scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: JLT Patch
Daniel D. Hammond, Sr (hammonddL@USWEST.NET
Sat Mar 18 2000 - 17:26:04 CST
"I attended JLT in 1998 and had the nationaly issued patch
awarded to me.
Recently, however, the patch has beome faded and frayed
continuous washing. Is there anyone who would be willing to
trade) me a JTL patch.
The JLT patch I had was the one with the 3 green bars and
the first class
I don't know how you can get another patch, but I have a
recommendation on how to keep them from getting badly frayed
and tattered in the laundry. When you get a patch that you
want to wear, mount it on a piece of leather cut to the
shape of the patch with a tab on the top of it where the
button can fit through. You glue the patch to the leather
and take it off rather than send it through the laundry. It
also makes it easy to wear different patches for different
The leather holds up for years, and the patches only get
frayed by wearing them, not by washing them. I have patches
that were mounted like this when I was a Boy Scout in the
70s that I still wear.
It works for rank badges as well. OA pocket flaps require
pins with clasps to hold them on (you put the pins through
the leather and then glue the patch to the leather) but they
can easily be transferred from one shirt to another or
removed for laundering.
Yours in ScOUTing,
Daniel D. Hammond, Sr.
CM Pack 225 and Black Hills District Committee
I used to be an Owl (W-CS-44) Working my Ticket
I have come to realize that there are two types of adults
involved in Scouts!
Those that act...
And those who find all the time in the world to drop off
their Scout for a meeting or camp!