Re: UNIFORM INSPECTIONS
Bob Knudson (rknudson@DU.EDU)
Fri, 23 May 1997 21:44:14 -0000
I'm a firm believer in using uniform inspections as a tool to promote the
value of wearing the uniform in the cub scout's eyes. (an old management
adage is that anything that is measured will be attended to).
Last year, I invited a marine recruiter to come to our pack meeting in
dress uniform and explain the significance of his uniform to the cubs.
(the guy never showed up (semper fi), next time I'll ask the navy or air
force, but a good idea nontheless.)
This year, I did the uniform inspection while the dens were working on
another group activity. i called each den up, and complimented the boys
on their appearance. (the idea is to be positive at first to build up the
ethic of uniforming; we can improve the accuracy of patch sewing over the
long term with parent education). We also used the occasion to take den
and individual pictures of the scouts for display at our blue and gold
banquet, and for sale (at cost) to the parents.
We are "without" a unit commissioner, but I plan to invite the DE and/or
DC to our pack next year.
YIS, Bob Knudson
CM, Pack 528 SA, Troop 476
Sierra Elementary School Zerger Elementary
Arvada, CO Westminster, CO
Gateway District, Denver Area Council
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