Re: Jewelry in Uniform
Jeff Claggett (jclagget@BELLSOUTH.NET)
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 02:30:36 -0400
On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Carl Westfall wrote:
> 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.
Okay then. Lets take off the wedding bands. (They're not uniform items.)
Lets take off the ladies' earrings (Nope, not uniform items either). I
guess my gold box chain and Egyptian cartoush(sp) will have to go as well
then huh? Males (both youth and adults) wearing earrings has become so
popular in todays society that it is a non event.
Personally I get no different impression of a person when they are
wearing an earring or not. In fact I'm personally thinking of getting a
diamon stud here soon (Diamond over gold only as I was born in April and
diamond is my birth stone) ... So suddenly I am 'tacky' or something?
Teens like to do things to express themselves. Earrings are a natural
part of that expression (btw, fyi I've 21 right now and not doing this as
a part of my teen expression). In todays society, if the worse a kid is
doing is wearing an earring then we are lucky.
My $0.25 (Bloody inflation :)
Jeff Claggett Willmington Island, GA
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