Re: Committees and Uniforms
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:57:30 -0500
In a message dated 12/2/97 3:12:16 PM, petemc@SLIP.NET wrote:
<<So are you saying we SHOULDN'T wear the uniform?>>
Not to beat to death the matter about committee uniforms, but there is an
example, set quite consciously, in Wood Badge. According to the Course Guide
and the Admin Guide, the Coach Counselors should be organized as a Troop
Committee. The Troop Committee wears proper uniforming including the Troop
Committee patch. A Troop Committee member works as the Coach Counselor of a
As far as the Board of Review, I would suggest that it is far more important
what the Board members do than what they wear. If they are well prepared,
conduct a good review , are neatly dressed and treat the Scout with respect
everything will be fine.
I remember my Boards of Review as a Scout. I understood why the Board was
conducted by people other than the Scoutmaster and the Assistants. I really
don't think it would have mattered to me if they were in uniform or not. In
fact, I think it conveys somewhat more of the review and approval by the
community if the board members are not in uniform.
I believe that the Scouts are pretty sharp and they know what is going on. I
would be surprised if a matter like committee uniforming on a Board of Review
mattered much at all to the Scouts.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City