Re: Uniform Costs
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 14:47:05 -0500
>I am interested to know why old style uniforms "officially" can no longer
The older style uniforms CAN continuously be worn, as long as it's complete
and in good shape. The uniform of the BSA is the field uniform, old, new but
NEVER mixed. The reference to this is the BSA's Supply newsletter which your
Council Executive gets...have him or her to fish out the November 1989 edition
or the March, 1994 version of that newsletter. It hasn't changed EXCEPT.....
>I understand the need for uniformity and such, but when Woodbadge
>staffers wear the old stuff, in part just to prove the point that they
>can be worn, I have a hard time believing that they are no longer "legal."
The uniform for ALL Wood Badge courses is the CURRENT, COMPLETE FIELD
UNIFORM. This goes for participants and staffers.
Your Wood Badge staff was demostrating the fact that there are other uniforms,
but they should have done so more tasteful. We *should be* encouraging our
Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to wear the CURRENT version of the field uniform,
and the BSA has done its part by removing large amounts of the older uniforms
from public "purchase" over the past seven years. However, if the only things
you have access to are the older uniform parts and that's the difference
"in uniform" and "out of uniform", let's find those collarless nylon-poly shirts
and those -T-I-G-H-T cotton pants and web belt!!
>Long live collarless shirts!
Don't forget the neckerchief with the collarless shirts!!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
Deputy Public Affairs Officer, 21st Theater Army Area Command
Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic of Germany
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