Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 09:31:35 -0500
At 10:11 PM 7/31/97 -0500, settummanque wrote:
>They're also "official Scout terms", Ron, if your Council uses them as such.
>And most local Councils *do* use the term "Class A", "B", "C",
>and "D", with the "lower the letter, the more informal the wear is" thinking.
Sorry, Mike, but I have to disagree. If this terminology were "official",
shouldn't it appear in print somewhere? I can't find "Class A, Class B ..."
anywhere in the Scout Handbook, Scoutmaster Handbook or Insignia Guide. I've
heard "Class A" and "Class B" used around our Council, but not in the sense
that Mike defined them. This, I feel, creates confusion. I prefer to use the
terminology found in the Scout Handbook (page 566, tenth edition, fifth
printing) "Field Uniform" and "Activities Uniform" if it is appropriate not
to where a uniform to an activity, that is what I tell the Scouts, "No
Also, on the subject of "uniform police", which has been discussed on the
list lately, I keep a copy of the Insignia Guide in my scouting briefcase,
which I usually have with me at scouting events. I do _not_ go around
telling other people how to wear their uniforms (even though it bugs the
heck out of me when "knowledgable" leaders have a row of Quality Unit
patches down the length of their sleeve), but whenever the question is
raised, out comes the book. Am I a member of the "Uniform Police"? I don't
think so. I just try to set a proper example by wearing my uniform and
insignia correctly and helping others *when my input is solicited*.
Advancement Chair, Boy Scout Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin
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