Re: National Camping School Patch
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 13 Jul 1995 00:41:01 CDT
Mike Williams <Valleyman@AOL.COM> writes:
>I have a question for anyone who knows about patch placement.
>I attended a BSA National Camping School in 1981, and got a 1.5" X 2.5" patch
>that is very neat looking and I'd like to wear it on my ASM uniform. I've
>seen them above the right pocket, on the right pocket, on the left pocket.
>and on the right sleeve. But, I seem to remember someone telling me that It
>couldn't be worn at all.
YES, by all means, DO wear the NCS patch!!
It is worn as a TEMPORARY PATCH on the right pocket, centered on the
pocket. It don't matter if you have the old olive drab green version
(the old khaki) or the current tan version of the emblem, with or
without the rounded border. What *does matter* is that you *should
Every other place you've mentioned is WRONG. The reference to this
the current (and past copies) of the BSA's Insignia Guide.
The BSA and your local Council have invested muchodenero big bucks to
get you and me and others to a National Camping School. Yes, the
certification for such a course is ONLY good for five years (that's
what the person was perhaps referring to in your wearing the patch)
and in order to continue your certification(s), you must attend a
refesher course or a subsequent NCS session in the area of your
program (for mine, it was Conservation/Enviornment and later on,
Even though you are not presently certified, you MAY wear the NCS
patch as a TEMPORARY patch, like any other temporary patch. The card
is what people should key to, not the patch, when asking about your
And congrats, Mike, on attending a well-engineered program of training
and support for kids!
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