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Activity Patches

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?
Thank you,
Jeanne Braun
CM, Pack 149
Madison, WI

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.

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One Response to Activity Patches

  1. Rhea Perry January 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM #

    When we were part of the Montana Council, they had their own custom center patch and encouraged awarding segments offering them for purchase at the council store. Moving to Utah, we missed this fun little award. It’s not part of the the standard uniform, but can be done by any pack or even a parent if you choose. We continued buying segments on our own and giving them to our boys as they would complete achievements. I found them online at Ideal Emblem. They’ve been super easy to work worth and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for segments. Their provides an image of each segment and list a number of activities each segment could be awarded for. While they are not part of the standard uniform, it does count as a collection your child can share at pack meeting to complete the Collecting belt loop or other collecting requirements.

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