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Patch & Pin Placement

Where does that Patch go? How about this Pin?

Uniform Diagrams:

BSA Insignia Guide:

Patches and Pins go in the same spot on both the blue and tan uniform.
Note the measurements on the insignia guide for help in placing certain patches.

All Scouts:
  • "Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award" PATCH - This covers the right pocket flap. 
    • CAREFUL - Only sew the top 3 edges, leave the bottom edge open for access to the button and to be able to put pins through the patch
  • "Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award" PIN - This goes on the previously earned patch.
  • Summertime Pins - Right Pocket Flap (or through any patch worn on that flap)
    • 4 Colors to be earned in the Summer Between Ranks
  • Religious Emblems - Not worn for daily use. Can be placed on uniform above the left pocket for special occasions.
  • Relgious Emblem Knot - Centered above the left pocket flap
  • Veteran Unit Bar - Pack 314 is a 50 Year Veteran Unit. The Veteran Unit strip goes between the Council Patch and "314" Unit numbers
  • Occoneechee Council Strips - Special versions of these arrive yearly. You can choose to replace the standard strip on the uniform.
  • Journey to Excellence - Right Sleeve - note placement
  • Den Strip - Right Sleeve below the US Flag
  • World Scouting Crest - Half way between the shoulder and Left Pocket
  • Recruiter Emblem - Centered beneath the right pocket
  • Other Patches - Permanently put on the optional Red Patch Vest. Most can be temporarily worn on the right pocket of the uniform.
  • Academic & Sports Belt Loops - These are designed to go on the Blue Cub Scout Belt which can be worn with either the Tan or Blue uniform
  • Academic & Sports Belt Pins - These are not designed for the uniform.
    • There is an optional letter "C" that can be purchased to go on the Red Patch Vest. The Pins can then be placed in this letter.
Webelos Scouts:
  • Webelos Colors - Below the Flag on the Right Sleeve
  • Webelos Activity Badges - Actually a Pin. It is pinned through the Webelos Colors - Your choice of which color to place the badge.
  • Den Emblem - Right Sleeve, see diagram
  • Webelos Rank Patch - Centered on Left Pocket
  • Compass Emblem + Points - To be worn as a temporary patch on the Right Shirt Pocket.
    • This is earned after The Webelos Badge is complete + 8 Webelos Activity Badges.