Red & White Community / Council Strips

Before the council strips of today were used, most scouts wore a simple Red & White strip with the name of their community and a separate Red & White strip within their state.


Professionals at the time wore a single strip with the entire council name and are referred to as Half Strips.

Council Half Strips

Council Half Strips

Before this, they were the same things except for Khaki & Red strips.


These transitioned into single Red & White Council strips.

Red & White Council Strips

Red & White Council Strips


There are many varieties of these strips as councils changes names and merged over the years. This category of Boy Scout collecting has really picked up steam in the last several years with some strips selling for over $1000.

There are also varieties for Sea Scouts which are While and Blue and Air Scouts which are Dark Blue on Light Blue.

3 thoughts on “Red & White Community / Council Strips

  1. I am looking for a specific town strip that would have been in the 1925 to 1935 timeframe. Where would be the best locations on the internet to go? Our troop is celebrating 90 consecutive years of its charter and I would like to recreate a Scoutmaster uniform from its inception of 1925. I cannot find anyone in town that has anything left. Our town is Camp Hill PA.

    Would you suggest a reproduction? if so, are there dimensions to the strips?


    Brian Stever
    Bobwhite and ASM
    Troop 51
    Camp Hill, PA

  2. I am trying to find information and value of a Council Half Strip I have. It is Indiana LakeLand. It is Green and Red.Thanks


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