scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Hats inside of "buildings"
Steve Hoar (shoar@INFINET.COM
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 06:33:27 CST
I love this whole discussion on hats. It is a classic example of
transforming a mole hill into a mountain. What should be an
issue of courtesy and common sense has become an
ongoing discussion on rules and regulations. We have
lost the ability to think on our own and look for someone
to create a set of rules and regulations for everyone that
will fit every occasion. Why do we want that? Because
it is easier. That way we don't have to think on our own
and take responsibility for our own actions.
That way, if something happens, it is not their fault. We
hesitate to teach others how to think on their own. Its
too hard. We just point them to the rules (which grow
Hats are just a symptom of a larger problem. Different folks
are he-- bent on running an organization in their own vision and
drive to create or enforce rules that make things the way they
want them to be. A Pox on them all!!
When in doubt, just apply common sense. ( an uncommon
commodity it appears!)
And remember, good manners are never out of style.
Stephen M. Hoar
BSA Troop 8, Newark OH