Re: Re: HATS ON - Final vote
Jeff Menaker (wastelander@PSU.EDU)
Mon, 25 Apr 1994 19:14:51 -0600
In message Mon, 25 Apr 1994 15:50:03 MST,
Bill Hunter <hunteb@SMTPGATE.LDS-AZ.LORAL.COM> writes:
> 6. To take off your hat only because someone is yelling at you does
> not show any respect anyway.
> 7. We see no relation between a hat and respect.
I can't remember if it was during my first or second year on camp staff, but
we had an old guy who was in the navy and a war or two. Here's what he told
us about hats in the dining hall.
During the war, the dead and injured were taken to the galley, and
anytime you passed by the door or went inside, you removed your hats as a
sign of respect for your fallen comrades.
Some might argue that taking off your hat because of something that happened
in the war may be paramilitaristic, but i think it could be related to
respect in many other forms.
As for an official hat:
My troop never wore a uniform hat until last year. Hats were always
removed during meetings, but there was a strange assortment from schools to
pro sports hats on campouts and other activities outside. Last year, we
decided it was time for an "official hat". I wasn't at the meeting, but a
black beret was voted on. An official hat doesn't necessarily have to come
from the national supply division (our berets didn't). All you need is
somethign that the troop can agree upon, and make as part of the troop's
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