Re: t-shirt giveaway?
George Hamilton (gham@TELPLUS.NET)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 10:10:03 -0400
Not sure precisely what you're asking but I'll nibble on a couple of things.
We have the same thinking about the use of Scout t-shirts in Troop 44. We
refer to them as "class b's" and we have requirements about them. We
announce when "class a's" are required and we require them. Certain meals,
COH at camp, visitor night if we have one, etc. Class b's are required at
certain other functions (some service projects such as our annual "roadside
cleanup", e.g.) and other times, no uniform at all is required, though we
still have a bit of a dress code (scout spirit sort of discourages South
The boys can buy or win t-shirts. Believe it or not, Scouters have been
donating t-shirts for various contests throughout the year.
Our final rule is, however, no matter WHAT, we will not make a policy about
anything that becomes a financial burdan on a family. We think ourselves
superior to the average athletic organization in that we don't put such
demands on the parents! So, if a Scout can't afford a shirt, we will find
him one...SOMEhow! (So far, so good...but I personally have 2 uniform
purchases in my budget just in case...)
ASM Troop 44, Orrington ME
From: Mark Arend <arend@CENTURYINTER.NET>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Sunday, September 20, 1998 07:53 PM
Subject: t-shirt giveaway?
This idea came up in disscussion with one of my ASMs yesterday & I'd like to
bounce it off this group.
We are trying to encourage the wearing of Scout t-shirts on campouts, etc.
And before anyone jumps on me, yes we also wear the regular tan uniform
shirt. But for some activities you want to wear a t-shirt instead. And we
mostly see shirts from sports teams, nike, etc. (no South Park yet, thank
Anyway, when someone joins they get a Troop t-shirt but a lot of the guys
don't have any other Scout shirts.
Finally, the idea (at last). The Troop would give a camp t-shirt to any
Scout who is registered for summer camp by a certain date. Or we could give
them a discount on them--perhaps they pay $5 and the Troop pays the
The advantages would be that each Scout would have an additional Scout
t-shirt they could wear on campouts, etc. We might also get them to commit
to summer camp earlier (although camp attendance hasn't really been a
problem). The disadvantage would be an additional drain on the Troop
treasury, but I think we can handle it.
Mark W. Arend
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