Re: Service stars/attendance awa
Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. (Freemason@AOL.COM)
Tue, 6 Jun 1995 19:51:11 -0400
On Mon, 5 Jun 1995 09:54:47 CST Jim Sleezer <JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU>
This was a neat little ditty on Service Stars. Couldn't resist the
>On Mon, 5 Jun 1995 07:05:06 PDT David M. Sanchez said:
>> We are currently preparing for our final den meeting and pack meeting
>>for the season. The subject of service stars and perfect attendance awards
>>came up and when do we award them ?
The current Insignia Guide pretty well covers it. All registered scouts and
Scouters are eligible to wear service stars after one year of tenure.
Usually, this is done either on his anniversary of original registration
with the unit, or at the Charter presentation, depending on how the unit
wishes to handle it. Now, if a boy is crossing over from one program to
another, more than six months but less than a year, say, seven months before
his year is up, it is OK to give the pin to the boy. This was covered in an
old Uniform and Insignia Guide, but apparently this confused more people than
helped them. Funny, it made sense to me ;)
>one year of service = 12 months or 365/366 days. In my experience, service
>stars were frequently awarded at the first meeting of the fall. >Everyone
>had been registered since the previous fall received a pin. There usually
>weren't many other recognitions at that time and it was a good way to
>recognize nearly everyone. Nine months counts as a year only in academia!
>But then we count 50 minutes as an hour!!!
The attendance pin is given after the boy fulfills the requirements that are
in place with the individual unit. It used to be calleda Perfect Attendance
Pin, but that was felt to be a little too stringent. Now the units have some
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