scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Sewing on patches
Tue May 23 2000 - 20:39:34 CDT
Oh yeah, one more thing, please learn to sew your own patches on and then
teach your boy when he hits First Class.
I gave my kid his own "Merit Badge Application Kit" a long time ago. It has
served him well as camp staff, too. I haven't sewn on anything since the kid
stopped earning arrow points.
Take one small Rubbermaid (c) box, the one that's about 5x3x3, and stock it
1) five metal bobbins, available in the notions department, filled with red,
yellow/gold, white, khaki-tan, and navy thread.
2) One paper of sewing needles
3) One thimble (really-- you'll need it for forcing the needle thru MB
edges). Get a large one, which can be used on smaller and growing fingers; a
small one will be useless
4) one small pincushion OR a small magnet with a bunch of dressmaker's pins--
they're the long straight pins with big glass heads. The magnet's useful for
picking them up if you drop them, too <G>
5) one small pair of folding scissors
6) (extra credit) a tape measure-- one of the three-foot keychain ones from a
tool company is fine
You can put all this together for less than eight bucks, esp if you scrounge
from your own supplies. You might want to give one to each new Scout !
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...