Re: Wearing Jamboree Patches on Boy Scout Uniform
Russ Jones (CSRTJ@TTUHSC.EDU)
Mon, 5 May 1997 11:22:11 -0500
At 10:26 AM 5/5/97 -0500, Tom Turba wrote:
>Does anyone know what the rules are for wearing Jamboree patches on the Boy
>Scout uniform? And, where are such rules found?
>I know that a World Jamboree patch or U.S. National Jamboree patch can be
>worn above the right pocket. Can other Jamboree patches be worn in this
>position by participants?
>When I took a group to the Pan American Jamboree in Bolivia, National said
>that we could not wear the Pan American Jamboree patch except as a temporary
>patch on the right pocket. No reason was given.
>This year I am taking about 140 people to the Canadian National Jamboree,
>many would like to wear the CJ'97 patch on their uniform, in the place where
>other Scouts wear a Jamboree patch. Is this allowed?
The rule is found on page 43 of the Insignia Guide: "Only one jamboree
emblem (world or national) may be worn."
To me, what this seems to imply is that the area above the right pocket is
reserved for patches from those jamborees (world and U.S. national) in which
the BSA (as a corporation) is an official participant. I suspect that the
wearing of other countries' national jamboree emblems falls under the
"badges of other organizations" rule on page 3: "The general rule is that
badges awarded by organizations other than the Boy Scouts of America may not
be worn on an official uniform." I'm guessing that the BSA is not, per se,
an official participant in either the Canadian or Pan American jamborees,
and that this is the reason they permit the wearing of those emblems only as
Yours in Scouting,
Russ Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 575 & National Jamboree Troop 1636
South Plains Council, Lubbock, Texas
Eagle Scout, class of 1965
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