Re: Bowing One's Head
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Sun, 11 Sep 1994 02:14:09 -0600
On Sat, 10 Sep 1994, Susan Ganther wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Sep 1994, Bob Condon wrote:
> > In America, when we raise and lower the flag at camp,
> > I always remove my hat and salute the flag
> > (when in uniform).
> > The Committee chair always says
> > "LEAVE THE HATS ON, THEY ARE PART OF THE UNIFORM"
> If you are in uniform and wearing an official uniform hat, then by all
> means it remains on your head and you salute by touching your 3 finger
> salute to the brim of the cap. Civillians or those wearing non uniform
> hats, (which they should not be wearing when they are supposed to be *in
> uniform*) should remove their hats when saluting and hold them over their
> hearts. The problem with the non uniform hat is that if you are in
> uniform you should be saluting using the Scout salute, not the hand over
> heart civillian salute, so what are you supposed to do with that darn
> hat? (hint: don't wear it if it is not uniform)
> YIS, Susan
Two ways I've seen [ read: not a book answer ] to deal with a
non-uniform hat in this situation: Drop the hat behind you before the
ceremony begins and recover it afterwards; and Remove the offending item
with the left hand and hold down to the left side while saluting with the
tip of the right forefinger touching the forehead/eyebrow.
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City