Re: Thunderbird District Patch
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 10:36:55 EDT
The following is cross-posted here from Rec.Scouting:
Subject: Re: Thunder Bird District - Anyone heard of it?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
Organization: Blackeagle Serv./WKU
pkwaycik@cs-acad-lan.Lakeheadu.Ca (P K WAYCIK) writes:
> I have had an orange badge with a black "thunderbird" on it for several
> years. It also has "Thunder Bird District" written on it.
> It is quite possibly a BSA badge. I have never seen a listing for it in the
> Canadian Badger's Club or met anyone who knew where it was from.
> So here is a challenge to all you badger-type and non-badger-type folks out
> there. Where is it from, does the district still exist and are there other
> varieties of this badge? Better still, if someone from Thunderbird District
> could contact me, maybe we could arrange a badge swap from our respective
I hit 37 Districts presently or in the immediate past (up to 1990)
using the name "Thunderbird" in their name, and three that has used
the named "Thunder Bird". The latter three all have folded and were
created under the BSAs "Inter-racial" Divisions many Councils had.
The rest all have the name "Thunderbird" in their names.
If you can tell us more about the patch, I can try to track it down a
little better...but be forewarned, that this kind of search is really
friutless. Most patch traders don't want such a patch because it has
no date, no specifics and no way that it can be traced back
historically (and therefore, really not worth anything except
memories). Many BSA Districts back in the 40s and 50s had similiar
names and it was not uncommon to have 200 or 300 "thunderbird"
Districts out there...likewise with other Indian names like "Seneca"
"Mohawk" and the like (can we say "no imagination?").
That's the best that I can do with the information I've got from you
and the BSA. Good luck on your search!
(the patch was probably used in one of those three forementioned local
Councils...many patches created for those district's camps only had
the name of the District on the patch with no date. This way, each
summer, the patches can be given out without having to reorder newer
ones. That's the way it was back then. I'm glad we've moved much more
FORWARD since then!)
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