scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: hats in buildings
Katherine Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM
Tue Mar 07 2000 - 11:47:50 CST
I have to add something that is overlooked in our district regarding hats in
buildings. This involves female Scouters.
We women wear hats for different reasons from men. We are NEVER required to
remove our hats. This has been a bone of contention for some of the men in
our group who figure that a Scouter is a Scouter is a Scouter. But not so, I
feel, since simply being a Scouter does not mean that all rules of etiquette
fly out the window.
I have been in situations where it was DEMANDED that myself and other women
remove our hats. I thought it was very ungentlemenly to demand it and
especially considering that it was in a camping situation where we could not
do our hair. (Sounds vain but consider we need to look as neat and tidy as
possible to set the example, and we DO have considerably more hair to manage
than the average Scoutmaster.) Many of you may recall situations where it
used to be a requirement that women cover their heads, i.e. certain churches.
There have been some campouts where my hair looked so bad I figured I would
definitely be requested to leave my hat on rather then remove it at the
Katherine Coates, ASM Troop 28
Santa Ana, CA