scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: zip pants boggle the mind!
Steve Hoar (pilgrim@CLOVER.NET
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 11:53:32 CDT
At 6/22/00 11:49 AM, you wrote:
>So let me understand here.....
>We DON'T want zip-off legs because some Scout MIGHT lose one
>of the pant legs?
>Now let me get this right....
>The rst of us will not have the use of a piece of functional
>outdoor clothing because a Scout won't accept responsibility
>for his personal gear? Do I have that right?
Huh? Whoever said that?
Whatever you do, avoid dealing with reality. Having to face up to what
kids do as they grow up is a rude surprise to folks whose head is in the
clouds watching angels dance. Whether you like it or not, kids and adults
lose things. Just check your nearest lost and found.
For the folks who like to complicate life lets add another advantage of zip
off legs. One of the biggest arguments that scouts and scouters use
against wearing scout trousers is that the boys grow so fast that one pair
only lasts a few months. Well, with zip-offs, when the boy gets taller,
you now only have to buy new longer zip on's! What a concept! Now though,
the colors might not match as the older shorts have been washed a few times
and will have faded. Step two in this process of avoiding simplicity is to
now set up a leg exchange in your district. Hmm, I wonder if a second
year webelos should wear two different colored legs, blue and green, as he
has one foot in cubs and the other in scouting.
Stephen M. Hoar
Simon Kenton Council, Ohio