Re: Hats on...hats off.
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 10:20:04 EDT
Olan Watkins <o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM> writes:
>Exactly what is an official Scout hat. I would thing that for sure all would
>class the Smokey Bear hat as official, and the Red Berret and the fold up
>garrison type cap as official, even if the Scouts no longer sell the berret
>or the garrison cap. Perhaps the baseball type cap that is in the current
>catalog. But how about all of the baseball type caps that are sold at the
>Scout camps and the Philmont cap, or the Order of the Arrow caps. Or the
>winter woolen stocking cap that is sold by the Scout shops? Is any cap or
>hat that has the Scout Logo on it an official hat or not?
The BSA's Uniform and Insignia Committee in 1976 stated that the
OFFICIAL hats of the BSA are the following (listed only in tradition
or the order that they have appeared:)
The Campaign ("Smokey the Bear") hat
The Winter Hat
The Garrison Cap (this is the one that folds flat, pops out to look
you're wearing a tent on your head)
The RED beret
The "baseball" type Hat with the gold BSA logo
The Winter Cap (a woolen rolled up hat, I called them "Toboggens"
Since that time, there have been other hats and caps made with either
the BSA logo on them (full color or multicolor), and with the local
Council's designs. THEY ARE ALL OFFICIAL WEAR IF THERE'S A "BSA" or
the BSA's LOGOS ON THEM (the BSA has had several "logos"...the
international logo, the national logo, the SCOUTING/USA logo, and of
course, the line "BSA" or "B.S.A.")
This means that when your Scouts go to summer camp and gets one of
those "Austrialia Bush hats" we were all trying (and I'm stil trying
to get a medium or large on!!!) to get last spring, he *can* wear it
as part of his OFFICIAL uniform, if he chose to.
Now, a SMART Scouter (and this has already been discussed here) will
have his or her Patrol Leaders's Council to pick ONE of the six hats
above or a local variant of those for ALL members of their Troop to
wear and that's the end of that.
My personal favorite was the Beret...I've got some more stuff from the
smaller "mountain o' paper" about it.....
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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