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    • Due to the way they are made; the costs, the fabrics, the cut; not sure they are trying to kill it...however....as with many things in the Boys Scouts of America program....whomever is making the decisions (the uniforms in this case) is not really connected to the actual user of the uniforms. For example, why not a fabric like the Columbia PFG shirt.  Those are literally designed to be breathable, designed to be short and long sleeve, etc etc.  Even on the "Official BSA activity shirts, those are costly.  Our troop gets the A4 dri-fit shirts each summer.  With 2 logos (front chest and full back) they run about $11 each.  That is for a small run of maybe 100.   Get better gear and people will buy and wear it.
    • So that's 13 or 14 states out of 50 where it's illegal?  If that's the case, then yeah, it's legal in most states.  Not taking a position on the other argument, which is whether it's advisable...  If you're in a state where you are doing it legally, then the BSA can't have you arrested for violating BSA policy on the matter; they CAN, however, revoke your membership, if they want to. Maybe that's a risk worth taking in certain situations, maybe it isn't. Not going to articulate an opinion on that one. 
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    • I suppose I should have been more specific.  The incident has already occurred but there is talk of whether or not it violated BSA guidelines. They did not seek prior approval or attempt proper channels (peers, SPL, ASPL, etc ) of trying to resolve the issue first before immediately jumping to a search.   Scouts were on a weekend campout. An adult leader claims he smelled a “fruity smell” on a scout’s breath and told the SM.  They decided a search was in order and justified based on the “fruity smell” which made them suspicious of a possible vaping device.  A surprise search of tents and backpacks ensued while the scouts were present.  It was not done secretly behind their backs.  No vaping device was found.  Parents not in attendance were not notified prior to or after.  I believe the other adults on the campout assumed that the proper procedure was being enforced and basically just agreed. I have spoken to the SM and he is adamant that the search was within the guidelines because there was a threat of potential “dangerous contraband”.   Hope that makes the situation clearer.  Thank you ! 
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