Collecting Boy Scout Patches and Insignia 101

This green long-sleeved Boy Scout shirt, dating from the 1954, displays several patches and pins, including a Westlake “red and white” council name patch, a key and a wheel patch, a rank patch and service pins.

This green long-sleeved Boy Scout shirt, dating from the 1954, displays several patches and pins, including a Westlake “red and white” council name patch, a key and a wheel patch, a rank patch and service pins.

Many of us collect things that connect us to happy times in our childhood. Collecting Boy Scout patches and insignia is one hobby that, for many of us, fits that category. Scouting has made a difference in the lives of many people, and I am one of those people. An added benefit of this hobby, in addition to rejuvenating wonderful childhood memories, is the collector’s value of things. It’s hard for the non-collector to understand these values. You can have a boy scout patch from the early days of scouting that might still only be worth a couple of dollars, while a recent rare issue might bring hundreds or thousands.

This first article will summarize the various ways and methods of collecting scouting memorabilia and cover all of the major collecting areas again, in summary form. Future articles will go into detail about each major collecting area, discussing rare items and values. So, let’s get started and look at each of the major categories of collecting.

Order of the Arrow Memorabilia

This is the area that has the most rare and expensive patches and neckerchiefs and is usually where a dealer looks first in a collection that is for sale. The Order of the Arrow is the scout brotherhood of honor campers. It is a very special organization. Most of its members are Life or Eagle Scouts and are the “pick of the litter.” Every Boy Scout council has an Order of the Arrow lodge, and most lodges have issued patches and neckerchiefs since their inception. Generally speaking, the older the patch is the better. And, O.A. lodges no longer in existence are usually the best. There are some exceptions to this rule, as in recent years, some lodges have made modern rarities—a patch or neckerchief with very few made. O.A. patches vary in value from $2 to a recent sale I am aware of that realized $30,000 for one patch. That patch was one of a kind from the 1920s. By far, the majority of these patches can be had for under $10, but more and more of the early rare patches are selling in the thousands of dollars.

CSPs or Council Shoulder Patches

Every scout today wears a “CSP” on the left shoulder of their uniform shirt. CSPs are usually multicolored with the name of the council on it. These were first used officially around 1973, although a few councils had similar patches in earlier years and these are also considered CSPs. Most collectors collect one from every council, including those councils no longer in existence. Some collect every issue from specific councils. The truly brave collect all issues from all councils, which is a huge undertaking. There are just a handful of collectors still attempting to collect all issues. One popular collection is to go after the first CSP issue from each council. CSPs vary in value from $1 to some in the hundreds and a few in the thousands.

A “red and white” council patchs and from a Hibbing, Minnesota, Sea Scout uniform.

A “red and white” council patchs and from a Hibbing, Minnesota, Sea Scout uniform.

Red and Whites and Preceding Colors

Red and white patches with just the council name are another specialty area, and these preceded CSPs. There is a growing group of people collecting red and whites, and I predict that group will expand greatly this year as these are being listed for the first time in the CSP book. Preceding the Red and Whites from the 1940s and earlier are khaki and reds (scouts), green and browns (explorers), blue and golds (cubs), blue and blues (air scouts), blue and whites and white and blues (sea scouts). When these are found with the council name and not the city and state, they are very collectible. It’s worth mentioning that many scouts collect the early colors that were made for their state or all states. These are called state strips and all states can be collected from these early years.


Philmont is the largest and most famous of our scout camps, located near Cimarron, N.M. Scouts from all 50 states and many foreign countries have hiked across its 137,493 acres of beautiful mountainous terrain each year. There are 32 staff camps and 50 trail camps operated by the ranch, which sees more than 20,000 campers every year. Because of its popularity, many people collect Philmont patches, and this camp has become a large specialty area of memorabilia in this hobby.

The brown arrowhead patch is the most well known, as every camper gets one for completing their trek at Philmont. Over the years, this patch alone comes in various types and varieties and lately, border colors. Collecting memorabilia from this one camp could be a lifelong task seldom completed. Patches vary in value from $1 to thousands of dollars.

High Adventure Camps

High Adventure Camps are the camps with national recognition and open to scouts from across the country. Philmont, mentioned separately above, is in this category, as is the Charles L. Sommers High Adventure Base, Florida Sea Base, Maine High Adventure Base, the older Region 7 Scout Landing (later Region 7 Canoe Base) and Region 10 Canoe Base. These camps are usually owned by national BSA organization and advertised nationally. Today, you can win an award for completing three of these national adventures. The patches go back through the years and are wonderful additions to any collection. Most of these patches run from $1 to hundreds of dollars.

These are the patches made by scout camps, usually attended in the summer by scouts. Many collect all of the issues from the camps that they attended, while some collect their state or their region, and a few collect all camps throughout the USA.

A patch from Boy Scout Camp Wichingen, issued in the 1960s.

A patch from Boy Scout Camp Wichingen, issued in the 1960s.

Camp Patches

Again, the decision needs to be made about whether or not to collect all issues from these camps or just one from each. My collection that I prize includes all patches issued by the two camps where I served on the camp staff. A handful of collectors collect—and have made great strides in collecting—all issues from all camps in the United States. Camp patches can be had from 25 cents to no more than $100 for most issues. There are always a few very special issues that bring more. This is an area that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to collect.

The first National Jamboree was scheduled to be held in 1935 but was cancelled due to a polio epidemic. It was rescheduled and actually held in Washington D.C. in 1937.

A patch from the 1960 National Boy Scout Jubilee Jamboree held in Colorado Springs, celebrating celebration of their 50th anniversary of the first national jamboree.

A patch from the 1960 National Boy Scout Jubilee Jamboree held in Colorado Springs, celebrating celebration of their 50th anniversary of the first national jamboree.

National Jamborees

Some collectors believe that the first jamboree was held in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1930. That event was called Niagara Frontier Oregon Trail Scout Jamboree and had national attendance. The other National Jamborees were held in 1950, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005 and the 100th anniversary of scouting and National Jamboree will be held next year in 2010. It’s a natural for most collectors to include a set of official patches and neckerchiefs from all jamborees in their collection. Since so many patches were made for each one, it is not an expensive undertaking. Some collectors try to collect every patch made for the jamborees that they attended. And, there are a very few that try to collect every patch, neckerchief and souvenir made for every jamboree held. THAT is a large undertaking. A sub-category, crossing over to CSPs, is collecting jamboree shoulder patches, or JSPs. We’ll cover them next. Any of the pre-1973 jamboree patches—with a plastic back—are reproductions issued by BSA at recent jamborees in a set. The Buffalo pieces are quite rare and unknown by most. The 1935 and 1937 Jamboree patches and neckerchiefs start around $75 and go up from there based on availability.

JSPs or Jamboree Shoulder Patches

Jamboree shoulder patches are similar to CSPs, as they all have the council name on them. In addition, however, they have wording or symbols that show that the patch was issued for a specific Jamboree. Some councils have multiple issues, usually distinguished by a different border color for each troop, staff or leaders. Lately, some councils issued a center patch that their whole set of JSPs could be displayed around the center patch. Cartoon characters and other well-known designs are often big traders at jamborees, but worth much less in the long run after the jamboree is over. Some collect JSPs just from jamboree’s they have attended. Others attempt to collect them all from all jamborees. A common retail price for JSPs is $5, but the rarer ones bring much more.

World Jamborees

The first World Jamboree was in 1920, and there was little memorabilia issued for that event. 1924 saw the first World Jamboree patch, and these usually bring $5,000 and up, depending on condition. The reason for the high price is that these were serially numbered on very fragile silk. Many have fallen apart over the years, leaving few for collectors to find. The next World Jamboree was held in 1929, and items from this event are much less rare. These patches can be found for around $250. The World Jamboree of 1933 was next, and these patches bring around $400-500, but they have also been reproduced many times, as have many of the patches in this category. If you buy these early patches, be sure you buy them from a reputable dealer. The 1937 World Jamboree was the first year that the sub-camps each had a different bar at the top of the patch. Attendees traded their patch with others from other sub-camps in an attempt to get an entire set. Today, these patches bring $600 or more, depending on condition and the bar at the top. The 1947 patches were similar, but were distinguished by the actual name of the sub-camp at the bottom. Some World Jamboree patches are much rarer than others, but the prices start around $500 and goes up from there, depending on rarity and condition. Other World Jamborees were held in 1951, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1967 (USA), 1971, 1975, 1979 (to be held in Iran but was cancelled; still, some pieces exist), 1983 (Canada), 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. The rarest and most valuable patches are, of course, the early ones, but there are rare issues from each World Jamboree.

A collection of 1950s-vinatge Boy Scout merit badges on a sash, including Reading, Camping, Cooking, First Aid, Home Repair, World Brotherhood, Canoeing, Carpentry, Metalwork.

A collection of 1950s-vinatge Boy Scout merit badges on a sash, including Reading, Camping, Cooking, First Aid, Home Repair, World Brotherhood, Canoeing, Carpentry, Metalwork.

Badges of Rank and Merit Badges

Anyone who has been a scout can relate to badges of rank and merit badges, as we all worked hard to get them. This becomes a collectible area because the patches have changed so many times over the years, as have the metal pins and Eagle medal awards. Collectors of these rank insignia try to find one of each major variety and some go after the minor varieties too. Merit badges started on pieces of square cloth and evolved over the years into the round multicolored patches of today. But the patches on square are really cool. The Eagle patches started with an Eagle patch with no lettering on square cloth—and several different kinds and colors of cloth at that. These are quite rare. Then the wording was added, still on square and then began the several different Eagle patches over recent years on oval with rolled edge. The first Eagle medals were made by T.H. Foley (1912-15), and these can bring $10,000 or more. Most of these were a silver wash over bronze. Next came medals made by Dieges and Clust (1916-20), and these usually run around $2,000. Many more companies and medals followed, but these are the rarest ones. We’ll go into more detail in future articles. Being an Eagle Scout is still a significant achievement for a boy and affects most of them positively the rest of their life.

Patrol Patches

These started out on square felt and these are very rare, worth hundreds each if in good condition. The came the red and black felt patrol patches without the letters BSA. Most of these in good condition bring around $50 each. Then followed the felts with BSA followed by red and black patches of the same design made on twill. Most of these are around $1-$3 each, although again, there are a few rare ones. Today, patrol patches are also multicolored and of small value. But, a full set of patrol patches from the beginning is a museum quality collection.

National Order of the Arrow Conferences (NOAC)

These were first called National Meetings of the Grand Lodge and the first one was held in 1921 in Philadelphia, followed by similar meetings in 1922, 1924, 1925 and 1926. The first piece of collectible memorabilia was issued in 1928 and was a comb case that read W.W.W. 1926. At the 1927 National Meeting a leather wallet and a round celluloid nametag pin was issued. There was no memorabilia issued for the 1929 and 1931 National Meetings, but in 1933, there was a beautiful rectangular celluloid nametag issued, as well as a ribbon that was attached to the nametag that said “Delegate.” Other than paper delegate nametags in 1936 and 1938, 1938 also saw a metal arrowhead-shaped neckerchief slide with a plastic arrow attached. The arrow was very delicate and as a result, most of the surviving slides have a broken arrow. The 1940 National Meeting saw a delegate medal which could be taken apart after the event and the arrowhead bottom could be used as a neckerchief slide, as well as the first official neckerchief and Host neckerchief. Delegates were also given a felt camp patch, while staff members were given the staff camp chenille patch. A second type of felt camp patch was given to VIPs.

Most collectors either start their collection with the large 1946 round celluloid pin or the 1948 patches. In 1948, the Order of the Arrow became part of the Boy Scouts of America, so many start their collection on that year. The patches in 1948, however, proudly stated that that was the 15th National Meeting of the OA. NOAC’s were held in 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1987, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009. Most collect all the official items from all the NOACs. A few also collect all of the contingent items from all the lodges for the NOAC. This can add up to a couple of thousand issues per NOAC, which is a task pursued by the hardy. NOAC patches usually cost $5 and up. The early items mentioned from the early years cost many thousands of dollars.

Badges and Pins of Office

This collection includes all of the various office patches made for scouts, as well as leaders and professionals, from the local level up to the National level. In the early 50s and earlier, it was common for adults to have pins on their scout jacket designating their office—from Scoutmaster to National President. These pins are not made any more and are quite rare. The earliest patches of office for leaders started out being various colors of the first-class emblem, designating the office the man held. They then evolved into separate patches for each office. In the early days, you needed a book to look up some of the offices, as they were distinguished by different color Eagles or backgrounds. In more recent years, the patches are clearly labeled so you can read the office of the person. Most valuable are the early national-level office pins and patches, as most were worn by very few people in those days. Daniel Carter Beard and Mortimer Schiff had their own patches.

International Memorabilia

Surprisingly enough, the number of Americans who collect foreign patches is small compared to the other specialty areas, and yet this is an area rich in history and full of rare memorabilia. A popular specialty area is a collection of the highest rank from every country, like Eagle Scout in the USA and Queen Scout in the UK and Canada. Many Americans have accumulated foreign patches and don’t have a clue what they have. This is a rich place for foreign scouts to come and harvest rarities that we are often pleased to part with. I’ve been told about many rare old foreign patches purchased for practically nothing at American scout patch trade-o-rees in junk boxes.

World’s Fair Scouting Memorabilia

This is a great area to collect. The 1933 World’s Fair saw a couple of U.S. patches and a beautiful neckerchief made for service corps members. World’s Fairs in 1939 and 1940, held in New York and San Francisco, respectively, sold scouting service corps memorabilia. And, just about every World’s Fair since has had something for scouting. You can add to your scouting items things found in antique stores to celebrate the various World Fairs to really add to the interest of your collection.

A group of Boy Scout patches from the late 1960s thru 1970s from the Mason Dixon Council. Most every boy who was a scout has a collection of patches like this, marking the events he attended while a scout.

A group of Boy Scout patches from the late 1960s thru 1970s from the Mason Dixon Council. Most every boy who was a scout has a collection of patches like this, marking the events he attended while a scout.

 Personal Patches

Most of us have those personal patches that we earned personally by attending camporees, scout shows, NOACs, jamborees, Klondike Derbies, etc., that we will never trade or sell. I have two books of these patches myself. But, even these sacred patches often end up in someone else’s collections after we die. This is sometimes how really rare items that are unknown in the hobby appear after 50 years sometimes come to light.

One of the rarest scouts on stamps souvenir sheets was issued by Korea in 1957 for Scouting's 50th anniversary. Only 500 were made.

One of the rarest scouts on stamps souvenir sheets was issued by Korea in 1957 for Scouting's 50th anniversary. Only 500 were made.

Scouts on Stamps

This topical area in stamp collecting covers all of the stamps issued by all of the countries of the world that honor scouting. The first stamps in this specialty area were issued by Cape of Good Hope during the Siege of Mafeking, issued in 1900. These stamps are included because two of the three stamps picture Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts who also commanded the troops who defended Mafeking. Many stamps have been issued over the years and a complete collection of scout stamps with all of the proofs, imperforates, souvenir sheets and other variations would cost tens of thousands of dollars. And yet, many stamp collectors who were scouts find this specialty area to be a favorite—so much so that there is an International organization for these collectors called Scouts on Stamps Society International—SOSSI for short. SOSSI members attend many jamborees and man the stamp collecting booth—and often issue patches for their participation.

I have not covered all of the areas of collecting but have tried to cover most of the major ones. The plan is to go much more in depth in each of these areas in future articles. From one “bald” Eagle to you, I wish you the best and hope you will all find treasures in this great hobby of ours. There still are many more things to find in attics, garage sales, antique stores and from friends. Good luck!

Ronald G. Aldridge, Ph.D. is a WorthPoint Worthologist specializing in Boy Scout Memorabilia.

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  • Micah Girod

    I have a lot of old Boy Scout book some dating back to i think it is 1913. I also have a boy scout doll that is fully dressed it has a few rips but all the sturr is in good shape. I don’t know if this is where I would talk about this stuff but I would really like to get rid of this stuff.

    • jerry eaton


      I am trying to submit some boy scout info to this page. How do I do it? I have a 30 – 60 years old patch collection with I am sure some rare O.A. stuff. O.A Neckerchief patches, 11 colors. O.A stuff from a defunct council with a neckerchief patch where maybe there may have only been 100 made. Can you help. Misprint O.A. shoulder patches. Thank you.

      Jerry Eaton

    • Big Jim

      I am a collector of BS memorabelia, and my wife is an antique doll dealer. Please send me a picture of your doll if you are interested in selling to

      As for BSA books, the type of book has great impact on the value. Handbooks from this era are highly desireable in good condition. Fiction books, which were very popular at the time, are not as valuable.

  • James M Schaefer

    I have many Lone Scout bronze and copper pins: “Lone Scouts of America LSA”, “Lone Scout First Degree”, “Lone Scout Second Degree” “LSA Tribe Captain”, “Sagamore Lodge LSA”, “Helping Win the War LSA” — on reverse, “Awarded by W.D.Boyce Chief Totem” and “LSA Dauted.” Photos available.

    Any word on their scarcity and value?

    • These range in value from $10 – several hundred dollars (Lone Scout Totem pin is considered one of the more valuable. The lower degrees 1st – 6th are at the lower end.) Condition matters. Tribe Captain pin is in the $150 – $220 range (average from my data is $202).
      Hope that helps. If you have pictures, contact us and we’ll try to id.

  • Thanks for this valuable information.

  • I was just reading about the collection of badges regarding boy scouts etc…..these look like the america ones….is there a site or valuation of these badges but for Australian as they differ from the ones l have seen

  • hsusu

    This was very interesting. In a chest, that was my parents, I found my Mom’s Cub Scout Leader’s uniform. I think there is some of my Dad’s Boy Scout,and Eagle Scout items too. They are all from the 1950’s. Thank you!

  • Lisa

    My husband just asked me to sell his Boy Scout whittler’s knife. It’s like new, in the box. I hope you cover this area, too. I’ll wait until then to sell it! Thank you for this interesting info. Congrats to you for being an Eagle Scout! I know that involves a lot of community work, and you are to be commended for it.

  • Brad B. Smith

    Hi, I wonder what special achievement awards like the Silver Beaver etc have appreciated to. They were pretty rare and nicely made. Any ideas? thanks, Brad

    • Silver Beaver have a wide range. Ones from the 1960s – $80 – $120. Those from the 1950s and earlier – $80 – $250. The first one from 1931 – $1,500. Silver Beaver from the 1980s when it was no longer silver, the ‘rhodium rat’, $35 – $65.


  • Donna Haspel

    How about a boy scout identification card from around 1912? It was my grandfathers

    • Ron Aldridge

      I would have to see a xerox of it to know for sure. It could be worth $10-$100 depending on type, age and condition.

    • Hi,

      I have a copy which I can send you via fax, I would need your fax #, I would appreciate it if you would contact me via e mail as I don’t want to be on the internet.


  • John

    A couple of years ago I came across my Boy Scout/Explorer stuff all packed away in the early 70s before I went into the Army. I became awash in memories as I looked at the wide variety of items such as a bugel, mess kit, knives, and the Cub, Scout, and Explorer manuals including Merit Badge booklets containing all the notes I had made as I worked through the requirements. But the thing that struck me was looking once again at my Eagle and subsequent badges all the way back to 1951 when I became a Cub Scout. I looked on the Internet for badge information and was amazed at the progression in badge style etc. since my Scouting time. Discovering, then, the value of the badges I have; many are no longer offered. I decided to made a framed display of the badges and discovered how unusual and attractive the massed Merit Badges are mounted on black velvet and under glass. The display of awards, badges, and patches are always a set of interest to family and guests; usually the starting point of interesting stories about Scouting days. The grandkids are now telling me, “I’m going to beat you Grandpa ’cause I’m going to get more Merit Badges than your 60.” I tell them, “Go for it,” because I know now since I looked all those Merit Badge requirements up on the Net, Merit Badge requirements are more difficult to satisfy these days. Thanks to your article I now realize that my framed collections are far more valuable than I thought. As far as memories go, they are priceless.

  • teresa

    i have boxes of boy scout books papers manuals and also have order arrow pins and patdhes and tonsof boyscout patches as well as a large canvas squar peice of material with all types of pathces sewn onto them gently..they ar from my husband born in 1948 was living in hawaii when wa boy scut also was in navy nd has patches for that how would i find out what these are worth and about all the paper emphermia its alot of manuscripts etc and how tos really cool stuff thx

    • Ron Aldridge

      Under “Research Your Items” above, you can “Ask a Worthologist” and get a fair evaluation of some of your items. I can also offer a list of three well known and fair buyers of scouting memorabilia if you are ready to sell your items. You can email me at

  • Glen Blouin

    Do you know anything about the value of Canadian Wolf Cubs’ sweaters,(extremely itchy, as I well remember) and caps, service stripes, patches or badges?

    I fibbed and joined the Cubs a little early; therefore I have probably the only Canadian sweater that has four stripes on the arm, and a cap with 4 stars, and twelve of the thirteen badges (I still can’t swim very well)

    Glen Blouin

    • Ron Aldridge

      Hi Glen
      Unfortunately, there is not much value for most Cub items, with some early exceptions. For some reason Cub items have never caught on with collectors like Boy Scout items have.

  • Nice article Ron!

  • John Cole

    I was a Scoutmaster for many years during which I created a huge collection

  • R Stone

    Have BSA square knots for sale or trade. Scon on request.

    • Ric Wiseman

      I am looking for the following knots, perferable as mint as possible…

      1-Eagle on forest green
      1-Scouters training on forest green (solid grn knot)
      2-Arrow of Light on olive green background

      Can you help?
      Thanks Ric

  • brain

    i have some national jamboree patches from 2005. and some oa patches. i have all the texas jamboree patches and all of the ron jon surf shop ones from florida

    • Alex

      Hi, I was looking for some 2005 jamboree patches and see you have some. Is there any you would be willing to sell me? My e-mail is Thanks!!

    • Pamela

      My son is new to scouting and everyone is talking about the Ron Jon patch. Could you post a picture of it?

      Thank you.

  • Bill Davis

    I have a Brotherhood of The Order of The Arrow Patch. 250 were made yet only 175 scouts came and so received this patch,the rest were burned.The patch would have been issued in the late 60’s or very early 70’s-any idea of its monetary value?

    • Ron Aldridge

      Hi Bill
      Sorry for the delay in responding. Send me a scan or xerox of the patch and I can tell you the value. My email is
      Ron Aldridge

  • Richard Rose

    I have many !960’s Boy Scout Patches including an OA sash ( white with the red arrow), and Oa patch. I also attended the1964 Jamboree and have kerchiefs from 1964 along with slides to hold in place. Have three large patched including a leather one that were to be attached to backpacks and duffle bags.( also have a 1960 bag patch from Colorado Springs) Also have over twenty five merit badges and several patches from attending the Boy Scout camp in upstate New York. If interested please contact.

  • Big Jim

    I have been a scout for over 30 years since I was 8, and am a private collector. I am an Eagle scout, and I am always interested in adding to my collection. I never remove patches from shirts or sashes, because I believe they preserve the history of a scout. I buy and trade, but I dont sell. I can help you value your items, or find them a new home. You can contact me at

    Big Jim

  • new scout mom

    I have a medal from the 1929 World Jamboree. It doesn’t have the cloth portion of the pin but the metal portion is in good condition. What is something like that worth. It was from a boy in sulphur, ok.

  • James W

    Hey, I have a full Concilio De Puerto Rico Patch set from the 2005 National Jamboree, any idea how much this is worth…i also have other patches…

    • Alex

      Hi, I see you have some 2005 jambore patches? any patches you would be willing to sell? (I’m looking for patch sets preferabley. (JSP sets at least but is even better if you have the BP(s) if there were any and the OA lodge flap(s)/2 patch set(s) for that council’s lodge as well. Thanks!!

      • Alex

        i just posted a reply to your comment and my e-mail is Thanks!!

  • andrew w

    Long story short i have a world jamboree patch for the 1979 Iran site, which was cancelled….it has 1979, canandian flag on left and iranian flag on the right, border in purple…sold to me from the Quebec scout store in 1979…any idea what it and the neckerchief slide are worth???

  • i have some very old boyscout memorbillia..i have taken some pictures to send to someone that can help me as far as telling me if theres any value to any of these item’s..please if anyone has any info contact me. thank you for your help!

    • JoeJ2

      I was invited as an Eagle, to participate in the 1974 “Scouter of the Year” ceremonis in Wash DC. The SotY was Pres Gerald Ford. I have a Program signed by Pres Ford, and the Mayor of Wash DC at the time. I was wondering what its worth would be to a collector. thanks

  • Ken B.

    I have a Lone Scouts of America first egree book in good conditon. I would bewiling to part with it but I’m not sure of the value or a propr venue. An suggestions?

  • Matthew Doellman

    I also collect all types of Boy Scout Memorabilia and am always interested in buying new stuff for my collection. You can contact me at and very nice article Ron! Good to see you at the Dallas TOR this year!
    In Scouting,

  • I have a CSP from Illinois that should say “Home of the Founder” accross it. However, it says “Home of the Founde”. I am not looking to sell or trade it because obtaining it is one of my fondest memories of boy scouts but I still would like to know its worth as it is semi-unique.

  • Terry Williams

    I have an old boy scout uniform in the original cardboard box. The box is in relatively good condition (one corner is ripped off, but the piece is in the box) and the uniform is in fantastic condition. Includes all pieces, and the box has the uniform insignia guide printed on it along with some ad space and other BSA info. Just trying to get a feel for what it is worth/if I got a good deal.

    Someone with some info let me know.


  • Maggie Turnipseed

    A photo is worth one thousand words. Without seeing what you have there is no way to know if you got a good deal on your purchase.
    You can either use our Ask a Worthologist services,
    Or you can post a photo or two on the forums and perhaps we can help you there.

    Thank you for using WorthPoint!

  • Ramjan Beeharry

    I’m a Scout Leader from Mauritius. I’m collecting scouting on stamps of all countries. I would be most grateful if you can send me stamps from your country for my collection. This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Scouting in Mauritius and in this context, I’m proposing to exhibit a collection of Stamps on Scouting. Please help me

    My contact: Ramjan Beeharry – Freeland Lane, Glen Park, Vacoas, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

  • shane smith

    i have found three badges it looks like a superman badge of some sort and another one with a totem pole and annother with a star wars character on it please email me i dont know if they are worth anything but please email me if interested will send pics if anyone can tell anything about them thanks


    I have boy scout patches from the 60-70 and willing to sell. e-mail me and I will send pictures of them. thanks vic

  • Hi there I have the whole Boy Scouts uniform from the belt to scarfs hat pull over shirt button up shirt the whistle there’s a cool looking old knife that has a spoon and fork and a bunch of other things on it with its original leather case. theres a little metal star pin that’s pretty cool pulse a bunch of badges 13 of them the whole collection is in really good shape from the 60’s if yr interested in them I could send pics of all and make me a offer . Thanks

  • Frank Gaines

    What is the value of a Three Cloud round Cowikee #224?

  • My husband has a Three Cloud patch is it worth anything?

  • Todd

    I am looking for info on a merit badge sash I have handed down to me by relatives who were missionaries in China around 1940’s or 50’s I think. It has a Shanghia #1 on it along with serveral merit badges. Can some body help me identify it?

  • Jon

    I have a ton of National Jamboree patches from 1997 including some all black ghost ones. How can I find how much they are worth and where can I sell some of them?

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