Wearing Hats during Colors
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sat, 10 Sep 1994 10:10:47 +100
As far as I am aware , a uniform hat should still be worn during Colors.
For BSA this would mean " Smokey the Bear " hats and regulation ball caps.
If Class B uniform is worn it would probably be a local decision whether,
say, a camp staff ballcap was regarded as class B " uniform " - if so,
the above applies.
Non-regulation hats should be removed. (IMHO they should not be worn to
formal ceremonies at all, but I guess I'm picky.)
BSA readers should refer " Your Flag " BSA Cat # 3188 for references.
As far as UK is concerned, only Air Scouts and Sea Scouts wear hats,
and these are worn for all formal ceremonies. The only times hats would
not be worn would be, say, in a Christian church during Church Parade,
when the appropriate salute to clours, anthems etc. is by standing to alert.
Also, on parades of a formal nature the Leader calls the unit to the
Alert and only he salutes.
Ref. " Scout Worship " The Scout Association 1975
Ian N Ford
AGSL 25th Greenwich Scout Group, London UK
ASM (BSA) Troop 401, American School in London
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