Troop T-shirts - Looking for Non-Cotton
Bob Myers (rmyers@ONE.NET)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 09:46:31 -0500
It's time to refresh our troop t-shirt supply. We really like the
simple design that we acquired locally last spring and they're real
comfortable, but they have one major disadvantage - they're at least 50%
cotton. While backpacking in the Smokies last year, they litterally
would not dry out, even after 2 days on a clothes line or dangling of
the back of my pack.
And then there is the "cotton kills" thing during the winter (some local
college students recently died in Europe skiing while wearing cotton).
Of course, the Scouts don't have to wear the troop t-shirt under their
uniform in the winter, but wouldn't it be nice if we could recommend
that they do because the troop T will perform better than the cotton
they are probably used to wearing.
Any other troops use a higher performance material for their troop
t-shirts? If so, what would be a good source. We paid $5.85 each for
last year's batch, but would be willing to pay more for a higher
Bob Myers, SM Troop 575, Cincinnati, Ohio
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City