View Poll Results: Where do you stand on uniform ?

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  • Absolutely, or pretty much, spot on.

    39 39.39%
  • Usually not bad.

    23 23.23%
  • I dress smarter for public appearances.

    31 31.31%
  • I could do better

    2 2.02%
  • Jeans and trainers me!

    4 4.04%
  • I'm not a uniformed adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzbuckley View Post
    The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and their leaders do. Explorers are a District Unit and we don't.

    Do members get a choice to not wear one?
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    No, Mike. Its uniform and they wear one.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Do members get a choice to not wear one?
    dont want to wear the uniform you now where the door is
    bu-bye
    bu-bye
    dont let the door hit u

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    Quote Originally Posted by northfaceesu View Post
    dont want to wear the uniform you now where the door is
    bu-bye
    bu-bye
    dont let the door hit u
    Do you think you've been obnoxious enough there?

    I could say that opinions being expressed in that manner are less welcome in scouting (in my book) than people who are a bit slack with uniform.

    I think it's a valid opinion, while not one I necessarily agree with that we joined a uniform organisation so shouldn't have a problem with wearing a uniform to some standard.

    But expressing it as childish taunting like that is not on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northfaceesu View Post
    dont want to wear the uniform you now where the door is
    bu-bye
    bu-bye
    dont let the door hit u
    Thats a bit harsh.

    I agree with Biscuit, you don't have to act childish in order to express your opinion.

    I believe that we should wear a uniform, but I don't throw people out of my troop because they don't, thats the quickest way to close down a troop.
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    agree its childish, but as use have said its a uniformed organisation and all members should wear the uniform, and war it proud and proper.

    jedi, there are way of making people wear uniform, for example we have a troop where all members where full activity uniform as it gives them a better chance of going trips etc as we need out unit to look good to the public eye

    [rant]

    unless of course your peter duncan, and you dont have a woggle and think mhmm al get some-one else to tie a friendship knot in my kneckie and what the heck leave the buttons open.

    [rant over]

    (ps things usually sound better in my head than on forums)

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    Quote Originally Posted by northfaceesu View Post
    ....jedi, there are way of making people wear uniform, for example we have a troop where all members where full activity uniform as it gives them a better chance of going trips etc as we need out unit to look good to the public eye....
    I know there are ways of making people wear uniform. The vast majority of my troop always wear uniforms, but unlike what you said, we don't throw them out if they don't.
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    We where full uniform, but allow them to take of shirts after flag break and have just T-shirt and activaty trousers on, mind u saying that we also have done hawaiian night and halloween where we did not have unifrms on but all got dressed up for this. Yes even the male leaders, and my god they go for it on even had coconuts over his t-shirt very funny. And ladies I've been shopping in mine stright from 1 troup night and got very good service from 3 guys falling over themselves.

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    As venture Scouts we used to only wear uniform for important occasions.

    We didn't turn up every week in uniform - but church parades and formal events (including the final meal on expeditions) was always a uniform occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzbuckley View Post
    No, Mike. Its uniform and they wear one.....
    Quote Originally Posted by northfaceesu View Post
    dont want to wear the uniform you now where the door is
    bu-bye
    bu-bye
    dont let the door hit u
    Did you read the other post before this one? I was commenting on the fact that a baseball cap is part of accepted uniform for some groups, rather than the concept of wearing uniform (I don't have a problem wearing uniform) - maybe its just me being old fashioned.
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    Baseball caps are an optional extra not a compulsory part of the uniform. Although I suppose a Group can decide to require its members to wear one.

    If we took the attitude that all items of Uniform had to be worn then we'd be wearing activity shorts, activity trousers, smart trousers, polo shirts, uniform tops, neckers and caps which seem a bit excessive to me

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    I was about to start a new thread but ill tag onto this one. Isnt it time to bring back the hat? Just a thought as I was getting soaked at rememberance parade....

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeminer View Post
    I was about to start a new thread but ill tag onto this one. Isnt it time to bring back the hat? Just a thought as I was getting soaked at rememberance parade....
    Personally I wouldn't mind if it was optional (considered one for Crimbo actually) but I remember a Dutch Scouter who was interviewed by the Beeb at the Jamboree saying that a SA media bod tried to make her remove her lemon squeezer hat before going on TV...I guess that says loads about the hats'** chances.


    **Definately NO berets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeminer View Post
    I was about to start a new thread but ill tag onto this one. Isnt it time to bring back the hat? Just a thought as I was getting soaked at rememberance parade....

    The trouble then is it's one more thing for them to loose or wear incorrectly just to bug us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Lill View Post
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    **Definately NO berets!
    Everyone to their own but we quite like our berets. As long as the right size and worn correctly it's quite possible for them to look smart. Just take a look at the recent remembrance day parade.
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