Re: Class B, Class C
Steven Featherkile (madwolf@EARTHLINK.NET)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 18:04:47 -0700
Hate to burst your bubble, but there ain't no sech animal as a
"Class A" uniform, nor a "Class B" uniform. There is only the "Official
Boy Scouts of America Uniform." At one time, there used to be an
"Activity Uniform," but I think this has fallen by the wayside.
The "Class A, B, C" uniform started with the returning WWII
veterens. In the US Army of WWII, the "Class A" uniform was the dress
uniform, with jacket and tie. The "Class B" uniform was a relaxed
"Class A" uniform, sans jacket and tie. The "Class C" uniform was the
working, or "Fatigue" uniform.
As the boys came home and took up their positions of SM and ASM,
they kept the "Class A, B, C," of their Army days. The names stuck, but
Common usage, the above to the contrary, has it that the "Class A"
is the Official BSA Uniform, with all the bells and whistles, merit
badge sash, etc. "Class B" is the short sleeve shirt and trousers,
without the neckerchief or merit badge sash. "Class C is what used to
be called the "Activity Uniform," shorts and troop T-Shirt.
A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet...
Kevin Pate wrote:
> Class A uniforms I understand.
> But what is considered Class B and
> what constitutes Class C is confusing
> to me. For that matter, is there an
> actual critter as Class C.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City