Re: Cub Pack Administration
Frank Boimare (SC0HASS@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Tue, 18 Jun 1991 09:55:09 CDT
If your people don't mind "previously owned" uniforms, I will see what I can
come up with for you. Send me an address and I will try to find you some
boy and adult uniforms and maybe some insignia, too. I cannot guarantee
quantities or sizes, but between the outgrown uniforms in our pack and the
local thrift stores, I should be able to come up with something.
Incidentally, I am under the impression that Goodwill, etc., cannot *sell*
used Scout clothes because they are not authorized by BSA National. They
give them away if you ask here... although a donation on general principle
would seem appropriate.
I was unemployed or seriously underemployed for four months when I got re-
involved with Scouting as an adult. The costs do seem overwhelming at
times, but the "less than affluent" folks (myself included!) usually manage
to scrape up the money to pay dues or buy uniforms. I have problems with
the parents that drive the Mercedes and Jags with car phones -- they are
the ones who I have to dun for dues, whose kids are not uniformed properly
(or at all!), who never give a dime to FOS, who complain loudest and most
often, and who NEVER volunteer to help....
I never criticize an adult or boy for being out of uniform, but I do try to
help them get one if I can.
Have you tried working with your District Executive to find a sponsoring
organization? You *cannot* be an officially registered unit *without* a
sponsoring Chartered Organization. Is it just that your CO cannot afford to
give you any financial help or did I miss something?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City