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Re: Footwear

Postby FrankJ » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:29 pm

When I was SM I required that they wear mocasins, made from the deer that they killed, using the snare they built, with rope from bark, that they removed with their official BSA pocket knife, after they earned their Totem Chip.


We used to do that. Now we just use duct tape. :D
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Re: Footwear

Postby lambeausam » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:48 am

Thankfully duct tape comes in black and brown, not just the old standard silver!
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Re: Footwear

Postby FrankJ » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:11 pm

Also Pink!!
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Re: Footwear

Postby WeeWillie » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:03 am

Cammo too! But then you can't see your feet.
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Re: Footwear

Postby FrankJ » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:31 am

But then you have somebody come up & say no camo in scouting. :(
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Re: Footwear

Postby ThunderingWind » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:59 pm

FrankJ wrote:But then you have somebody come up & say no camo in scouting. :(

I find it funny that our Scouts can wear Hunting Camo patterns but not "military" camo patterns.

The uniform guide only states Camo with no distinction between the two different patterns but
"Everyone" operates under the premise that the BSA definition of "camo" is the military version.

What happens when the next military pattern is made by RealTree????
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Re: Footwear

Postby FieldSports » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:38 pm

Insignia Guide:
Protection of Uniforms

Clause 4. Prohibition of Alteration or Imitation.
a.No alteration of, or additions to, the official uniforms, as described in the official publications, or the rules and regulations covering the wearing of the uniform and the proper combinations thereof on official occasions, may be authorized by any Scouting official or local council or any local executive board or committee, except the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America after consideration by the Program Group Committee.
b.Imitation of United States Army, Navy, or Marine Corps uniforms is prohibited, in accordance with the provisions of the organization's Congressional Charter.

Hence, the no "camo" regulations that most people cite. (without knowing that this is the source) :|

As far as the orginal question:
Official Uniforms

Clause 2. The official uniforms authorized as evidence of official relationship to the Boy Scouts of America shall be those approved by action of the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America from time to time, as illustrated and correctly described in the handbooks, catalogs, and other official publications of the Boy Scouts of America.
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Re: Footwear

Postby wagionvigil » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:33 am

there is a Camo thread this is a Footwear thread LOL.
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Re: Footwear

Postby orthogonal » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:13 pm

I liked the old scout socks much better. For one they were distinctive and you could tell from a distance what they were. With the new green ones you need to get down and squint to see if it says BSA on it or not. If I had some green socks which had BSA embroidered on them would that be acceptable? :)
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Re: Footwear

Postby FrankJ » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:26 pm

I wear Boy Scout knee socks or nothing at all!! At least in the boy scout sock department
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Re: Footwear

Postby smtroop168 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:12 pm

FrankJ wrote:I wear Boy Scout knee socks or nothing at all!! At least in the boy scout sock department


More infomation than we need!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Footwear

Postby Billiken » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:41 pm

Scouts in our 2010 Jambo troop wore white athletic socks and old/worn BSA socks (x-feet) over them.

All you saw was the green BSA sock (like a gaiter).
Couldn't see the white sock because it was inside the boot/shoe.
Oh, well....it worked for me.
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Re: Footwear

Postby ismellbacon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:38 am

WeeWillie wrote:"And on the other hand do any of you require Black or brown leather shoes at all times?

When I was SM I required that they wear mocasins, made from the deer that they killed, using the snare they built, with rope from bark, that they removed with their official BSA pocket knife, after they earned their Totem Chip.



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