Re: Adult service star Question
Randy Worcester (RandyWoo@AOL.COM)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 22:44:26 -0500
In a message dated 96-02-22 13:17:05 EST, Pete wrote:
> About 3-5 years ago, I was a Big Brother for a young boy,
>and we joined the Tiger cubs at a local Cub Pack. Now I understand that he
>can wear the service star, however, Can I too wear the service star or is
>service star just for the boy, and not the adult partner.
The Jan/Feb 1995 issue of Scouting addressed this on page 40. "While Tiger
Cub adult partner is not a registered leader position, it is a seperate adult
position that requires an application and should be counted as tenure for
veteran recognition pins and service stars. It may not, however, be counted
for Cub Scout Leader Awards."
The 1995 insignia guide makes it clear that the orange, gold, green, brown,
and red backs are for YOUTH service. You may combine your youth and adult
tenure into the appropriate stars on a blue backing. I'm told by our Scout
shop that the star with no number on it was phased out and officially
replaced with the one with the numeral one on it. The star is earned for a
full registered year. Hopefully after your Webelos have bridged, you
fullfill that year helping the overworked Cubmaster or Troop Leader.
ACM, Pack 15
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City