At your age, you could do a lot of good through your organized group by making appearances at schools to talk about living right, respecting others, not getting involved in drugs, etc. You could have charity fund raisers for those in your area who need money...cancer victims, folks who've lost their homes, etc. People would begin to identify your group as people who do good. A patch used for recognition would be okay. However, it's when you think of adding rockers (above and below) that might get you negative reaction from the community and some MCs (depending upon the type of MC) in your area. If your group sometimes raises hell in the community then no matter what good things you do will be over ridden by the negative. You more than likely will always be thought of as a "gang". As always and above all...ride safe.
Floyd Dolin - US Army Retired (1969-1990) 1996 Honda Shadow VT1100C
1997 H-D (FLSTC)
American Legion Rider- Patriot Guard Rider - ABATE of Illinois