scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Berets?!?
Mon May 08 2000 - 01:27:33 CDT
Two answers to this:
1) Mike Walton's page http://www.mninter.net/~blkeagle/hats.htm states among
other things that red Scout berets WERE once officially part of the uniform
(originally for Leadership Corps, the forerunner of Venture Crew, but later
extended for all Scouts' use), and that any hat which the BSA has ever produced
for uniform wear is still acceptable, and it's up to the Troop to decide.
2) Our Troop has verified this through official channels and has written
permission from the higher-ups to obtain and wear red berets.
Hope this clarifies any confusion!
Troop 266, San Jose, CA
> Someone, please correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression that
> Scouts could not wear berets, as they were not a part of the official
> uniform, and Scouts were not to wear anything that imitated the uniforms of
> the Armed Forces. <rest snipped>