Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Those Uniform Pants Again
Re: Those Uniform Pants Again
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 18:00:27 -0700
> But there is evidence that a modern, western, democratic
> nation can market quality products at a more reasonable cost.
I wonder how well the quality of the Goodwill cargo pants compares with
the standard Army cargo pants? See:
> I'm sitting here with a 1999 Scouts Canada catalog open in
> front of me. Their trousers have REAL cargo pockets capable
> of carrying a Handbook and more, and in the youth versions
> are advertised as also having reinforced knees. Cost: $30CD
> youth, $40CD adult. That translates to about $20USD and $27USD.
We buy our olive drab Army cargo pants (BDUs) at a local Army supply
store (http://troop252.com/uniform/armynavy.htm). Youth sizes are $20
and adult sizes are $30. They are new and made in the USA. This seems
to be the standard retail price for very good quality cargo pants made
Cheaper pants are available through the mail:
http://troop252.com/uniform/bdu2.htm but if you want a USA product
you have to read the descriptions.
> Scouts Canada shows on it's cover a leader/venturer (?) in
> non-regulation light-blue washed denim jeans; tan pants
> (pg.24); and, medium blue jeans (pg.26). I guess their
> "uniform Mounties" were off-duty when the catalog was put
> together. ;-)
I wonder how comfortable their cargo pants are if the catalog models
won't wear them? :-)
We now require our Scouts to buy their BDUs before they buy the Uniform
Shirt. They buy them from the Troop so that we can make sure that the
color matches and that they have the polyester blend and not the 100%
cotton version. After a month they can't participate in the weekly
game if they don't wear them. Since we switched to Army cargo pants as
our "Troop Activity Uniform" we haven't had a Scout show up to a
meeting or outing with blue jeans in months. The BDU shorts are also
very popular, I always see our Scouts on their bikes and at the mall
wearing them. They are a good investment.
Yours in Scouting,
SM, Troop 252
Buffalo and a Beaver too.