A reader sent this question in:
What do you call the little activity patches that that circle around a larger patch “Great Activities” that goes on the red brag vest? I have quite a number of different little patches that I would like to give out to my scouts. Is there a list with pictures of what these different patches would be awarded for? Some are obvious, like one with a capitol for a state capitol visit, one with a fire helmet and axes for fire station visit. But some I have no clue…a coffee cup, a musical note, a lightbulb. Can anyone help me?
CM, Pack 149
I think the patch you are talking about is a generic activity patch and is not an official part of the Cub Scout program or another BSA program. It would be appropriate to give out to Cub Scouts as a recognition for their accomplishments, as you might give any other non-official token, but there are probably not any specific requirements. So just use it as you think is meaningful to the Cub Scouts.