Colonial Virginia Council Shoulder Emblems
In 2004 Colonial Virginia Council joined many Boy Scout councils across the country in issuing a special collectible shoulder patch to donors of their "Friends of Scouting" program. The patch was the first of a planned series that each year highlights one of the twelve points of the Scout Law.

Funds from the annual FOS campaign represent 20% of the annual income received by the council according to their 2009 FOS informational flyer. Below you will find information about each of the patches issued to date for the Colonial Virginia Council Friends of Scouting "Scout Law" series, as well as history of the Scout Law courtesy of Wikipedia. Click to zoom one or more of the images to view and compare the patches and the pictures that inspired them.
Friends of Scouting Issues
Image
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Year
BDR
E
Design
Theme/Comments
2004
GLD
R
TRUSTWORTHY
The design of the Council's first FOS issue is similar to the Council's standard S6 CSP with addition of "Trustworthy" embroidered in blue on right side, and a gold border instead of yellow. FDL is ghosted into the sky instead of the sun.
2005
GMY
R
LOYAL
Features "Historic St. Luke's Church Circa 1632" design. Located near Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, St. Luke's is the oldest existing church of English foundation in America and the nation's only surviving Gothic building.
2006
OMY
R
HELPFUL
Scout carrying a child to safety with American flag background, patterned after the 1941 Norman Rockwell painting "A Scout is Helpful" inspired by the 1938 New England hurricane. Standard issue has orange mylar border.
2006
United Way
GMY
R
HELPFUL
Scout carrying a child to safety with American flag background, patterned after the 1941 Norman Rockwell painting "A Scout is Helpful" inspired by the 1938 New England hurricane. United Way issue has gold mylar border.
2006
Eagle
SIL
R
HELPFUL
Scout carrying a child to safety with American flag background, patterned after the 1941 Norman Rockwell painting "A Scout is Helpful" inspired by the 1938 New England hurricane. Eagle issue has a silver border.
2007
DBL
R
FRIENDLY
The patch takes it's design from the Norman Rockwell painting "The Daily Good Turn" (1918) which illustrates the legendary story of American publisher WD Boyce, lost in the fog while visiting London in 1909 and receiving aid from a local Boy Scout. Standard issue has a blue border.
2007
Eagle
SIL
R
FRIENDLY
The lad refused a tip, explaining he was just "doing a Good Turn." Impressed, Boyce sought out Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, to learn more about his program. Upon his return to the states, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Eagle issue has a silver border.
2008
BLU
R
COURTEOUS
Based upon Norman Rockwell's painting "A Friend in Need" that shows a Cub Scout helping a Boy Scout bandage an injured dog's paw. This painting was featured as the cover of the February 1949 issue of Boy's Life magazine and included in the 1949 Boy Scout calendar.
2009
GRN
R
KIND
The 2009 FOS patch features an illustration of the Birdsong Center at Bayport Scout Reservation, a 16,000 sf. air conditioned multipurpose facility that includes an administration area, dining hall, medical center, trading post, and leader's retreat.
2010
WHT
R
OBEDIENT
The 2010 FOS patch features an illustration of the climbing tower at Rivah Base, Bayport Scout Reservation, and a logo celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the BSA (2010 order form).
2011
W
R
CHEERFUL
The 2011 FOS patch features an illustration of the pier at Bayport Scout Reservation where the sailing program called CHASE is operated. 2011 order form
2012
DGR
R
THRIFTY
The 2012 FOS patch takes its design from the 1944 Norman Rockwell painting entitled "We Too Have A Job To Do" that featured a saluting Boy Scout in front of an American flag background. 2012 order form
2013
BLK
R
M/C
BRAVE
The 2013 FOS patch pictures a Boy Scout and a Cub Scout saluting a soldier silhouetted in front of a setting sun. 2013 order form
2014
WHT
WHT
WHT
CLEAN
The 2014 FOS patch features a ghost design, with a white fleur d'lis and lettering on a white background woth white border. 2014 order form
2015
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-
-
REVERENT
History of the Scout Law

When writing Scouting for Boys, General Baden-Powell drew inspiration from the work of Ernest Thompson Seton, who founded the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 and later became instrumental in spreading Scouting throughout North America.

Baden-Powell also drew inspiration for the Scout Law from the Bushido code of the Japanese Samurai, laws of honor of the American Indians, the code of chivalry of European knights, and the Zulu fighters he had fought against.

Like Seton, Baden-Powell chose to use a set of affirmative laws, in contrast to Old Testament-like prohibitions.

The BSA's initial Scout Law was virtually identical to that of Britain's and was first adopted on July 9, 1910. This version steadily changed until August 1, 1911 when the BSA's Scout Law took its current form.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Source: Wikipedia
Image - click to enlarge
Year - Date of issue
BDR - emblem border color
E - edge type (usually Rolled or Cut, may be Felt)
Design - design influence
FDL - fleur de-lis

This web site is dedicated to the memory of E. Bailey Tudder, longtime Kecoughtan Lodge Advisor, and Dr. Ron Godby, former 463 Arrowman and co-author of the most comprehensive reference on Lodge 463 emblem issues.

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