scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Hats inside of "buildings"
Cliff Cray (deacon1@MEDIAONE.NET
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 15:59:50 CST
Seems that there is a common sense thing here. Of course we teach kids to wear
the hat in cold places, barn, tent, even the house if the heat is broke and you
are waiting for the repairman. But, only certain religions require a hat in
church. Most of these religions would not require a hat in a resturant, or in
school, or in someones home when you are a guest. Yes, a Jewish person would
in another Jewish home. They might not in another home but that is their
decision, not ours. This idea that because you require a hat in a winter
setting, and why tell them otherwise in the summer is so foolish.
"Roman J. Smith" wrote:
> Dave Beaver writes:
> >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.
> First, you are certainly right in your approach to teaching that there is a
> time and place for hats. But inside tents and under tarps?
> As much of our troop camping takes place in cold weather, taking a hat off
> inside an unheated tent can be dangerous to the health of our scouts.
> In January, we will be having a troop camp out that includes sessions
> inside an unheated barn. The expected temperature would be in the 20's. I
> will REQUIRE hats be worn in the barn that weekend. Health and safety
> concerns take precedence over common norms.
> So what about warm weather? As long as I require it during part of the
> year, I would find it odd to draw rules that prohibit it at other times of
> the year then try to define what marginal weather require hats to be on or
> off. (Especially since each scout has difference tolerance to cold and
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