Re: Service Stars vs. Veteran Pin
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Tue, 27 Feb 1996 20:53:15 -0600
Robert Morley wrote:
>We've been talking for the past week or so about Service Stars >and veteran
pins(stars?). Are these both the same things, or are >they different.
They are different.
The SERVICE stars denote years of individual tenure, either as
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Explorers or as an adult
member of the BSA (and since the BSA determines which
category is which, Tiger Cub Partners are considered adults ONLY for the
adult tenure associated with that position...nothing more). Service starts
when the person is registered and on the
anniversary date of that registration, one more year of service
is denoted by the wearing of a star with the number "1" or more
on the FIELD UNIFORM ONLY. Program areas are denoted by plastic
"backings" corresponding to the program area in which the tenure
has been obtained. Those colors have been stated before, but no
"explaination" for those colors have been given:
BLUE - which denotes ADULT service, taken from the blue flags of the local
RED - which denotes EXPLORER YOUTH service, taken from the red
color associated with the Exploring program
BROWN - which denotes VARSITY YOUTH service, taken from the brown
color originally associated with the Varsity program (blaze and
brown are the "colors" of Varsity)
GREEN - which denotes BOY SCOUT YOUTH service, taken from the green color
associated since the start with the Boy Scout program
YELLOW - which denotes CUB SCOUT YOUTH service, taken from the gold color
associated since the start with the Cub Scout program
ORANGE - which denotes TIGER CUB YOUTH service, taken from the colors
associated with the Tiger Cub program (orange and black).
There are no other colors used for service stars.
After five or more years of TENURED service (as a youth, adult or
any combination thereof), a member of the BSA can apply through his or her
local Council to become certified as a "Veteran" member of the BSA. This
certification starts with the member filling out a Application for Veteran
Status, submitting it to your Council office for approval by the Council
Scout Executive (and in the case of 25, 50 and every five years afterwards
by the National Council's Registration Service), and ends when you receive a
certificate signed by the Scout Executive (or the Chief Scout Executive, in
the case of 50 or more years). Every five years, you are entitled to
complete a new application with the tenure period documented and submit this
to your Council office to be
certified for the next Veteran pin. You may or may not
also receive a lapel pin or tie-tac when you receive the certificate. Note
that the lapel pins or tie-tacs are worn on CIVILIAN CLOTHES or on the BSA's
"zoot suit", the classic blue
suit usually worn by professionals and senior volunteers...they are NEVER
worn on the field uniform.
Hope this helps in the discussion!
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