Prospective 2010 National Jamboree Staffers Recieve Their Staff Patch

Posted on 29 November 2008 by Dan


2010 National Jamboree Staff PatchReports have been coming in over the past weekend that some Scouts and Scouters who applied to be on the staff for the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree have received letters from National that have included their staff patches.

Even if you have yet to be selected for a staff position and returned your Letter of Agreement, it appears that you should be receiving a letter that includes a 2010 National Jamboree Staff patch.

The letter states that your application has been competed and that you may be selected as a staffer at some point in the future because “the selection process can take some time.”

A couple of people on various 2010 National Jamboree yahoo groups have stated that they are disappointed with the quality of the patch. However other than that they are Made in China, they have not elaborated.

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9 Comments For This Post

  1. Dan Says:

    Don’t worry if you haven’t received yours yet. The first one I was made aware of was received on Friday.

    I’m still waiting for mine, up here in Wisconsin…

  2. scouter62 Says:

    The patch has a printed center on cheap, thin material. It is very much like many foreign patches that are printed, not embroidered. For the 100th anniv it seems that BSA could have put a little more into the effort of designing and making a patch.

  3. Dan Says:

    @scouter62- I agree! I received mine a few days ago. Not sure if I even want to try to put it on my uniform, not sure if it will survive a single cleaning! We will see…

  4. Dennis Hallman Says:

    I have heard several people make comments about the patch. Some positive, some negative. It is interesting that the one on ebay is at $150.25 with over a day to go on the bidding. Question I have: Can we get more? Do we have to wait until all the fees are paid to get more?

  5. Dan Says:

    @Dennis – From what I’ve heard but haven’t confirmed is that we will get one more of these staff patches (for a total of two), there will more than likely be a different staff patch that can be purchased. This is all unconfirmed though, so if its important to you I’d hold on to it for now.

  6. Virginia ADC Says:

    I received my patch a week ago and thought it was some cheap con letter and expected the last line to be send a contribution to Sister Raja.
    There is no comparison between this patch with the 2000 and 2005 patches.
    The Jamboree, celebrating 100 years of scouting, should not celebrate how BSA can pawn off drek to its volunteers but come up with something really special. I have the small blue and green rim patches, the larger blue, red and black patches and the large square patch from 2005 framed on top of kakie cloth and it makes an impressive display.
    I don’t know what I will do this year if all the patches are as cheap looking as the staff patch.

  7. JCE2 Says:

    It would appear there are three different patches; the staff patch as described above, the participant patch which is identical to the staff patch (without the word “staff”) and the adult leader patch that has the same basic design but is embroidered and definately of higher quality.

  8. jaytew Says:

    I received my Staff patch in late September (though in the five months or more since I applied I have not heard a word about being offered an actual position). I was shocked by the poor quality of the patch! I have been to four Jamborees as a youth participant, Action Alley Staff member, Jamboree Troop ASM and most recently a Jamboree SM 1969, 1997, 2001 and 2005 respectively. I collect National Jamboree patches and have two full sets at present. For a 100th anniversary patch the one I received is of shockingly low quality containing a printed center instead of full embroidery. What should be an especially impressive and high quality patch will stand as the worst in my collection if this is truly the patch that is intended to represent this historic event! Say it isn’t true!! [And if it is, PLEASE do something to change it before it is too late!]

  9. atlscouter Says:

    The quality of the patches is mediocre at best. Like the Quality Unit patches, which are similarly printed, they’ll melt when ironed. The BSA can do better.

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