Re: Hats, hats and more hats
David Jansen (jansen@STRWCHEM.STRW.LEIDENUNIV.NL)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 07:11:35 +0200
I'd like to respond to the discussion about hats, since we have had similar
problems in our group recently. Now this isn't BSA, but not wearing hats
indoors is a general rule in Europe as well.
Our group has decided that no hats that aren't part of the uniform should be
worn with the uniform. When not in uniform (like during camp, when the kids
are on the camp site etc.), hats (baseball caps mostly) are tolerated but
discouraged, except during meals, when we won't have it.
Then a new problem came up : some of the boys complained that girls (we're
co-ed here in the Netherlands) were allowed to wear ribbons etc. in their hair
While there is a difference, they got a certain point here, judging from how
wearing caps/hats has become part of fashion.
We haven't changed the rules for this of course, but it's an interesting case.
David Jansen [Cub scout leader in The Hague, the Netherlands]
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