Re: Uniforming standards -Reply
Eric Kozowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 14:09:45 -0800 (PST)
>In my humble opinion, we should use the system that we had before
>uniform standards were dropped. That would mean that ships could choose
>the white uniform or the blue uniform for dress and use the chambray
>shirt, dungaree trousers and tee shirt with optional work jacket for
>"work". Personally, having been "Zumwalted", I don't care whether the
>kids use the "Donald Ducks" with the "Fighting Bob Evans" covers or the
>shirt/trousers(skirt) combo with either cover. Co-ed ships look better
>with the "Zunmalt" uniform anyway. Our SSS Hathor uses all of the above.
>We just request that everyone wear the same uniform at the same time.
> It seems to me that just specifying USN official uniforms with Sea
>Scout insignia would take care of everything. * We always had kids in
>whites and kids in blues at every Bridge of Honour and Ball so I don't
>see what difference that makes. I'd like to reauthorize a sweater too.
>Many people would be interested in the sweater. The USN now authorizes
>it for all personnel.
This is probably the easiest and most expediant solution to the uniform
"standard" issue. Our council used to wear white and blues, but switched
to wearing just blues, mainly for simplicity's sake. Blues are much
easier to take care of. Whites, if you want them to look sharp, can be
a big PITA to maintain.
> The key is the fact that we can't fire volunteers and there's no
>brig for violators of our uniform policy. Let's just put the official
>uniforms in the Sea Explorer Manual. It'd serve as a guide and would,
>eventually, lead us to some semblance of uniformity. (Pun intended)
One thing I personnaly would argue against is kakhis. We used to wear
them hear, but like whites, keeping a sharp appearance can be very
difficult. A darker uniform, a la the USCG working uniform, is much
more serviceable. However, I'm willing to comprimise if this becomes
the only stumbling block.
They key is to reach some sort of rough concencus.
Skipper, SSS601 "City of Roses"
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