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By Utah National Parks Council
Aug 01, 2013

24 Ways to Sway LDS Youth to Wear the Scout Uniform

1- Walk them through the full uniform, show where everything goes.

The second class badge in scouting has important symbols

The second class badge in scouting has important symbols

2- Teach the elements of each award, what they mean
3- Wear your uniform always, talk about the meaning of patches, etc. you earned
4- Show your red jacket or sash with all your patches, etc.
5- Make sure kids all have full uniforms, help trade uniforms to keep costs down
6- Show a video of a military uniform inspection

Marine Uniform inspection is a great example for Boy Scouts to wear the Scout Uniform

Marine Uniform inspection is a great example for Boy Scouts to wear the Scout Uniform

7- Have uniform inspections

Have a Scout Uniform inspection

Have a Scout Uniform inspection

8- Have a Marine come and talk about the US military uniform and wear it (or former Marine)

9- Award random points, prizes, treats for uniform inspections
10- Let them make a class b uniform they help design and like
11- Get older (cool, muscular) young men to wear their uniforms to Courts of Honor
12- Assign a Troop guide (cool older boy they respect) to discuss the uniform and wear it proudly.
13- Make a big deal of the merit badge counts as a sign of achievement on the sash
14- Get all boys a sash, even awarding it to new scouts
15- Link the uniform of scouting to the uniform of missionary work (an important goal in LDS units)
16- Get adult priesthood leaders to wear their scouting uniforms to all YM events (lead by example)
17- Tell the stories of Bayden Powell and how the uniform came about

Baden Powell felt strong about the Scout Uniform

Baden Powell felt strong about the Scout Uniform

18- Start a tradition of uniforms that carries on and is upheld,

19- Have older boys come in and discuss traditions (including uniforms) of the units
20- When calling junior leaders, get commitments to wear uniforms and get others to also
21- Priesthood leaders include the uniform commitment when calling new adult leaders
22- Point out kindly but clearly whenever a boy dishonors the uniform (untucked, unbuttoned)
24- Hand out patrol identity patches to the boys (for each patrol)
25- Give out junior leadership patches to all boys immediately on callings to leadership

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2 thoughts on “24 Ways to Sway LDS Youth to Wear the Scout Uniform

  1. Melissa McCoy

    Great “Sways”. I would hope that our Troop leaders would read and enforce this…in particular the proper wearing of the Class A Uniform. Hopefully many a parent/leader will read this!!!

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