Re: Campaign hat in Cub Scouts?
Robert Losee (rlosee@UNLINFO.UNL.EDU)
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 11:06:25 -0500
> Dave Rockabrand wrote:
> > I love the campaign hat and always wanted one as a scout. Now that I
> > am again getting involved in scouts (my sons Cub Scout den and pack
> > committee) I would love to finally get one. My question is, is the
> > campaign hat appropriate for Cub Scouting?
When I was asked to be CM six years ago I got one and haven't been sorry. Two
reasons for me. One is that I'm not fond of baseball caps. They offer no sun
protection for ears or back of neck. So the only official hat at the time that had
a full brim was the campaign hat. The second reason was just for the show of it.
When you go to a national park it wouldn't be the same experience without rangers
wearing campaign hats. It kind or signifies authority and outdoors. So I thought
the cubs deserved the experience of one on outings, just like they deserve good
The only thing I wish I could do with it is add a brush to the side. In pictures
I've seen of B-P his seems to have this upside down brush on the side. But where
do you get one of those these days? And did it have any significance?
Anyway my advice is go for it.
Bob Losee, SM of T25 Lincoln NE
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City