Hats, hats and more hats
hilding holroyd (blustone!hemingway!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 13:47:49 EDT
Whether or not to wear a hat?
I, basically, have lost this battle, especially with my own teenage sons.
They wear a baseball cap style hat AT ALL TIMES. They have succommed to
my unilateral rule of "you are NOT wearing a hat at the table [to eat]!"
At all other times, they wear one. Oh well. Pick the battles, I guess.
In a previous troop, I did not allow any "non-uniform" items into the hall.
If they wore a hat in the hall, it had to be BSA. This applied to leaders,
too. I.E., if in uniform, wear the uniform. If not in uniform, wear what
you like. Since it was uniform, the hat stayed on unless there was a prayer
being said. We had no one of Jewish faith, & if we did, they would have
been allowed to keep the hat on. My current troop has (extremely) loose
uniforming rules. I would like to do something about that.
Summer camp was somewhat different. I was still able to enforce the "total
uniform" rule if they were in class "A"'s. And hats were removed when
entering the dining hall. With anything else (class "B"'s), they were
allowed anything else. But I did encourage the wearing of a hat all of the
time, for sun & tick problems.
I, too, wear a hat which I bought on a trip to Australia. It comes off
according to [most] of the "old" rules of etiquette. And, yes, I do wear
it with my BSA uniform. Even when I was with the other troop, BUT
since it was not BSA, it came off when I came through the door.
Time to go back to work.........
Hilding W. Holroyd Jersey Shore Council
Adv. Chairman, Tr 250, Lakewood, NJ "I used to be a FOX!", NE-IV-54
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