Re: Thrift store uniforms
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 17:00:18 -0500
Thank you very much, Jan, for those really kind words....and for seeing that
those shirts got used instead of occupying space in an already cluttered
>Now - my latest donation to the uniform bank is two olive-colored (not
>khaki) Boy Scout shirts with no collars. Can someone date them?
They are between 1960 and 1974, Jan; during those times, the BSA had a thing
with collarless shirts. They MUST BE WORN WITH A NECKERCHIEF; that's the
way they were designed to be worn. So attach a generic neckerchief with a
safety pin to the shirt when you swap it out to a Scout/Scout's family (a
small note attached would help as well).
> Can we use them? Once a uniform, always a uniform right? Are there >any
special "uniform parts" which must be worn with this style of shirt?
Any of the old-style khaki Scout pants or shorts would go fine with those
shirts to make them "official wear". And yeah, once an official Scout
uniform, IF WORN COMPLETE (that means neckerchief!), always an official
I've got one of those collarless Scout shirts in my closet....I wear it
sometimes when I'm at camp...it's a bit cooler than the collared shirts...and
I can do this "swivel thing" with my neckerchief....
(huh?? With a collarless shirt, you can literally make your neckerchief
swivel around ones' neck....as a kid, we thought that was "neat!" *giggle*)
>There is also a collarless blue Cub shirt sitting on the rack at the local
>thrift store. Should I pick that up for the closet?
Yep, and the same thing applies with that shirt as the Boy Scout shirts.
Lucky Cub Scout that gets *that shirt*!
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