Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 09:19:58 -0500
In a message dated 10/25/97 6:11:43 AM, ckelley@CAMBER.COM wrote:
I have been away from the list for about two weeks paying homage to the
almighty Mickey Mouse in Orlando. It was a fabulous trip, but I am glad to
get back home and back to work so I can rest, but then I had 15 messages on
my answering machine about Scouts. So no rest for the weary. I have not
had a chance to check the Scout Handbook and Webelos book to see if
anything we did will apply to requirements, but as soon as I do, I will let
the list know.
I just wanted to add my 2 cents worth about uniforms. I also have a
The simple fact of the matter is that boys from age 9 - 13 are growing at
their fastest rate except when they are infants. Scout Shirts can be
bought large and last two to three years. Pants cannot. My two boys (age
10 and 11, 1st Year Webelos, and Scout) change pants sizes at least two,
sometimes three times a year. They are also different enough builds that I
cannot hand pants down. I can get blue jeans and church dress pants for
approximately $12.00 a pair. Scout Pants and Shorts are around $25.00 -
$30.00 a pair. So to keep both of them in official, well fitting pants and
shorts year round would run me upwards of $200.00+ a year. However, when
they go to summer camp, I do make sure they have official pants and shorts.
I do look for experienced Scout Uniform Items, but they are few and far
Another note, for baseball, the jerseys, socks, and hats are all provided.
The only thing we have to provide is pants, cleats, and a glove. Cleats
are optional and are found in great quantity in second hand sporting goods
stores, pants are only $5 - $15, (and the season is short enough that you
usually don't have to worry about them outgrowing them) and a glove is
usually a one time lifetime purchase.
Don't get me wrong, I do think proper uniforming is important, and there
was nothing more impressive than my oldest son as a Second Year Webelos,
perfectly uniformed with all of his pins and patches as he received his
Arrow of Light Award and Bridged to Boy Scouts, but for weekly, get dirty,
regular meetings, an activity T-Shirt and Blue Jeans fit the bill perfectly.
My question is this. One of my committee members changed her son from the
Blue Cub uniform to the Tan Webelos uniform. Her son's Blue Cub Shirt fits
her. (She is a little bitty thing) Can she wear the Blue Shirt and add
adult insignia to it?
Your opinions are welcome.
Tennessee Valley Council
CC - Pack 301
MC - Troop 1
I am a First Class Girl Scout
I have one information question on your post.
You say jerseys, socks and cleats are provided. By whom? Who pays for them?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City