scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Hats in Buildings
Thu Mar 09 2000 - 08:32:46 CST
Bob Lazell <rlazell@QED.NET> wrote:
>We have no problem in our troop with hats because we don't wear them. The
>Boys think they are "dorky" (hey, we're talking fashion conscious NYC
>suburban kids hers) (The SM looks pretty bad in caps, and downright silly in
>a campaign hat!)
I guess it depends on the culture in different areas of the country. Several years ago when I was an Assistant Scoutmaster, I took Wood Badge. After completing the course, I rewarded myself with a campaign hat. The following year, the Scoutmaster took Wood Badge. Afterwards he started wearing a campaign hat to troop meetings as well. The other adult leaders all decided to get campain hats as well. They got a group rate from a local Army/Navy surplus store and bought the leather hat band from our Scout Shop.. It wasn't too long thereafter that the Scouts wanted to know if they could wear campaign hats too. BSA has the right idea when they stress setting the example.
My son is no longer in Scouts and I have moved on to the district level, but if you want to find me at a Scouting event, I'll be the short, round, bearded, bald guy wearing a campaign hat and carrying a stave.
UC, Keystone Area Council
Bobwhite NE-VI-34, Staffer NE-IV-104