vpalango wrote:mom2twoscouts wrote:Our troop requires neckerchiefs UNLESS a scout has participated in a NYLT, Brownsea, or other leadership building opportunity, including high adventure-type programs (although none of our scouts have done this yet).
Our scouts can only wear a bolo if they have attended one of the above. Scouts who wear the bolos are looked up to, and some scouts who might not otherwise have experienced Brownsea or NYLT, consider attending JUST to be able to wear one.
About a fourth of our scouts are able to wear bolos.
The key question is who decided that this would be the rule, the adults or the scouts? I can see if the Charter Organization wanting to require neckerchiefs, then it can be an adult decision. Otherwise, it should IMHO be a PLC decision what the "standard" for the troop uniform should be, as long as it falls within the uniform guidelines of the BSA. (the boys do not have the right/authority to change that)
According to the latest Adult Uniform Inspection Sheet 34048, headgear and neckwear for adults is optional, notwithstanding what the Scouts vote.FieldSports wrote: BUT, read the rules. It clearly states that the boys decide wether they will wear the neckerchief and how it will be tied AND the adults must follow what the boys decide. Had to "check" a few of our zelous leaders with regard to this.
Page 6 d.Boy Scout neckerchiefs are optional. The Troop decides by vote, and all members abide by the decision. If the neckerchief is not worn, then the shirt is worn with open collar
By vote of troop, ends may be left hanging loose or may be tied in a slipknot.
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