scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Scout uniforms not allowed on Airplanes?
Mick Cole (MicCCole@AOL.COM
Fri Jun 02 2000 - 11:10:31 CDT
In a message dated Fri, 2 Jun 2000 7:36:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Sean S Coleman <coleman@BOULDER.NIST.GOV> writes:
<< I am sorry to repost this but I left off the subject.
I had heard a rumor last night from a reliable source that our NOAC
contingent could not wear Scout Uniforms on the airplane out to the event.
This ruling was also made in a council south of here. I am curious. Did
National recommend to Council Execs to not have scouts wear uniforms
on the plane? If so, how long will this policy be if effect? I hear it
may have something to do with the fact that the Supreme Court should rule
this summer on the Dale case. Is this reason? If not, does anyone know the
rationale for this descision?
I don't know about the rationale for this decision, but I have noticed when visiting my council center that the professionals in the Otetiana Council (Rochester, NY)
no longer seem to wear their scout uniforms during business. Rather, they now seem to wear white shirts, ties, and business slacks. I wonder whether the same thing is going on elsewhere, and if so, is this the beginning of a move to abolish, or at least discourage, uniforms. It would be helpful to hear from someone with National connections regarding the rationale for these decisions.
SM, Troop 62