A silver color, metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height and width, consisting of a base-metal keystone shape displaying the partial image of a stylized scarlet cardinal with black "mask" facing left and overlaid with a black, flaming torch. Inscribed above the black letters in the notch of the keystone the words "CARDINALS". Attached below the keystone a scarlet, double-arched scroll inscribed "PINE GROVE AREA HIGH SCHOOL" in base-metal letters.
Cardinal red and gray are the school colors. The keystone is the state symbol. The cardinal is a century old mascot for the school overlaid by the torch of knowledge. These images symbolize the regard the cadets have for their school, community and state, their traditions and the education they are receiving.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 13 March 2003.