Re: Insignia aesthetics
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 28 Oct 1991 09:06:45 EST
Goodwill outlets (at least in Western NY) have been informed that
they could not SELL scouting items, unless they were a registered
official scouting supply center. I am not sure if some of those
stores that are official supply centers complained, or if it was
a concern about people being able to buy old uniforms with rank
patches, and wear them. Maybe this goes back to the 60's when
those "Hippie" types worn military uniforms, to include rank etc.
There are other small time second hand stores that still have
old scout shirst, but when I asked at a local Goodwill, why they
didn't have scout uniforms, I was informed of the above policy.
I do not know who told them they couldn't sell used scout stuff.
I personally do not think that second hand uniforms should be
banned from sale by Goodwill unless used uniforms are handled
by other "official" outlets. It makes it hard for some troops
get their scouts in uniforms at all! If you can find a used
shirt for $4 or $5, a family may cosider it, but if they are
limited to full price uniforms, I am concerned that some scouts
may not get into scouting, for the lack of the cost of a shirt!
DOn Izard, scouter
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City