Re: Service Stars vs. Veteran Pin
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 1 Mar 1996 01:59:04 -0500
Veteran Pins are for civilian attire only and are given for continous
service in Scouting.
Service Stars are for uniform wear. The stars are worn with the
appropriate color background for the phase of Scouting the service was
rendered. Adult service is always light blue. Adults can where a
combination of stars for their youth service and adult service or combine
the years into one or two stars with blue background.
Tigers - The 1995 Insignia Guide is real clear on page 39 that the Orange
backing is for YOUTH service only. Scouting Magazine in Jan 95 advised
adults could wear a service star with blue backing. If someone wants to
count the time as an adult-partner in calculating tenure, let 'em, but
have them include that in the number on the star with a blue backing.
Speaking Only for Myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
a/k/a Professor Beaver (WB), ASTA #2566, OA Vigil Honor '71, Eagle
Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
G.W.Dist., Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA - email@example.com
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