Re: Hats on...hats off. Your input requested
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 17:13:03 EDT
as a parent of a 15 year old that INSISTS that he has a HAT to
match his wardrobes. . . . We have encountered some HAT related
probems. Some kids LIKE hats and may spend a months allowance
for some hats. We have had problems when HATS were lots at
CUB and scout meetings. Since our troop does not REQUIRE
a scout hat to have a complete uniform, I personally do not
see a problem to allow scouts or cubs to wear the hat of choice.
However, at a recent camp, we saw a troop wear each patroll
wore a common hat. Troop looked very sharp, but that is getting
off the issue. You also have to be careful about HAT rules
with foreign socuts or certain religions. I say leave the
Decision on the HAT to the indiviual scouts. There are FAR
more important concerns. In fact, I have know cases wear a
scout stopped going to meetings when he got hassled about
wearing his hat!
Lets concentrate on FUN programs!
still scouting since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City