Recruiter Strip Award
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts may earn the Recruiter Strip by recruiting other youth to join scouts.
The strip is worn centered directly below the right pocket on the uniform.
There are no formal requirements for these strips. Each Council establishes the procedure for awarding the strip, so please check with your local council office or unit leader.
Usually, a Recruiter Strip is awarded to a Cub Scout or Boy Scout the first time the scout recruits a friend, relative, classmate, or other acquaintance to join.
Normally, one strip can be awarded to a scout while a Cub Scout and another while the scout is a Boy Scout if the scout recruits at both levels.
The national BSA and local Councils tend to have special recruiting drives for which collector recruiter patches are made available. For example, in 2007, the Centennial Recruiter program was held at the national level with this patch available to scouts that recruit another youth to join. This patch in addition to the recruiter strip is awarded since these kinds of patches are considered temporary patches.
Here are a couple more recruiter patches that have been available to scouts...
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Jan 23, 2015 - Jessika
So you can use the same patch but would need to help recruit another boy to your troop to wear it on your uniform.
I don't know what sort of patches you are sewing on the uniform, but "three rows around the pocket" sounds like you are not following the official BSA Uniform Inspection sheet directions.
My question is.. do I sew it centered directly below the right pocket on the uniform..under all the activity patches.
Thank you so much for all your help.
See Insignia guide page 11 where it says this about temporary patches on the right pocket: "The patch is worn centered on the right pocket and must neither exceed the dimension of the seams of the pocket nor extend higher than the lowest tip of the pocket flap"
If your council or district is doing things differently, then you'll need to ask them how they want you to address the Recruiter Strip.
A BSA volunteer that is not implicitly recruiting whenever s/he is in uniform is missing the reason they're in a uniform.
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