Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Sat, 1 Apr 1995 03:57:24 -0500
Anyone who has taught Woodcarving Merit Badge to scouts either at Summer Camp
or at the troop level must have felt the same frustration I have about those
darn "Official BSA Neickerchief Wood Carving Sets."
Those things are made out of difficult to carve Pine Wood, are way over
priced, and they have a limited selection of topics. To address this problem
one wonderful Camp Program Director in Colorado, Paul McClain, decided to do
something about it. He has made over 40 BASSWOOD slides with complete
instructions and the back bar already attached. The topics include Order of
the Arrow, Scout Sign, all of the Woodbadge Patrols, and a host of other
popular topics. The best part is the price which is only $1.75 each!
(Compare that with Supply Division's price!). Since Paul is a scouter he
understands the requirements and has been one of my favorite suppliers last
In 1993 we had 43 people complete Woodcarving Merit Badge, in 1994 with the
addition of Basswood, X-Acto Woodcarving Sets and a revamped "Department of
Fine Arts & Technology" that number climbed to more than 530 scouts!
Paul has also recently started to tackle other Handicraft problem areas like
the lack of any craft item for Metalworks Merit Badge. He now has a line of
products which cheaply yet completly meet the requirements for this badge.
To get a free catalog write:
9400 West 10th Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80215-4700
Or call him at (303)-987-2727
Please tell him you saw the post on the Internet
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City