Re: Jewelry in Uniform
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 20:01:21 -0500
At 02:02 PM 9/23/97 -0400, John Tudor wrote:
>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...
And what then, if the Scout decides that his right to express himself as he
sees fit is more important to him than being a part of Scouting. Is an
earring really a good reason for losing a Scout? Is a necklace? A nose ring?
A pierced tongue? I don't think so! And what if the scout looks through the
Scout Catalog and picks out an official BSA earring? Are you prepared to
tell your female volunteers that they are not welcome unless they, too
remove their jewelry? How about your wedding ring and watch, aren't they
also considered jewelry? I think you draw the line at "Does the Scout follow
the Scout Oath and Law in their daily life?"
Advancement Chair, Boy Scout Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin
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