For sale is a 1950s era BOY SCOUT DEER or ELK PATCH. This red and black circular patch is in excellent condition. Patch measures two inches diameter. A great Boy Scouts or Americana collectible.
The Boy Scouts of America grew out of the international Scouting movement founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1908. Chicago publisher W.D. Boyce was impressed by the popularity of Baden-Powell’s U.K.-based organization, and in 1910 formally created the Boy Scouts of America. Based on its initial mission to teach boys “patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values,” the Boy Scouts focused on these broad goals as learned through outdoor activities and hands-on life skills.