wisdom of my fellow Scouters.
Should we fly dressed in Class A's, B's, shirts and ties, or casual?
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Isn't it awful that this should even have to be a concern?
YIS Randy Ritter, Eagle '82, SM Trp 3, Housatonic Council,
Derby Connecticut firstname.lastname@example.org
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