MEDICAL EXPLORERS AND OTHER UNITS
One of the "subdivisions" of the Boy Scouts of America has been the exploring program. Although its focus has changed in recent years, one group within Exploring has been Medical Explorers which allows young boys and girls to experience professional medical activities.
This first grouping of patches shows generic Medical Explorer patches, i.e. program patches. I have tried to place them in chronological order as best I could determine.
The next grouping are patches that were made for specific Medical Explorer posts. Although some of the patches appear to be "generic", I still believe them to be related to a specific group. I do not own all of these patches.
Note that this last one is a button, not a patch.
The next grouping are regular Scout troops as far as I can determine. They are here because their chartering unit is either a hospital or orther medical organization.
I am not certain what this patch represents. It appears to be a council patch (from Los Angeles Area Council) perhaps representing a troop position of Medic. If anyone knows, please contact me. Thanks!
This next grouping is similar to the groups above, but the medical group is in Canada. This includes MedVents, which as best as I can determine are similar to medical explorers.
This next grouping includes some patches that are used for Scout medical groups used in Peru. I believe that these groups may be similar to EMS explorer programs.