Official Placement of Insignia
Conduct the uniform inspection with common sense; the basic rule is neatness.
Merit Badge Sash
n If worn, merit badges are attached to front (and back, if needed)of sash.
n Venture/Varsity letter is attached at bottom front corner.n Temporary insignia may be worn on back.
n Green shoulder loops identify Boy Scouting(all members of a troop).
n Blaze (orange) loops identify Varsity Scouting.
n U.S. flag emblem centered directly below shoulder seam. Only themost recently earned Journey to Excellence recognition may beworn below patrol emblem or below the National Honor Patrol star.
n Musician badge, if in band or drum corps, is worn 1/2 inch belowpatrol emblem.
n Council shoulder emblem, unit numeral, and veteran unit bar areworn as shown snug up, and touching each other.
n On the official shirt, the badge of office is centered on the pocket, asshown. On the official uniform shirt, the badge of office is centeredand touching the unit numeral, or centered 4 inches below theshoulder seam.
n On the shirt, the Trained Leader emblem is centered as shown at thetop of the pocket flap. On the official uniform shirt the veteran unitbar (25, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, or 80 years) is positioned above andtouching troop numeral and in turn touching council emblem.
n Den chief cord is worn over the left shoulder, under epaulet.Notes __________________________________________
n Jamboree insignia (only one) worn above BSA or interpreter strip.
n Order of the Arrow lodge insignia worn on pocket flap.
n Temporary insignia worn centered on the pocket or hung from
n The Varsity or Venture strip is worn above the BSA strip or above
the interpreter strip.
n Nameplate, if worn, is centered above the BSA strip, interpreter
strip, and Venture or Varsity strip.
n Service stars are centered above the pocket, 3/4 inch from top point to
top point and 3/8 inch from either the pocket or embroidered knots.n Embroidered square knots are worn centered above the pocket
in rows of three.
n Not more than five medals may be worn, pinned centered immediately
above the pocket (extending over knots if both are worn).
n The order of wearing knots and medals is at the wearer’s discretion;
typically the medal or knot the wearer deems most important is worn
to the wearer’s right.
n Badges of rank are worn centered on the pocket above the Arrow
of Light Award, as shown.
n The World Crest emblem and Messengers of Peace ring are worn
centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically betweenthe left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.