Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: BDU's
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 18:20:44 -0800
> On the matter of adopting BDU's as uniform wear, allow me to quote the 1997-99
> "Insignia Guide", page 1 - "Excerpts from the Rules and Regulations", article
> X, section 4, clause 4(a):
> "Imitation of United States Army, Navy, or Marine Corps uniforms is
> prohibited, in accordance with the provisions of the organization's
> Congressional Charter."
> There you go, clear cut, in writing, with the force of the US Govt. behind it.
I believe these BDUs are close enough that the parents that cannot afford the
price for "Official" BSA pants should be allowed to use military (Plain Color)
pants. I have a pair for camping. My Scout pants for regular activities. Unless
you look really close they do not look out of place. NO CAMOUFLAGE Please.
These can be purchased in the Army Navy store and no one asked me for an ID card.
Cliff Cray, A good Ole "Bear" NE-I-150
Former SM Troop 136, SM 97 Jambo Troop 527
Historic District Commissioner
Daniel Webster Council, Manchester, NH