Re: Oh no, not another insignia question...
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 19 Apr 1993 15:00:38 CDT
> This question arose Saturday while doing an inspection of my Jamboree
> troop. Where does the World Conservation Award go on the uniform? My
> insignia guide, which I think is the most current, said the right
> pocket. Is this now a temporary patch? Is it not the case that the
> patch was once worn above the left pocket, beside the World Crest? If
> it is a temporary patch, is it appropriate wear for an official jamboree
> Thanks for the help.
> Ches Martin
Adrian is absolutely right in his response to your question. The World
Conservation patch is a temporary patch, and has been worn on the Boy Scout
uniform on the right pocket for a great many years now. It used to be worn
above the right pocket but to avoid so much clutter, the national uniform
committee moved it to the pocket.
The World Crest does and always (for the past 20 years at least) been positioned
centered horizontally over the LEFT pocket and vertically between the left
shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.
The change was that you did not have to go out of the country and participate in
a Scout activity to be entitled to wear the World Crest (It is for all members
as an expression of world brotherhood.)
The International activity patch is another story and took the place of
recognition for out of the country activity. This patch is worn on the right
No -- you can only wear ONE temporary patch on your uniform at a time. (See
Insignia Control), and handing it off the pocket in plastic still counts as
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City