Re: New Boy Scout hat
Thomas C. Petrik (EC92@AOL.COM)
Tue, 4 Jul 1995 18:00:08 -0400
ASlso returned fromPTC, let me point out that the hats mentioned earlier are
in several colors, which are being checked for temperature differences (youth
all wanted dark, adults all wanted light) and for wearability. This is not
something you should count on seeing in the near future as national will try
this out several other places before putting it into place, and must test it
(as I suggested) someplace farther east to be sure it's liked. Besides,
everyone thinks the hat looks grreat unitl we talk about price ($27.00???).
Remember, these are the same people who tell you your uniforms must be made
in the USA and dropped cargo pockets because they cost $1.00 each now
suggesting a hat that may ...repeat MAY... come down as low as 20 or even 15
bucks instead of the current estimate, making a full uniform worth
approximately $130.00 to a new scout.
I reminded National thAt I was the first to tell them the short socks
wouldn't fly at PTC in 1993. Same for ythe shorts that removed the cargo
pockets at the same time we were telling them the pocket should be big enough
to hold a handbook. I am assured that they will do a lot more testing before
stepping out on a limb.
They do look great, especially out west with that western flavor, but will
they live? I doubt it, if nothing else look at the canadian scouts who use a
similar hat but made at a "reduced" price and with cheaper materials. Tilly
set up a booth at their Jambo and sold every kid there - at $40.00 a hat - a
tilly in a design and color that just came close to the canadian hat. I also
told national that.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City