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The official GS uniform

August 24th, 2008 at 12:42 am

A pin, one little pin is considered enough to transform your PJs into a uniform.

Now I am all for simplicity, and cheapness, but I think naming a pin a uniform is missing the point of a uniform.

There is (or should be) a certain sense of pride when one dons a uniform, or at least a set of expectations.

When you go to a restaurant the wait staff should all look similar enough that you know who to flag down for extra napkins or more water.

When you are stopped by a cop they whole uniform thing brings to mind plenty of fear, maybe a bit of respect.

The dr lab coat tends to give an air of knowledge and caring. (which is why House skips it, he doesn't care.)

Scout uniforms are supposed to inspire nostalgia in those looking and pride/unity in those wearing. It is hard to get nostalgic about a pin you can barely see.

3 Responses to “The official GS uniform”

  1. mackybethsmommy Says:

    Girl Scout uniforms are also very expensive. That's the reasoning behind the pin being the official uniform. Our troop is in a very rural and very poor area and most of our girls can't afford the uniforms. The patches for the sash alone can run upwards of $20.00. Instead of requiring uniforms we make them optional. The other leader and I did buy fabric paint and a bunch of plain t-shirts of the same color and let the girls decorate them so they match when we take them somewhere. I would love for our whole troop to have the whole uniform, but sadly it's just not feasible.

  2. princessperky Says:

    I get the cost problem, but why not just make the sash and such cheaper?

  3. nanamom Says:

    I suspect Julliette Low would be appalled that the uniforms are so expensive. I do understand though, I ran one of the first Daisy troops and my daughter was the only one with a uniform.

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