Lynda J wrote:A scout must be in as much of his uniform as he owns to attend a BOR.
We do have a couple of boys that simply can not afford the pants. But they must be in jeans that are clean and not torn. And the remainder of the uniform must be there.
It is a real problem with the cost of the pants. With a kid that grows so fast. Kevin is one of the smallest boys in our troop. He has outgrown pair of pants and a pair of shorts so far this year. I keep watch at all the resale shops for uniforms.
ICanCanoeCanU wrote:So why does anyone bother to wear a uniform? And if someone new checks into the troop and ask's what item they should bye are we to suggest the usual camping items but no uniform is needed?
Maybe this is adding to and not a requirement by BSA but our troop is sticking to policy which has been voted on by the SPL/leaders and committee members.
For troops to allow scouts to request promotion without being in uniform, I can only imagine how that troop looks during meetings?
EDIT - btw - I know it doesn't state this in any policy and can not show you where it says this, so don't ask me to prove it, please.
hops_scout wrote:When you get to thinking about it, you could "require" some uniform piece, etc
There's a requirement for every rank: "Show Scout spirit"
I would consider not wearing ANY uniform piece to be not "showing Scout spirit" unless of course they can not afford the uniform.
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