Honors are fun. Creating a new honor is even more exciting.
Often, a club and conference work together to create, pilot, and submit an honor for potential approval by the North American Division. If the honor is approved, it is given an oval shape.
However, if the proposed honor is either 1) rejected by the NAD Pathfinder Advisory or 2) Not relevant outside a conference or union area, the local conference may wish to develop requirements and a patch for its own Pathfinder AY Honor. If that is the case, a diamond is the voted shape.