Quailman wrote:Not in my troop. It drives me nuts that a couple of boys wear rubber clogs to meetings, but I've never said anything because we do not have a policy. On campouts, we require closed-toe shoes - no sandals, but that's about it.
jr56 wrote:Never really gotten down to shoes. I'm happy if they wear a scout shirt.
smtroop168 wrote:Another out of control adult.
The only time I make sure the scouts take "proper" footware to Summer Camp for the water. There are the camp rules for going into the Chesapeake Bay designed for safety.
If the "leader" is adversely affecting the advancement of the scout due to footware, he is adding to the requirements and you should use that as an argument to stop the madness. Not a huge issue for Cubs though.
I actually prefer White Leather Shoes that I wore with my Navy uniform for 30 years. Now I wear them with my checked pants, striped shirt and extra wide patterned tie. We call it a "Full Cleveland"
wagionvigil wrote:Post a picture LOL
cballman wrote:I will say that if you look at the uniform section of you scout book on page 33 it will tell you what the uniform is. I will quote "The BSA's offical uniform includes a Scout shirt, Scout pants or Scout shorts, Scout belt, Scout socks and shoes or hiking boots." I will say that holy cow batman people need to read their scout books. WOW what a novel idea to read the book that you are supposed to be teaching from. I think that this person should be told this and if they then dont comply ask them to step down. My opinion is that what are we teaching the kids Scout skills or money spending skills? I would rather see a young man at scouts in flip flops or Crocs than not to see him at all. Scouting is fun with a purpose to learn life skills. Not a fashion show. Just my opinion.
cballman wrote:Now for the answer I was trying to get and a question or two. Who really cares what kind of footwear a child wears to scouts as long as he is there? If you are so inclined to worry that much then maybe that person should purchase shoes for everyone, So then they will have the exact same shoe and they will be happy. When you go on campouts and outings proper footwear must be worn. So lets teach scouting to the young men instead of fashion.
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