Leader Uniform Requirements
- Pre 2011
Why Do We Wear Uniforms?
All Youth Leaders:
When Baden-Powell began the Scouting movement in 1907, one of its principal cornerstones was the concept of youth learning and growing under the guidance of adult leaders who would act as acceptable role models. A tall order to be sure for any adult member, and a task not easily accomplished. The guiding universal principals of the movement have remained basically unchanged for the past ninety years and are still relevant today. It is our duty, in fact, our responsibility as leaders to set the best example we possibly can for our youth members.
One small way we can accomplish this is by teaching respect for the movement and its traditions by presenting ourselves to our youth and the public in full and proper uniform. When a youth or an adult member joins, it is made clear that Scouting is a uniformed movement and that each member is expected to comply with the uniform requirements as set out by Scouts Canada. We all expect our youth members to comply, therefore we should not expect nor accept anything less of ourselves. The requirements for each unit, Beavers through adult leaders, vary slightly, in order to express the uniqueness of each unit while maintaining the recognizable characteristics of Scouts Canada and World Scouting.
Another area where leaders can set a proper example is that of personal health, fitness and hygiene. A few of our adult members are smokers; a practice discouraged but not restricted by Scouts Canada. The choice of whether or not to smoke is up to the individual, however a few simple guidelines should be observed when working with youth.
15th Burlington has a long history of very active and dedicated leadership. Our current leadership team is no exception. Working together we can only make it better and provide a superior Scouting experience for all our youth members.
As always you are asked to "do your best".
Adult Leader Uniform Diagram
Adult Leader Uniform Components
** Scouts Canada, for Fall 1997, deleted the beret as official headwear. A "Tilley"-style hat or touque, as shown in the official catalogue, will be the ONLY approved headwear permitted. The new headgear has been established as 15th Burlington "Official" Uniform for the Cub and Scout sections, optional in other sections.
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Page last revised Sunday August 21, 2011.