Where Do All These Patches Go??

If you’re new to Scouting or just aren’t sure where some of those patches you’ve earned go on your uniform, here’s a quick guide to help you out.

(See diagrams at bottom)

BADGES OF RANK

BOBCAT BADGE
A diamond-shaped cloth badge, gold and black embroidered on light blue background with gold trim. Worn on the left pocket, in the 12 o’clock position.

TIGER CUB BADGE
A diamond-shaped cloth badge, orange and black embroidered on orange background with gold trim. Worn on the left pocket, in the 6 o’clock position.

WOLF BADGE
A diamond-shaped cloth badge, black and gray embroidered on red background with gold trim. Worn on the left pocket, in the 9 o’clock position.

BEAR BADGE
A diamond-shaped cloth badge, brown and black on green background with gold trim. Worn on the left pocket, in the 3 o’clock position.

WEBELOS BADGE (diamond)
A diamond-shaped cloth badge, gold and light blue embroidered on dark blue background with gold trim. Worn centered on the left pocket. Webelos Scouts wear only the current badge of rank (Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos badge). It may also be worn on either the blue shirt or khaki shirt as part of the diamond in place of the Tiger badge.

WEBELOS BADGE (oval)
An oval-shaped cloth badge, gold and light blue embroidered on khaki background with khaki trim. Worn centered on the left pocket, with no other rank patches.

ARROW OF LIGHT AWARD
A gold design embroidered on a tan background with a blue border. Worn on the left pocket flap centered over the button. The Blue Arrow of Light pin is the item worn on the left pocket flap centered over the button if a scout is still wearing a blue shirt if not he can place it on his brag vest. This is the highest award in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout badge that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.

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BADGES OF IDENTIFICATION

COUNCIL EMBLEM
A council shoulder patch (CSP) emblem is worn by all Cub Scouts directly below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve. This emblem is unique to the BSA council hosting your Cub Scout Pack.

U.S. FLAG EMBLEM
A red, white, and blue embroidered American Flag emblem for all members. Worn by all Cub Scouts on the right sleeve, entered directly below the shoulder seam. It is standard issue on all Scouting uniforms.

UNIT NUMERALS
Worn by all boys and pack leaders directly below council patch on the left sleeve. For scouts wearing the blue uniform, these numerals are white on a red background.  For scouts wearing the khaki uniform, these numerals are green on a khaki uniform.

DEN NUMERALS
A gold numeral embroidered on navy blue background. Worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered and touching the bottom of the U.S. flag on the on the right sleeve.

WEBELOS DEN (PATROL) EMBLEM
Webelos Dens may have a name and wear a Boy Scout patrol emblem instead of a den numeral, but they are still a Cub Scout Den. This emblem can be worn centered and touching the bottom of the U.S. flag on the on the right sleeve.

SERVICE STARS
Gold metallic numbered star worn with colored background to indicate years of service in Scouting. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts wear star(s) with gold background, centered 3/8 inch above the on the left pocket.

CENTENNIAL QUALITY AWARD
The Centennial Quality Award is placed on the right sleeve below the den numerals or den/patrol patch

YOUTH RELIGIOUS EMBLEM OF FAITH
This knot is centered above the left pocket and below the service stars

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SLEEVE & POCKET DIAGRAMS

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