Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: BDU's
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 21:00:07 -0600
Hate to disagree with you Pete, but wearing BDU pants and an Exploring
or Venturing shirt, or a shirt of the unit's own design is not
"imitating" a military uniform. When the Boy Scouts finally design a
pant suitable for high adventure, with the pockets, cloth, and style
that works, then this issue will not be as widely debated.
> 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.
> Pete Gerlach
> Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 69
> Burr Ridge, IL
> a good old Eagle, too
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