Re: Troop neckerchieves
John Gabriel (gabriel@FREENET.MSP.MN.US)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 16:15:49 -0500
'Michael N. Kazarinoff wrote...'
>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.
We give our new scouts a plain neckerchief. In the past, they would be able to
purchase the troop neckerchief (which has an embroidered image) after 1 year,
but as been changed to when they earn first class.
>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.
We have no problem with troop unity as we do with patrol unity. Our
troop of 34 tends to do or want to do many things together and have
until recently had one patrol cook for different meals. We are now strongly
recommending that they cook seperately. Does anyone have "Patrol" shirts?
Or patrol color troop shirts where each patrol chooeses their own color shirt
for their troop shirt, with possibly their own design on the back. The
boys hate Scout Shirts and will take them off when not required, so I would
like to find a shirt that all the boys would like to wear when not wearing
the scout shirt (campouts for instance) so they look like a group. This
idea is still in development so may have some issues not yet settled yet.
John Gabriel, SM Troop 107
Indianhead Council, Kaposia District
West St. Paul, Mn
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