Re: The wearing of jewelry
Doug Adams (adamsdo@RADIKS.NET)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 09:48:28 -0500
The point that I was trying to get across is that what a boy does on his
own time is just that - if boys in a scout's peer group wear earrings,
and he feels he has to have one to be accepted, what right have we to
interefere? We don't choose his friends, or tell him what to wear to
school, or direct his personal life. That's for his parents.
However, what he does in Scouts should reflect postively. Anyone in a
uniformed organization (Police, Fire Department, Scouts) must be
prepared to make certain sacrifices in order to represent themselves and
their organization favorably to outside parties. There's a reason it's
called a "standard".
I'm not so narrow minded that I just assume that every boy with an
earring is a "bad kid". But I'm not everybody else. And it is human
nature to prejudge (ugly fact but true).
Cubmaster, Pack 27
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City