Re: PARENTS PINS
michelle storrusten (michelle_storrusten@GFPS.K12.MT.US)
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 12:14:03 -0700
I have gotten a huge response to this question, but I am inclined to agree
with this one. Most of us leaders wouldn't be leaders if we didn't have
children, so denying us the right/privilege of wearing the tokens of
achievement of our greatest achievements (kids) in a setting where the pins
are immediately recognizable is too strict. I am proud of my son, and it
makes him happy to see his pins on my uniform. It's a constant reminder that
I am there for him and that I care for him.
There would be no Scouting at all if it weren't for parent volunteers, and
IMHO, too many rules make an organization paramilitary and take the fun right
out of it. This rule in no way benefits the children, so I see no sense in
Besides, I no longer fit into my Girl Scout and Girl Guide uniforms, so I
certainly can't wear those to brag my own achievements! <grin> And you won't
catch me wearing my parents', uncles', or brothers' uniforms either!
This parent volunteer plans on wearing her son's pins on a ribbon or patch on
my uniform, so let the "uniform police" drag me away kicking and screaming!
Since there seems to be such a large number of Scouters that desire to display
their son's accomplishments by improperly wearing parrents pins on their
uniforms, why not design and authorize a patch to be worn in the temporary
position that allows the pins to be displayed on it? Maybe such a patch could
be done at the National level, or better yet, the local council level to keep
a little local flavor in it. Any thoughts on this?
District Commissioner, Creek District (Soon to be Choccolocco Distirct)
Choccolocco Council #1 ( Soon to have a new name)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City