Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 29 May 1995 06:18:35 -0400
On Wed, 24 May 1995, Branden Morris wrote:
> any change in the uniform creates a drastic increase in price; National
> can absorb the difference once in a while (which is why the new pants
> didn't cost more than the old ones) but cannot do it all the time,
> especially when they have a large inventory of new-style pants.
I doubt that a simple pattern change is very costly. And, we're not
talking about scrapping present stock, are we?
> Personal opinion: Don't wear Scout pants camping! :) I don't
> feel the uniform is appropriate for camping, in terms of durability and
> comfort/temperature. I prefer military-style BDUs or other kinds of
> legwear, not Scout uniform pants. BDUs have plenty of cargo room and are
> a lot more suited to the abuses of camping, as are wool-lined jeans like
> LL Bean makes, or various kinds of canvas or wool pants from EMS or REI.
> I save my uniform for functions like meetings, parades, public service,
> > I asked about having both types of pants (with and without the cargo
> > pocket) but was told that they wouldn't do that because then the
> > uniform wouldn't be uniform.
This is clearly just a lame excuse, not a reason.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City