I live in South Florida where we wear the Scout shorts all year round. It's fine for the boys, I guess. You are not gonna get the boys down here wearing long pants except in rare circumstances. But I've always been disappointed in the adult leaders attire at COHs and on Scout Sunday. Some wear the shorts, others wear the baggy Scout-issue cargo-type long pants. I guess Scouting does have a dressier long pant for adults, but I don't see many adults wearing them. I guess the long cargo pants also work well in the field.
Since the Scout Shop is about 45 minutes away and since they charge a ridiculous amount for those dress pants, I looked for an alternative. Yesterday, I grabbed a pair of my Scout shorts and headed to JC Penney. I found a St. John's Bay khaki dress pant, with a straight front and a nice crease. It's 100 percent cotton and I can wear it in the field or iron it and wear it to COH or to church.
And the color is a dead-on match. It cost $14.95, thanks to Black Friday. It looks really straight and professional. Nothing baggy or unkempt about them.
I was sorta wondering what the forum thought. I know it's not Scout-issue - and I know that is a big deal 'cause I feel the same way about sticking to Scout-issue stuff. But I also think it's important that we look professional and that adult attire at formal occasions be appropriate.
Wondering what you folks thought.