Re: Hats on...hats off. Your input requested
Beth Allerton (BETHPET@NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU)
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 15:26:29 EDT
On Wed, 20 Apr 1994 10:10:33 EST Nathan Brindle said:
>My $0.02 on hats--
>Take 'em off when entering a building--but is a mall really a building?
If it has a roof, it is a building. That includes tents/lean-tos.
>I'd say in that case, take a hat off when entering a <store> in the
>mall. HOWEVER, this is a custom that has been dying a slow death for
>a number of years. Remember, styles and customs change. (We may not
Many customs change due to logic (white gloves for ladies in the
summer comes to mind), some because the next generation isn't
taught the custom. That is the case here, I believe.
>agree with them--it's a sign to me that civilization is not what it
>used to be when men don't remove their hats when entering a building.)
Men???? Women historically could keep their hats on inside, but
that was to protect hairdos, keep hatpins etc from being lost,
and it took so long to fix! :) Todays female scouts should also
remove their hats when the men do, unless in a Catholic church.
>And remember--some people have to keep their heads covered for religious
And to show that, they wear Yamakas (I KNOW that is sp wrong!), not
baseball caps. Only time I could see would be if a cancer victim
wished to keep his cap on, but then, he'd be a "sore thumb" for that.
>The rule at our summer camp has always been, if it is not an official Scout
>hat, it comes off for flag ceremonies--and no matter what kind of hat
>it is, it comes off before you enter the dining hall. (Except for,
>again, those who have a religious requirement to keep their heads covered.)
All in all, do you allow your scouts to wear "jams" with their shirts?
How about non-scout (Malcolm X, Bulls,Cowboys) T-shirts on campouts?
I thought the rule was Scout shirt/pants w/ Sc. belt if possible, if not:
dark colored pants/blue jeans were acceptable. If non-scout items are
allowed on other parts of the body (excluding socks/shoes), how can we really
fuss about hats? I tell the cubs and my girls to not mix & match their
scout and civilian clothes outside of their troop/den meeting because it looks
sloppy and detracts from the purpose of wearing the uniform: which is
to be identified as a scout. My girls are allowed to wear their pin on their
nice civvies if they do not have a full uniform. This identifies them just
as well, and the GSUSA don't require the purchase of a uniform. Since BSA
does, then they should wear it correctly. (Can you tell I used to be an MP?)
Beth Allerton (I thought I was done w/ Webelos, but they postponed
Webelos Den Leader the pack meeting/graduation! Agghhhhh!)
Junior GS Leader INTERNET: BETHPET@NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU
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