Official BSA hat(s) ??
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sat, 23 Apr 1994 21:40:44 EDT
quoting From: Olan Watkins o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM
===>> 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... 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?
Though only marginally "official", my choice is the canvas bush hat that was
sold for a while in some regions. It covers the head well keeping out sun
and rain, folds or rolls to fit in a pocket, can be worn with or without
Scout pins affixed, has the side snaps to allow the sides to be turned up ow
to lay down flat, etc...
To reply to the original question, most Troops consider any hat with the BSA
logo or with "BSA" on it to be official, and many Troops in our area will
"adopt" a Troop-Hat for the uniform. I can't see a purple Barney hat as
being made official, but I suspect any Scouting hat (premade or custom made
for the Troop (with Troop number, etc.)) would work if it was uniform (ie.
all the guys hats matched... were the same... etc.).
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