There are three categories of Cub Scout patches. The first category is badges of stature and tenure. These patches are worn by all Cub Scouts. The second category of patches is badges of rank these badges indicate the rank of each Cub Scout. Finally the last category of patches is badges of office. Let us explore the badges of stature and tenure for the Cub Scouts.
The Cub Scout patches that indicate the stature and tenure of the Cub Scout are as follows:
• Council Emblem: The council shoulder patch is worn by all Cub Scouts directly below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve. This patch is unique to the BSA council hosting the Cub Scout Pack.
• U.S. Flag Emblem: This emblem is worn by all members. It is a red, white, and blue embroidered American flag. This emblem is worn on the right sleeve centered directly below the shoulder seam. It is standard issue on all Scouting uniforms.
• Unit Numerals: This patch is a white number embroidered on a red background. This emblem is worn by all boys and pack leaders directly below the council patch on the left sleeve. When the veteran unit bar is worn, the Unit Numbers are worn just below and touching it.
• Veteran Unit Bars – 25 years: This is a silver embroidered bar worn by all boys and pack leaders that have been chartered for twenty-five years.
• Veteran Unit Bar – 50 years: This is a gold bar worn by all boy and pack leaders that have been chartered for 50 years.
• Veteran Unit Bar – 75 years: This patch is a maroon embroidered bar that indicates the pack has been charter for seventy-five years.
• Den Numerals: This patch is a gold numeral embroidered on navy blue background that is worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered and touching the bottom of the U.S. flag on the right sleeve.
• Service Stars: The Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts wear star(s) with gold back ground, centered 3/8 inch above the left pocket.
• World Crest: I worn by all youth and adult leaders. This is a 1 -1/2 inch diameter badge that is white on a violet background. It contains a basic Fleur motif encircled by a rope tied with a reef or square knot symbolizing unity and brotherhood of the World Organization of Scouting Movement throughout the world.