Re: Proper Uniforming @ Camporees
Susan Best (talarowski@SPRYNET.COM)
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 14:54:47 -0700
On Sun, 28 Sep 1997, John Birle <JBIRLE@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET> wrote:
>General rule of thumb is complete field uniform (Class A is a bad term)
>including BSA shirts, trousers, belt, socks, neckerchief, slide etc. for
>flag ceremonies and church and dinner, activity uniform (Blass B is a
>bad term)including Pack or BSA T shirt, BSA trousers, belt, socks for
Class A and Class B may be bad terms and are not used by National (my
understanding is because they imply a military connection). However, I feel
that field uniform is a bad term because it is not particularly
me, it says the same thing as activity uniform. If someone tells me to
field uniform, that implies to me a uniform for doing activities in the field.
I have to stop and think, ok, field uniform is not activity uniform, so
therefore it must be Class A. As an engineer, I normally wear appropriate
business attire to the office. However, if I'm going to the field, (i.e.,
field attire) I'm more likely to wear jeans and an T-shirt or old golf shirt.
If it was referred to as a dress uniform, that would be more meaningful to me.
Class A and Class B had no meaning for me until my son joined Scouts, but
a much more intuitive description than field and acitvity uniform.
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