Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:03 AM
** Then you're clearly not on my training staff or one of my commissioners. If you're in a position to represent the BSA to other Scouts/Scouters, you should be in proper uniform. I won't mess with you if you're not one of mine, but I'll correct your uniform if you're in my charge.
BDPT00, just as clearly youre not on my staff, or one of the commissioners in my charge. If you were Id instruct you in the purpose of the program, and the importance of recognizing the accomplishments of the scout, and his scouter mentor. That simple mentor pin not only makes that scouter aware of the impact of this contributions, but also makes it more likely hell continue to contribute. Additionally, that simple pin will instill confidence in the units program, with youth, parents, and volunteers. There is even the added benefit of inspiring youth to greater accomplishments, both the young man who presented the pin, and those who would place another beside it! Mess with me, please, that gave me a good chuckle. Do us all a favor, get the starch out of your corset, and put your focus back on the program.
Proper uniform wear. I was visiting with a unit not long ago when I witnessed what I consider proper uniform wear. The youth were working on the tracking merit badge in an adjacent wooded area, and I was speaking with the CC and SM in the parking lot. The scouts emerged from the woods, shirts half untucked, dirt liberally applied, headgear sweat soaked and askew, evidence of a recent visit to the brier patch in their socks, a half torn off patch visible on one scout, and one scout even using his uniform shirt tail to apply pressure to a cut. Now that is correct uniform wear, and what Norman Rockwell should have painted. The scouts where not ashamed, but proud, and we all soon shared the scouts smiles.
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