Show of Faith

These religious emblems represent a youth or adult’s devotion to a supreme being. To help your group get started, check out our guide to the awards and how to earn them.

Design of the Times

New fabric, new colors, new functions — get moving in the BSA’s redesigned high-performance uniform.

Know Your Boy Scouts Square Knots

Boy Scouts don’t get to have all the fun. Sure, they can earn more than 120 merit badges, but that doesn’t preclude adults from enhancing their uniforms. But for grown-ups with the urge to advance, it’ll take more than consulting a merit badge pamphlet. To earn a coveted square knot, volunteers must demonstrate continued leadership and service to the program’s ideals.

It's a Great Fit

The BSA is a uniformed organization for good reason–Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Scouters in uniform represent a symbol of pride in Scouting’s timeless values.

How to encourage proper placement of patches on uniforms

It’s hard to make sure patches and other insignia are placed correctly, Scoutmaster J.S.D. wrote in our March-April issue. J.S.D.’s troop has tried uniform inspections, but parents are reluctant to resew wrongly placed badges. What can be done?