Re: Jewelry in Uniform
Carl Westfall (carl.westfall@CBN.ORG)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 14:41:16 EST
I agree with Mr. Tudor. I feel it is up to each troop to establish it's own
uniform code (provided they are not going against any BSA standard). I am in
favor of jewlry being disallowed with the uniform. We don't allow boys to wear
non BSA badges or pins on their uniforms, nor do we approve of the wearing of
improper head gear. Earrings do not belong with the Scout uniform (boys or
adults). As was stated in an earlier message - it gives off the wrong
impression. In most cases the boy with the earring may be your best top notch
Scout, but that isn't the impression that most get when seeing him. It isn't
fair that the whole troop be judged as a "loose" troop because of a few boys
appearance but it happens. Troops should try there best to avoid that happening
by eliminating the possibility.
Carl Westfall / Chesapeake, VA
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
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