Vintage BSA hat

This old Boy Scouts scoutmaster hat has shrunk up to almost nothing. That’s just what wool felt does when it gets wet, and why, if you can, you should buy fur felt. But what a band. Hand tooled (wonder if someone got a merit badge for that?) with a roller buckle.

Without the sweatband, it’s pretty much impossible to date the hat itself, other than to say “old”.

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