Re: Class B, Class C
Michael Brown-EMB021 (Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM)
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 16:56:45 -0400
>From: Kevin Pate <kevinpate@YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Class B, Class C
>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.
>Any wiser Scouters (that's any of you
>in comparison to moi) wanna cure my
>clueness nature on this point?
Kevin- please realise that part of the your confusion is due to the fact
that as far as BSA is concerned, there is no such thing as a 'Class A/B/C'
uniform. These terms are pretty much used by local scouters and vary
from unit to unit.
In my council, the terms are pretty universally known. This is because
they are many times used in council contingents like Jamboree and the
like and at OA functions. Most troops pick up from this. As we have it,
the different types are as follows.
"Class A" (aka 'full uniform'), official scout shirt, pants, socks, belt.
official hat &/or kerchief is optional. Merit badge sash and medals are
added to make a "dress uniform" and would only be used at COH and
the like. Class A's are for your standard gatherings: summer camp dinners,
troop meetings, flag ceremonies, etc.
"Class B", (aka "activity uniform') official scout shorts, socks, either a
t-shirt or scouting related t-shirt/polo shirt. For when you want the kids
some kind of uniform, but are going to do some activities that they might
a little dirty. Notice only plain or scout-related t-shirts are acceptable.
'South Park" or rock band t-shirts.
"Class C", for really grubby work. substitue jeans for the scout shorts.
Might be a little lax on the t-shirt requirements.
Hope this helps!
Michael R. Brown
SWFL Council, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City