Re: Boy Scout Loops
- The only uniform police I know of is our Senior Patrol Leader since he is the one tha does inspection. Other than an SE(he can revoke my membership for any reason) I can't think of anyone else in scouting "authorized" to tell me what my uniform is.
Chicago Area Council
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Coble" <scoutmaster@...> wrote:
> A lot of times I just shake my head and hit the delete key, but this one was to good to pass up. If you can't buy Red Loops because they were replaced by the Forest Green Loops, then common sense should tell us that the new scouts crossing over get Green Loops. You can spend the time and effort making red loops with materials from the fabric store, but I don't see the time/energy wasted trade off.
> All scouts in my troop, even the one who recently passed his Eagle BOR, wear the green loops and have the tan & green unit numerals (had to order more anyway) regardless of the shirt. In fact one member of the board commented that he really liked the way it looked. Not one scout complained about switching (and they are the ones who do the sewing). In fact the only complaint is that the unit numerals are not available from National fully embroidered (was just informed by a BSA licensed patch maker that I could order fully embroidered from them).
> I know that sometimes change is hard, but change has come and you can either embrace it or wear your red/white numerals and red loops until you replace the old shirt. I still see plenty of scouters wearing the old green pre-Oscar uniforms and red berets with the Oscar unis.
> As far the uniform police, ask them to show you their badge so you can get their number and report the hassling to the Uniform Police Chief. You can always ask to the proof of your "violation" in writing. It always quiets them down for me. I for one carry the insignia guide in my brief case, in case they forgot theirs.
> Either way, we are in this for the boys. The rest just doesn't matter.
> Yours in Scouting,
> John Coble
> SM, T-370
> COR/CC, C-370