“Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I’ll show you a poorly uniformed leader.” Robert Baden-Powell Talk about hitting the nail on the head! I saw this during 25 years of military service. The leaders, at every level will set the tone and pace for their unit… and even more so, for their boys. BP knew that well uniformed professional looking leaders always seemed to be more successful. Part of that is sparked by their display of confidence and part from the confidence of others in them. Next, sound professional, educate yourself, seek training… even training this isn’t required of your position. Take enrichment courses, fellowship with other scouters, especially senior, seasoned scouters. Rehearse what you are planning to do. You will display a confidence that will make those around you want to “be like you”.
I am a Cub master and District Round table Commissioner. I traded an Army uniform for that of a Cub master after 25 years.