- I know I can always get an answer in this forum. Although this is
technically not a training question, only trained individuals would
know the answer, so I hope you'll pardon my posting a uniform-
related inquiry. However, I could not find anything online related
to it, nor could I find anyone who could give me a direct and
definitive answer in person. This relates to the red wool jacket
that is sold nationwide in Scout shops. I bit the bullet and spent
the $152 for one recently. I also acquired the trademark black bull
patch this past summer at Philmont and placed it over the shoulder
with the tail over the seam as the Philmont catalog described it.
However, I have heard from at least one Scouter that I am
not "permitted" to place more than one patch on the back or front
(Order of the Arrow, Wood Badge, etc.) or that the jacket would lose
its status as part of the official uniform. I need to know the
answer and where, if anyplace, I can verify official policy on the
red wool jacket. While I have never been a part of the uniform
police, I am trying to be careful to wear my uniform correctly. The
good news is that I live in a semi-tropical climate, so I'll
probably only be able to wear the jacket once or twice a year.
Nevertheless, this part of the "uniform" is not really addressed as
far as I can tell. After shelling out the kind of money that I did
for this jacket, I would like to think that I could put as many
patches as I deemed appropriate. However, I would not want to
offend one who is sensitive on the subject. So, can anyone quote
the chapter and verse as to where the "official" policy can be
> However, I have heard from at least one Scouter thatI'm not a uni cop, nor do I play one on tv or atcamp.
> I am not "permitted" to place more than one patch
> on the back or front (Order of the Arrow, Wood
> Badge, etc.) or that the [RED SHIRT-JAC] would lose
> its status as part of the official uniform.
I found info online at site operated by Col. Mike
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- The answer is found in the Insignia Guide. From page 5 of the 2003-2005
"JACKETS AND THEIR INSIGNIA
"Multicolored jackets in nylon, wool, and poplin are available for optional
wear by youth members and adult leaders. The universal emblem should be
worn on the left pocket or, in case of a jacket without chest pockets, in
the same area. The Philmont bull emblem is especially designed for the red
wool jac-shirt to be sewn on the left side above the pocket. On all jackets
the Philmont Scout Ranch, Philmont Training Center, or high-adventure base
emblems may be worn centered on the right pocket or in the same relative
position if there is no pocket. The Order of the Arrow has adopted the
jac-shirt as its official jacket, and members may wear the 6-inch national
Order of the Arrow patch centered on the back. The large Philmont, NESA,
jamboree, National Camping School, Scoutmaster Award of Merit, and
international participant emblems are approved to be worn the back of the
jacket. Only one such emblem may be worn at a time. The Venture/Varsity
letter may be worn on the center of the right side of the red or blaze nylon
or poplin jacket. In all cases, the lightweight jacket is an alternate for
the jac-shirt, and this insignia may be worn on it in the same way."