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Spotted: Boy Scout Uniform on Saturday Night Live

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Spotted: Boy Scout Uniform on Saturday Night Live

Posted on 03 April 2010 by Dan

If you follow @ScoutingNews on Twitter, you may have caught a tweet about last night’s Saturday Night Live.

 ScoutingNews: Annoyed that Eddie Vedder (or actor playing him) is wearing #BSA uniform in #SNL skit… no good reason for it…”

 I had a few folks ask me questions via Twitter and email about it so I decided to throw a quick post together.  Turns out I don’t watch Saturday Night Live on a regular basis as last nights episode was a re-run of  the February 27, 2010 episode hosted by Jennifer Lopez.

 The skit that caught my eye was a spoof of the re-recording of “We are the World” to raise awareness of the Haiti earthquake disaster.  In the skit, according to Quincy Jones (Kenan Thompson), “the song itself was a disaster…a sloppy mess of half famous randos.”  It went on to show the recording of  “We Are The World 3: Raising Awareness Of The ‘We Are The World 2′ Disaster.”

While the premise of the skit was entertaining, what caught my eye was one of the singers wearing a Boy Scouts of America Field Uniform as part of his outfit.  There was no reference to the BSA, it was purely being worn for fashion.  It kind of annoyed me at the time.  The singer in question was Eddie Vedder being played by Bill Hader.  In case you were unaware, like I was, Eddie Vedder is a Pearl Jam front man.

You can see the entire SNL Skit here:

Turns out it was an impression of Eddie Vedder, all the way down to the Boy Scout uniform.  Doing some digging, it appears a Boy Scout Uniform over a T-Shirt was standard fare for Eddie Vedder during his sole-concert tour in 2008/2009.  You can see him rocking in a Troop 365 Boy Scout Uniform.  According to one concert goer, Kathy of twofeetthick.com, “Eddie Vedder could almost pass for a scoutmaster, up until the point he began to consume his favorite bottle of wine and lecture on the intricate genius of The Who’s Quadropehnia.”

So what do you think about singers/actors/etc wearing Boy Scout Uniforms?  Is it okay to wear as a fashion statement?  What about when they drink or go on rants?  Did I over react by getting annoyed at the SNL Skit?  Leave your comments below.

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Baltimore Area Council to Pilot Alternative BSA Under Armour Field Uniform

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Baltimore Area Council to Pilot Alternative BSA Under Armour Field Uniform

Posted on 31 July 2009 by Dan

Under Armour LogoUnder Armour is collaborating with Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to pilot a new field uniform, as an optional alternative to the current uniform.

The initiative is an effort to appeal to kids who represent a diverse, varied cross-section of America youth. The field uniform will have a look for today’s adolescent and teen age youth who may not want to be seen in public in a traditional Boy Scout uniform. The price point is to be competitive, not too high end, but not discount. This Field Uniform will support attracting and retaining a larger market share of youth who may have not been Cub Scouts but see the popularity of Under Armour gear.

Editors Note:
We at Scouting News will try to keep readers informed as the pilot progress, however please note that some pilot programs are kept fairly quiet.

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