I agree, I need to see where its not BSA policy to wear camo. Now, wearing cammo and imitating a member of the US military are two different things. Last year I was at a summer camp leaders meeitng, one troop have a camo neckerchirf, a leader from another troop said that was illegal, the SM of the camo neckerchiefed troop said fine, show me in print where it says that. A neckerchief of camo can in no way be construed as imitating a military uniform, especially worn with a khacki shirt, red ribbons and BSA belt and pants and socks.
Having said the above, I do also have to say I agree camo is great for kids as most stores will seel their hunting camo at reduced prcies after season and you can get some good outerwear cheap if you have a scout that fits small and extra small adult. But I hardly ever see a scout with "real tree" camo on, its always the green/black/grey spoted camo associated with the military, but I dont think the military uses that pattern anymore, don't they go with the new "digital" pattern?
Anyway, another view, I saw a whole troop, well, every member of that troop at a district camporee in militay camo. No, no name tags, they were just dressed head to toe in military style camo. While I dont think anyone would have mistaken them for USA GI's, the kids whole demeanor was different. They strutted, they had more bravado and generally thought since they were wearing the stuff, they were tough. It seems to me the greatest danger of military camo is the kids wearing it think once its on they are Rambo and does stuff they normally wouldnt contemplate.
Anyway, imatating a military uniform bad, wearing camo not bad
Wearing "real tree" camo makes a better argument that camo is a great bargain, because I havent seem Wal-Mart, K-Mart or Cabela's see military camo in quite awhile (if they ever did) whereas military surplus stores are full of it.
So, what do I think of camo? I'm confused as if you couldnt tell, But I still would like to know if a troop of Scouts with Camo neckercheifs would get their charter pulled