scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Hats In Buildings
Anthony Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET
Tue Mar 07 2000 - 09:43:45 CST
<Bob Taylor wrote>
1. whats the official, if any protocol governing the wearing of hats in
1. for people in uniforms, like Scouts
I'm not aware of any official BSA protocol in this area, BUT I learned as a
small child that boys and men do not wear hats indoors. It didn't matter
whether a uniform was involved or not. It's generally considered good
manners (and therefore courteous) to remove your hat before you enter a
In the military, one does not wear a "cover" indoors unless regulations
require you to be "covered." So, I didn't wear a hat when I was working in a
building, but I did wear one during muster (or roll call as some call it)
and quarters (aka assembly). Technically speaking, I didn't wear a "hat" at
any time in the eight years I spent in the military ;-}.
2. how does your unit handle this problem, or do yo just osort of ignore it?
We have two ways of handling this situation:
1) We remind Scouts when necessary to remove their hats when they enter the
2) We sometimes unleash the "hat police."
A. J. Mako, email@example.com, SM Troop 381 http://www.Scouts381.org/
Old Portage District, Great Trail Council, BSA
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