Re: Arrow of Light badge placement
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Wed, 28 Feb 1996 14:22:38 -0600
Jim Ballentine wrote:
>Left pocket below seam.
That's where it USED to go, Jim.
>I am not familiar with the placement guides you
>quoted but just for laughs and giggles here goes
You *should* be familiar with the BSA's Insignia Guide. It
is one of the "basics" of the Commissioner trade, since it
documents (and illustrates) where our insignia is to be placed
upon which uniform and in what place.
Below the seam would be hard to do, since the present uniforms
go to a "vee" at the bottom. On the older uniforms, you are
correct, since those seams are straight and the Arrow of Light
was illustrated as belonging there. However, when the BSA went
to the new oval-shaped badges, the Arrow of Light was to be
worn below the badge of rank (just like in old times) except that
now it appears on the pocket too. (Actually I can remember back
in 1968 that the Arrow of Light appeared on the pocket instead of
The present "large" Arrow of Light doesn't readily fit below the badge of
rank, particularily on smaller sized pockets (there's barely enough space
for the rank badge), but it should go below
the rank on as much of the pocket as possible. I think that
the illustration they use in the Insignia Guide assumes that we
would always have the smaller (older) version of the Arrow of Light rather
than the larger present versions.
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