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December 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm #79461
I’ve been in scouting for many years now, and I continue to see Scouts wearing the Totin’ Chit patch on their right pocket flap. Please address this one and put it to bed? Where is the ONLY place the Totin Chit patch can be worn on the BSA uniform?
Tired of arguing with Scouts/Leaders alike.
December 15, 2017 at 7:48 am #79489
It’s a temporary patch, so the correct placement of the both the Totin’ Chit and the Fire’m Chip patches are on the right pocket (not the right pocket flap).
This is specifically called out in the BSA Guide to Awards and Insignia, in the Boy Scout Insignia section, at the bottom right of Page 16.
Totin’ Chip, cloth, No. 8597; Boy Scout; worn as a temporary patch on right pocket; not to be worn on pocket flap.
Firem’n Chit, cloth, No. 8599; Boy Scout, worn as a temporary patch on right pocket; not to be worn on pocket flap.
December 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm #79849
The BSA should stop making the totin chip patch the shape of a pocket flap. Make it square and put a loop on it and be done with this nonsense.
March 13, 2018 at 8:34 am #90534
Right pocket flap. It’s temporary.
The other scouters you’ve spoken with are correct.
June 5, 2018 at 10:40 am #112410
Why are people getting so bent it of shape? I’ve seen them on the pocket flap and they look good. At summer camp the shop guys won’t sell pocket knives unless you are wearing it or can show a card. I’m going to show my kids how to see a loop on so it can be worn temporary in case I run into any of these folks who are sweating the small stuff.
October 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm #157056
Hi there, how can you earn the Totin Chip without waiting for Summer Camp?
January 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm #183183
If the Totin Chit and Fire man Chit is to be worn on the pocket then why would it come shaped as a flap. And what to do if a Scout has both!!?
BSA, make the Chit patches NOT resemble a flap.
February 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm #187431