Lynda J wrote:We don't require BSA pants or shorts. Our troop has to many low income kids. To tequire them to spend nearly $40 for a pair of pants thay wear only a few times a month would put to many either out of the troop or in very difficult financial hardship.
The pants are expensive. To help with this we maintain a uniform back (and have people within our CO who regularly check out goodwill and the salvation army for us). We also set up accounts with our popcorn sale. Normaly the unit gets 30%. We have it set up so the unit gets 15% and the scouts get 15%. They are allowed to use this money on anything scouting related. Equipment, trips, etc. But the first use has to be compleating the uniform. After that they can use it to buy a pair of hikeing boots if they want to, as long as they bring in the boots and recipt so we know it's going for scouting equipment.