Re: Service Star guidance
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 20:11:12 -0500
Ev Holm reminded me that I've left out one part of the Service Star guidelines:
>Saw you post on Scouts-l. Good explanation. But I think you missed one of
>the adult options (sorry I don't have my Insignia Guide next to me) where
>an adult has YES, the option to wear the appropriate color backgrounds for
>their youth service. But they also have the option to combine ALL adult and
>youth service and wear ONLY the light blue Scouter's service star background.
>For example, I could wear service stars in one of the 2 options:
>3 yr - yellow background (Cub Scouts)
>7 yr - green background (Boy Scouts)
>2 yr - red background (Explorers)
>14 (10+4) yr - light blue background (Adult service)
>26 yr (20+6) - light blue background (ALL service)
>Just one more item to add to the web page.
and Russ Jones also made me.....
....yell *AWWWW MAN!!*, here...thanks for the reminder, Russ!!
>Excellent explanation, except that one cannot wear a single service star to
>indicate more than 10 years of service. Since the stars only come with the
>numbers 1 through 10 and multiples of 10 thereafter, two separate stars (a
>10 and a 5, in your example) are required to indicate years of service in
>excess of ten, except when the total is an even multiple of ten.
There are year pins available for:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 years of
service (since the BSA itself is only 87 years old).
There are VETERANS pins (which are NOT worn on the field uniform, but may be
worn as a tie-tac or tie bar) for :
10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, and 85 years of tenure.
Everything ABOVE 25 years must be purchased through your local Council whom
must obtain them from the BSA's Supply Division upon approval.
>this is only applicable for indicating adult service or for indicating the
>total of all youth and adult years, since it is not possible to remain in
>any one division of the program as a youth for as much as ten years (except,
>of course, in the case of handicapped Scouts who are not subject to the age
I will be adding both Russ's and Ev's notes to my notes in a few minutes when I
upload everything over to the webpage. It'll be located at the following
4pm CT (a little over an hour from now):
Thanks again for the great comments!!
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