Re: Neckercheif source
John Elsbree (elsbree@MSN.COM)
Mon, 4 Mar 1996 06:46:58 UT
Back when I was a Scout, our troop obtained its neckerchieves by simply
purchasing a dozen yards or so of some inexpensive fabric, cutting it into
triangles of appropriate size, and hemming the edges. We didn't bother with
silkscreening, embroidery, or patches. OK, so we were cheap. But they were so
inexpensive that we were able to issue new ones to the entire troop every
year, at the COH following our rechartering. Each year, we had a different
fabric pattern; usually a colorful, yet tasteful, plaid.
On certain occasions, such as the annual troop potluck dinner, everyone would
wear their oldest troop neckerchief (the one that had been issued to them
during their first year). What a colorful display that was!
To go one step beyond this level of simplicity, I suppose you could sew on
some of those white-on-red troop numerals. I've seen this done before by some
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City