I had previously written about PatchScan a smart phone App which can read the QR code on the back of many of the recent BSA patches.
As long as your device has an internet connection, you can scan the special code that’s on the back of many official Boy Scout patches. Once you scan that code, the app will tell you everything you need to know. You’ll even see a scan of a patch from the same production run so you can verify that the patch in your hand is legit.
I’m not sure how frequently it is updated, as several issues from Kintecoying Lodge which contain QR codes which can be read with the App. These patches were issued in November and December of last year are not included either under the Lodge or Council gallery.
I was able to use it to find a Buckskin Lodge issue which I had not previously been able to confirm.
Give it a try.
â€œWeâ€™re all put to the testâ€¦ but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?â€ â€• David Mamet