G E Hedrick (geh@A.CS.OKSTATE.EDU)
Mon, 5 Jul 1993 11:14:59 CDT
I agree with the policy of scouts not imitating the military, but
I must echo Carroll Hale's comments.
In my experience as a youth through the 1950s, our uniforms looked
very similar to military uniforms. In the days before the "green army"
the khaki uniform looked very similar to an army uniform from the
red "artillery" piping on the hat down to the spats and brown
shoes. I am happy to see that our uniforms have departed so
much from the older military style uniforms.
Two comments on hats:
The boys still don't seem to like the baseball style cap. These
hats frequently are lost. I would like to see the new hats.
Maybe the boys would wear them instead of forgetting where
they took them off and put them down.
Some of us who no longer have the amount of hair we used to have
need a hat when we are out in the sun. Except for more formal occasions,
I wear a baseball cap left over from my days of coaching little
league. Several scout leaders I know wear the Indiana Jones style
fedora for protection from the sun. BTW, one can get a checkerboard
sunburn on the top of the head from wearing the BSA cap. :-)
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