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My boys that are about to cross over got me a scouting campaign hat as a thank you.  I am so grateful for it, what a nice gesture.  Are there rules on the etiquette for wearing it?  I intend on wearing it at the official cross over ceremony.

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My boys that are about to cross over got me a scouting campaign hat as a thank you.  I am so grateful for it, what a nice gesture.  Are there rules on the etiquette for wearing it?  I intend on wearing it at the official cross over ceremony.

Well, although it might sound like you should, you are not to wear it at any candidate's political rally. ;)

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Well, although it might sound like you should, you are not to wear it at any candidate's political rally. ;)

LOL, ok......  is there an election coming up?

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My boys that are about to cross over got me a scouting campaign hat as a thank you.  I am so grateful for it, what a nice gesture.  Are there rules on the etiquette for wearing it?

 

Make sure you doff it if you meet a lady in the street.

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Make sure you doff it if you meet a lady in the street.

 

This might insult someone. Better not.  ;)

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I've had a campaign hat for many years, I wear it all the time, mostly on my head.  Other than that, there's no real "rules" to follow other than what might be appropriate for the moment, i.e. prayer, religious ceremony, etc.  I'm not Jewish, but I do believe one is to retain wearing a hat in a synogogue?  When in doubt, look and see what others are doing.  It is, however, proper to wear the hat during flag ceremonies, both indoor and out, because the hat is part of the uniform.  One doesn't take off parts of the uniform for the ceremony.

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Covers are worn outside. They are taken off indoors. They are never taken off during a funeral. The rules for the military are simple. ;)

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Covers are worn outside. They are taken off indoors. They are never taken off during a funeral. The rules for the military are simple. ;)

:)  Scouts aren't military..... So according to your logic, it ain't so simple!  :)

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:)  Scouts aren't military..... So according to your logic, it ain't so simple!  :)

 

BSA has no standard, and often bases their process (in whole or in part) on the military. It would not be beyond the realm of reason to use the military rules around cover wear. Military rules are very simple for a reason. Extending them to kids and volunteer adults makes sense. That's what we have done and we never have a person questioning when and where to wear a hat...like we have here. ;)

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Hat courtesy has changed dramatically over the past few centuries.  Schools outlaw them indoors, some frown on HOW they are worn even.  I have been to summer camps where they are confiscated if worn in the dining hall, along with other uniform abuses.  So with all the conflicting protocol going on in a boys' life, it's really difficult to expect them to know what's going on in various places today unless one knows which way the wind is blowing. 

 

By the way,  even the military rules have changed over the years.  :)

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Hat courtesy has changed dramatically over the past few centuries.  Schools outlaw them indoors, some frown on HOW they are worn even.  I have been to summer camps where they are confiscated if worn in the dining hall, along with other uniform abuses.  So with all the conflicting protocol going on in a boys' life, it's really difficult to expect them to know what's going on in various places today unless one knows which way the wind is blowing. 

 

By the way,  even the military rules have changed over the years.  :)

 

LOL...so in your example the military rules would serve them well: ;)

  • Dining Hall is indoors, take off hat. Get to keep hat.
  • Outside, wear hat. Get to keep hat.
  • Worn properly (bill in front), get to keep hat. 
  • Worn improperly (bill any way but forward) lose hat and learn the rule.

I find it funny that the leading purveyor of the Patrol Method and letting kids do all the work while adults watch and guide, is on the side of "it's really difficult to expect them to know what's going". :)

 

A wise man once said (paraphrasing), Teach them. Let them lead.

 

So teach them the current military cover rules and let them use it. Imagine the look on any adult's face when an 11 year-old takes his cover off like a snap upon entering any building on camp. ;)

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