scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: hats off in "buildings"
larry fenter (fenter@BELLSOUTH.NET
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 07:24:52 CST
----- Original Message -----
From: dave beaver <xl23795@SWBELL.NET>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 9:24 AM
Subject: Nice Scout News
I have a couple of questions here. Ok maybe three.
1. When you use the term "real" cowboys, are we talking cowboys that
lived on farms? Are we talking about the cowboys that drove cattle across
the open ranges? Are we talking about the ones in the movies?
2. If someones personal belief is that it is ok to wear their hat inside a
building, then who are we to question their right to do so?
3. What point of the scout law is "never respect a man who wears a hat
I take my hat off when I eat "out", enter a church, or enter another persons
house(if my host removes theirs). As far as my house, I do as I please.
Hats off to Dave Beaver, I have enjoyed reading all of what he has to offer.
This one just happened to hit the right (wrong?) button.
> Bruce's post raises a "Scouting" issue. All men, not just Marines,
> should remove their hat when entering a building. I am amused and
> concerned at the number of men who wear hats inside buildings. As a
> youth growing up in central Kansas, no "real" cowboy ever wore his hat
> inside his home, a business or any public building. I am amazed at the
> number of Scouters who find it perfectly appropriate to wear hats inside
> to Roundtables, training, etc. This practice is very bad form, sets a
> very bad example and should cease. I expressly teach my Scouts to never
> respect a man who wears a hat inside anything. Yes, this even includes
> a tent or a tarp.
> Dave Beaver
> Mud Dogs 54
> DeSoto, Kansas