scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Zero Tolerance & Uniforms
Chris Summers (ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM
Thu Jun 08 2000 - 07:32:16 CDT
At 09:10 AM 6/5/00 -0400, Rick Seymour wrote:
>The Uniform is marked up 40%
>>higher than the RETAIL price of the vastly superior army BDU, meaning
>>at LEAST 80% (probably closer to 90%) of the Uniform is pure profit.
Somewhere in my desk I've got the letter my father in law received from
National (from their Madison Avenue, NY address) in the 30's advising him he
was accepted to go to the Jamboree (the one that was later cancelled because
of the polio outbreak, was it '35?). It instructed him to get the "Official
BSA vat dyed boiled wool uniform" which cost $2.00 and 2 "Official Jamboree
neckerchiefs," cost was .25 each. Now I realize $2.50 was a lot of money
back then but it sure doesn't seem like there was much room for profit. As
for a vat dyed boiled wool uniform it makes me itch just thinking about it!
Chris in Houston