> updated 26/12/09
No sash right now? No problemo! Up to SIX merit badges may be worn on the
RIGHT sleeve, starting six inches up from the cuff on the long sleeved shirt;
or as close as you can to the end of the shirt on the short sleeved shirt.
But once you've earned that SEVENTH merit badge...ALL of the merit badges
come off the shirt and onto a merit badge sash. By then, you should have
saved up for one (or asked Santa or Memma to get you one as a gift!)
Merit badges on shirt
Wearing Merit Badges on Shirts
Matt wrote and asked:
Where do you put the merit badges that the scouts get if they don't
have a sash?
If you have less than seven, Matt, you wear them on your right
sleeve of your uniform shirt.
They are worn four inches from the end of the long sleeved shirt
in rows of two; or one half inch from the end of the shirt sleeved
shirt in a circular pattern surrounding the shirt (it's hard to
get six merit badges in a row on the short sleeved shirt; the
point is that they go on the right sleeve).
When you've earned the seventh merit badge, Matt, you should
take ALL of the merit badges you've earned and move them to a
merit badge sash. You can't wear six on your shirt and then
the rest of them on the sash.
This same information should be found in your Scout Handbook, as
well as within the pages of the BSA's Insignia Guide.
Thanks for asking!!
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