Re: Uniforms on Board of Review members?
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 09:12:49 -0500
> From: Steven G. Tyler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thursday, December 04, 1997 7:59 AM
> Just to be clear: I didn't intend to imply that your actions are wrong
> in any way or to be critical, Bruce, nor do I contest that an "ideal"
> unit would function as you say. I also agree that at times, a few
> individuals can be so quick to shoulder the burden that others are
> discouraged from participating, and that anyone (ourselves included!
> ;->) who is inclined to take on tasks from outside his/her "assigned"
> area should be cautious for exactly the reasons you cite.
> With that said, I am not persuaded that, on policy, function or any
> other basis you or others have cited, committee members should refrain
> from being uniformed. I do agree that MC uniforming should not be
> required, even for BOR's, but I do think it should be encouraged,
> particularly where the MC is in contact with the Scouts.
> Sorry for the prolix, but I do not want this relatively minor "policy"
> disagreement to obscure the fact that we are in general agreement on the
> importance of adhering to the principles of Scouting; I suspect that,
> faced with the same set of "real life" facts, we would be even closer in
> application than our stated policy differences might suggest.
I think this sums it up pretty well, and that our only difference might
actually be in how strongly we would or wouldn't encourage committee
members to be in uniform, and under what circumstances. I think we can
put this one to bed.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City