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Units Should Have a Uniform Closet

A boy whose family can't afford a Scout shirt will stick out from his peers in a negative way.  He may not join Scouts at all because he can't get a shirt, or he may quit when he's the only one never in a Scout shirt.  Yet, put that boy in a uniform, and the stigma goes away - and he can show what he is capable of doing.  In that way, have a uniform in a group like Scouting is an equalizer.

Do you have a uniform that you would like to donate?  Does your unit have a Uniform Closet?  If your unit doesn't have a closet, maybe you can help them set one up.  Talk to parents from your unit, asking them to donate shirts their sons have out grown.  Or if you know someone whose son is no longer in Scouting, see if they would like to donate their shirt. 

In the meantime you can drop off your "gently used" shirts at the Council Service Center.  Shirts must be in a wearable condition.  They should be of the current style with no stains or tears.  "Keep your memories" by removing all patches that have significance to you or your son.

The council currently has a limited selection of "slightly used" uniforms.