So this Thursday at the weekly Boy Scout meeting I was handed 2 copies of the patch's that I designed for the local council to take to the national jamboree. It was a great stretch for me to design these. I had never before officially designed any. I was somewhat aware of the politics involved because of the crests that I'd done for the Texas State Guard. The artwork for those 7 crests took me all of 2 months to design but 2 yrs. of red tape with the pentagon. The results were great and you can find them on their official website, but it gave me an idea of what I would have to deal with. Still, These patch's were a lot of fun.
When I joined this council I was asked pretty quickly to come up with a working design for the council to sell for the upcoming National Jamboree in a few months. The local council director insisted I stick to the rules setup by the National council. So I did. They made 2 sets, as you can see above. 1 was red border, for the boys to purchase and the other silver, for anyone wanting to spend more money to raise funds for those going to the Jamboree. Everyone loved the design, but when the boys returned with some examples of other council patches we realized that no one was following the rules and still doing what was popular for the national jamboree.
Well, I and the others here decided that the next jamboree we will design along those lines. Of course I have 3 yrs, to come up with the design so no rush. The idea of doing the theme of great lakes lighthouses or sunken ships of the same are high on that list.