Re: Jewelry in Uniform
Don Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 16:57:19 -0400
And what about the National Eagle scout items? Rings, pins and
necklaces etc. Or beside purple hair, some boys are wearing
purple or black NAIL polish. And then what about tatoos?
I think we have to be careful with the first admentment, and
staying with in BSA guidelines. If it does not violate some
BSA policy, or saftly standards, what justification can you use
to support such a ban?
> From: John Tudor <tudorj@WP.CC.NC.US>
> > 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...
> How about if the boy dies his hair purple? Do you forbid them to come
> to meetings like that? What about female leaders who wear earrings?
> Rings (class rings, wedding rings, etc) are not specifically part of
> the uniform, nor are watches, nor are glasses.
> I would set the standard based on whether it violates scout principles
> or creates safety problems. I would ban items that suggest,
> encourage, depict, etc, violations of Cleanliness (eg: pornography, drugs
> (inc alcohol and tobacco)). Also for safety reasons there might be
> activities where earrings are inappropriate (when they might get
> caught in something). For that matter, the neckerchief and WB beads
> mentioned in an earlier post would be inappropriate if the task at
> hand was working with a lathe.
> Beyond that, I would not set forth any strict policy. I would remind
> scouts that they are representing scouting when in uniform, and that
> their entire appearance should represent that (even having shirts
> tucked in). I would rather keep the earrings/noserings/whatnot then
> to lose the boys.
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