Re: International Flights - Wear Uni
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 11:36:18 -0500
Two years ago I was in London for the first time, on vacation/holiday.
I stayed at the BP House for a few days and visited Gilwell Park. I made it
a point while at the BP House to wear a uniform if having my evening meal
there. It was a good conversation starter... <g>
I also wore my uniform to Gilwell Park. It only seemed right that I do so.
I had no troubles with travelling on the Underground or BritRail dressed
like that. (to be honest, it was February and I was wearing an overcoat as
A high point of the trip was walking through St. James Park, within sight of
Buckingham Palace, one day and finding myself suddenly in the midst of a
large group of British Cub Scouts. They were there with their Akelas taking
a walk after the large BP service in St. Paul's -- if I only knew about that
in time. I recognized them immediately, because they were travelling in
uniform. I said "hi" and introduced myself and am sure a few British Cub
Scouts were reminded how widespread the Scouting movement is.
Don't feel afraid to wear the uniform when travelling overseas. Terrorists
will do what they do for their own reasons. Usually these acts are planned
months in advance and the pressence of a groups of Scouts in uniform will
not cause them to make new plans. You have no cause to be afraid to wear
the uniform because of them.
John Pannell, Unit Commissioner
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92, working ticket)
but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City