Mariano Bravo Ballinas (mbravo@VMREDIPN.IPN.MX)
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 01:38:28 -0600
I just want to say something about this particular issue, from another point of
At 11:23 27/08/96 EDT, you wrote:
>meetings do not usually require a Class A uniform (see policy below). I have
>found that the boys are very reluctant to wear their Class A for the weekly
>meetings and that they are much more willing to wear the Class B. Truth be
Here in Mexico we have no such A and B or Field and Activity uniforms,
besides we do not need them :), I can't imagine a Troop meeting without
full uniform (shirt, shorts and socks)... if they are reluctant, it is maybe
of you are too.
>known, I don't blame them. I have never liked the Class A uniform and find it
>extremely uncomfortable. In fact, I only wear the thing because I love
>Scouting (not the uniform). I wish BSA would update the it and offer a variety
See what I told you :)
>of Class A uniforms, allowing the individual troops to decide which one the
>prefer (like the neckerchiefs), but that is a topic of discussion for another
This is one thing I just can't understand from BSA, Here we have a neckerchief
for each group, w/o it even if we wore the rest of the uniform we felt as i we
were naked. We are proud of our neckerchief, it is our Grou identity, When
I was in the USA, and my Scouter friend told me that even each patrol can have
it's own Neckerchief...... And now you want every unit choose it's uniform ???
>Class A uniforms are required for the following events/activities:
> Courts of Honors, Boards of Review ......
Full uniform is requiered for every activity, when it is the possibility of
it can be
ripped off or get dirty we can put the shirt off and wear a t-shirt,
generally the neckerchief remains on its place
>The other reason that I don't make a big deal over the uniform issue is that
>many of my scouts come from families that are financially strapped. I never
We (even we are a poor country) have a uniform bank, I think you could do the
>spend Christmas and birthday money on scout uniforms and scouting equipment,
GOSH IT'S A GOOD IDEA !!!
>then I encourage the boys to where whatever pieces of the uniform they have. I
>believe that the overall quality of the program and what the boy gets out of it
>depends very little on whether or not he (and for the matter the rest of the
>troop) wears a complete Class A uniform. Just my 2 cents.
This is true, but if you have it... why don't you use it ?
The quality of the food is better on a campfire, but while you are at home you
use the stove.. isn't it ?
Mariano Bravo Ballinas
Jefe de Tropa de Expedicionarios
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F.
P.S. Our uniforms will change, we will use a Yellow shirt for Cubs, Green for
Scouts and Expedit., Red for Rovers, and Gray for Leaders (non-scouters)
and there's a lot of people saying, NOOOO.... I agree that we have to take
the actions of Scouting beyond the uniform... and I like the new one a lot,
the kind of uniform you can wear even to go to school (my boys opinion).
Sorry for the long post :)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City