Re: More on t-shirts and scouts
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 21 Dec 1993 09:49:59 CST
The idea of patrol t-shirts sounds great to me, kind of like the different
colored cub scout t-shirts I see in the catalog.
This past summer I noticed that most of the troops at summer camp had
their own t-shirt which they usually wore during the day time. One troop,
which apparently had a lot of resources, had a different shirt for each day.
I didn't notice that any were patrol specific but they might have been. And,
one day they wore the camp's t-shirt.
I would suggest that national could make shirts to fit each of the "standard"
patrol medalions. These could be personalized with a troop number or something
similar. Only problem is that the price would be MUCH higher than we could
get them made locally.
If a troop maintained the same patrol names over time--my youth troop always
had Beavers and Panthers with the third patrol changing names from time to
time--you could probably get a local screen printer to keep a screen on file
and print up a half-dozen or so on request. I like Don's suggestion of
As a boy, we had three troops within a two-block radius. We met on the same
night at the same time. Frequently during the summer we would gather at a
nearby park for a three-way capture the flag game. The only way you could
tell one troop from another was by the neckerchief which according to the
rules had to be worn in plain sight (i.e., not under a jacket).
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