Re: Uniform Pants
Mon, 8 Jun 1998 04:46:12 -0400
all right, I have received a couple other requests for this information,
and while not wanting to name names, in this case he asked for it.
In 1992 myself and another professional were discussing the possibility
of a uniform bank being set up in Mansfield, Ohio. Then Area director
Bill Spice (now Philmont Director) came in while we were talking amongst
ourselves, and made a thinly veiled threat about wanting to receive
retirement, but undercutting the same system that provided for it.
Has anybody wondered why there is no patch or booklet or other aid to
help a person set up something like this? The reason units aren't
discouraged more than they are is because National doesn't reach that
far into individual units, and because of the uproar if they did.
And wasn't there a thread not long ago about National writing and trying
to prevent Salvation Army and others from handling used uniform parts?
If pressed, it wouldn't be unusual for them to deny it, but those of us
familiar with the system know that it is discouraged.
If your Council Executive or district allows it, that's good. It
probably isn't an area of deep concern for National, but somebody is
taking notes. By the way, while I'm at it, Bill is the same person that
told me my career was over for voting for Perot in 1992!
> At 10:52 PM 6/3/98 -0400, eddunn
> >Low income youth don't have a prayer of being Scouts, because
> the BSA
> >doesn't allow used uniform banks anymore like they encouraged
> for the
> >first 50 years.
> Then someone should write up my Council's professionals, because
> not only
> do they recommend all units to form a used uniform bank, they also
> and distribute them themselves.
> Could the author of the above statement please state why they think
> the BSA doesn't allow used uniform banks?
> Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW
> Chicago Suburbs)
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