Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Those Uniform Pants Again
Re: Those Uniform Pants Again
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 13:40:36 EDT
In a message dated 8/31/99 1:27:10 PM, bharper@VT.EDU writes:
<< These jeans
are American-made and their sale helps sustain a program that helps
those who need a little extra assistance. The manufacture of jeans is
an outgrowth of the production of battle dress trousers for the
military, other uniform items, and American and Florida state flags.
How does this apply to the Boy Scouts? If a program this good at helping
people can sell a pair of well-made jeans for under $20, then why can't
Scout uniform pants be done the same way? >>
This is an interesting suggestion Bruce. In addition to writing to National
Supply, there is a volunteer advisory committee which works with National
Supply. With a little spade work, it should be possible to get the
suggestion to them too.
However, I would note that, although American made, these Goodwill products
would not be UNION made. It was once explained to me that it was a National
Supply policy that all uniform parts had to be American made, Union made.
Labor unions are an important sponsor of Troops, Packs, Crews, etc. There is
an American Labor Merit Badge.