Re: service stars
Rich Clark (richc@WAGNERPA.COM)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 15:37:37 EST
>He wears the following, no matter what uniform he wears later
>(Cub, Boy Scout, leader):
>a ONE YEAR pin with an ORANGE backing for his Tiger Cub service.
>a THREE year pin with a YELLOW backing for his Cub Scout service.
>On HIS registration anniversary, he
>gets to change the "three" to "four" year, not on the date of
>the chartering of the unit or on the anniversary of the
>rechartering of the unit.
I agree with Mike to a degree. An adult Scouter has the option of
wearing one star with a BLUE backing representing his combined tenure.
I prefer maximizing the doodads on my uniform, so I wear my YELLOW 3,
my GREEN 6, and my BLUE 5, but I could wear a BLUE 14. I don't believe
that youth members have the option of combining tenure, but maybe they
Mike's emphasis on registration anniversary being the key factor makes me
want to find out if my units award stars the correct way. Here's an example:
A boy joins Tiger Group in 9/95, moves up to Wolf Den in 4/96, to Bear Den
in 6/97, to Webelos I in 6/98, to Webelos II in 6/99, to Troop in 2/00 (!).
6/07 he turns 18, and drops out of Scouting because his SM never told him he
needed at least 90 days to earn Family Life! In my units, he would receive an
ORANGE 1 in 9/96, a YELLOW 1,2,3 in 9/[97,98,99], and a GREEN 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 in
9/[00,01,02,03,04,05,06]. Is this right? I'm sure some units round up the
tenure and reset the clock at graduations, which would give this guy an
ORANGE 1, a YELLOW 4, and a GREEN 7.
Rich Clark - SM T171/WL P171 - Delaware Dist. - Cradle of Liberty Council
Summerfield UMC - Philadelphia, PA
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