Re: Wearing old uniforms reference
George Crowl (WILLIAMM@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU)
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 17:18:52 -0700
When the "new" uniforms came out, there were specific references
to the fact that the old uniforms were acceptable as long as they
were serviceable. I could not tell you what they were, but some
research in Scouting Magazine of the time may pay off for those
who are really interested.
Since that time, for many years, there was a specific note in the
Wood Badge staff guide that directed that any complete uniform,
MIX or MATCH, was acceptable for Wood Badge. The purpose was
obviously to deter the overenthusiastic staffers from demanding
complete new uniforms from those attending the course.
Note, that even Wood Badge said mix or match. Therefore, I
suggest that while it may look nicer to have either an old or a
new uniform, that wearing an old shirt with the new pants is
Let us remember the purpose of the exercise. The uniform
identifies us, and provides a leveling influence. Given the
purpose, we should not be too concerned about the age or the
style of the uniform.
I suspect that we will not find a current reference to validate
your or my statements, but I can find the old paragraph in the WB
staff guide if really pressed.
____'/____ George Crowl
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From: "Thomas W. Strong Jr." <strong@DEMENTIA.ORG>
Subject: Wearing old uniforms reference?
I've heard it stated many times that "you can wear old uniorms as
long as they are _complete_ old uniforms", i.e. no mix-and-match
of new pants with an old shirt, etc. What I was looking for is a
reference somewhere that actually says this. I looked through
the new 1996 printing of the insignia guide, but couldn't find
any mention of it. Can someone tell me where I can find an
authoratative statement of this policy?
Thomas W. Strong Jr.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City