Re: BSA: Year pins and counting the years.
Michael Dobson (dobson@INFO.USUHS.MIL)
Tue, 18 Apr 1995 17:24:52 -0400
On the SCOUTS-L mailng list John Gallant wrote:
[ John relating how his son received a second 1 year pin instead of 3 year
pin due to change of Pack]
> I was wondering what other Packs used for their Year pin requirements.
> Also if there is a formal Doc/Reg, where I can reference it ?
As always, the offical word is in the Insignia Control Guide, this response
is from memory. The pin represents the total years you were a member in a
given component, ie Tigers, Cubs, Scouts, Varsity, Explorer or Scouter.
Thus your son should have received his 3 year pin instead of a second 1
year pin. Also, Tigers and Cubs are separate programs so he could not get
a 5 year pin for Cubs.
> On a side note, what does the "color" of the Mylar disk represent ?
> I can remember, Orange-Tiger, Yellow-Cub, Blue-Webelos, but the others
> I do not recall.
Almost correct. The colors are:
Orange: Tigers (both boy and adult partner)
Yellow: Cubs, including Webelos, not earned by leaders.
Green: Boy Scouts
Blaze or Tan: Varsity Scouts
The adult Scouters have the option of combining all of their years onto a
single pin or combination of pins with a Blue background or wearing the
years in each component as a youth with the correct background and just
show their years as a leader with the Blue background. Scouters who were
never youth members wear pins with only the Blue background except for
Tiger Partners who wear the Orange background on their pin for the time
they were a Tiger Partner.
Mike, Eagle '70, CM Pack 1071, MC Troop 1071 Olde Mill District, NCAC
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