Re: What to do with extra Pins and Patches
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 23 May 1996 02:06:49 -0400
The Jac-Shirt used to be where Scouts placed their "been there, done
that" patches. It is now restricted to the Philmont Bull and one back
patch. Don't have my insignia guide handy to give you a ref.
The same applies to the OA sash. There is a bias in Boy Scout policy
against wearing what appear to be ad hoc uniform items. There is some
loss of incentive, but the uniform looks a lot better.
Remember, in Boy Scouts you have 70 years to collect stuff on the back
of anything. The memories may be great, but your appearance may not be.
MCB Quantico, VA
Richard L. Axtman wrote:
> It is true that you see many adults wearing the red
> Jac-Shirt, BSA Catalog #T553 and #T554, but not many youth.
> Why you might ask, because the red Jac-Shirt cost $64.40 for
> a youth size and $74.75 to $78.75 depending on an Adults size.
> I think this makes it expensive for some members to purchase,
> when many of them have a hard time affording a complete
> basic uniform. Just wait until the 1997 catalog, I bet the
> prices will be even higher. Historically they did increase
> from the 1995 to 1996 catalog.
> Richard Axtman
> Cubmaster, Pack 6
> Lowell, Massachusetts
> e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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