Re: Jewelry in uniform
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM)
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 12:35:55 -0400
My two cents worth:
In the spring of 1971 I was a Life Scout in a Troop that had no one else
past the rank of First Class (I transferred in when my family moved from
Massachusetts to Chicago). I was a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster in the
Troop. I had been on staff at two different camps (pursuant to the above
move). I was an Ordeal Member of the OA, and a member of the Lodge
Ceremonial team. I had been the Troop for a year and totally ignored my own
advancement in order to assist with the Troop.
I came back from my freshman year of college and attended my first Troop
meeting. I had hair that just barely touched where my shoulder met my neck.
The Committee Chair and the Scoutmaster both told me I looked like a pimp.
I left the meeting and didn't come back to one for 25 years.
You can bet I'll never say anything to any of my Scouts about anything they
wear or do with their hair, as long as they wear the uniform correctly and
aren't wearing anything unsafe. If the latter, I'll tell them to take it
off during the activity, and then put it back on after the activity is over.
Be careful what you say to your Scouts. It's hard to be a good influence on
them if they aren't around.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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