Re: Service stars
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Mon, 2 Mar 1992 17:57:00 EDT
(the shift keys are not working 100% so I will have to send this shortly and
then go home after class and send you the complete answer....
..so please bear with me...)
You as a Scouter may wear one of the following:
a) service star(s) representing your youth service (for example: I have been
a Cub for three years, a Scout for five and an Explorer for seven years.
I would wear the 3 year star with a yellow background for my Cubbing...a 5
year pin with green background for my Boy Scouting service (if I was in a
Team, I would wear the star with the orange background), and a 7 year pin
with red background for my Exploring service....in addition to the 10 and
3 year pins for my adult service as a registered Scouter.
b) service stars representing the TOTAL number of years (in my case, twenty-four
years, or a 20 year pin and a 4 year pin, both with blue backgrounds!!!) of
service. There would be NO breakdown between youth and adult service.
This information is available from the uniform and insignia control guide as
well as from your Commissioner (and he or she SHOULD know!!!)
There are six backgrounds available for wear (Tiger Cubs don't have a
Yellow for Cub scouting.....
Green for Boy scouting....
Orange for Varsity or Venture.....
Red for Exploring/Career Awarness Exploring
Brown for Tiger Cubs (* not looking at my own commissioner diagrams here!*)
Blue for adult VOLUNTEER service (professionals are discouraged and told NOT
to wear service stars.....don't know why, they just told us so...)
(*let me repeat that Tiger Cubs DO have a background...it is brown!*)
hope that helps.....it was a great question!
Mike Walton (at a keyboard with one shift key missing!!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City