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#3077 - 12/11/01 05:33 PM Scout Dress
billvann Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
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In reply to Tom's post in the Survival Forum.<br><br>>>>I think the old time dress trousers looked exactly the same (were the same?). <<<<br><br>Actualy, BSA policy is that one can wear an old uniform as long as all components of that era's uniform is worn. You can't mix styles. So if I could fit into my 1970's uniform, I coul stroll in with a collarless shirt and knee socks with garter tabs.<br><br>>>>although very much against the grain from a "Official BSA" point of view. <<<<br><br>So be it. Although I'm an ardent supporter of the organization and have a sincere admiration for those who chose professional scouting as a career, they sure do make some bonehead decisions that run counter to common sense. Perhaps I'm biased because I was in the program when the took the "out" out of scouting in the early seventies (and introduced those awful berets). The program is still slowly recovering from that decision.<br><br>In regards to troop dress, if a troop were to unofficially adopt a specific BDU pants or shorts (dio any exist?), it would improve the appearance of the troop a they'd be more "uniform." Parents are reluctant o spend the big bucks on official BSA pants for the winter, so most scouts (and myself) have only BSA shorts. During the winter we allow jeans. Well... we get all sorts of jeans in all sorts of colors. A standard BDU would eliminate thge kalidascope of color as well as provide a more practical dress for active scouts.<br><br>>>>surplus US OG trousers (wool)<<<<br><br>I'm not from a military background, so pardon me if this question is obvious to everyone but me, id OG olive green and is there a difference between that and olive drab?<br><br>Also, you mention different clothing for different environments, such as jungle BDUs. I there a specific nominclature I should look at when shopping?<br><br><br>
Willie Vannerson
McHenry, IL

#3078 - 12/11/01 11:15 PM Re: Scout Dress
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
You could always start a branch of the Irish fianna scouts. They were founded by Patrick Pearse as a nationalist responce to Badon -Powell's British values. The one column in California was led by a Barry O'Sullivan like 90 year old man in tobacco cured tweeds.Our uniform was dark green wool with gold trim and white shirts. The column disbanded when he produced a 1928 Thompson for practice. It was a shame, He said I was very good with a SMLE ;O) Liam O'Vanerson has a nice sound to it!

#3079 - 12/12/01 02:05 AM Re: Scout Dress

Thank "god" for closure. :0)


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