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Who Among Us Wears a Smokey Bear/Campaign hat?


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#101 TAHAWK

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

Does BSA supply the "Perfect Oval these days?

 

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#102 mgood777

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:55 PM

A follow up question might be: How many scouters under 55 wear the campaign hat. ;)

 

 

I wear the campaign hat and I'm under 55 by 6 years - ;)

 

The scouts in the troop love seeing it, I love wearing it. My old SM wore one, I'll never forget him, the guy was 101 ways of awesome. "The HAT" just kind of belongs. 

 

I'll be 49 in a couple of weeks and I recently ordered a BSA campaign hat.

I'm going to be on Wood Badge staff in the spring, so I sorta need one. Been considering it for a while anyway.


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#103 The Latin Scot

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:40 PM

I got mine for my 33rd birthday last December. It was a gift from some of the boys in my den, and I LOVE it! And mind you I am young-looking - I still get mistaken for an older Scout or Venturer. OFTEN:mad:


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#104 ham_solo

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:01 AM

A good question I always had was when is it appropriate to wear these hats?   

 

Weekly Troop meetings?  COH? Only when hiking and carrying your hiking stick?  Sitting around at camp?  To the grocery?


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#105 Eagle94-A1

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

A good question I always had was when is it appropriate to wear these hats?   

 

Weekly Troop meetings?  COH? Only when hiking and carrying your hiking stick?  Sitting around at camp?  To the grocery?

 

All the above. Grant you, I do have one Smokey that I only use for special occasions, i.e. BnGs, COHs, banquets, etc. But my primary has been through numerous meetings, camp outs, hikes, and yes pre and post meeting errands. It's survived a hurricane, been shot at by German Scouts, and went to a WSJ with me.


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#106 The Latin Scot

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

A good question I always had was when is it appropriate to wear these hats?   

 

Weekly Troop meetings?  COH? Only when hiking and carrying your hiking stick?  Sitting around at camp?  To the grocery?

 

I wear mine whenever I am in uniform, excepting of course places where it would be deemed in appropriate or unsuited to the activity (places of worship, eating places, any place my grandmother is around, etc.). But I look for opportunities to have it on, not for the times when I have to take it off.  :cool:


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#107 mgood777

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

Got mine!

 

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#108 Eamonn

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:37 PM

I hate hats and caps.

Unfortunately I have to wear a ball type hat for work as it is part of our uniform.

Fortunately a couple of years back we were allowed to wear wooly type hats that do keep your ears warm.

 

I do own a campaign hat.

Bought it on line.

Can't help thinking it was from this site ??

Back in the day there was an area that you could buy stuff ?

But maybe I'm wrong!!

 

I have the BSA head band and seem to have lost the chin strap and rain covers.

It has lived very nicely hanging in a press for a good number of years.

Up until a few weeks back when I did the BP presentation at the WB instructional camp fire.

 

Have a distant memory of my brother trying to clean one over a steaming kettle of water back when he was a Boy Scout in London.

Can't seem to remember him wearing it!!

Not long after I became a Scout the UK uniform went to a green beret, with a fairly large metal badge you push through.

Then as now most of the time you will find my head cover pushed down the back of my pants !!

 

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#109 Stosh

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 10:48 PM

I tend to wear hats except when sleeping and eating.  I have a Smoky hat, well worn, flat brim went by the wayside within the first 3 months and now it has "character".  I wear the Expedition BSA hat for serious scouting.  It has the Philmont brands and 2010 Centennial brand burned on the brim.  I wear a Expedition style hat (black felt) when not scouting and a Expedition style hat (tan with mesh) in the summer.  Now all these hats have a ton of "character" and for some reason I get a ton of complements on all of them.  I have no idea why because my Mrs. thinks they belong in the garbage and is always bugging me to get a new one.  Maybe someday.

 

Just recently the people at the Red Cross Chapter where I volunteer called me a TV celebrity when I got back from Houston.  Unbeknownst to me, one of the networks video taped me at the Houston headquarters loading up my Emergency Relief Vehicle.  The people back home knew it was me because of the stupid hat.  :) 

 

In my avatar picture is my $175 Civil War officers' hat.  It's the best looking of the bunch and after 10 years of reenacting it looks brand new.  Do I take care of it any better than the rest?  Nope, but it is made of beaver and of course it is waterproof, great for being outdoors in the rain.

 

All my hats are full brimmed.  Baseball caps are useless.  No matter how you wear it, you are either going to get rain on your glasses, sun burned ears, or water down the back of your neck.  Just isn't my cup of tea.


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#110 eagle90

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:40 AM

In cleaning out my dad's attic after he passed away last March, I found my old campaign hat I received as a member of the New York World's Fair Service Corps in 1965!  And it still fit!

The rest of my body has grown tremendously since then, but the head is still the same size!


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#111 CubDad240

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:00 AM

Yes, for sure.  I want my Cub Scouts to get the full experience, and that means a Cubmaster in a campaign hat!  Mine is a vintage Stetson Scoutmaster.  Judging by the felt, it's mostly rabbit/hare fur.

 

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