The images will look even better once they are made into flaps and are on your uniforms. Craig's patches, knots, and flaps are always exquisite, which you can see from this picture of my latest BSA Scouter uniform shirt.
As a society that encourages servant leadership, the Corps of Discovery seeks to recognize the willingness of Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and leaders to nurture and grow their programs. Induction into the Corps of Discovery should be a "pay forward" commitment. Similar to the commitment made when taking an oath of office.
The first item used for recognition was a animal tooth that hung on a wire from the right pocket. Later, a western region Venturing leader asked Dr. Craig Murray to design a pocket flap. The first flaps were presented to youth who completed a Kodiak training course in 2005 and made a promise to take on a simple service project when he or she got home. Some of the projects were as complex as helping with Scoutreach camps, Powder Horn, and VOAs, and others were as simple as recruiting some friends to join their Units.
Below is the history of the Corps of Discovery flap, from oldest to newest, showing only the traditional Scouts BSA style/current Venturing style flap and the older Venturing style flap, as this is the first one with a design ever made specifically for Sea Scouts pocket flaps! As you can see, the quality improves over the 20 years that the Corps of Discovery has been around!
Here are some additional special Corps of Discovery flaps that were made for special occasions as well.
UPDATE: The limited edition flap patches are in. See https://orthodoxscouter.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-corps-of-discoverys-20th.html for details and order the very limited remaining stock while supplies last!