Re: Council Strips
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 20 May 1993 16:50:37 EDT
Scotts observation that some councils change CSP to make money
seems obvious. It happens all over. Some councils issue
SPECIAL SME csp's with a silver mylar border for a $50 donation
and gold for $100. Every NEW CSP design is bought up by hunderds
of CSP collectors. Some councils even charge a PREMIUM fee for
out of council orders, like Twin Rivers, which sells the CSP at
$2 to council members or $5 mail order to out of council.
So whats the problem?? HEY, I say let them make all the money
they can off patch sales. The scouts are not forced to go buy
new csp's. As Mike said, as long as the council name is correct
and the FDL or BSA in in the patch, is is leagal to wear.
Too many people look at the cost of patches as a liability to
the council. A few years back, Greater Niagara Frontier coucnil
sold a 75th anniversary patch for $10 each, pre paid orders only!
They sold about 1,000 of them for a total of $10,000 income, and
about $8,000 net profit! Not a bad deal. Now they have a special
council jacket patch for sale at $10, same deal. Sounds fine to me.
No one if forced to buy it, and it make money for the program!!!
Action Center 'C', jambo '93 staff!!! yeah I'm going to get some CSP's!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City