Re: Cub Scout caps and camping food
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 16 May 1995 00:45:46 -0400
On the Cub Scout hats - from the 1993 Insignia Guide:
"Official headgear may be worn whle the unit or individual is participating
in an indoor formal ceremony or service duty, except in religious
institutions where custom forbids. . . . In any informal indoor activity
where no official ceremony is involved, the headgear is removed as when in
street clothes. . . ."
Formal ceremonies include flag ceremonies, inspections, etc. Given this
guidance, I'd suggest that unless your Pack is meeting in a religious
institution, your Cubs could wear their hats for the flag and advancement
ceremonies. On tours the hats would come off.
Hats have a habit of getting away from robust Cubs!! What to do? Many
units get the Cubs to unsnap the sizing snaps in the back and clip it
around their belt on one side to keep Cub and hat together.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Prof. Beaver, Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City