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Boy Scout Troop 68
(Farmington, Connecticut)
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The Uniform


Left Pocket:

  • Service stars above the pocket.
  • If a medal or embroidered knot for youth members is worn,service stars are raised.
  • Embroidered square knots are worn centered above the pocket in rows of three.
  • Not more than five medals may be worn, pinned centered immediately above the pocket (extending over knots if both are worn).
  •  The wearing sequence for knots or medals is at the wearers discretion and lead color is to the wearers right.
  • Badges of rank are worn centered on the pocket above the Arrow of Light Award. Flap buttoned.
  • The World Crest is worn centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically between the left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.


Right Pocket:

  • Jamboree insignia (only one) worn above BSA or interpreter strip.
  • Order of the Arrow lodge insignia worn on pocket flap.
  • Temporary insignia worn centered on the pocket. Flap buttoned..
  • Nameplate, if worn, is centered above the BSA strip, interpreter strip.


Shoulder Epaulets:

Colored shoulder loops identify the area of Scouting:

  • Blue: Cub Scouting
  • Red: Boy Scouting (including Varsity Scout leaders in a troop)
  • Blaze: Varsity Scouting
  • Green: Venturing
  • Silver: Council & District
  • Gold: National & Regional


A Scouter should wear the color shoulder loop of the position in which he is functioning.


Left Sleeve:

  • Council patches, unit numeral, and badge of office are worn as shown snug up, and touching each other. Badge of office is centered below and touches unit numeral.
  • The veteran unit bar(25, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, or 80 years) is positioned above and touching troop numeral and in turn touching council patch.
  • Den chief cord is worn over the left shoulder and under epaulet.


Right Sleeve:

  • U.S.flag.
  • Only the most recently earned Quality Unit Award may be worn below patrol emblem or below NationalHonor Patrol star.
  • Musician badge, if in band or drum corps, is worn 1/2 inch below patrol emblem.
  • Up to six merit badges may be worn on the long-sleeve shirt in two columns of three starting 3 inches above the bottom edge of the cuff.