scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Zero Tolerance & Uniforms
Rick Seymour (Rick@KUDU.NET
Mon Jun 05 2000 - 08:10:41 CDT
Judy Yeager writes:
> It has been my experience that, far too often, if there is a
> dispute of any sort that involves a teen-ager and an adult,
> the teen is automatically wrong and the adult is automatically
> right. How sad!
Mike Walton writes:
> "You can't get into too much trouble when wearing the BSA's
> uniform," was Love's thought in making that mandate in his
> Council and later thoughout the BSA.
Speaking of not getting into too much trouble, does anyone know which
Uniform Chief Scout Executive Jere Ratcliffe was wearing when he was
arrested at the Miami Airport because he "simply forgot his handgun was in
his carry-on bag"?
Hey, it happens to me ALL THE TIME! I get to a campout and realize my
hand-grenades are still in my backpack. Is there a problem?
Good thing Ratcliffe didn't have an axe locked in his car trunk. That
would have been WRONG!
Is anyone on the list good with statistics? The Uniform is marked up 40%
higher than the RETAIL price of the vastly superior army BDU, meaning that
at LEAST 80% (probably closer to 90%) of the Uniform is pure profit. How
many Uniforms did National have to sell to pay for Jere's legal defence (I
assume WE had to pay for it and that he's not still in jail)?
A technical question for Mike: Are Uniform profits strictly earmarked for
the Professionals' Retirement Fund, or can they be used as above?
Finally, to keep things positive, a good math test question for Scouting in
If the BSA Uniform is 90% profit, how many children does National have to
cheat per day to pay for each hour of millionaire Ratcliffe's retirement?
Yours in Scouting!