This section covers patches issued by various BSA entities (Councils; Districts; OA Lodges; & Trails. The focus is on patches issued with a Civil War theme. Many of these include the Army of Northern Virginia battle flag, which in some circles is not viewed favorably. While it was used as a symbol of the Confederate Armies, the flag was issued by BSA affiliated groups in most states and not just during the Civil War Centennial. To some these patches represent politically incorrect symbols. However, they represent the history of the BSA and the events they were issued for. They reflect a period of time where things were measured as they were. That is most important as history should be told in the context of the times.
Should you see any items of memorabilia missing from these collections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with updates.