Re: Insignia aesthetics
(no name) ((no email))
Sat, 26 Oct 1991 15:11:00 EDT
Don's comment was from a 1980 message sent to Goodwill Industries, the
Salvation Army's outlet stores, and to Scout/Council Execs (for sending
to the approviate "old clothing stores" in their territories).
The letter, from Supply Division Director Joe Coco, stated that the BSA's
policy is for Scouts to wear the CURRENT uniform approviate for the program.
While they recognize that the older uniforms are more plentiful and therefore
will be recognized as "official attire", the note also noted that ONLY
SCOUTING DISTRIBUTERS can sell "official" Scouting uniform, and asked that
they refrain from reselling Scouting equipment and uniform parts.
Most councils have used the letter to enter into a longterm partnership where
a DE or (Field Directors usaully get these) other executive do a project
sales and the proceeds of the sale (large scale contribution) goes to the
Salvation Army or Goodwill in exchange for the purchase and distribution of
"used" official uniforms. Other Councils simply "file 13ed" the letter,
since in using common sence, it doesn't matter if a Scout is wearing the
19.95 Scout shirt of the tan variety or the 1.99 Scout shirt of the green
khahi design...he is wearing a Scout shirt to a Troop meeting and that
is the bottom line.
(You can still get those Scout shirts, since the Army's management teams
change in the eleven years and Goodwill still sells Scouting articles...
I purchased last year from our Goodwill store three Cub Scout and two
Boy Scout uniforms and a leaders's shirt. I took the patches off and
donated them to a local Cub Pack and Troop that needed the shirts...
[and I encourage you to do likewise!!] )
(I hope that Don can share more light on his particular Council's
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City