To:      Scout Members, Parents and Friends of Pack 206


Subject: Cub Scout Pack 206 By-laws for School Year 2002-2003


Welcome to the wonderful world of Cub Scouting!  We are delighted that you have chosen our unit for your Cub Scouting Adventure. 


Scouting is more than an active youth program - it is a way of life - a code for living set in terms that boys of every age can understand and follow.  The urge to play games is fundamental for youth of every age.  Scouting, using the method of group teamwork, takes advantage of the urge and presents all its activities in the spirit of the game.


You will discover that your Cub Scout son - as well as all Scouts - enjoy and learn more through Cub Scouting when you as his parent play an active role by supporting your son in all aspects of the Scouting experience. 


The By-Laws of Cub Scout Pack 206 are attached.  They have been approved by the Cub Master, Pack Committee, Committee Chairman and the Chartered Organization.  This Pack is chartered by Page Private School University Campus, Orange County, Orlando, Florida. 


In order for Cub Scout Pack 206 to operate successfully and provide a fulfilling, well-rounded program of Cub Scouting, the following By-Laws, as reviewed and approved by the Pack Committee, will be in effect for this school year.  By-Laws will be reviewed each year, amended as required and approved.  These By-Laws supercede all previous Cub Scout Pack 206 By-Laws and edicts.  Recommendations for changes to these By-Laws can be sent to the Cub Master or Committee Secretary in writing at any time.


These By-laws are intended to supplement and may, in no way, contradict the published policies of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  Should a conflict arise, BSA policies shall prevail unless the policy presented in these By-laws is "safer", in which case these By-laws shall prevail.


In Good Scouting . . .






Bill Gnan, Cub Master                                              Date







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2002 - 2003

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Cub Scout Pack 206
Page Private School






Authentication:  These By-laws are approved for School Year 2002-2003:


Cub Master: _________________________________________________


Committee Chairman: _________________________________________


Charter Organization:  _________________________________________



Table of Contents

Section One / General Provisions

1.1 Purpose

1.2 Mission

1.3 Pack Organization

1.4 Den Organization and Membership

1.5 Pack Meetings

1.6 The Annual Planning Meeting

1.7 Pack Committee Meetings

1.8 Financial Policy


Section Two / Den Operations and Meetings

2.1 General and Administrative

2.2 Leadership

2.3 Attendance and Excusals

2.4 Den Code of Conduct

2.5 Disruptive Behavior

2.6 Wear and Maintenance of Uniforms

2.7 Prohibitions

2.8 Complaints and Unresolved Issues

2.9 Withdrawal from the Pack


Section Three / Responsibilities of Pack Members

3.1 Scout Parents

3.2 Chartered Organization Representative

3.3 Pack Committee Chairperson

3.4 Cub/Assistant Cub Master

3.5 Pack Secretary

3.6 Treasurer

3.7 Advancement/Awards Coordinator

3.8 Pack Trainer

3.9 Special Events Coordinator

3.10 Den Leaders

3.11 Den Chiefs/Webelos Den Chiefs


Section Four / Class "A" and "C" Uniform Requirements

4.1 Uniform Policy and Dress Code

4.2 Class "C" Uniform (informal Pack activities)

4.3 Class "A" Uniform (formal, all scout activities)




1.1 Purpose:  These By-Laws define the organization, activities, operations and budget policy that govern Cub Scout Pack 206 for this school year. These provisions apply to Pack 206 members and to those who participate in our activities.


1.2  Mission:   To strengthen families through the fun, fellowship and guidance of Scouting.


1.3  Pack Organization:    Cub Scout Pack 206 operates in accordance with laws and rules published by the Boy Scouts of America. The Chartering Organization, Page Private School - University Blvd., sponsors the pack and provides support with access to facilities and oversight of pack operations.  Regular pack business is conducted by the Pack Committee. The Pack Committee is chaired by the Committee Chairperson appointed by Page School and meets monthly.  Additional committee members, their duties and responsibilities and meeting schedules can be found in this document.


1.3.1 Sub-Committees:  For pack activities and special events, the Cub Master may appoint chairpersons to plan, organize and administer to those events.  Examples of such events are: Popcorn sales, Scouting for Food, Fundraising - Wreaths, Rain gutter Regatta, Pine Wood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, Family Campout / Tiger Growl and the like.


1.4  Den Organization & Membership:  The pack will have one or more dens for each grade from 1st  though 5th grades. The number of dens will be determined by: (1) the number of scout members and (2) the number of capable den leaders available.  Den size and leadership will be as follows:


1.4.1  Dens will have no more than eight (8) boys including Webelos Patrols. Exceptions to this may be made by the Pack Committee under certain circumstances, i.e.: transfer of leaders or a combining of dens for economy.


1.4.2  Every scout deserves a capable, trained leader so Pack 206 will recruit the best among us to perform these duties and offer them the requisite training.  Den Leader applications will go through the Committee Chairman and the Cub Master and be approved by the Chartering Organization.


1.4.3  Membership - scouts and leaders - is open to all qualified persons in accordance with BSA policy.


1.5  Pack Meetings: Pack 206 will have monthly pack and committee meetings held on separate days as well as special purpose meetings as may be required.  ALL meetings are open to interested adult persons – parents, committee, and charter organization – ALL may attend ALL meetings.  “Robert’s Rules of Order” will be used as a guideline for conduct of all Pack 206 business meetings.


1.6  The Annual Planning Meeting: This meeting will be held at least three (3) months prior to the Pack Re-Charter date of December 31st.  All Pack Committee members are needed during this meeting as the primary agenda items are: review of previous year’s activities and what’s possible for the coming year, the setting of the general schedule of activities, development of an operating budget and selection of leaders, re-charter and committee membership.  The Pack Committee may assign agenda items as the need arises.


1.7  Pack Committee Meetings: These meetings will be held once a month and will commence at 6:30 PM in the Page conference room (back building).


1.7.1  Pack Secretary will submit for Pack Committee approval, the previous month’s minutes and will make available upon request approved minutes at all previous Pack Meetings.  Likewise, the Pack Treasurer will submit a monthly financial statement showing budgeted vs. obligated and expended funds of the pack.


1.7.2  When planning pack activities, no obligation will be made to participate in any civic, community, school, military, BSA, or Pack function without first obtaining the approval at the monthly Pack Committee meeting.


1.7.3  Pack Committee voting members will consist of all the registered leaders within Cub Scout Pack 206.  Votes at other than Pack Committee meetings may be used only in extenuating circumstances and recorded in writing reflecting the approval by the majority of contacted committee members.


1.7.4  All non-Cub Scout children attending the Cub Scout Pack meetings are the responsibility of the attending parent(s) / designated guardians.  No child will be allowed to run freely or randomly about the halls, meeting room, or any other part of the building, before, during, or after the Cub Scout Pack meeting.  Active Cub Scouts are the responsibility of their parents during Pack events.  Den Leaders will be responsible for providing activities and overseeing the activities.  Discipline is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.  If a child presents a behavior problem and/or is disruptive, the parent/guardian is expected to discipline their child.  Failure to do so may result in leadership intervention and/or excusal from the meeting.

1.7.5  Central Florida Council Little Econ District Roundtable is held on the third Thursday of each month.  All leaders are urged to attend.  This is a form of continuing education training at all leader levels.


1.8  Financial Policy:  Any monies paid out by the Pack Treasury must be approved by a majority of the Pack Committee present at the Pack Committee meetings.  The people authorized to issue money for payment of Cub Scout Pack materials in emergencies must include the Treasurer and one of the following:  the Cub Master,  Committee Chairman, or the Pack Secretary.  No vote is required for the payment of normal operating expenses (i.e. Insurance, Forms, etc.).


1.8.1  Each registered member of the Cub Scout Pack will pay an annual $ 60.00 pack dues that initially subsidizes the Pack Treasury.  These monies collected will support initial operating funds of the Pack while awaiting the collection of fund-raising monies to support the planned year of scouting.


1.8.2  Regular spending of monies for advancement items to include badges of rank, arrow points, year pins, sport belt loops, attendance pins, activity pins, certificates, and special awards will be done by the Pack Treasurer and the Advancement Coordinator, and/or the Cub Master.  The purchaser must submit to the Treasurer an itemized Council receipt for items purchased for advancement so the total amounts can be applied against the Council’s Unit account maintained at the Council office.  Opening and closing balances and all major purchases will be quoted at Pack Committee meetings and available upon request at Pack Meetings.




2.1  General and Administrative:  The Den Leader/Assistant Den Leader is responsible to the Pack Committee for the efficient and effective operation of his/her assigned den. This includes planning and conduct of den meetings and outings, reporting scout  attendance and progress toward earning badges, rank progression, and awards. The Den Leader will also ensure compliance with pack and BSA specified requirements such as scout behavior and uniform wear.


2.2  Leadership:  The Cub Master will assign Cub Scouts to Dens.  Recommendations from Den Leaders will be considered.  Den assignments will not be modified without the Cub Master’s approval.


2.2.1  If conflicts arise due to selected Den meeting days and times, a new Den will be considered only after parents of the proposed new Den can support the Den as Den Leaders, meet the training requirements and follow the Cub Scout Pack Program.


2.2.2  All new Cub Scouts must earn their Bobcat rank before proceeding through the ranks as stated by his grade or age.


2.3  Attendance and Excusals:  Each registered Cub Scout is expected to attend all scheduled den and pack meetings. At Pack Committee discretion, if four (4) consecutive den meetings are missed, the Cub Scout will be put on an inactive list for “lack of interest”.  An oral warning, via telephone, will be issued by the Den Leader after the third missed den meeting.  After the fourth missed meeting, the parents/guardian will be contacted and informed that their son has one (1) week to be reinstated and pay back all back dues.  Additionally, if the Cub Scout is to be reinstated to the Cub Scout Pack, the Pack Committee must first approve this.


2.3.1  For the following three (3) reasons, one parent or legal guardian must attend the monthly Cub Scout Pack meeting or den outing with their Cub Scout: 1) Safe arrival, 2) Attendance, 3) Safe return home.  Additionally, since the Cub Scout program is a family program, and for a Cub Scout to receive his earned awards, a parent/guardian must attend.  Based on two working parents, single parents, and emergencies, a stand-in guardian, 18 years or older may be a substitute.  Parents must also accompany Tiger Cubs to all den meetings.


2.3.2  To earn the attendance pin, the Cub Scout cannot miss more than one (1) Cub Scout Pack meeting and three (3) Cub Scout Den meetings each registered year, excluding the Summer Activities period (June, July, August).


2.4  Den Code of Conduct:  Each den should develop its own code of conduct but avoid making too many rules.  The rules should be simple and clear so the boys can understand them.  The boys can help make the rules.  Here are some suggestions that may help you develop your den’s Code of Conduct:


  • Go directly to den meeting room.  No running or wrestling indoors.
  • Show courtesy and respect for other den members, leaders, and the meeting place.
  • Bring your scout handbook to each meeting.
  • If a boy disobeys during a den meeting, Den Leader may phone a parent or family member to pick him up immediately.
  • Always leave with your parents after a den meeting.


Post the Den Code of Conduct in the den meeting place to serve as a reminder.  Boys need to know just how far they can go, and the den code of conduct will tell them this.


2.5  Disruptive Behavior:  Disruptive behavior at a Cub Scout den meeting or Cub Scout Pack function will not be tolerated. On the first occasion, the Den Leader will refer such behavior to the parent/guardian for corrective action.  Subsequent occurances will be referred to the Cub Master and the Pack Committee.  Repeated occurrences may lead to suspension and/or dismissal from the Cub Scout Pack.


2.6  Wearing and Maintenance of Scout Uniforms:  All Cub Scouts will obtain an approved uniform for his rank and wear to all Cub Scout functions.  The uniform will be clean and fit properly and have badges and insignia affixed appropriately.  The Den Leader will ensure each scout is advised in advance on what uniform is required for each scheduled pack function.  In general, scouts are not required to be in uniform for den meetings but are for pack functions.  [NOTE – While our Pack by-laws require uniforms, BSA does not. A young man can be a scout without ever having a uniform. Naturally, BSA encourages wearing the uniform and, therefore, BSA mandates what the uniform is. You might consider a line to the effect that if a family is not able to purchase new uniform pants, experienced uniforms can be found at local thrift shops and that uniform pieces (such as pants) make great holiday and birthday gifts from grandparents and/or siblings. Many units run a uniform exchange (one more committee position and another way to get another parent involved) - experienced uniforms are donated/traded when out grown so that families can obtain the correct size. The uniform exchange chair in some units will actually shop the thrift stores to pick up uniform pieces to stock their bank and then those units charge a nominal fee for the pieces when they are given out - enough to cover the pack expense for the uniform. ]


2.6.1  All registered Den Leaders, Cub Master, Assistance Cub Master and Pack Trainer are expected to obtain and wear an approved uniform to all den and pack functions to properly identify leaders and set an example for the scouts.

2.7  Prohibitions:  All registered adult leaders will set a proper example at all times.


  • Vulgar language spoken or printed on clothing worn any Pack 206 Cub Scout meeting or functions will not be allowed.  Offenders will be asked to leave.


  • Loud or disruptive behavior by anyone attending scouting functions will not be allowed.  Those not complying will be asked to leave.


  • Individual mistreatment - whether physical or mental - will not be tolerated.  Adult leaders involved will be  suspended by either the Cub Master or Committee Chairman from all Cub Scout functions pending an investigation. A report will be filed through the Chartered Organization, District Executive, and District Chairman at the council office for further action.
  • Alcoholic Beverages - it is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned/and or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.


  • Tobacco Products - the Boy Scouts of America strongly recommends that leaders maintain the attitude that youth members are much better off without tobacco. Pack 206 leaders are strongly encouraged to not use tobacco products in any form and are prohibited from using tobacco products in the presence of youth members at any Pack or BSA activity.


2.8  Complaints and Unresolved Issues: Any and all complaints concerning den operations should go to the Den Leader first.  If a complaint remains unresolved, the complaint may be referred in person or in writing to the Pack Committee.


2.8.1 Questions about the Cub Scout Pack 206 By-Laws or BSA policy must be made either in person at the Pack Committee meeting or in writing presented to the Cub Master or Committee Chairman at the Cub Scout Pack meeting.


2.9  Withdrawal from Pack 206:  Registered Cub Scouts or Adult Leaders who withdraw from the BSA program are asked to submit a letter to the Cub Master, Cub Scout Pack 206 explaining the reasons why the Scout has decided to withdraw.  This letter will be retained at the Central Florida Council BSA Council office and Cub Scout Pack 206.


2.9.1 Refunds for unused portions of annual dues will be considered on a pro-rata basis IF the withdrawing member states a financial hardship exists and therefore requests such refund in the withdrawal letter.



Adult responsibilities are delineated by BSA guidelines except as modified below.



  • Take all around interest in what your son is doing in Cub Scouting.
  • Support the Den Leader/Assistant Den Leader.
  • Help in signing off achievements and electives in handbooks.
  • Ensure dues are paid promptly.
  • Attend monthly pack meetings and support pack activities by volunteering for a minimum of two (2) pack events during the scouting year.



  • Liaison between the Pack, the chartered organization, and the BSA.
  • Ensures the chartered organization is aware of what the Pack is doing.
  • Coordinates activities between the chartered organization and the Pack.
  • Communicate any relevant policies that the charter organization has to the Pack committee.
  • Voting member of the local BSA Council and District committees. As such, they represent the Pack on these committees.  If the Chartered Organization has more than one unit (e.g., a Pack and a Troop) the Chartered Organization Representative serves all.


Note: The chartered organization 'owns' the Pack, not the Pack committee. The Pack committee is simply an administrative arm of the Chartered Organization.


  • Supervise all aspects of pack committee functions and/or operation.
  • Chair and conduct monthly Pack Committee meetings.
  • Maintain a record inventory of all pack property.
  • Maintain a roster of boys and adults.  Verify and update every three months.
  • Authorized signature for pack checking account and unit council account.



  • Provide quality leadership and organization.
  • Set a proper example by displaying a positive attitude and wearing a proper uniform.
  • Conduct Cub Scout Pack Program according to BSA policies.
  • Support and assist Den Leaders in achieving their goals.
  • Conduct Pack functions.
  • Assist with pack recruitment (boys, leaders, committee)



  • Carry out Cub Master duties in his/her absence.
  • Set a proper example by displaying a positive attitude and wearing a proper uniform.
  • Supervise Den Leaders and Junior Aides.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Cub Master.



  • As chief administrative officer, keep minutes of all pack and pack committee meetings.
  • Maintains pack committee records and files recurring reports.
  • Handles all pack correspondence and maintains correspondence files.





  • As chief financial officer, drafts operating budget and pays the bills.
  • Authorized signature for pack checking account and unit council account.
  • Prepares monthly financial report for pack committee meetings.
  • Assists with registration of Cub Scouts and Adult Leaders.



  • Manages advancement program as prescribed by BSA.
  • Purchases awards and badges for pack meetings.
  • Maintains accurate records of advancements and submits reports to BSA.
  • Authorized signature on unit council account.



  • Responsible for all Pack-level training and reporting.
  • Conducts orientation for new families new families and leaders.
  • Ensures each leader and pack committee member is trained for his or her specific position; may conduct other training as designated by council.
  • Encourages pack leaders to attend ongoing training, i.e. roundtables, University of Scouting, outdoor skills training, Youth Protection training and Wood Badge.
  • Remains current with training material and program updates.
  • Keep pack training records current.  The Pack Trainer’s goal is to have 100% of the pack and committee members trained in their position responsibilities.  Goal: New leaders and parents should receive orientation within one (1) week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position training within 30 days.



  • Works with Cub Master on all special events.
  • Become familiar with the policies of the BSA outdoor programs.
  • Assigns a chairperson to head committees that support special pack events. Will oversee the committee’s progress and will report to the pack committee on the special event.



  • THE MOST IMPORTANT Pack member – you have the most direct and most frequent contact with the scouts ! You must set the example by displaying a positive attitude and wearing a proper uniform.
  • Plan and execute the den program for the year.
  • Ensure all scouts perform their training tasks and report progress to Pack.
  • Will establish and maintain good relations with the parents.
  • Guide the Den Chief in working with the Cub Scouts.
  • Maintain accurate den financial and advancement records.
  • Turn in all monies to the Pack Treasurer at monthly Pack Committee meetings.
  • Turn in all Den and Pack materials to the Cub Master at year-end.



  • Know the purpose of Cub Scouting.
  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Set a proper example by displaying a positive attitude and wearing a proper uniform.
  • Attend all scheduled Pack and Den activities.



4.1  Uniform Policy and Dress Code:  Uniforms are required for all scout members and adult leaders. When worn by adults, uniforms provide scouts with a role model and provide unity in the Scouting Program. BSA policy advises the purchase of an official standard uniform.


4.1.1  Each scout is required to have at a minimum an official hat, neckerchief with slide, shirt and appropriate insignia.  If a boy does not have official uniform pants/shorts, dark navy blue pants or shorts are acceptable.  [We have a line in our By-Laws that indicates that dark blue pants can be substituted for official uniform pants. Units are not authorized by BSA to change the uniform guidelines so the line about the dark blue pants should be removed. ] In order for our Cub Scouts to participate in sanctioned Cub Scout council or district official events, they must wear an authorized complete uniform as required for their rank to participate.  No loud, wild colors are of good taste with the official Cub Scout or Boy Scout uniform shirt.


4.2  The Class C Uniform - the Pack T-Shirt is authorized for wear when the official (Class A) uniform has been determine not appropriate for scheduled pack events.  During these pack activities, the Class C uniform includes the following items:  BSA approved belt, belt buckle, pack t-shirt, and closed toed shoes.  The BSA hat, shorts or pants may also be worn.


4.3  The Class A Uniform - the following uniforms / variations have been identified as the standard Class A uniform and is authorized for wear while participating in all Scouting activities of Cub Scout Pack 206.


(required uniform items in Bold print below)


4.3.1  TIGER CUBS (Boys and Adults)


Tiger Cub Orange T-Shirt or

Tiger Orange Sweatshirt (Optional)

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No Sandals)

Tiger Cub Belt with Tiger Belt Buckle

BSA Scout Blue Shorts (Khaki for Adults)

Tiger Cub Hat


4.3.2  CUB SCOUTS (Boys)


Blue Cub Scout Short Sleeve Shirt

Gold /Blue Neckerchief

Cub Scout Slide (Rank Designated) Blue Cub Scout Belt with (Rank Designated)

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No sandals)

Blue Cub Scout Pants or Shorts

Blue Cub Scout Hat

Blue Cub Scout Socks


Insignia:  Council Shoulder Patch, Unit Numbers 206, Den Number Strip, World Crest Emblem, Appropriate Rank Badges, 1 year pin with orange backing (if former Tiger Cub), X year pin with blue backing for number of active years in scouting.


4.3.3  WEBELOS (Boys)


Khaki BSA Short Sleeve Shirt

Webelos Plaid Neckerchief

Webelos Neckerchief Slide

Webelos Colors

Webelos Belt Buckle w/BSA Khaki Belt

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No Sandals)

Green BSA Pants or Shorts

Green/Red BSA Socks - Regular or Knee Highs for shorts

Webelos Hat


Insignia:  Council Shoulder Patch, Blue Shoulder Loops, Unit Numbers 206, Patrol Patch, World Crest Emblem, 1 year pin with orange backing (if former Tiger Cub), X year pin with blue backing for total active years in scouting.


Adult Uniform Variations


4.3.4  Adult Female (Wolf / Bear)


Yellow Cub Scout Short Sleeve Blouse or Khaki BSA Short Sleeve Shirt

Blue Cub Scout Belt or Khaki Belt with Boy Scout Buckle

Neckerchief w/Slide

Name Tag

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No Sandals)

Green BSA Pants / Shorts or Blue

BSA Skirt / Slacks / Shorts

Cub Scout / BSA Socks

Cub Scout Hat


Insignia:  Council Shoulder Patch, Dark Blue Epaulet Loops, Unit Numbers 206, Den Number Strip (as required), World Crest Emblem, Pack Position Shoulder Patch, Quality Unit award (for last year earned), 1 year pin with orange backing (if former Tiger Cub Registered Adult), years of service pin with blue backing, personal service related awards.


4.3.5  Adult Male (Wolf  / Bear)


Khaki Boy Scout Short Sleeve Shirt

Khaki Boy Scout Belt / Buckle

Cub Scout Leaders Neckerchief

Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide

Name Tag

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No Sandals)

Green BSA Pants or Shorts

BSA Socks Regular or Knee High for Shorts

Cub Scout Hat


Insignia:  Council Shoulder Patch, Dark Blue Epaulet Loops, Unit Numbers 206, Den Number Strip (as required), World Crest Emblem, Pack Position Shoulder Patch, Quality Unit award (for last year earned), 1 year pin with orange backing (if former Tiger Cub Registered Adult), years of service pin with blue backing, personal service related awards.


4.3.6  Adult Male/Female (Webelos)


Khaki BSA Short Sleeve Shirt

Khaki Boy Scout Belt/ Buckle

Webelos Plaid Neckerchief

Webelos Plaid Neckerchief Slide

Name Tag

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No Sandals)

Green BSA Pants or Shorts

BSA Socks Regular or Knee High for Shorts

Webelos Hat


Insignia:  Council Shoulder Patch, Dark Blue Epaulet Loops, Unit Numbers 206, Den Number Strip (as required), World Crest Emblem, Pack Position Shoulder Patch, Quality Unit award (for last year earned), 1 year pin with orange backing (if former Tiger Cub Registered Adult), years of service pin with blue backing, personal service related awards.


4.3.7  Committee Members (Men or Women)


Khaki BSA Short Sleeve Shirt

Khaki BSA Belt / Buckle or

Official BSA Adult Leather Belt with Buckle

Name Tag

Closed Toed Shoes Only (No Sandals)

BSA Socks Regular or Knee High for Shorts

Scout Bolo Tie (Optional)

Green BSA Pants or Shorts

BSA Approved Hat


Insignia:  Council Shoulder Patch, Dark Blue Epaulet Loops, Unit Numbers 206, World Crest Emblem, Pack Position Shoulder Patch, Quality Unit award (for last year earned), 1 year pin with orange backing (if former Tiger Cub Registered Adult), years of service pin with blue backing, personal service related awards.