WeeWillie wrote:Requiring a uniform for a EBOR isn't adding a requirement, because the requirement for wearing a uniform already exists.
Actually the instructions on wearing the uniform are not requirements, so it would be adding. Not everything in the Scout Handbook is a requirement for a rank. If you look at the Boy Scout Requirements book, you will find the requirements without all of the other stuff. Also, while I don't have first hand knowledge of an appear to National overturning a local requirement that a uniform be worn, I understand that it has happened. I did have a discussion with a Scouter trained at Philmont Training Center on advancement, and it definitely is not a requirement and cannot be made so locally.
On the other hand,
WeeWillie wrote:By the time a Scout is eligible for Eagle Scout, wearing the Scout uniform should be a matter of course.
I couldn't agree more with that! I would even agree that it should be a requirement.
WeeWillie wrote:It is the SM's responsibility to see that it happens.
Not 100% sure it's the SM's responsibility to see that it happens, but he/she should bear part of the responsibility.