Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blue Jeans .. Everywhere!

Did you ever notice how many people and how many places you find "blue jeans", .. not just in the country, but in the stores, on the streets, in the church, every fellowship, every corner of the world we visit regardless of culture (no I haven't been in every country of the world, but notice the pictures you find).

We wear them to work, play, shop, and to church, as an accepted form of wear.  There are some variations in color, some with bedazzles, many with holes, some hanging by a thread, some barely hanging (in need of a belt or suspenders), but everywhere.

This I believe began as a western form of wear for cowboys, but every manufacturer of denim has certainly found the market that won't go away anytime soon, for girls as well of course.

As such, I want to remind you, that YES, the Royal Rangers endorse wearing blue jeans (neatly, not hanging to reveal what we shouldn't see) as part of our Utility Uniform.  Boys and men have been wearing blue jeans for some years now in Royal Ranger activities, especially campouts or field events.  They have been accepted as part of the Ranger Kids uniform with the Red RK Shirts and now with the new Utility Khaki shirts as a part of the uniform for everyone.  The National Royal Rangers Commander wears them as well.

We can tell you there is a uniform that is considered Class A, that must be Khaki, both pants and shirt, but this is not a requirement except for some camps and for leaders who will be in a position of representing a more formal appearance for Royal Ranger Conferences and Training Seminars, etc.

The blue jeans are with us to an indefinite period of time and will save money for parents and leaders alike since we can wear them with the Utility Shirt, Ranger wear such as t-shirts and includes of course Ranger sweatshirts.

While we still ask that all Ranger wear be washed for the next wear, every boy and leader is at home with blue jeans, and it is the wear of choice, accepted all over the country and world.

Welcome to denim wear for Royal Rangers.  While my mother used to iron them for me, .. well I haven't been able to keep up with that, but out of the dryer they are normally neat and ready to wear.  Wear them in confidence and pride as part of our Royal Ranger uniform.

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