Michael N. Kazarinoff (mnk1@CORNELL.EDU)
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 23:03:52 -0400
Our troop has light blue neckerchieves (hemmed edges) with the troop logo
printed in black in the "point." The logo is about 3 inches square, and is
centered about one inch from each outside edge and the point.
For many years our former scoutmaster used to silk-screen these individually,
but after he left, we didn't have anymore scarves, and for several years our
Last year, I took this on as my personal project, and I ordered 100 blank
from a catalogue for about $2.00 each. Then we had them printed at our local
screen printer . At the same time, we ordered troop tee-shirts
(white with the same size black logo printed over the heart) for those
who were interested. We sold each tee-shirt for a small profit of $3.00,
which helped to off-set the cost of the scarves.
We gave every boy in the troop a new neckerchief that year and since
then, we only give them to the newbies. If a scout loses his scarf, he
pays $3.00 for a new one. We have about 50 left in our inventory, and the
should last a few years.
The tee-shirts were a big hit, and I ordered them again this year.
This time, we got light blue shirts with the logo again in black.
Some of the parents ordered them too. We don't pressure kids
to buy them, and about two-thirds do. At $3.00 profit each, it makes
a small, pleasant fund-raiser.
The troop uses light blue as our "color." It helps unite the boys,
as well as making decorating for parties and Courts of Honor easier.
Holly Kazarinoff, Ithaca, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City