Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 12:12:39 +0500
Mike Walton said
>Never was true. The "veteran status" was to Troop 304, NOT to Troop 4.
>The purpose of the veteran's strip, which are not only available for 25 and
>50 years, but for additional years beyond 50 (60, 70, 75, 80, 85), is to
>honor the UNIT on continuous chartering. The strips are not always available
>from your Council office, but they are in the BSA's Supply Division system.
>When you take off the "3" and the "0", you no longer become Troop 304 but
>Troop 4. I'm glad that it didn't catch on...
I have two questions
Does changing the troop number matter to vetran status? My troop is listed
as continously chartered since December 23, 1922, but that original charter
was issued to troop 2 and the number was changed sometime in the thirties
to troop 56. It is not known exactly when or why it was changedcxcept that
it happened between 1928 and 1939.
Second question. I though that the vetran bars were only available for 25, 50,
and 75 years. Are there bars for 65 and 70?
YIS WWW I used to be a fox (SE-261)
Dan Brown Mimawanachen Wikhetschik (Trail Builder) ASM T56 (est. 1922)
Blacksburg VA, New River District, Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Tutelo
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