Re: Scout uniforms
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 12:26:57 -0700
For the same reason that the military uses bdu's or fatigues for field
wear and conventional uniforms for official/daily wear, it is possibly
appropriate to draw a parallel here for Scouting uniforms.
The conventional Scouting uniform is ok for "light duty" applications such
as summer camp, jambos, etc.; however, it is obviously not appropriate for
backpacks, hikes, winter trips, etc. Since there are already many
excellent products available from various outdoor/mountaineering stores
that are suitable for such applications, the idea of BSA doing something
in the form of a "field" uniform seems an unnecessary/expensive offering
that probably would not be well received.
Exploring has the luxury of adapting uniforming from the various specialty
or interest areas such as law enforcement, firefighting, medical/health,
rescue, outdoor/high adventure, and often will apply embroidered exploring
emblems to such gear to denote a unique post identity. In this way the
suitability of a "field uniform" from clothing designed for such uses, is
used to give a unique identity to the post.
Perhaps something along those same lines could be done for traditional
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City