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Selected by:Affiliated unit or council bands,
drill teams, or drum and bugle corps
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A troop or crew Musician is a member of a unit or council band, drill team, or drum and bugle corps.


Position description

Only Scouts or Venturers who are members of bands, drill teams, or drum and bugle corps affiliated with a unit or a local council may wear the musician badge.

The musician badge is the only special insignia that may be worn by the members of these organizations. Members of these bands must wear the official uniform for their registration status. The wearing of special helmets, scarves, gloves, unofficial leggings, and the carrying of ceremonial guns or swords by members of such organizations using the uniforms of the Boy Scouts of America is in violation of the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America.

Insignia placement

The musician badge is worn on the right sleeve centered just below (1/2 inch) the patrol medallion, and touching Quality Unit Award.

See also

Scouts BSA portal


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