Deborah J.C. Morrow (corzines@SIU.EDU)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 09:01:59 -0600
I agree with the idea of uniforming being important.....BUT (and yes, I'm
shouting), the boys in my pack cannot afford complete uniforms. Even if
they could, and I'm agreeing with more than one individual who's responded
to this theme, the Scouts outgrow pants with regularity! (Maybe we should
cut down on snacks!) Anyway, until the uniform pants are more cost
efficient, my boys will not be in "total uniform" because I cannot require
of them what I myself cannot do! I cannot buy the total uniform for my
son. I cannot require total uniform for my Scouts. So for Pack 115,
official uniform is shirt, neckerchief, slide, and brag vest (which we
supply). Hats are not required because we meet in a church, and they are
not allowed to wear them there.
Now, saying that, I do encourage the parents (not the boys, because they're
earning money for trips and gear, not uniforms) to try to get complete
uniforms for their Scouts' journey into a troop!
Unless someone has a definite idea which we could all do (like a message to
national office, which I've already done), let's go to a different topic.
IMHO we've beaten this one to death!
CubMaster, Pack 115, Murphysboro IL
Roundtable Staff, Kaskaskia District
Greater Regional St. Louis Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City