Jamboree Scouts show off their prized patch possessions

Like the dinner menu, a Scout’s favorite patch changes daily at the jamboree.

But this afternoon, I walked around asking Scouts to show off what they consider their coolest patch — for today, at least.

These were mainly national jamboree patches, though one Scout chose a Cub Scout day camp patch “because it has a smiling Bigfoot on it.”

Hey, who’s to say he’s wrong? Here are 13 patches Scouts picked out when I asked for their favorite. Before each photo I’ve listed the Scout’s first name, jamboree troop number, and the council represented on the Scout’s favorite patch:

Cameron, B150, Cascade Pacific Council

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Phil, B333, Greater Niagara Frontier Council

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Ian, C121, Indian Nations Council

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Joe, B153, Baltimore Area Council

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Nick, A221, Connecticut Yankee Council

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Ishaan, B115, Central Florida Council

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Allie, visiting Venturer from Pee Dee Area Council, Grand Canyon Council (2005)

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Ryan, D421, Twin Valley Council

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Patrick, D421, Grand Canyon Council (2013)

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Gabriel, D329, Redwood Empire Council

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Bobby, D103, Teton Peaks Council

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Oscar, D311, Yucca Council

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Kameron, A404, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council

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