"I was a Boy Scout and enjoyed my time," Minker said. "We camped and had a campfire — so that was inspiration for one shirt. One has a lake scene, which you see at campsites, and that one is selling very well. It's probably our second-best selling design because it's got a lot of color and flare."
The No. 1 seller features the Boy Scout logo on the front and a Summit Bechtel Reserve logo on the sleeve. It has shipped to Tamarack, Pipestem State Park and rest areas along the West Virginia Turnpike.
"It has two pieces of artwork — that seems to be the one people buy as a souvenir," Minker said.
So far, about 5,000 shirts have been distributed, and Tamarack is the largest of the 25 accounts receiving merchandise, Minker said.
Benton said Tamarack is looking toward commissioning West Virginia artists for other souvenirs — like cups or key chains.
Corporate Identity so far has not produced additional Boy Scout items for retailers.
"We haven't at this time, but we probably could if we have requests," Minker said. "It's the first year, so we're not quite sure what to expect. And it's just about 40 days out now — so it's a short selling period.
"But with stores that have sold the T-shirts, they've been selling well and have reordered. That's a good sign. That means local people are probably buying them to have a souvenir, and that means a lot."