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Red Scout vest with patches

ANYTHING may be worn on the red "brag vest." Anything up to the Scout and of course his parents. So aquatic emblems/patches may indeed be worn anywhere on the vest. The various aquatic emblems, however, are encouraged to be worn ON SWIM GEAR (trunks or suit). There is absolutely NO POLICY (written or otherwise) on what could or could not be worn on the red vest. Likewise, if a Scout or Scouter is wearing a non-BSA vest or jacket, anything may be worn on it as well.

 
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Boy/Varsity Scout Uniform Swimwear Aquatics Emblems

Aquatic Emblems

JGil705594wrote and asked:

"Where do the various watercraft-type badges go on the uniform?? I am speaking about the Mile Swim and the BSA Lifeguard patches. Is there a special place for them or are they to go only on the swim shorts?"

This is a followup to a posting you sent to me asking where do the various aquatic emblems go on a Scout's swim trunks. At one time, I had a scan of a bright red pair of swim trunks with the emblems attached to the trunks so that I can show Scouts and Scouters how those are worn.

I have rescanned the patches and a pair of shorts to illustrate:

Aquatics Badges and how to wear them....

Here goes:

On the RIGHT SIDE of the swim trunks goes (from bottom to top):

*BSA Lifeguard emblem and/or the Aquatics Instructor, BSA emblem (one or the other should be worn; the Aquatics Instructor BSA emblem is "higher" than the basic Lifeguard emblem)

NOTHING ELSE.

On the LEFT SIDE of the swim trunks goes (from bottom to top):

*Mile Swim, BSA emblem(s) (it can be earned as many times as the Scout/Venturer chooses to earn it and has space on the left side to show it!!)

*Boardsailing, BSA, Snokelling, BSA, SCUBA BSA, Kayaking BSA and similar type aquatic emblems (all may be worn at the same time, side by side, above or beside the Mile Swim BSA emblem(s)).

* Special swimming recognitions from local Council or Regional camps (some have Polar Bear Swim, Canoe Instructor, etc. emblems which can be worn on the trunks or suit along with BSA emblems)

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