Uniform and Badge Placement

At the November 2020 meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC), the revised badge layouts for youth member uniforms (including Rover Scouts) was formally approved in line with the recommendation of the National Operations Committee (NOC).

The uniform is laid out into three themed panels which align with Tier 1 of the one program symbolic framework:

Right Sleeve – My Identity

This part of the uniform recognises where you do your Scouting, engagement with global initiatives under the Scouts4SDGs banner, additional awards you may have earned through the program, and what section(s) you have been involved in.

More specifically, the right sleeve will contain:

Name Tapes, District and Region badges

To represent your local communities.

Front Panels and Scarf – My Involvement

The front of the uniform is the most viewed area, and as a result, it presents my involvement in Scouting. This includes:

Australian Flag Badge

Worn above the pocket on the left hand side of the shirt.

World Scout Badge

Worn alongside the Australian Flag badge, above pocket on left hand side.

Messengers of Peace Ring Badge

Not displayed on this diagram, this badge is worn around the World Scout badge following the completion of a Messengers of Peace project.

Years of Service Badges

Worn below the World Scout badge and Australian Flag badge, these badges display the number of years a youth member has been part of each section.

  • Only one badge/number should be worn per section
Unit Leader Badge

Worn on the top flap of the pocket.

Event Badge

These badges must be no larger than 75mm x 75mm in size, and must have been approved for wear by your Branch Chief Commissioner, or the National Chief Commissioner.

  • Only one badge can be worn in this place at any given point in time.

Identification of the Patrol in which a member belongs is in the form of a fabric scarf slide.

  • This is likely to also include Patrol leadership roles, following exhaustion of existing stock


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