Re: In a knot over knots!
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Wed, 30 Oct 1991 14:52:00 EDT
The Council's Training Committee has the responsibility along with the
Council Commissioner and his/her staff to promote the training awards,
the requirements, and the recognition thereof.
The Council's Advancement Committee has the same responsibility over the
the Silver "animal" (beaver, antelope and buffalo) awards. There should
be someone on that committee at your District basis...
The Council's Outdoor/Camping/Conservation Committee has the
same responsibility for the promotion of the OA Distinguished Service
Award and the Hornaday Award.
The Council Executive/Director of Field Services/Field Director has the
same responsibilities for the Professional Training Award and the Fellowship
Honor (equal to our Scouter's Key).
The Council's religious committees or subcommittee(s) have the same
responsibility for the religious emblems program, youth and adult.
The Council's Exploring Committee has the same responsibility for the
promotion of ALL Exploring Awards, to include training and service awards.
In some Councils, this is divided with the training part as part of the
Council's training committee's role and the Exploring awards part of the
leadership development subcommittee on the Council Exploring committee.
Finally, the Council
Finally, the Council's Relationships Committee has the same responsibility
for the George Meany, Whitney Young, and those other awards....
In all cases, the failure of those committees (and that of us commissioners)
is the reason why you did not hear about these awards and the devices to
wear on the uniforms. There is one other person....you.
If you see something different, by all means ASK how you got it. Only
some *sswipes will brush you off ("go away kid, you're botherin' me!");
instead, as was discussed on this forum, those of us that have these things
are more than happy (flattered is more like it....) to tell you how to earn
it or what you did that was so special to get it. Believe me, people are
more apt to ask you, the holder of the award, then to go digging through
a BSA pub trying to find the page and paragragh for a particular award!!!!
Veteran Awards are presented by the Council except for 25 and 50 and 50+
awards...which are processed by the Council and the council exec gets
a certificate from National to type in the name and present. The form to
fill out and return to the Council is straighforward....ask the
registration staff for the Veteran's Application (#28-701). The backside of
the form answers your question about it:
"After ten years of registered service in the BSA, any person may, upon
application, receive the designation of "veteran", provided he agrees to
live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scout authorities in
the community in which he lives informed as to his availability for
service; and further, to be as active in the promotion of the cause of
Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Service in other Scout
organizations does not count toward veteran recognition.
An individual desigated "veteran" shall pay the regular registration fee
if he desires to retain active registered connection with the movement.
Scouters desiring recognition as 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60,
or 65 -year veterans must have maintained an active registered relationship
for the required number of years, paying the annual registration fees.
The records of the national office and local council shall determine eligibility
The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition need not be consecutiv
Veteran's insignia, tie bars, tie tacs, circle pins and charms may be ordered
from your Council office upon approval. "
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City