scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: women & hats
Tue Nov 09 1999 - 16:01:45 CST
Let's try to keep the social fashion
separate from "working" or uniform attire.
The clothing piece referred to in the previous posts
known as a hat is considered a part of a woman's
ensemble. The parts of the ensemble are not removed
indoors or out-of-doors because she then would not
have a complete ensemble. This only goes for social
attire. Every religion has their rules regarding
women and their cover. But that, again, is not the
Now, women in uniform. Uniform means "of a single
pattern or form." The dress code is no different for
men than for women. While I served 10 years in the
Air Force, we women were subjected to the same rules
for uniforms as men. We were governed by Air Force
Regulation 35-10. In this manual it was written that
all members were to remove covers when entering a
building. It did not recognize the uniform as a
woman's ensemble. The hat was to be removed by both
men and women.
Now, as I see it, the boy scout uniform is just that;
a uniform. If the rules say to remove covers when
entering a building, then do so. If the rules say it
is optional to remove a hat, then it is the discretion
of the member.
Well said. I like it. All in favor, go forth and do likewise. <G>
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