The initial run number of 200 patches was chosen to recognize Montana’s main street: State Highway 200. At a later date, an additional 100 patches were added as a fundraiser for victims of a Garfield County, Montana wildfire.
Requirements: Supporters can earn the badge through good works in support of the Montana Volunteers Regional Supporters Group, or by attending a Timbers or Thorns watch party in Montana, or by traveling from Montana to any Timbers or Thorns match. This badge was also earned by making a donation to the Garfield County Fire Foundation fundraiser.
Tradable: Only if recipient has met requirements.
About the Montana Volunteers Merritt Badge:
The bison skull is an important symbol to many American Indian tribes. The skull was made famous as part of the signature of Montana’s cowboy artist, Charles M. Russell. The skull currently appears on Montana’s license plates and the state’s commemorative U.S. quarter. By including the skull on this Merritt Badge, the Montana Volunteers are combining their devotion to Montana with their support for the Portland soccer clubs.
Run Size: 300