Re: Tenure Pins, was All "knot"ed up
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 26 Jul 1994 16:48:01 CST
Jim Sleezer <JHS8%OSUVM1.BITNET@pucc.Princeton.EDU> writes:
>On Mon, 25 Jul 1994 22:11:11 CST Settummanque, the blackeagle said:
>>You can do it one of two ways. You can combine ALL years spent as a
>>youth or adult member of the BSA and wear one or two service stars
>>with the light blue background (for instance, I could wear a service
>>star with a 20 in the center and one with a 4 in the center side by
>>side). Or I can wear a three year pin with a yellow background for my
>>Cub Scout service, a seven year pin with a green background for my
>>Scout service, a 6 year pin with a red background for my Exploring
>>background, and a 10 year pin with a dark blue background for my adult
>>service, all lined up in a single line above the knots.
>I was under the impression that years could be counted only once. Three
>years as a cub and seven as a scout make 10 and you are 18 years old. How
>do you get SIX years exploring as a youth unless you double count some of
>those scout years. And, I think you mean LIGHT blue for adult time. Am I
The time is REGISTERED time spent in a unit, district, or local
Council. Back in the "good old days", one could be registered in a
Boy Scout Troop, an Explorer Post or Ship, and serve on the District
level...all registered (yep, that's right...TWO copies of Exploring
Journal each quarter and later one, TWO copies of Scouting magazine).
Therefore, I spent seven years (from 1971 to 1978) registered as a
Scout; six years (from 1973 to 1979) registered as an Explorer; and
twelve years (from 1980 to 1994, with two years not counted) as an
registered adult leader.
You can count the time twice if you are registered twice. We can't do
that now, since the BSA now limits paid registration to ONE unit at a
time (even though you can be carried on other charters as a
multiple..but you DON'T pay for that, and you're NOT counted twice as
it was in the past).
You are correct about the backing. It IS light blue, NOT dark blue.
I was making the general example of how I would wear ONE of each
service star...I normally wear the twenty year service star by itself
with a light blue background.
I told you I didn't get enough sleep! *hehehe*
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