Collectible Boy Scout Patches

Boy Scout patches designating rank, also called rank badges, were first issued in the United States in 1910. These embroidered bits of cloth in geometric shapes were used to identify scouts at the Tenderfoot, First Class, Second Class, Life, Star, and Eagle levels. In addition, Boy Scouts who had achieved the rank of First Class were permitted to earn merit badges for such skills as knowing first aid, riding a bicycle, understanding...Continue Reading