Scouts-L Mail Archive for May of 1999: Project C.O.P.E. pamphlet
Project C.O.P.E. pamphlet
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 23:06:39 EDT
Yesterday I stopped by our local scout shop. Browsing through the aisles I
found this interesting loose-leaf inserts entitled "Project COPE." It had a
1" band of paper around the sheets to keep them together so I could not look
at it in the detail I wanted too. However it looked exactly like the stuff of
action and exciting activities I'd like to see our troop focus on at times.
It had no price on it. I brought it to the register and declared to everyone
within ear shot "I trust its not more than $10.00." The clerk smiled and
looked up its price and declared "No its not $10.00 its $25.00."
$25.00! For what there is no folder it comes with. It appeared to be basic
duplication on a copy machine. It's not in color. It's not on paper like the
new handbook or Scoutmaster Handbook. And to insult to injury the clerk adds
"Wow the new Scoutmaster Handbook is only $10.00.
With all seriousness what is the price in other scout shops around the
country? I can't locate my scout catalog to see if its in there yet. I really
really wanted to buy it but $25.00!
John Blanchard SM Troop 35 Narragansett Council, BSA (Rhode Island)