OldGreyBear wrote:Why would youth who dont like the uniform now be more inclinded to wear it now? It seems the uniform is a Boy Scout wanna be version of the Venturing Uniform.
Well, for the last couple year or so, I've not been very embarrased to wear the uniform and have actually taken pride in it for the fact of what it really represents, so I can't really speak from the standpoint of an embarrased scout. However, I do notice that the fabric is different though the color is not (which I kinda like), the sleeves can be rolled and held up in a button which is convienient, and IMO the pockets are what really make it look cool along with the fact that the rank patch is higher up. Not sure why that appeals to me, but I like it! Gotta admit though, I'm with the "get the red epaulets back" crowd. One thing I'm reeeally glad they don't require for offical uniform is the old cap! The new one is much better because the old one was very much so from the 80s (and that's quite a statement coming from someone such as myself with hardly any style what-so-ever)!
Oh, and isn't the venturing uniform green? so other than the epaulets, how is it a "wannabe" vesion?
OldGreyBear wrote:I was expecting a major change in the uniform, the way it is now you could play find the differences in the unform between the new and current uniforms and stump people rather easily
IMO I think that's part of what makes it a good uniform! It's very similar, making the people who don't want the uniform to change mostly happy, and the people who wanted drastic change somewhat happy. Personally, I think it's just right other than the epaulets!