Baltimore Area Council Law Day Patches

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
Law Enforcement Day 1968 Wht Wht C Red shield DYl Badge; Eagle above shield
Law Enforcement Day 1969 Gry Yel C Red shield Red Badge; Eagle inside shield
Law Enforcement Day 1971 Olv Olv R Blu hex yel Six-pointed star Sheriff’s badge
Law Enforcement Day 1973 Wht Blu R Red/Blu oval Blu Scout sign and scales; “A Lot More Today”
Law Enforcement Day 1975 Wht Wht R Red/Blu round Yel Badge; “Justice Through Law”
Law Enforcement Day 1977 Yel Blu R Red/Blu square Tan Scout sign and scales; “No Crime” symbol
Law Awareness Day 1979 Wht Red R Blu/Red square Yel Scales, Webelos, Scout, and Explorer logos
Law Awareness Day 1981 Blu Tan R Red/LBl round Red Badge; “A Force For Good”
Law Awareness Day 1983 Wht Wht R Red/Blu round Blu Badge; “Justice Through Law”
Law Awareness Day 1985 LBl Blu R Blu round Blu Badge; “Justice Through Law”; “BSA-BAC-GSCM”
Law Awareness Day 1987 Wht BBl R Red/Blk square Yel Scout sign and scales; “No Crime” symbol

The first Baltimore Area Council “Law Enforcement Day” patch was issued in 1968; the event was held again the following year, and then continued every other year through at least 1987. In 1979 the name changed to “Law Awareness Day”. The 1985 event was co-sponsored with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (hence the “GSCM” designation on the patch).

The patches from 1971, 1973, 1975, and 1977 match the shape and general design of other Baltimore Area Council event issues from the same year. Many Law Day patch designs were repeated; 1981, 1983, and 1985 feature the same badge on round patches, and the 1977 and 1987 patches also use the same design.

I do not know of any patches from Law Day events prior to 1968 or after 1987.