1911-35 Boy Scouts Eagle Merit Badge Sash BSA Patch Pin


For your consideration is a fabulous vintage BSA sash with 3 sides covered. This superb sash has a total of 75 pins, patches and merit badges decorating the 3 sides. The sash has a patch that says “Detroit” and “91” which must have been the troop number. There are patches that indicate this scout was into lifesaving with the American Red Cross. One pin is in the shape of a ship’s steering wheel and is decorated with some nice enameling. There is a patch with a “B” over a bugle. It probably indicates that the Scout was a bugler. On one side of the sash there are areas that look like badges or something else were removed at one time. The sash is of the early khaki tan cotton twill material- not greenish. From what I can tell, the merit badges are square cut, hand sewn together with the “Star” & “Life” badges on the lower end of one side. It’s 100% authentic vintage circa 1911-1935. Nothing was added to enhance this great BSA collectible of a life long BSA Eagle Scout. The sash has a few stains (not on the badges) and a slight odor- probably from storage. I don’t know what the “Bear” like patches represent- if anyone knows, please email me. One patch says “Brady”- I’m assuming it’s the Scout’s name. There is what looks like a camping patch- out of felt- with a teepee. One of the pins is a brass color with 3 tiers to it saying, “one year- two years- three years- 100% service”. The bar pin has a very delicate red, white and blue ribbon that is coming apart. The length of the sash is 30” folded in half and almost 5 1/2” wide.


New update. An informed Ebayer wrote that the “B” patches and the ” Bear” patches have to do with Camp Brady- the scout camp for the Detroit area council in the 20’s and 30’s. So the patch that says “Brady” is NOT the scout’s name- it’s the camp’s name and the patch with the teepee probably represents Camp Brady.


I could only image this coming from a South Carolina camp!




By mopar73mopar on June 9th, 2009 at 4:49 am

Wow! The seller is probably wishing he hadn’t laid it on the campfire charcoal like that. 😀

By ISCA87L on June 9th, 2009 at 5:44 am

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