Patches from Scouting in Europe??


Can anyone tell me what country these scout patches are from. The small gray ones are embroidered on gray ribbon like material. I think they may have been collected at the 1975 World Jambo in Norway BUT I don’t think they were used by scouting in Norway.


Any thoughts would be appreciated.






You’ve got me stumped! They don’t look like anything from Great Britain that’s for sure. I have seen some European campfire blankets and these do not ring a bell. Any chance they are Asian?

By jason on October 27th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I asked a friend of mine in the Philippines who collects “everything” and he says the badges are from Switzerland.

By ISCA87L on November 1st, 2011 at 7:15 am

The red star is an old Swiss progress award the diamond shaped badges were equally used in Switzerland before the union with the Girls Scouts association in Switzerland. they appear in an old handbook of the sixties I have as well as on several other document up to the late 80’s, early 90’s. However, it’s quite hard to identify each of them since the handbook is written in German and I am very poor in German language so I’m not able to translate it in order to identify each of those proficiency/merit badges.

Sorry for the double post, but the site is acting up when I use IE.

By ISCA87L on November 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am

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