scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Berets?!?
Jack W. Sandoz, Jr. (jsandoz@EARTHLINK.NET
Wed May 10 2000 - 04:45:16 CDT
Our troop and all the Scouts that I'm aware of in the L.A. area wear Bancroft Berets.
They also supply our military. I have no relation to them other than buying our berets
there. They are really nice people to deal with. GOOD PRICES. Here's the link:
If you have a tax ID number...�
I will add that I had no wish to go into retail haberdashery. We bought up all we could
find at the surplus stores in the San Fernando Valley. I tried to ascertain when more
might come in (at least to replentish their stock. Not much help there but one "merchant"
offered to order for us 'in quantity, full payment in advance, no discount' and 'they
should come in in four to eight weeks'. We did that...ONCE. We wanted All the boys and
Frankly, I don't know how "merchants" with that 'don't care' attitude stay in business.
Then I found the manufacturer on the WEB in Cabot, AR. They ship direct in days and don't
charge the card 'til they do. Did I mention GOOD PRICE?
I once saw a sign in a business that read: "If you like our products and service, tell
your friends." You might mention the SM at Troop 007...did.
Jack Sandoz, SM Troop 007, Granada Hills, CA
P.S. The boys decided at the last minute to choose Forest Green over Red. A concerned
parent stated that RED BERETS were worn by some gang members. I don't know if that's
either true or relevant but when they produced a full page color photo of 'Bitin' Mike'
Tyson wearing a red beret...that did it. They dumped my talk of Tradition (the red). I
wish I had a picture of our "Major Mike" in his beret to show them but I didn't even know
of this list in Jan. '99.
P.P.S. The boys who earn First Class are awarded the large First Class pin to wear on
Ken Segota wrote:
> ...In quantity you should be able to find a reasonable price from some surplus store in
> your area or off the Net...