Uniform and Patch Placement

Your uniform shows others that you are a member of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Troop 801.  It shows your commitment to the Scouting principles and shows you are a good citizen and are ready and willing to help other people.  Your uniform is also a symbol of your own hard work and advancement.  Your behavior while wearing your uniform reflects on yourself, on our Troop and on the Boy Scouts of America.  Wear your uniform as you would conduct yourself:  with cleanliness, pride and respect!

Class "A" Basic Uniform

The Uniform items listed below must be BSA  approved (Official uniform item).  Please refer to the image at the right for further detail.  All of the items, along with other insignia and patches are available from our local Scout Shop or online at Scout Stuff.org.  A Troop 801 Uniform Shopping List is available for you to download and print.

A Scout handbook is also required for learning and to keep track of advancement progress.  The 2013 Boy Scout Merit Badge Requirements handbook and the Scout Field Manual are suggested, but not necessary.

Class "B" Uniform

Troop 801''s Class "B" Uniform is a forest green tee shirt with the Troop's number and logo imprinted on it.  These are usually worn for outdoor activities, along with jeans or appropriate shorts.  Class B tee shirts are available for purchase from the Troop.

Class A Basic Uniform

Class B Tee Shirt

Patch Placement

Front of Shirt & Pockets

Right Pocket - from top downward;
·         Various patches (as shown above the pocket) give examples
·         Temporary insignia (on pocket flap) give examples
·         Temporary patches worn on the pocket button

Left Pocket - from top downward;
·         World Crest is centered horizontally over the left pocket in mid chest area
·         Service star(s) above the Religious knot
·         Religious knot, immediately above pocket
·         Rank badge on pocket
·         Arrow of Light centered below pocket


Right Sleeve - From shoulder downward:
·         Green Epaulet (shoulder)
·         US Flag
·         Patrol Patch
·         Baden Powel Star, if applicable
·         Current Year's Quality Unit Patch
·         Musician patch (worn only if in band or drum corps)

Left Sleeve - From shoulder downward:
·         Green Epaulet
·         San Diego Imperial Council patch
·         Troop years of operation patch, if applicable
·         Troop Unit Numbers (8, 0, 1)
·         "Trained" patch (on flap of pocket on sleeve)
·         Position within the Troop patch (on pocket on sleeve*

Note:  *For shirts without pockets, the "Trained" patch and the Troop position patch are reversed (see examples)

Merit Badge Sash

The Merit Badge sash is worn on formal occasions.  The Sash is worn on the right shoulder, crossing over the front of the uniform shirt to the left hip.

·         Merit badges are evenly placed in three columns on the front of the sash.  Once the front has been filled, additional badges may be added to the back of the sash.

·         In addition, up to six merit badges are allowed on the right sleeve of the long sleeved uniform shirt.  These are applied in rows of two.  Badges should begin 3" above the bottom sleeve edge.  If scouts are wearing short sleeved uniform shirts, no merit badges are worn on the sleeve.