Gee, I must be REALLY old, I thought the limit was 6.
As far as uniforms go, the trend seems to be whatever one wants to wear is acceptable. Just last week, I was late for the meeting and slipped on just my shirt, didn't have the pants, belt or socks to go with it. I had on a pocket vest with all my stuff in it and my jackshirt and expedition hat. I was not being a good scout in any sense of the word, but it was either that or be late.
When it came time for the opening flags, I gave the civilian salute. One of the boys said something about it, that I hadn't done it correctly. I said hand over my heart, what's wrong with that. He said I should have used the scout salute. I said I wasn't in uniform. He said I had my shirt on. I reminded him, that's not being in uniform.
We'll see where that goes the next couple of weeks.....