Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 16 Nov 1992 11:18:41 EST
On Mon, 16 Nov 1992 09:44:43 CST Kathie Cerveny said:
I am properly again corrected, that the PLC makes the operative decisions
on uniforms in a TROOP, but the time I WAS IMPACTED, I WAS WITH A CUB PACK.
However, the fact that the PLC can make decisions, that already implys that
there is some leaway, or flexibility in the "OFFICIAL" rules. The MAJOR
OPERATIVE word in #2 below is "MAY"!!!! as in the HEADGEAR *MAY* be worn!
The policy does not state *MUST* or *IS REQUIRED* to be worn, nor even that
it is required to posses, or to have nearby, since the HAT is never to be
hung from a belt etc. I most states when a hat CAN NOT be worn! And what
is the OFFICIAL hat for a UNIT, is also up to the PLC! Some units still
wear RED berets, some order special hats from National, and the National and
World Jambo troops all get Contingent or event hats or both. And, as has
been pointed out, the current updates are in SCOUTING Mag,s and not always
what is in outdated pubs.
>1. In a troop, the Patrol Leader Council makes decisions on uniforms, NOT
>2. Here it is -----
>`` Official headgear may be worn while the unit or individual is
>participating in an indoor formal ceremony or service duty, except in
>religious institutions where custom forbids. Typical indoor activities of
>this type are flag ceremonies, INSPECTIONS, orderly duty, or ushering
>service. In any informal indoor activitiy where no official ceremony is
>involved ,the headgear is removed as when in street clothes. The scouter
>dress uniform is always worn without headgear. Pins may be worn on th
>ejamboree hat but only while at the jamboree and Webelos activity badges
>may be word on the Webelos cap. No other pins may be worn on official
>headgear of the BSA.''
>------------------------Insignia Guide, 1991 printing (latest), page 3
>--excerpt from Rules and Regulations.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City