Re: What would you do?
John Conley (iti@FRONTIERNET.NET)
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 13:19:16 -0800
I would probably do exactly what both of you did: nothing. And I don't
think it's likely that your DE would say anything, either.
Commissioners are charged with promoting proper uniforming, but I don't
think there's a tactful way to walk up to a total stranger and "write
them a ticket" for improper uniforming. What would this accomplish?
I think it would just result in another volunteer upset with "those
About all you can do is hope that the unit in question has a unit
commissioner who can nudge them in the right direction without
coming off like the uniform police. But then, if this was the case,
things wouldn't have progressed to the point where the leader has 6 or
8 years worth of patches down the sleeve.
When something like this bugs me, I sometimes find it helpful to ask
myself, "How is this impacting the program delivered to the kids?" If
the answer is, "Not much," then I try to roll with the punches.
Arrowhead District Commissioner
Finger Lakes Council (NY)
*Better to build boys than mend men*
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