Region 13 Patch

This Region 13 patch was listed as a “Buy Now” for $199!

Some of you may have read my earlier post about the Region 13 patches– they’re a spoof! There never was a “Region 13” … if you were outside the U.S, that’s just what you put down on paperwork for the home office that asked for your region number.

But there never was an organized Region 13.

Those patches were cooked up by a DE at the Far East Council and locally made up as a joke for the 1971 WJ… the thinking was that “everybody else had a region patch”… so it was done.

And I can attest to this, because I was employed at the Far East Council in 1971 when the plot was hatched! 😀

But in any event, $199 is a bit on the high side for a ‘spoof’ patch, and even if you accepted it as “real” there are not many region patches i’ve ever seen that would bring that kind of money.



Yeah, I agree! These spoofs aren’t worth more than a dollar! Got any for sale or trade? I’ll take as many as you have.

By ISCA87L on March 20th, 2010 at 2:17 am

well.. if you think about it, it would HAVE to be a spoof– “13 over the seven c’s (seas)” is close to being humorous… and i’m sure all you guys know by now that the national office of BSA has no sense of humor, and never has, since day 1 … if they want humor, they’ll hire someone to produce it, and put it in Boy’s Life…

but even though that patch and the similar belt loops have done exceeding well for spoofs, $200 is pretty darn steep!

believe me… i wish i had a supply of them today!!! how easy it is to look back!


By hiker on March 24th, 2010 at 3:35 am

just a a little follow-up to this– i was talking with Destry at TSPA about the region 13 stuff, and they have a “lot’ with several variations of the region XIII patch! … it seems our original idea caught on with someone, or else they found out what they can sell for! but since this was never an ‘official’ patch, and was a spoof made for the 13th WJ, what would you call these other region 13 patches??? fake spoofs?? spoof of a spoof??


By hiker on May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 am

I would go with fake spoof. If they were made with the intent to deceive by parties not associated with the Far East Council nor in 1971, they are clearly fakes. If they made up a completely new Region 13 patch design, then it’s just another spoof. IMHO.

By ISCA87L on May 13th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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