Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 22:20:10 CST
Here in cowboy country where cowboys remove their hat only to tip it to a
woman and then immediately replace it, we have no problems at scout meeting.
Non uniform hats are not worn--the terminology we use is "loose the hat"--
which really means that hats are not worn because only the SM wears an
official hat (broad brim). I have one but do not wear it very often.
Contrary to all the other units in the area, we also wear official pants or
shorts (we have two non-compliants of 31 scouts and the pressure is starting
to get to them). Some scouts have shorts only and just freeze for both weeks
of winter. Many have long pants as well. In our troop, full uniform means
the whole works (except hats). If you want to wear a hat, it must be official.
BTW, SOME cowboys do take their hats off in church. They are normally worn
everywhere else. Those old movies that showed cowboys hangin their hats on a
peg as they entered a house are a bit inaccurate!!
Hey, maybe we should adopt a cowboy hat for our unit.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
multiple hat->ASM, Troop 18
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