scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Hats inside of "buildings"
Susan Best (s.best@SWE.ORG
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 20:21:03 CST
>When in doubt, just apply common sense. ( an uncommon
>commodity it appears!)
> And remember, good manners are never out of style.
Yes, but the problem is, what is common sense regarding hats (in this
current discussion)? And what is good manners and who defines it? As one
person commented, good manners for some (removing the hat) is not common
sense in other situations (cold weather in unheared barn). Then there are
the religious requirements which may be at odds with someones sense of
Years ago, women wore hat and gloves much of the time, and always covered
their heads in church (at least in Lutheran and Catholic churches). Boy,
am I glad these "good manners" have gone by the wayside. I really have
trouble explaining to my son why he should take off his hat inside. I try
to impress upon him that he should do it out of respect for others, but I
really can't explain WHY this is the custom.
Troop 296, Troop Committee, Advancement Chair
Cradle of Liberty Council
1999 Silver Stag (JLT) Staff
I used to be an Eagle (NE-IV-89)