Five Tips for New Scouting Families
Part 2: Help Him Take Pride in His Uniform
Your son will probably wear a number of uniforms as he grows up â€“ for every sports team, for marching band or musical groups, and sometimes for school â€“ but none that he will be as proud of as his Scout uniform.
Scouts wear uniforms for a number of reasons. We are not remotely a military type organization, but wearing a uniform teaches him to take pride in himself, to stand a little straighter, to salute the flag with his hand to his brow rather than over his heart. A uniform gives him a place to display his awards. Its universal insignia ties him to the world brotherhood of Scouting. Perhaps best, it has a â€œleveling effectâ€ where every Scout looks the same, regardless of how much money his family has.