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    • As does my wife.  We're not made of money and most certainly don't want to spend more than we have to.  Not in any way to challenge your perspective here.  It just feels like I see these uniform threads and everyone says - uniforms are way too expensive.  .Yet, when I look at the prices, they are no more expensive than a lot of mid-tier clothing.  If the shirt or pants was $60, then yes -  I'd say they are expensive.  Sure, I'd love to pay $20 for a pair of pants - but since the BSA doesn't have Walmart volume I fear what would happen to the quantity.  For something that lasts we a few years and I wear weekly for Scouting (if not more), I don't think I'd want to see the reduced quality from shaving $30 or $40 off the price of the uniform.  If the uniform lasts me 3 years, that would net me about a $1 a month in returned savings.  I'm fine paying a $1 a month if the uniform lasts me a little longer. 
    • Only 800 miles?    Gotta look into my files for the name and specifics, but there was an Argentinian Boy Scout in that era who walked from Buenos Aires  to the New York World's Fair. he started off with a patrol, but over the journey 1 died and some left after the death. The remaining Scouts were arrested during one country's political upheaval/civil war, and more left after that. The rest left at some point in Central America. It took him 3 or 4 years. Hiking long distances wasn't unheard of at the time apparently. Gotta find the book!.
    • For some of us, the prices you list are expensive. Thrift stores, yard sales, craigslist, etc is where the wife and I shop.
    • Don't over-think. Did more scouts join than quit since you started? Give yourself full credit. If you're wrong, your UC can amend it.
    • Obviously for new units, you simply replace the words "at the end of the prior charter year" with "on the initial charter." You therefore have: Number of youth members on the most recent charter renewal (A) divided by the number of youth registered on the initial charter (B) minus any age-outs (C). Total = (A) / (B-C)...
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