Persnal Patches is not a new concept !!!
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 14 Nov 1991 16:06:15 EST
Your IDEAL of a personal patch is not original! I have collected
a number of "cloth" calling cards as far back as 1957 jambo!
I have about 10 or so from '89, to include as basic as red felt
with black lettering, to fully embrodiered multicolor jobs.
Of course some of the sub staff, like the trading post staff,
also create their own SUB staff patch, for trading post A, etc.
There was in the past, fishing staff patches, and various medical
staff patches. And then of couse there are the AP Hill visitors
contingent pathces, etc. Various troops or groups or even
individuals made all kinds of stuff. At least one traders
group made a CSP shape patch to trade, in two types. One for
"west coast" members, and one for "east coast" members etc.
You could also order pins and various things like the FLAGs
of various contries SALUTE BSA, from a Taiwan company. And
The "OFFICIAL" (?) Jambo pin set, from a company in california.
(If it was not sold by BSA is it really official?) Lots of
people also did pins! All kinds, even Hinz 57~!!!! Someone
tried to make a list of all the '89 items, to include all the
individual items, troop/group visitor patches, pins, ARMY/NAVY
handouts, and even the stuff that was available at the trading
post for for first day or two. SO what even constitutes the
"official" jambo collection? I don't even have a clue anymore.
The last list I saw for '89 had more than 100 items, from
JSPs to OA service corps, OA visitors, personal patches, but
none from the famous TOILET PAtrol!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City