The sailor hats are worn only on special occasions. They were given to Paoli 1 to commemorate Paoli 1's trip to Mr. William Miller's Island Heights choir camp. Each Birthday, instead of wearing the standard campaign hats, scouts instead wear these white sailor hats. The hats are stored in a bag during the "off season" to protect them from outside conditions and are only distributed to the scouts before the event.
Every other year at Camp Horseshoe, the troop wears the sailor hats to the Water Carnival competition. The troop will wear these hats on every Thursday during retreat at Camp Horseshoe as well.