Re: Class F?
Lewis P. Orans (LPORANS@I-LINK.NET)
Wed, 26 Apr 1995 22:17:29 -0500
Oh my gosh. Turning up shorts and shirtsleeves. 3 turns on each if you were
cool. Isn't it odd that in the 50's and 60's the shorts were long and we
rolled 'em up to be stylish. In the 90's the shorts are short and older,
rounder Scouter dare not bend too quickly. And if the BSA made their 1950's
style long shorts (with pleats until about '55 or '56, they would compete
directly with Ralph Lauren at about $90-$100 per pair and the teens might join
I love to tell my Scouts to look in an old Scout Handbook or Fieldbook and
point out the crease marks on the long shorts and the unrolled shirt sleeves.
In the 1950's edition of the Fieldbook and SMHB you can coun the folds and know
that from the 30's forward three was the number.
Thanks for evoking a great set of memories. "Pop" Austin, my 1960 Jamboree SM
saying: "Roll those sleeves down young man. That's a uniform, not a clown
Yours in Scouting,
Sam Houston Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City