International Activity Patch
|International Activity Patch|
|Founder||Boy Scouts of America|
|Awarded for||Participation in an international event|
The award was a three-inch circular cloth patch worn on the right pocket of the official uniform as a temporary insignia. The emblem is the universal emblem of the BSA encircled by a rope tied in a square knot on a field of blue. The rope and knot are taken from the emblem of the World Scout Emblem, the symbol of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. A five-inch "back patch" for wear on the back of the official jac-shirt and a neckerchief were also available.
The BSA used the World Scout Emblem— called the World Crest in the U.S. —as an award for international activities from 1956 on. Policy was changed in 1991 and the World Crest can now be worn by all members as an emblem of worldwide Scouting. The International Activity Patch replaced the World Crest as an award.
- "International Division Recognitions". The International Division, Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved October 12, 2007.
- "International Activity Badge". U.S. Scouting Service Project. Retrieved October 13, 2007.
- Walton, Mike. "The World Crest Badge...(and why do we *all* wear it?". Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved October 13, 2007.
- "International Spirit Award" (PDF). Boy Scouts of America. 2012.