We HIGHLY reccomend having the patches sewn on by Basic's Clothing Store at the corner of Chapman and Valley View. For a couple dollars they will properly place and professionally sew on patches. It's fast, correct, and affordable. We HIGHLY discourage the use of Patch Magic. This hardens the backside of the patches, and changing them out becomes a mess. The shirts are basically ruined. It sounds like a good idea, but it really is not.
1. Starts with the Orange County Council Patch touching the rounded top seam of the shoulder.
2. Immediately below it with no spacing and touching the bottom of the council patch is the year bar with the number 60. This is a bragging rights patch that shows our unit has been around for at least 60 years.
3. Below that and touching the bottom of the 60 bar is the 7 and 5. These also have no space in between the numbers.
4. Touching the bottom of the 75 would be the current position patch, if one has been earned or assigned. These include Patrol Leader, Scribe, Quartermaster, etc. There are several leadership positions available.
5. If training has been completed, the Trained patch would touch just below the position patch. It does not go on the trim of the sleeve as is so often misplaced.
If scout has a shirt with a little pocket, then the trained patch would go on the pocket flap under the 75, and the position patch would go on the pocket.
1. The right shoulder starts with the USA flag touching the top rounded seam of the shoulder. The correct flag position on the BSA uniform is the flag stripes facing forward toward the front of the scout.
2. Just below it is the chosen Patrol Patch. This one should be set at 1/2 inch below the bottom of the US flag.
3. Under the patrol patch the tiny star patch if it has been earned can be added for the designation of an Honor Patrol. A tiny 1/4 of an inch patch with star.
4. If earned the red rectangular JTE (Journey To Excellence patch would touch the bottom of the little Honor Patrol patch.
5. Touching the bottom of the JTE patch are the rare right sleeve secondary position patches. These include Bugler, Musician, and the new Honor Guard patch for those boys that are excellent at doing the Color Guard functions.
Front of shirt
1. The front of the shirt should have the green shoulder loops on each shoulder.
2. Under that on the right side would be only temporary patches.
3. On the scout's left side would be the Fleur D'Elise BSA logo.
4. Around it is the red, white, and blue ring patch.
5. Below that would be any square knot patches, if earned like the religious emblem award. The bottom of those earned square knot patches would touch the top of the left pocket seam.
6. Just above that is where the year pins go. If there is no earned patch, then the year pins go about 1/8th inch above the top of the pocket seam.
A. One star can be worn showing the number of years in Cub Scouts with a yellow background.
B. One star can be worn showing the number of years in Boy Scouts, with the green background. .
C. A third star can be worn if a scout joins a venture crew with burgundy background.
D. Adults can add the year pin with blue background representing the number of years as a leader.
These pins would be placed from Cub Scout to Adult Leader, left to right, evenly spaced. The below picture is missing the yellow 4 year yellow star earned in Cub Scouting. Hence why the green star looks a bit off.
7. Below that is the current rank patch, if earned. Basic's will sew these on for like $4.50 so that the pocket is still able to be used. Otherwise the patch can be sewn for about $1.50, but the pocket will not be useable.
8. Just under the left pocket is the AOL (Arrow of Light) award. This is the only Cub Scout insignia that is allowed to be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Once a boy becomes an Eagle Scout this patch is removed and replaced with a knotted square patch that goes above the pocket, where the earlier mentioned religious patch would go.
9. Our neckerchief colors are cardinal and gold. Once a boy achieves the Eagle Scout rank they get the honor of replacing it with the red, white, and blue Eagle Scout neckerchief.
10. Shown is the official BSA Boy Scout neckerchief slide. Several different designs are available, and can be made. For formal events like our Honor Guard presentations it looks best if all the boys are wearing this same one.
Scoutmaster's Tip: Make a very tight knot after the slide is pushed up, and gently tighten it to be tucked under the slide, and you can hardly tell. This will hold it in place as the boys are active.
Troop 75 has a long and proud history. Over the last 60 years, 124 Eagle Scouts have been produced through the program. A tradition of excellence.