Re: Uniform Costs
W. B. Thornton (wbt@DUO-COUNTY.COM)
Mon, 2 Sep 1996 18:09:45 -0500
> Any of the older style uniforms may be worn. They have to worn in the
> of the period of there use though. You can't mix and match from different
> uniforming periods, i.e. red beret with the old od green uniforms etc.
> example, at a commissioner's meeting a fellow commissioner came in full
> uniform. I mean full,even had the old long pants with the red piping
> front pockets, and the utility cap. Good lord that's going back isn't it
> only one thing wrong with the period uniform, it had a world crest on the
> Now you can imagine how hard it would be to explain to him that world
> hadn't been issued back then.he was so proud of the uniform. I decided
> tell him. He hadn't been a scout as a youth back then, so I figured why
I noticed two things here that are slightly incorrect.
First, the beret can be worn with the new uniform. If you look at the Boy
Scout Handbook, 9th edition, 11th printing, you will find on pages 50 & 51
pictures of scouts wearing all 4 hat styles including the beret.
Second, the world crest was worn for years by BSA members who had
participated in a world event such as a jamboree. They weren't worn by all
members but they were worn.
My .02 worth.
Brian Thornton, Russell Springs, KY
ASM, Troop 241, Kawida Lodge #480
Promise Keeper's Ambassador/Trainer
P.S. I agree that there should be a collarless shirt for neckerchief wear.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City