Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Service Stars
Re: Service Stars
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 02:00:20 EDT
In a message dated 99-06-02 16:01:22 EDT, jaygause@FLASH.NET writes:
<< I have been asked by Scouts and Scouters about multiple service stars.
We see Scouts wearing five or six service stars with green backs and/or
The collectors --- they can't stand to part with anything they have earned.
Not the proper way to display your years of service.
<< When I was a kid we removed the old service star when we
attained another year so all we had at any one time was one yellow
backed service star and one green backed service star (i.e., if we had
tenure in both Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting). >>
This is the correct way to wear stars. A current youth that started as a
Tiger CUb may have one star w/ orange back with "1", a yellow backed star
with "4", and a green backed star with "X" representing the number of years
as a Boy Scout. These numbers are the normal MAX for that color the total
number depends on the individuals actual time in the program.
Explorers have red backed stars and adults have blue backed stars for years
as adult leaders. So you might see an adult with yellow, green, red, and
blue stars to represent cubs, scouts, explorers, and adult service. I
suppose there will be a few young adults who can also sport the orange tiger
star along with the rest of em.
Or for simplicity the adult can add up all those years and use one blue star
to represent it all.
OA VIllage Advisor