Re: Woodbagde uniforming?
Robert Caron (robert.caron@UMB.EDU)
Mon, 24 Aug 1998 11:51:44 -0400
I was at that meeting to which Branden Morris refers. It was the pre-course
meeting for Wood Badge NE-I-193 being held at Camp Resolute in Bolton, MA.
I don't have a problem with the requirement for Scout trousers instead of
shorts. If you are taking Wood Badge (or looking at it another way -- if you
have been accepted into a Wood Badge course), I think it means you are a
serious Scout leader, not a casual parent volunteer.
Accordingly, you should much more seriously take the Uniforming Method of
Scouting as a part of the program. I would hope you already have a complete
Scout uniform wardrobe, i.e., both long and short pants and shirt. The
emphasis was more on being in a complete Scout uniform than harping on long
pants only. And there will be times when those non-existent "class Bs" will
be worn as well.
This group of Scouters will act as a Troop -- "you will be Boy Scouts" during
the course as it was said. The course director, "Scoutmaster" and "SPL" are
only doing what we do (or should do) in our own Troops. We routinely tell our
Scouts what to wear when, and what the options are.
> The troop uniform in Wood Badge is a decision made by the Course
> Director. It's his call.
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Brotherhood, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA
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