Thomas Heavey, Sr. (heavey@NWRAIN.COM)
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 00:35:35 -0700
In the US Coast Guard there are three prinary classes of Uniforms.
Alphas - White combination cap, Blue Blouse (uniform dress coat) with Medals
on Left Breast, Ribbons for which there are no medals on right breast. No
name tag. White Shirt, Blue tie, no collar devices.
Bravos - White combination cap or blue garrison cap. Blue Blouse (uniform
dress coat) with Ribbons on Left Breast, Name tag on right breast. Blue
Shirt, Blue tie, collar devices.
Working Blue - Standard working uniform, dark blue pants, dark blue shirt.
Being the Scoutmaster, there are a few rules that I set by myself without
input from the PLC or the Committee (actually, very few). The naming of
uniform classes is one of them. With two army reservists as ASMs, I try for
every advantage I can get. I avoid terms like Class A, as too Army.
Troop 299 Alpha Uniform - Scout shirt (dk. green) neckerchief, Scout pants,
Troop 299 Bravo Uniform - Scout shirt (dk. green) neckerchief, Scout pants
(1st class & over).
Troop 299 Gamma Uniform - Troop or other Scout T-shirt, some kind of pants.
Troop 299 Delta Uniform - Whatever.
As you may be able to tell by my alphabet, Greek was the only language other
than English in which I attained any proficiency.
We wear the Dark Green Scout shirt to honor Saint Patrick. We are sponsored
by Saint Patrick's Church, Tacoma, WA.
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