Calvin H. Gray (EC92@AOL.COM)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 09:44:40 -0400
You can have a Scout who has:
Been to PTC with his parents
Been to Philmont on a Trek
Worked his way up to Life
Taken a small troop and helped it grow
Completed TJLT and JLTC
And he still won't be anxious to wear the uniform in public.
Its something that happens at an age where kids want to belong to their
"group". And the only thing that changes it is when they get older and they
their name appears in the paper with the Scouts and half the High School
tells him they wish they had remained active in the program.
You can restyle the uniform. You can get the pants made by a jeans
manufacturer. You can make people feel like the uniform is as fashionable as
possible. You will not change the attitude of youth at a certain point in
their lives unless you catch the very beginning of the wave of popularity and
we're way past that.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City