Re: Nationals(Trading post)
Andy McElhannon (Andrew_McElhannon@BAYLOR.EDU)
Tue, 9 May 1995 11:11:22 +0000
Mike Walton said:
>The BSA National Office is worth a small short trip if you're around
>Irving. There's a *small* display that is changed about once a
>quarter which revolves around the national emphasis programs. Most
>importantly, you get a *small* glimpse at the national operation.
>There's also a small trading post which does carry some uniform
>parts, some literture and some insignia. Its main claim to fame is
>this is the place to get your "official" BSA National Office
>memorbilia, including the infamous "National Office CSP".
While I was up at Nationals several months ago (Sept 94), finishing up some work
with Tony Booth (the BSA's Siberian Scout Initiative Director), I did not see
the trading post, which conforms with what I found out earlier, and that was the
National Office closed the trading post in the office building due to the belief
that it was competing with the Scout shops of the Circle Ten and Longhorn Area
Councils. The National Office also closed another Scout Shop in Dallas Area
that was operated by Nationals rather than the local councils.
Can anyone say whether or not Nationals has re-opened the trading post in the
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