The ILST course is expected to be conducted at the Troop level, and the BSA does not have any kind of program design that can be used for an optional Patch, unlike NYLT and NAYLE. There is, however, a “Trained” Strip that can be awarded and worn.
The attached optional ILST Patch design was created with the following in mind:
It is round in shape. (Represents the commitment to begin learning about leadership in the first of three BSA Courses.)
The Patch center is taken from of the center of the Troop Flag, including a portion of the red top and white bottom of the Flag. (Represents the level this training is conducted.)
The black compass points ring surrounds the yellow band. (Represents the reinforcement of the FDL pointing the right way in life and the link of leadership training to the NYLT and NAYLE Courses.)
There are four quadrants that alternate in red and blue. (Also represents the link of leadership training to the NYLT and NAYLE Courses.)
There is “RGC - TX” in red underneath the black compass band. (This patch is sold at The Rio Grande Council in Texas and can currently be purchased for $5.00 by all the Troops or trained individual Scouts within Council.)
There are not many Troops that would purchase a Troop numbered customized ILST optional patch.
I offer this design to you for adoption and modification, or to serve as a starting place for your own unique design.