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Scouting's "New Look" 




In 1981-82 fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
redesigned the scout uniform, replacing the medium khaki green shirt and pants with a tan shirt featuring colored shoulder loops and dark khaki green trousers.
Source: 11546-42, Troop 68, RLDS Church, Lincoln, courtesy of Shawn Bachman, Lincoln





The Boy Scout uniform received a modest makeover in 2008 in preparation for the centennial. This example represents what a typical Cornhusker Council volunteer would wear today. The various patches and what they represent are identified on the key below.
Source: Loaned by Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts of America





U.S. Flag emblem


The Centennial Quality Unit Award
shows that the pack achieved all its goals in 2008, and all the boys subscribed to Boy's Life.


Order of the Arrow member patch. Order of the Arrow is a Boy Scout honor society.

The Year of Celebration Award for the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts is a temporary patch. During the centennial year, participants can earn five award ribbons to attach to the bottom of the patch. The award is open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, adult leaders and Scouting alumni. Ribbons are earned for participants' dedication to five of Scouting's core values: Leadership, Character, Community Service, Achievement, and The Outdoors.


World Crest patch with 100th anniversary border. The World Crest is the emblem of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Knot patches:
Eagle Scout and lifetime member
of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Religious award that was earned by a youth

Arrow of Light Award for an adult

W.D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award. Named for one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America and awarded to volunteers who organize one or more Scouting units.


The epaulet or shoulder loop is navy blue to represent Cub Scouting.

Council strip for the Cornhusker Council.

"80" signifies that the Cub Scout unit is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

"1910" is the unit number patch. Although a fictitious unit, 1910 represents the centennial year of the Boy Scout of America.

The Trained Leader emblem signifies that the volunteer has completed the Basic Leader Training program for the volunteer's position.

The Badge of Office patch represents the volunteer's position as Cubmaster. The Cubmaster's duties include emceeing monthly pack meetings, working with the pack.



The Twelfth Edition of The Boy Scout Handbook (2009) is the BSA's first "green" handbook, printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper with environmentally preferred production processes. Modern scouting emphasizes "Leave No Trace" principles for outdoor activities, including minimizing campfires in favor of stoves for food preparation. Since 1911 more than 39 million copies of the Handbook have been printed.
Source: Donated by Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts of America

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