Re: Hats on...hats off. Your input requested
Barb Stephens (bsteph@BLUEJAY.CREIGHTON.EDU)
Thu, 21 Apr 1994 14:31:56 -0500
After reading Beth's comments to Nathan's comments ...
Our Cub Scout Troop is initiating a "Uniform Recycling" program through
which we hope to make shirts and scarfs available from one den to the
next year's den. Many boys outgrow their shirts and/or the uniform
changes from one level to the next. While it may not be practical to
recycle Tiger shirts and some boys (parents) may want to keep their shirt
&/or scarf, there are plenty others that are willing. And, in this day
and age of recycling, why not recycle uniforms?
This issue came up for our Blue & Gold banquet. We had the local VFW
present color guard and later do a uniform inspection of all the scouts.
We had a few "multiple scout" families who had been "sharing" the single
shirt the family owned and then there were those who just couldn't afford
the clothing. So, we pooled our efforts, contacted past Cub Scouts and
got everyone the needed clothing. The inspection (shirts clean & neat &
tucked in, badges in appropriate places, etc) went very well. The VFW
played it up and the boys really "ate it up", standing in line, very tall
Oh yes - we also encourage boys to get a plastic badge protector/holder
(found at the local Scouts distributor store) for their badges, so the
shirts can be "passed on". This keeps the badges neat and prevents the
fraying and wear that results from multiple washings. (The holder is
"buttoned" over the pocket button.) We may start presenting this plastic
holder with their Bobcat badge. I don't know how to deal with the arrow
points - haven't found a holder for them.
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