Re: Class B, Class C
James A. Sheckels (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 18:14:18 -0400
From: Jeremy C. Vaughn <vaug7570@UIDAHO.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 10:59 AM
>Besides the whole concept of Class A, B, etc.
>comes from the Military, and last time I checked, we weren't the
>So let's use proper terminology please.
I wonder why such a negative attitude displayed toward the military in
so many posts to this list.
Do we forget that our movement grew from a military background? DO we
remember that the Founder developed Scouting based on his military
Is there really something wrong with things which some may "think" are
Heck, if we really, really want to get away from the military
everything, we would have to throw away the uniform,
advancement, patrols, troops, map reading, orienteering and more ---
all of these are military-style related things we do.
And, oh, BTW - The classes of uniform were not "proper" terminology in
the US Army until very recently - 1992 to be exact. I KNOW - I was
there 1976-1996. The classes in the Army were commonly used (Class A,
Class B, Class X, etc) but were not "official", same as in Scouting.
I don't know about the Navy, Marines and Air Force but I suspect they
are the same.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City