Re: Jewelry in Uniform
Timothy O'Leary (tjo@IMSNET.NET)
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:31:05 -0400
I do not see any place where there wearing of jewelry, or of nailpolish,
or whatever, violates either the Scout Oath or Scout Law.
Kids have got to express thenmselves in one way or another, and in the
teenage years, need to find ways to "noconform" to adults while
conforming with their peers. The earrings and nail polish give htem a
chance to do this.
Scouting needs to be a safe haven, run by the boys. I don't like the
nailpolish and earrings, but would much rather have my son wearing these
things than doing drugs, having sex, drinking or smoking. Times and
fashions change - I have no reason to believe that mine are any more
nearly right than his....
Let's end the thread, and get back to how we can let these Scouts run
their program - with us helping them and keeping them safe, and sticking
with the Oath and Law. If I can encourage "Trustworthy" - not exactly
"with it" in todays society, then I can tolerate earrings, which are....
Tim O'Leary, CC Troop 772, among other hats....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City