Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Tue, 18 Apr 1995 15:13:00 EST
Your first pack was right. Your son should wear the pin corresponding
to his total years in scouting. When he gets into Boy Scouts, he can
even wear multiple ones, that is, your son can wear a 1-year pin with
an orange backing for his service as a tiger, a yellow one with up to
4 years for his four years as a cub, and so on.
The light blue backing actually represents years as an adult cub
leader, not as a webelos. One wears this representing total years as
a cubber, including a year as a tiger parent. Thus, I have a
four-year pin with a light blue backing--three years as a cub leader
and one year as a tiger parent.
The other colors are for boy scouts and boy scout leaders. The red
one I believe is for youth members of the boy scouts; the green ones
are for adult scouters (I may have these reversed, as I only recently
became involved in boy scouts as an adult).
Adults can wear a bunch of these pins, showing total service as both a
youth and an adult. Thus, I am eligible for a 2-year cub pin, a
4-year boy scout pin, and a 4 year cub adult leader pin.
This is discussed in the official uniform and insignia guide, as well
as the Scoutmaster's Handbook, both of which ought to be in your troop
library, if not your own.
ASM, Troop 120
The Great GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City