scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Uniforms and Travelling
Anthony Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET
Sat Jul 22 2000 - 12:03:36 CDT
Re: uniforms and Boards of review
<National BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures - Pg. 16 - Boards of
The Scout should be neat in his appearance and his uniform should be as
correct as possible, with badges worn properly.
<BSA Insignia Guide 1999-2001>
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms
help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development,
citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth
and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.
Personal Equality. The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality;
bringing people of different racial, economic, religious, national, ethnic,
political, and geographical backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition.
Identification. The uniform identifies youth and adult members of the Boy
Scouts of America, visible as a force for good in the community. When
properly and smartly worn, the uniform can buld good unit spirit. When worn
on the correct occasions, it can attract new members.
Achievement. The uniform shows the wearer's activity, responsibility, and
achievement. What each youth or adult member has accomplished with program
opportunities can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.
Personal Commitment. The uniform is a constant reminder to all Tiger Cubs,
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and adults of their
commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Boy Scouts of America. The
uniform encourages them to take Scouting seriously because of the investment
in uniforms by parents of youths and by adults. The uniform is a way of
making visible members' commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country,
and helping others at all times.
The leaders of Scouting -- both volunteer and professional -- promote the
wearing of the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.
A. J. Mako, Scoutmaster, firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Portage District, Great Trail Council