Re: Female Wearing Khaki
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 17:45:28 -0400
Stella Maris B Hall wrote:
> i'm just reading this about female cub leaders working with wolf
> and bear den wearing khaki, so i may have missed a good portion of the
> however, don't you find it a bit discriminatory that women and men's
> uniforms are different? many years ago, everyone in cubbing wore blue and
> gold: adults and youth alike.
> it is my inderstanding the the blue and gold for the males was replaced in
> order to save the male leaders from having to purchase additional
> uniforms. this was an incentive to stay active in the program. perhaps
> the implication here is that women are not to be encouranged to stay in
> the program; or that perhaps women are not thrifty; or that women can't
> figure this out.
> i do comply with the regulations. so now you folks know that i do it
> under protest and i'm glad it's friday. bye for now.
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> let's be kind to each other today, as tomorrow may not be ours.When I started
as a Cub leader women were not allowed to be Webelos leaders so I
guess BSA assumed they would never need to buy another uniform. When it was
discovered that there weren't enough men to be leaders the rules were changed bu
the uniforms. Why don't they just have everyone in khaki so we have less to buy
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