scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Zip lines (Poor examples can be misleading)
Mark Wilbur (allogagaw@MEGSINET.NET
Wed Mar 22 2000 - 19:51:33 CST
> Just as we can't expect pictures published in Boy's Life or
> portray Scouts in proper uniform - the emphasis is on the shot not the
> uniforming, neither can we expect them to be exemplars of camp or BSA
> safery requirements.
Carefull now... What may seem harmless can become permanent!!!
A prime example:
Pictures of improper uniforming in BSA publications is almost certianly
how people mistakenly learned the "incorrect" way to wear the scout
neckerchief (under the collar). From looking at old catalogs the mistake
orginally started in the BSA National Supply division.
The photographers and models probably didn't know any better and
no one was willing to PAY to re-shoot the pictures!!!
This became so "widely misunderstood" by so many people that Narional
had to change the rules to allow it either way!!!
(Lord B.P. would not be able understand today's Scouting program.)
Mark Wilbur - Allogagaw (He who serves)
"Used to be an OWL NC-513 (312-35-1984), Always be an Eagle (1973)"
Scoutmaster (since 1986) Troop 374 St. Louis, Mo.