Re: Jewelry in Uniform
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 11:52:15 -0700
My goodness! I haven't seen such a hornet's nest stirred up here in
I think the message that should be getting to the Troop Committee is
that when they are willing to forgo wearing rings, earrings, necklaces,
tie tacks, and cuff links, then they can SUGGEST the same to the
Patrol Leaders' Council. As several folks pointed out, this is not
life or death here, and it's not even a job interview, as some have
Otherwise, what do you say to the Scout whose father wears an earring?
Or to the former Scoutmaster, a former Navy submariner who wore one
himself, as did his two sons? Believe me, no one in the troop wanted
to emulate those two!
And it is kind of amusing to reflect on a Scouter with four rows of
knots and every other conceivable patch location covered with a piece
of embroidered fabric (including the last dozen Quality Unit patches)
to tell a young Scout that a simple stud in his ear or neon green nail
polish is inappropriate and ostentatious.
As for hair, my philosophy is "Let them enjoy it while they have it!"
For myself, I seldom wear anything more than my watch and, when I can't
get out of wearing a tie, something to keep it from flapping around.
Alan R. Houser ** email@example.com
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