scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Veteran SCouter Award
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blackeagle@SCOUTER.NET
Thu Nov 25 1999 - 00:59:13 CST
Bob Taylor asked:
>I have heard tid bits about a Veteran Scouter Award, based on total uears
>(youth and Scout) in Scouting. can any one tell me more about this award,
>its requirements and how to apply or recommend someone for the award?
(From the backside of the Veteran Application (there's a new BSA stock
number; I am using the slightly old 1994 version, BSA #28-701).
"After ten years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, any
person may, upon application, receive the designation of "Veteran", provided
he agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scout
authorities in the community in which he or she lives informed as to his or
her availabilty for service; and further, to be as active in the promotion
of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Service in
other Scout organizations does not count toward veteran recognition.
An individual designated Veteran shall pay the regular registration fee if
he or she desires to continue to retain active registered connection with
Scouters desiring recognition as 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60,
65, 70 or 75 year veterans must have maintained an active registered
relationship for the required number of years, paying the annual
The records of the national office and local Council shall determine
eligibility. The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition need not
Note that everything above 25 years must be sent to the National office for
their verification and for the production of an appropriate certificate with
the signature of the Chief Scout Executive and other individuals.
Veterans get to wear a nice-looking lapel pin with the appropriate number of
years in the lower center of the pin; there's also tie bars with the same
design; and for 25, 50 and 75 years, there are special lapel pins available.
Either the Council or the individual pays for these pins.
Veterans also receive a pocket card and in some Councils a personal letter
from the Scout Executive.
Hope this helps out, Bob!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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