Re: Blue Cards (not as long as Bruce)(unless you don't cut
Strommen, Randy (RLSTROMMEN@DOWELANCO.COM)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 13:22:33 -0500
A few years ago, our Council tried to save some bucks and not purchase
the perforated, printed blue cards. Instead the copied (xeroxed - for
the patent lawyers out there) the cards onto blue stock. This resulted
in cards at all kinds of catty-wompus angles and the back of the card
not lining up in the front.
So, I opened up my little Microsoft Publisher and redid the blue cards.
Including everything except the bar code. Now, for the price of a stack
of blue card stock (6.00) you can have 750 Merit Badge cards. Oh, I can
now also customize the cards and fill out the basic information such as
Troop / Council, whatever.
Our council has since returned to the free blue cards, perforated, and
printed, so demand for my little file has evaporated. Still, it's nice
to know that if I need one, I just have to print it out.
Why doesn't national put these kind of things on the Web. It's not like
they make money at it or anything. (Ooops, maybe someone does...)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City