Apr 04, 2014 - Tyler Villegas
I was just wondering, because I can't find information on this elsewhere. Where should the pin be placed? I know that the patch goes on the left sleeve, but what about the pin? Are we allowed to wear both the pin and the patch at the same time?
Apr 04, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Tyler - There is no specific guidance in the current Insignia Guide for placement of the lapel pin. But, all other lapel pins of which I'm aware are intended for "civilian wear" - meaning they are not displayed on the BSA uniform. The patch does the job on the uniform so there is no need to also wear the pin.
(There is an Order of the Arrow Lodge JTE pin which is displayed on the lodge flap, but that is just for OA members.)
Apr 11, 2014 - Jeff
Does both Cub Scouts and Cub Leaders where the patch?
Apr 11, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Jeff - Yes.
Apr 26, 2014 - Pam
Can newly bridged scouts wear the patch as well? They would have only joined in April, not really part of the effort that went to earning it.
May 10, 2014 - Alesha
PLEASE! Make "what was this for and where does it go" questions easier for us to find the answer! Leaders go overwhelmed and I feel bad making them repeat themselves 12 times. when I type in the words on the patch it should popular a page with pictures as to where it goes and what it is for. Thank you.
May 27, 2014 - PackLdrJM
Do scouts that joined anytime in a certain year (ie. 2013) receive the 2013 patch or only after completion of a year? I cannot find the answer. It appears some of performance items would exclude those who joined in fall or later of a year from earning same year. It appears the Pack could use their status, just not individual scouts. Confused in Cali.
May 27, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@PackLdrJM - The award is to the unit, not the individual. Every registered member of the unit can wear the appropriate patch. Someone joining a unit can be given the current patch if there are extras around, or wait until the next one is earned.