Northeast Region Patches

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
X1 Yel Red R Red/Blu vrect Red “Still a Frontier”; first Northeast Region issue; MVE (1973)
R1a M/C Yel R Red round Five stars; hand in Scout sign; thick fingers; CB
R1b M/C Yel R Red round Five stars; hand in Scout sign; thin fingers; PB
R2a M/C Yel R Red round Yel Five stars; dull Yel SS in center
R2b M/C Yel R Red round Yel Five stars; bright Yel SS in center
R3 M/C Yel R Red round Yel Five stars; Yel FDL in center
R4 M/C Yel R Red round Yel Six stars; Yel SS at top (1983)
R5 M/C Yel R Red round Red Six stars; Red SS at top; flat r/e; bottom of SS is horiz
R6 M/C Yel R Red round Red Six stars; Red SS at top; bottom of SS is vert
R7 M/C Yel R Red round Red Six stars; Red SS at top; yellow inner border around blue
B1 Blk Blk Gld round Gld Bullion patch for dress jacket wear; six stars
R8 M/C Yel R Red round Red Seven stars; Red SS at top (1988)
B2 Blk Blk Gld round Gld Bullion patch for dress jacket wear; seven stars
R9 Blk GMy R GMy round GMy Embroidered patch with pins for dress jacket wear; seven stars
X2a Wht Red R NBl rect M/C Compass over map; thin letters
X2b Wht Red R NBl rect M/C Compass over map; thick letters
X3 Wht GMy R NBl oval M/C Embroidered pin-on emblem for blazer; compass over map; oval
X4 Wht Grn R NBl rect M/C Compass over map; green border

The Northeast Region patch has gone through three basic designs. When the six regions were created in 1973, the patch was a large vertical rectangle with the slogan “Still A Frontier”.

Shortly thereafter, the region switched to a round logo designed by Michael Feigenbaum. This featured a red arrowhead pointing to the Northeast with five stars for the five areas then within the region. In 1983, the councils in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC were moved into the Northeast region (from the Southeast); they became a sixth area and a sixth star was added in the center of the patch. In 1988, the region was rearranged into seven areas and a seventh star was added.

The Northeast Region was generally unaffected by the 1992 BSA regional realignment. In 1994, however, an internal reorganization reduced it from seven areas to four. A new logo was introduced featuring a compass pointing to the Northeast over a map of the region; the logo was designed by Russ Swenson, who was the Associate Regional Director at the time.

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