View Full Version : If we get made a piece of Escouts mechandise what would you buy?

06-12-2006, 11:56 PM
If we get made a piece of Escouts mechandise what would you buy? Please note this is multiple choice.

07-12-2006, 12:06 AM
What do u mean by Camp Blanket, the blanket or a blanket badge

07-12-2006, 12:08 AM
What do u mean by Camp Blanket, the blanket or a blanket badge

surly that would be a non uniform badge????

07-12-2006, 12:09 AM
What do u mean by Camp Blanket, the blanket or a blanket badge

oops the badge, sorted now :D

07-12-2006, 11:41 AM
A pin badge - good for advertising and could be discreetly worn on the uniform (shirt collar maybe)

A Lanyard - useful, they don't make an explorer one...

A cup - stainless steel, with a lid, insulated - perfect for camps!

07-12-2006, 11:48 AM
I voted for a few, but a lanyard is a big one for me.

I wear them all the time at events. In Switzerland I was seen wearing three neckers and three lanyards, all at the same time. :D

07-12-2006, 12:29 PM
I think the key thing that th epoll doesnt take into account is price. I would buy a lot of the things on thier and have voted as such but only if they where at a reasonable price. Or if they where quite dear then i may not buy as many of the things.

07-12-2006, 12:30 PM
Thinking about it I no it isnt a poll option but i would buy an escouts hoody aswell.

07-12-2006, 04:34 PM
I agree with humpty that obviously the price would be a major deciding factor, and we would probably have to pay for postage as well.

I voted for Pin Badge and Lanyard, because I agree with what others have said in this topic about them. Although I usually wear my Jamboree wristband, I feel that wristbands aren't a fashionable as they were. It's sad that even though wristbands are mainly for charities, that most people gave up wearing them once the craze had passed.

07-12-2006, 04:55 PM
Its likely that we'd only get 1 or 2 things made initially. Yes price is an issue, as is postage. Someone to do it is also a issue :D

Lots of issues :D

07-12-2006, 05:47 PM
I think we should have Escouts branded sleeping bags :)


07-12-2006, 06:09 PM
Youd probably be making most of this stuff to order so the costs would actually be quite a lot. its unlikley you could justify buying 200 wristbands in the hope that your going to sell them. And to get good deals you probably need to sell them in the thousands.

07-12-2006, 06:45 PM
The guys at http://www.scoutshop.biz/ seem to do a reasonable set of prices to me...


Richard Willars
07-12-2006, 07:19 PM
I think we should have Escouts branded sleeping bags :)



Don't think i'd be buying one of them!

07-12-2006, 07:47 PM
I think that the best idea would be to bulk order things. So you will be invoiced for the cost of the item once 100 people have ordered one for example. That way you get the bulk discount which makes all these things resonable and also allow people to keep their money until the order is about to be placed!

If you need anyone to help out with this im always here (at my desk :))

07-12-2006, 09:44 PM

Don't think i'd be buying one of them!

It'll be a wast of time if you did..you'd forget to take it with you :bigsmiley

Whatever really so long as it's not cheap and nasty:smash: Something well priced that looks good as well. Keep a good image :thup:

07-12-2006, 11:25 PM
Thats a good point dave. Keep them decent pieces of equipmen to buy. You will get the 30 or so regular posters to buy something even if it srubbish but if you are producing something good people will recomend it as a shop and they will replace old/broken things with new ones.

West Hull DESC
08-12-2006, 07:09 PM
don't like lanyards mug or badges better also followedby mouse mag. useit for advertising to.

09-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Camp blanket badges certainly seem quite popular although 30 isnt realy ecenomically viable.

Richard Willars
09-12-2006, 01:44 PM
Camp blanket badges certainly seem quite popular although 30 isnt realy ecenomically viable.

Depends where you get them from...

I wouldn't worry about whether they're economically viable anyway, just choose your favourite item and we'll sort the rest.

Matt Barden
09-12-2006, 07:36 PM
Our Scout Group had some badges made for our campsite for when people stay there, we brought 500 about eight years ago, and we are about to run out again. So you get your money back in the end.


10-12-2006, 09:14 AM
who would put the capital up to do it though?

10-12-2006, 08:02 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about the financial side of it, we (escouts team) will sort that out.

It all boils down to the fact, that we will aim to get a best price as possble. We aren't going to go and try and rip people off, so the prices will be as good as we can get them.....but afterall, we are determind what we charge on what the suppliers can offer us.

We will try and get the best quote.....

13-12-2006, 09:19 AM
Just looking at the poll results I'm suprised the lanyard isnt doing a bit better...

I thought it was esential leader equipment, don't kno how id carry all my stuff wthout some of it round my neck.

13-12-2006, 01:17 PM
I supose the badge sin general are the least usefull of the items.

13-12-2006, 02:35 PM
they may be the least 'useful' in terms of doing something, but they will generate an interest in the site and what escouts can offer, and will get the message out there to the right people.

27-12-2006, 07:49 PM
Whereas things like the wristbands would as we discussed in the other thread be very useful, in finding each other at all sorts of Scouting events, although just a bit too "normal", no-one will really notice them (except us!)

23-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Please vote on this, if you havn't already.....

Decisions are going to be made soon :)

23-03-2007, 04:48 PM
"This poll is closed
that will be a bit hard Graham :rolling_s

Is there a way to extend the poll for those who have not yet voted?

23-03-2007, 08:24 PM
Poll re-opened.

26-03-2007, 02:27 PM
Poll re-opened.Its a bit of a strange question really. I think that 'what would' should be changed to 'what would you consider' as it seems as though you say that you would definatly buy one. For me it would be a maybe, depending on the price and what the product looks like.

It might just be me who thinks that! :P

27-03-2007, 08:37 PM
Oops didn't realised it'd be closed!

sorry !

29-05-2007, 06:07 PM
We make badges for our Explorer Group on a relatively small scale. Basically you use the same paper as for T shirt prints. Make a design on your PC. Print it on the T shirt transfer paper. Then get some white cotton, iron the transfer on, add some backing and if, you can be bothered, overlock the edges with a sewing machine (Obviously you can just print the badge on to a T shirt but thats too easy* !)

If somebody sends me an Escouts design, I'll have a play at weekend

* Don't buy BLACK Tshirts if you have the white transfer paper .......unless you want lots of extra work !

07-06-2007, 01:06 PM
See this announcement