Re: Uniforms on TV
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 12:27:27 -0400
On Mon, 28 Apr 1997, david swank wrote:
> boy was in a Boy Scout Shirt and green pants. No insignia, no
> advancement, no Council Strip, no Troop Numbers were on the shirt but
> red ribbons were on the epilets. He had on an official looking red
> neckerchief, worn wrong, above the collar,without the collar turned in.
> The Psycologist on said something about "When you're at a Boy Scout
> meeting how do you feel when....." The whole thing looked kind of
> strange. Any thoughts?
Sounds as if they wished to establish that the boy WAS a Scout while
preserving some anonomity (by removing all identifying marks). While *I*
may think it's a little silly, presumably the legal dept had a reason
(probably part of Youth Protection?). I've seen similar things done with
military personnel (which is even dumber; the DoD has a *perfectly*
adequate personnel computer!), airline employees, etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City