Regional Patch Placement
John E. Bush (IRXXJEB@OSUCC.BITNET)
Tue, 20 Jul 1993 17:28:00 CDT
Help! I am getting ready for Jamboree, like many of you. This is the
first time that I have been entitled to wear a regional patch. I
checked my handy BSA Insignia Guide (1991 Printing) to see exactly where
to put it. On page 16, I found that "Regional Scouters wear regional
insignia on the right sleeve in the second position. This insignia is
reserved for regional office holders only, . . . . Exception: adult
national and/or world jamboree leaders, but only during these events.
. . ."
No problem so far. When I checked on what second position on the right
sleeve is, I found a diagram on page 16 for Boy Scout insignia place-
ment. It shows position 2 as being 2" below the shoulder seam, with a
gap between it and the bottom of the American flag. So I got out my
trusty ruler and found that on my uniform, 2" below the right shoulder
seam would put the regional patch touching the bottom of the American
My question is--should there be a gap or not? If there is a gap, how
much? I think that other people I have seen wearing regional patches
have left a gap between it and the American flag. However, there are
plenty of bad examples out there, and I want to get the patch sewn on
right if I can.
Thanks for any help all you SCOUTS-L friends can give!
Troop Committee Chairman, Troop 828, Stillwater, OK
Soon to be a Commissary Assistant, Subcamp 16
---> Fooled you! I left out my usual lengthy signature block!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City