Donor Awareness Patch

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For a number of years, BSA has offered the '''Donor Awareness Patch''' to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. It is worn on the right pocket of the uniform as a [[temporary emblem]]. BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. The patch is still being produced, but some Scout Shops™ may not routinely stock the patch. To avoid disappointing Scouts, CHECK FIRST to see if any are available in your area before promoting this program and patch. Of course, promoting Donor Awareness is still a valid project for Scouts, and can be done, even without the opportunity to get this patch.
 
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The Boy Scouts of America created the [[{{PAGENAME}}]] recognition to raise awareness of the need for organ donors in our communities, and to help Scouts realize their ability to impact a person's choice to be a donor.
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For a number of years, BSA has offered the patch to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. It is worn on the right pocket of the uniform as a [[temporary emblem]]. BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. The patch is still being produced, but some [[Scout Shop]]s may not routinely stock the patch. To avoid disappointing Scouts, CHECK FIRST to see if any are available in your area before promoting this program and patch. Of course, promoting Donor Awareness is still a valid project for Scouts, and can be done, even without the opportunity to get this patch.
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== Notes ==
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# Typically, a unit will award only ONE patch to a boy while a member of that unit.
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''The above text provided courtesy of the U.S. Scouting Service Project.''
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== Obtaining the Patch ==
== Obtaining the Patch ==
Once it is determined that the patch is available, submit an advancement report to the council and purchase the patch from the council service center. Typically, a boy will only be eligible to earn one patch.
Once it is determined that the patch is available, submit an advancement report to the council and purchase the patch from the council service center. Typically, a boy will only be eligible to earn one patch.
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== External Links ==
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/512-015_WB.pdf Donor Awareness Patch application form (512-015WB, 2011 Printing)] &mdash; Scouting.org
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* BSA: <span class="plainlinks">[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/512-015_WB.pdf Donor Awareness Patch application form, No. 512-015WB]</span> {{PDF}} (2011 Printing) &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/01/28/emotional-post-surgery-video-helps-scout-spread-awareness-organ-donation/ <i>Emotional post-surgery video helps Scout spread awareness about organ donation</i> (January 28, 2016)] &mdash; ScoutingMagazine.org
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* Scouting Magazine: [https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/01/28/emotional-post-surgery-video-helps-scout-spread-awareness-organ-donation/ ''Emotional post-surgery video helps Scout spread awareness about organ donation''] January 28, 2016 ''Bryan on Scouting'' article in &mdash; ScoutingMagazine.org
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* [http://www.passitonforlife.org/scouting Pass It On] &mdash; PassItOnForLife.org<br>"Pass It On" is a full curriculum supported by three award winning videos. The curriculum was developed by education and healthcare professionals for inclusion in school curricula, youth programs, church groups, and drivers’ education. Age appropriate versions of the “Pass It On” curriculum are available for children in grades 4-8 and 9-12 as well as adults.
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* Scout Shop [https://www.scoutshop.org/donor-awareness-emblem-5152.html Donor Awareness Patch emblem, SKU: 5152] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* [http://www.passitonforlife.org/scouting Pass It On] &mdash; PassItOnForLife.org<br />"Pass It On" is a full curriculum supported by three award winning videos. The curriculum was developed by education and healthcare professionals for inclusion in school curricula, youth programs, church groups, and drivers’ education. Age appropriate versions of the “Pass It On” curriculum are available for children in grades 4-8 and 9-12 as well as adults.
* [https://www.organdonor.gov U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation] &mdash; OrganDonor.gov
* [https://www.organdonor.gov U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation] &mdash; OrganDonor.gov
* [http://www.organdonorawareness.org Organ Donor Awareness] &mdash; OrganDonorAwareness.org
* [http://www.organdonorawareness.org Organ Donor Awareness] &mdash; OrganDonorAwareness.org
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* [https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/ April is National Donate Life Month] &mdash; DonateLife.net
* [https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/ April is National Donate Life Month] &mdash; DonateLife.net
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Donor Awareness Patch

Donor Awareness Patch cloth emblem
SKU: 5152
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Level:Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts


The Boy Scouts of America created the Donor Awareness Patch recognition to raise awareness of the need for organ donors in our communities, and to help Scouts realize their ability to impact a person's choice to be a donor.

For a number of years, BSA has offered the patch to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. It is worn on the right pocket of the uniform as a temporary emblem. BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. The patch is still being produced, but some Scout Shops may not routinely stock the patch. To avoid disappointing Scouts, CHECK FIRST to see if any are available in your area before promoting this program and patch. Of course, promoting Donor Awareness is still a valid project for Scouts, and can be done, even without the opportunity to get this patch.


Donor Awareness Patch requirements

There are NO formal requirements for this patch. Each unit establishes the procedure for awarding the patch, No. 5152. Usually, a Donor Awareness patch is presented to a Scout the first time he succeeds in recruiting an adult family member, friend, relative, or other acquaintance as an organ donor, and to fill out and carry an organ donor card.


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Obtaining the Patch

Once it is determined that the patch is available, submit an advancement report to the council and purchase the patch from the council service center. Typically, a boy will only be eligible to earn one patch.

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