> updated 24/12/09
Left front (Scout/Venturer)
Left Front Insignia
This is the insignia which goes on the LEFT SIDE of the front of Boy
Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers' shirts. Separate pages address
Cub Scout and adult volunteer/professional insignia which is
worn on the LEFT FRONT of the uniform shirt.
You may also download a template which is "actual
size" and you can place on the shoulder and "match up" the location of the
insignia. The template is done using Adobe's(tm)
Acrobat Reader program. Again, there is a separate page
which has a template for Cub Scouting-specific insignia.
Basic rule of Scouting uniform is NEATNESS. Things do NOT have to be "exact" and
nobody should expect every uniform to match up exactly to the templates provided
here nor to a ruler or metric. The most important part is that the insignia is
CLOSE TO or NEAR where it SHOULD be, and that the insignia reflects the CURRENT
STATUS of the individual wearing the uniform.
There are TWO templates on this page; one addresses wearing year pins from various
programs and the other has only one program year pin.
Individual pages explain each element found here:
World Crest and Why We Wear it
Centennial Recognition piece
"Knot Insignia" of the BSA
the SEAL Badge and the Sea Badge
Wearing Training Award Medals
Venturing Insignia and Uniforming
Wearing Award Medals
Boy Scout Rank Insignia
The Arrow of Light
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