Re: Jewelry in Uniform
John Tudor (tudorj@WP.CC.NC.US)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 14:02:33 -0400
At 08:41 PM 9/22/97 -0400, LaBuz said:
>Our Troop Committee recently established a policy that prohibits Scouts
>from wearing "visible" jewelry with Class A or Class B uniforms. The
>policy was recommended by an assistant scoutmaster and overwhelmingly
>adopted by the Committe after a few scouts started wearing earings and
>LARGE beaded necklaces.
>At the last meeting, one of our senior scouts passed around a petition
>recommending that the policy be overturned with the intention of bringing
>it to the commitee for reconsideration (the petition was obviously written
>by one of his parents).
>Does anyone know if BSA national has a policy regarding jewelry in uniform?
> Does anyone have a "no jewelry" policy in their troop and, if so, what is
>the basis for such a policy.
If a boy wants to wear an earring when he is out of uniform, I have no
problem with that, because it is his business. BUT when he is in uniform,
he is representing the Boy Scouts of America, and I feel that the earring
is out of place.
What will be next for the scouts, pierced eyebrows, noses, lips, tongues???
Scouting has to draw the line somewhere, or completely lose control. I
think this is a good place to draw the line...
Just my opinion for what its worth.
>Your thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
>Scoutmaster, Troop 242
ASM Troop 184
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