Program Patches

All of our program patches are iron-on! If you prefer to go the route of glue, we recommend E6000 contact glue. If you would like to sew your patches on, most tailor shops are able to accommodate. Man Mur Shoe Repair has been sewing patches on vests for years.   

Take a look at this fun video with details on how to iron on your patches! 

*Please note: Patches from outside vendors may still be glue or stitch on. 

create your own patches

If you would like to make your own patch, you can!

A-B Emblem
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opportunities to earn y guides patches

Earning patches is one of the most fun parts of being in Y Guides and there are a TON of patches out there that you can earn!

Every Year

  • Officer patches – 4 officer positions per year per Crew, one unique patch per position.
  • Fall Outing patch- received when you check in
  • Annual Campaign patch – participate in the annual campaign and receive a patch at Fall Outing
  • State Fair patch– find Y Guides at the fair and earn a patch
  • Polar Bear Challenge – complete the fitness challenge at the polar bear swim
  • Winter Inning patch– event held in the beginning of the year
  • Drive-In Movie Patch- event held in the the beginning of the year
  • Flight Day patch– held in early summer, come fly a kite or shoot model rockets
  • Spring Outing patch – received when you check in
  • Gnome patch – received when you find all the hidden gnomes at Fall or Spring Outing
  • Captains challenge patch – complete the Captains challenge throughout the year and pick up your patch at Spring Outing
  • Flag patch – attend both the flag raising and lowering Saturday at Spring Outing
  • 5k – complete the 5k race at Spring Outing to earn a patch

First-Year Patches

  • Red Tree Branch patch– included in your 1st year kit
  • Yellow, Red, Orange, Turquoise, White, Green, Blue leaves – Included in your 1st year kit. Instructions in your handbook.
  • Program patch – included in your 1st year kit

Second-Year Patches

  • Large circle campfire – included in your 2nd year kit
  • 3 fire pieces and 5 log pieces – included in your 2nd year kit. Instructions in your handbook.

Third-Year Patches

  • Trail marker patch – included in your 3rd year kit
  • 6 directional arrows – included in your 3rd year kit. Instructions in your handbook.
  • Daddy Daughter Date Night – participate in DDDN in February
  • Rise Against Hunger patch – help bag meals at the start of the year and earn a patch
  • Triple Chill patch – event held at Fall Outing overnight
  • State Fair patch– find Y Guides at the fair and earn a patch

Trailblazers

  • Triangle Rock Club – event held during fall.  Come rock climbing with Y Guides and earn a patch
  • LBC Arrow – received when you volunteer with the LBC
  • Rockmont patch – received when you check in at Camp Rockmont for Fall Outing
  • Rockmont tent camping patch – tent camp at Rockmont and earn a special patch
  • Gnome patch - received when you find all the hidden gnomes at Camp Rockmont
  • Rafting patch – received if you go white water rafting during Rockmont 

Other patches

  • Staff patches – each Y Guides Director has their own patch, earned by completing a special prompt for them
  • Captains patches – the captain every year has his own patch, find him at an event
  • Vendor Patches – many of our community partners host events where you may eligible to earn patches throughout the year (NC State Athletics, Durham Bulls, Carolina Mudcats, NCFC, NC Courage, Carolina Hurricanes, SAS Golf Tournament, and more)