Apr 24, 2013 - Crystal Cole
The boys in my den earned the Leave No Trace Award last year, so have their patces on their shirt pockets. This year they have earned the World Conservation Award. Where would they put it as the right pocket is already taken?
Apr 24, 2013 - Scouter Paul
Crystal - Only 1 temporary patch at a time can be displayed on the uniform, centered on the right pocket. That is why they are 'temporary', allowing the scout to show off whichever ONE he wants to display.
Unfortunately, when a patch is sewn on, it's no longer very temporary. That is why many scouts get clear plastic hangers from the Scout Shop that dangle from the button of the right pocket and hold a single patch. It's easy to show a different patch each week.
Your scouts could hang a patch in a holder that would cover their LNT patch. I don't think many people would complain too loudly about that.
May 01, 2013 - shawnoc
My son usually wears the last temporary patch that he received or the progress towards rank beads (when he's progressing towards a rank - which he's not this time of year). The previous temporary patches get their button loops removed and get sewn on his bag (with the other dozens of patches).
Oct 07, 2013 - Sharon
My boys earned the leave no trace patch their tiger year. Does that count toward the Cub Scout outdoor activity award?
How many times can you earn the leave no trace award?
Oct 08, 2013 - Scouter Paul
@Sharon - A scout can earn the LNT award (and most other individual awards) over and over and over.
If it were me, I'd review all the LNT requirements with the scouts that had earned it in an earlier year, ensure we follow LNT principles on our outings, and make sure they complete the unique requirement for whatever year they are currently in.