Re: Supply Division Wish List
Pat & Mike Sempsrott (sempsrot@PEGANET.COM)
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 08:03:25 -0500
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 16:23:53 -0500
>From: Bob Myers <rmyers@ONE.NET>
>Subject: Re: Supply Division Wish List
>On Wed, 18 Dec 1996, "John K. Spitznagel, Jr." <jks@GISKARD.UTMEM.EDU>
>>** Reply to note from Ed Henderson <BigEdBSA@AOL.COM> Wed, 18 Dec 1996
>>> * Bring back the Cargo Pocket Pants
>>To which I add:
>> Increase the Cotton content in the clothing!!!!!
>Since our troop teachs that "cotton kills" and do not recommend/allow it on
>many winter and high adventure outings, I would vote to reduce the cotton
>content in most clothing in favor of wool or polyester fleece. A Scout's
>ability to survive in the current uniform far exceeds his chances in cotton
>jeans and shirt.
Forgive me for disagreeing, but speaking as one who lives in the south,
where temps in the 40's are considered frigid, and also as one who is
allergic to wool, I believe there is plenty of room for cotton as well as
the wool blends in Scout uniforms. I CANNOT wear wool - it is more than
just uncomfortable, I wind up being downright sick in a short period of
time. As a matter of fact - I don't allow 100% wool clothing in my home - I
would not be able to live here. I even avoid wool blends for my family,
since I do 95% of the laundry I have to handle them, and it is
uncomfortable! Not all of us will be doing arctic camping, or even camping
in very cold weather. Many of us, on the other hand do have to deal with
extreme heat and humidity. Polyester blends do not breath as well as
cotton, although I admit they also do not wrinkle as badly - I guess it's a
trade-off each of us should decide on.
Anyway the main point of this ramble is that it would be nice if the
uniforms were available in a variety of fabric choices so that we could all
satisfy our personal needs and preferences!
Calusa District, Southwest Florida Council
Speaking only for myself!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City