Jewelry in Uniform
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 10:45:19 -0400
<<Ref: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 20:41:50 LaBuz <scouters@FAST.NET>>
No Jewelry NO JEWELRY NO JEWELRY
SORRY, Use your Adult Prerogative and Override them.
Hopefully with information first, and then take the flak.
The Buck Stops first with your Committee Adults.
Even if I don't personally mind a boy wearing a "dog collar"
or even enjoy it as a break in life, it causes too many problems =
with other adults throughout scouting and with US military and =
government people that continually help us in scouting. I want =
my troop and your troop to be respected by these individuals when
they see you or you decide to visit their installations at almost
I won't give the full instance but I will say that a major military
installation had a major FIT when one of our lads wore won of these =
collars on their base. Good and polite kid. =
WHAT!! a response including a letter to National. =
Not fun for me, us, or our Council.
Is this the kind of response you want from others when they see
or know your Troop is Coming to Town?? I am sure not!!
Our Council's Scout Camp also doesn't allow Jewelry. Talk to your
local Council Scout Camp Maestro about their practices. Hopefully
they will have a "no jewelry" policy to ease your decision and troop =
If we read the "Insignia Guide" we see no place for bones through
the nose in terms of official wearing technique albeit they might
be great to grab when a boy gets out of line. Collars are OK too
for putting a chain through and yanking a boy back on task, earing
to pull off a ear lobe or yank on when needing a bit more attention,
beaded necklaces to catch and choke by a peer.
Sorry for the aside I couldn't resist the fun images.
Again, I personally don't mind except for safety but I as you are small
fish. If we read in the Paper tomorrow "Boy Scout Troop 242 breaks
with tradition and allows bones in the nose" What's next". What would
our guy in Chicago fighting an atheist who wants to break scouting by
having his son join and not say the Scout Oath think of T-242 or us.
One final note, however you go. Thank your scouts for the petition
as a method of exercising democracy in practice and encourage them to =
do it again and again.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Susquenango Council
P.S. Sorry, I disagree with so many of you,
with only four seemingly in my court.
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