Remove your hat while indoors, UNLESS...
Earl Needham in Clovis, NM (NEEDHAME@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU)
Wed, 17 May 1995 11:54:59 -0600
Let me apologise first for replying to Bob on the list. I attempted
to reply in E-Mail, but my server said the address was no good.
>> Sadly, we are losing any sense of hat and cap courtesy because the
>> culture doesn't encourage wearing hats as much as thirty years ago.
>> The quick answer is, customarily one would remove a hat while
>> and replace it when going outdoors.
Bob Condon said:
>Except when it is part of a uniform!
Bob, most uniform manuals/regulations state the same thing -- remove
your hat while indoors, replace it when outdoors. There are some exceptions
made, for example, military headgear may be worn indoors when armed, etc.
Boy Scouts of America suggests wearing the headgear indoors when acting as
part of an official ceremony, etc.
As a matter of fact, the BSA Insignia Guide has already been quoted
here, I can type in the same thing again if desired. But basically, it says
that headgear is to be worn indoors when participating in an indoor formal
ceremony or service duty...
I suppose the controversy concerns the defininition of "formal
or, faster, sometimes...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City