Carol Breuer (CBreuer@VINES.COLOSTATE.EDU)
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 11:16:38 MST
Hey gals, the khaki shirt for women is NOT a brand new item.
You have to remember that some of us gals have worked only on the Boy Scout
side for a number of years now, and have needed the khaki shirt to be in
proper uniform. Ten years ago, when I went to Boy Scout Wood Badge (NC-155,
Longs Peak Council) the ladies were still required to wear the yellow blouse,
but not long after that the change was made to khaki for all Boy Scout
Leaders, and that is what I have worn ever since.
Per the BSA catalogue the tan (khaki) blouse comes in all the same sizes as
the yellow blouse. And yes, the buttons are on the side that we as females
are used to and yes, it has a nice long shirttail.
On a more serious note, I do think this is a good move for the program. It
recognizes that women and men are on an equal status now in uniforming as
well as the positions we can hold, and recognitions we may receive. Let us
always endeavor to be equal contributors as well in whatever phase of the
program we choose to serve.
Carol Breuer, Fort Collins, CO
Asst. District Commissioner
. . . I used to be an eagle, NC-155
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