Why the Intergalactic Service Club?
As stated in my Bio, I've spent a lot of time working with scouts in my life. Originally, I thought about writing about a scout patrol. But as I delved into it, I could envision some legal hurdles. Scouts BSA has been around for more than 100 years! They have long established and respected marks and traditions that they might not have wanted me borrowing.
So I took the easy way out, sort of, and created an entirely new organization. I thought of a few different names for this group. Then was at times disappointed and sometimes even amazed when I searched the internet to find that several of the names I came up with already existed. Intergalactic Service Club wasn't my first choice. But I couldn't find it in use anywhere else. So it worked. And it kind of grows on you after a while.
Since it is such a mouthful, my characters generally refer to it by its acronym. They call it simply the ISC. This saves me lots of typing too!
To all my friends in scouting I will say, I think this book is right up your alley. The ISC may not be Scouts BSA. But I think you'll recognize some non-trademarked similarities.