Re: "da marlboro man"
WA Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 18:28:45 EST
In a message dated 12/31/97 12:44:16 AM, you wrote:
>I refuse to take the labels off my equipment unless everyone takes the labels
>of theirs. Do you also require the boys who got used military gear to dye it
No. But we don't allow camo, because it is a safety hazard. If a kid is lost
in the woods, esp if unconscious, we'd have a helluva time finding him.
>Do you allow boys to wear camo clothing?-- Our SM wears a military parka and
>often wear a military gortex jacket or the field jacket with liner!
Other than the safety issue, i am not going to get into restating this thread,
which runs ad nauseam every now and then <VBG>
>You use what you have and what you can get without having to spend MAJOR $$$
>the "name brand" equipment.
Absolutely true. We aren't a wealthy troop, either. However, the idea here was
not "Don't maximize yr resources", but "Don't support tobacco advertising".
Also, I think we are obligated as part of teaching about the SO (physically
strong) to support *and model* healthy behaviors and ACTIVELY DISCOURAGE
unhealthy ones, like tobacco consumption.
BTW, I trust you obtain all these great bits of gear with someone else's
coupons, presumably someone whose health/well-being doesn't concern you... and
you surely don't allow smoking within sight of the boys. <G>
happy new year.
ASM T44 Pocasset MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKe Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Health & Safety
I useta be an Eagle...
'...We're our counselor's greatest fans,
But we're getting out of Gilwell while we can!'
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