Re: BSA 's copyright problem
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 21:16:16 -0800
At 08:42 PM 11/15/96 -0600, Mary Anderson wrote:
>for. However, I have a problem. The girls have designed a shirt type
>want to put their patrol position on them, but GS do not have patches for this
>like the BSA does. They want to use the BSA patches but I believe this would be
>infringment of the copyright laws. If all of our girls were 14 we could
>as Explorers, but they are not. Does anyone have a source where we could get
>position patches or know if BSA would allow us to use theirs. The cost of
>patches for small numbers is prohibitive and with us just getting started a job
>really don't have time to do right now.
If you are talking about patrol medallions, I don't see any real problem
from the BSA side of the house. The BSA patrol medallions do not contain
any of the BSA's copyrighted indicia. However, the badges of office do.
There is a custom patch shop that specializes in Girl Scout patches. Try:
Telephone: (888)patchco [728-2426]
Lebeau Emblem Company
1500 E. Gage Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Several of our units in Camarillo have dealt with Lebeau, with excellent
results. I know nothing about patchco except what I have posted here.
The second year Webelos den of Pack 3804 of Camarillo just got some
patrol medallions made up. It shows a carnivorous dinosaur striding
out. They are the Raptor Patrol (as in veliciraptor, a la "Jurassic
Park). The den leader tells me that they ordered 24 custom patches with
a single color of stitching.
The costs were $75 to do the artwork and $3/patch. The boys think the
patches are "COOL!!".
I hope that this is of some assistance to you.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Wood Badge 416-18
Ventura County Council at Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
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