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    BSA announces that shirts are to be tucked in.
    http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/201...ys/#more-21030

  • #2
    Yeah, like that's going to do any good. They say they have to have a FULL uniform and you know how much traction that got.

    Stosh

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    • Kristian
      Kristian commented
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      well your son shouldn't be wearing athletic shorts anyway because that definitely isnt part of the uniform and would just look too stupid.

    • King Ding Dong
      King Ding Dong commented
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      At the last troop COH I counted 3 scouts in athletic shorts. The cubs were in a parade and 4 or 5 showed up in athletic shorts. I had them tuck them in and yes it looked stupid. All their shirts were untucked after the first mile

    • dedkad
      dedkad commented
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      My favorite is when they wear their athletic shorts and then add their Cub Scout belt to dangle around their waist. Gotta show off those belt loops no matter what, I guess.

  • #3
    The uniform still isn't required.....

    Not yet.

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    • #4
      Shirts tucked is a good thing, we always require that. And yes sometimes they are tucked into athletic shorts and look completely stupid; we take that in stride. Most of the boys in our troop are involved in some form of sport, so if they are arriving straight from practice or a game, we're just happy they came. Heck one boy arrived still wearing his shin-guards.

      The thing to remember is tucking the shirt in (even into athletic shorts) is about getting the boys into the habit of tucking the shirt in. Once it's automatic you don't have to nag them for not tucking at camp or other times when a full uniform is required.

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      • #5
        We had 2 kids show up at the pack meeting tonight with their shin guards and cleats on (rubber cleats) and their scout shirts...but the shirts were tucked in....how could you do anything but laugh to yourself. They came and for 3rd graders on a school night with a soccer game that's pretty good

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        • #6
          Originally posted by dedkad View Post
          BSA announces that shirts are to be tucked in.
          http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/201...ys/#more-21030

          We've "required" this since 1970. So, are we "ahead of the times"? ELL OH ELL!

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          • #7
            Are they Gonna Require Underwear Next? I don't see it listed on the Uniform Inspection Sheet

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            • King Ding Dong
              King Ding Dong commented
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              See anything about tied bootlaces on that sheet ?

            • NeverAnEagle
              NeverAnEagle commented
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              If it's not on the inspection sheet they get to go commando--just ask my boys.

              Of course my oldest also asked a district official why he couldn't take a skinny dipping merit badge. Gotta love teen boys, can't live with them; can't turn them into newts!

          • #8
            Hundreds of parents have been calling the national headquarters over several months just to ask if they should tuck in their shirts?

            Not sure if parents have too much time on their hands or if it's just a slow news day for the BSA.

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            • #9
              King Ding Dong commented
              Today, 12:19 AM
              See anything about tied bootlaces on that sheet ?
              Nope...just Shoes. Leather or canvas, neat and clean No Mention of Shoe Laces.. I thought everyone went to Velcro years ago

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              • King Ding Dong
                King Ding Dong commented
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                I stopped Mom from buying the boys the Velcro shoes a couple of years ago. Fine motor skills and knot tying are good. Velcro only good for position patches.

            • #10
              Shoe laces???? I was teaching my new scout about knots. I asked him if he was Prepared with a piece of rope/string. Nope, I thought I saw him wearing the thick soled canvas gym shoes that are popular. I offered up, "Why not use a shoe lace?" Much to my surprise, no laces! How do kids today keep 1) their shoes on, or 2) avoid blisters caused by loose rubbing shoes?

              Stosh

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              • Bando
                Bando commented
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                What I really don't get are the socks that don't even make it to the top of their shoes. You see a kid walking around looking like he's not wearing socks with his uniform, ask him about it, and he has to pretty much surgically extract a pinchful of sock up over the top of the shoe to prove he is.

                We're a long way from knee socks...

              • King Ding Dong
                King Ding Dong commented
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                A Scout is thrifty.

            • #11
              I'm saddened when I think about uniforms. I feel that the boys have really lost something key to scouting. The uniform method has no chance.
              The BSA really screwed this up somehow, a long time ago.....

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              • Brewmeister
                Brewmeister commented
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                What's funny is that a few scouts in the troop and a Webelos scout in the pack have dads who were in the program "back in the day" and still had their green, collar-less shirts. The boys wear them now and the rest of the boys think they are retro cool. Go figure.

              • dcsimmons
                dcsimmons commented
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                I'm going to have to go dig through my closet for my soon to be retirement gold mine . Maybe I can find a gold peace sign necklace to hang down as well.

              • King Ding Dong
                King Ding Dong commented
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                Do that DC and you will look like Hip-Hop Scout.

            • #12
              CoH last night. Moose Patrol is in charge of the ceremony. MP PL is a Scout of 3 years membership. He assigns 4 boys to the colorguard and I hear him help them thru the routine. They wait with the flags outside the door for the word to begin. All have Scout shirt and Troop necker, look correctly "patched". One has "official" Scout pants, one dark green Scout pant clones, one long dark blue jeans, One is a new Scout ( new to the Troop) in stripped shorts and shirt hanging out. I lean in to him and say, quietly, "Nice shorts. Tuck in your shirt!". He JUMPS! and tucks it in. Turns out he was the CG captain, to say the commands. All goes well, otherwise.

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              • #13
                Originally posted by SSScout View Post
                CoH last night. Moose Patrol is in charge of the ceremony. MP PL is a Scout of 3 years membership. He assigns 4 boys to the colorguard and I hear him help them thru the routine. They wait with the flags outside the door for the word to begin. All have Scout shirt and Troop necker, look correctly "patched". One has "official" Scout pants, one dark green Scout pant clones, one long dark blue jeans, One is a new Scout ( new to the Troop) in stripped shorts and shirt hanging out. I lean in to him and say, quietly, "Nice shorts. Tuck in your shirt!". He JUMPS! and tucks it in. Turns out he was the CG captain, to say the commands. All goes well, otherwise.

                Sometimes all it takes is a Simple Command...Silence is taken as Consent. I see it and Hear it all the Time at work "been Doing this for "x" Long and No One else has Complained Before"
                Scouts are the Same way..if No one Corrects them They think it okay..Back in my Youth Days, we were expected to Listen to adults and Adjust our Behavior..today People are afraid to step on Toes and Correct things when Needed.

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                • #14
                  Sometimes a verbal reminder works great and lead to some stepping on toes moments. However, 99% of the time I wear the full uniform, but that's expected because I'm an adult. However, once when I was having problems with less than full uniforms and not being tucked in. I came out of my tent with my shirt mis-buttoned, a baseball cap, shirt untucked, etc. etc. I got all kinds of looks from the boys. No one said anything until it came time to go down for morning flags and the SPL came up to me and said, enough is enough, you've made your point. But I answered back, my class B t-shirt under my uniform was tucked in. He smiled, turned around and called for uniform inspection before we went down for flags. I don't think he ever had to do that again.

                  Stosh

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                  • #15
                    Usually in uniforms the shirts should be tucked in unless and untill some exercise or drill is not going on.
                    plus size denim
                    Last edited by MadelineLipscomb; 11-15-2013, 11:12 PM.

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                    • ParacordMan1220
                      ParacordMan1220 commented
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                      Uniform shirts should always be tucked in no matter what is going on. If you are not doing drill or PT and you are still wearing your uniform shirt, it should still be tucked in.

                      The only time it should not be tucked in is when you are not wearing it
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