Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Service Stars
Re: Service Stars
Jim Miller Jr.
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 12:25:29 -0400
Actually, the use of multiple plain service stars was uniform policy,
but it only applied to youth members, not adults. Here's the quote from
page 34 of the 1966 "Official Uniforms and Insignia" manual:
"Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Explorer
Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Explorer may wear a plain star for each year =
service or a single numbered star indicating total years of service in
each branch of Scouting. Cub Scout star has gold background, Boy Scout
Star has green background, and Explorer star has red background.
Up to 10 years - A Scouter may wear a single numbered star with a
light-blue background, indicating total years of service up to and
including 10 years. No. 49.
Over 10 years - For more than 10 years of service he may wear one star
with a light-blue background with the numeral 10 or its multiples (20,
30, etc.) and a second star (1, 2, 3, etc.) indicating additional years
up to the next multiple of 10."
It also indicates the option for adults to wear stars for Boy Service,
and the order of precedence for stars to be worn - wearer's right to
left: Scouter, Explorer, Boy Scout, Cub Scout.
James J. Miller, Jr. Meechgalhukquot
Assistant Scoutmaster-Troop 5, Kearny, NJ "Redheaded One"
Eagle-1988 Vigil-1994 I used to be a Bobwhite(NE-II-76)
District Vice-Chairman - Venturing, Hudson Liberty District
Northern New Jersey Council, BSA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DryerMS [SMTP:DryerMS@CLF.NAVY.MIL]
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> Subject: Re: Service Stars
> =BB -----Original Message-----
> =BB From: Lee Hudson [mailto:fbf@ACADIA.NET]
> =BB Sent: Friday, 04 June 1999 08:39
> =BB To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> =BB Subject: Re: Service Stars
> =BB . . . I have never seen a "plain" service star pin. Does this =
> . . .
> =BB -----Response---------------
> It has been more years than I would like to admit since I have seen a
> "plain" service star pin; but it is (was) exactly that -- plain. It
> had no
> little number inside a colored circle in its center, the little =
> "spines" along its arms met there instead in a small raised point.
> When I was a Cub (in mumble, mumble, nineteen fifty-mumble) we were
> a new blank star pin each year, so a boy who went all the way through
> Bear, Lion wore three plain stars with yellow disks on his shirt.
> I do not know if this was official uniform policy, or if this was my
> policy, but that was the way it was. Please do not tell me that this
> the wrong way to have done things -- there is nothing that can be =
> correct it now, the Pack does not even exist now.
> Mark Dryer
> ASM, Troop 1
> Tidewater Council
> Norfolk, VA