Re: New shirts
Blaine S Nay (b.nay.scouts-l@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 10:34:43 -0700
On Sat, 29 Aug 1998 16:18:46 EDT Sharon Hahn digest <Hahnhaven@AOL.COM>
>My son is a Webelos 1 now, and his blue cub scout shirt is getting too
>for him. He has so many patches and arrow points on it, I cringe to
>sewing everything on a new shirt. What have others done.
>Khaki shirt and all patches, or modify the patches, forget the arrow
>When my older son became a BS, that was when he got the khaki shirt but
>everyone is getting it in WEBELOS. I wish that never happened.
>Sharon Hahn, Cadette Leader, GSUSA
The khaki uniform is authorized for Webelos. As you mention, by the time
they reach this age, they have long outgrown the blue uniform. I
recommend your Scout keep his blue uniforms as it is, with all patches -
it's a great keepsake. Get him the new khaki uniform. It'll make him
Consider looking in thrift stores for uniforms. I almost never buy new
uniforms - even for myself. Thrift store uniforms are usually in new or
almost new condition, since they're placed there by families who don't
put much effort into Scouting. When I was a Webelos leader (and, later,
a Scoutmaster) I used to buy dozens of uniform pieces for resale at cost
to my Scouts. When they outgrew a shirt, they could trade it in for a
larger model at no charge.
By the way, I've seen mothers attach patches with a glue gun. Don't do
it! It makes a terrible mess in the heat of a dryer. It ruins the shirt
for removal of patches (it leaves an ugly glue stain). Have the boy sew
his own patches on. My mother did, and she expected me to do the job
neatly. I'm glad she did.
Blaine S Nay, Silverdale, Washington, USA
I used to be a Buffalo, SE-350-83
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