Insignia Guide

Insignia Guide

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

This insignia guide presents detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.


The content of these Web pages has been adapted from the BSA's Insignia Guide, item no. 33066. A printed copy of this essential reference may be purchased online at or through your local council Scout shop.

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