Council vs. Local Patches
Kevin S. Woods (kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 12:34:56 -0500
Back when I was a youth, we used a rocker patch to indicate our town and
When I returned to scouting as an adult, we are using the council patch on
the left shoulder.
My curiosity is:
1. When did this change take place and why?
2. I have seen some troops with the old rocker patch and their troop number
on their shoulder INSTEAD of the council patch....so is there an insignia
guide rule that allows for this?
Personally, I always thought it neat to be able to tell where a scout was
from without asking, merely looking at his shoulder patch. Now one must ask.
Any other opinions or thoughts?
Kevin S. Woods
Scoutmaster Troop 111
Historic District DWC Training Chairperson
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