Council strip info needed
Kenneth De Vilbiss (K_E_DeVilbiss@MSN.COM)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 18:18:52 UT
I'm trying to make something for my dad and need some help. I knew he had
been a Boy Scout, but he never talked about it much until recently. Now,
knowing the story that follows, I'd like to make him a cross stitch
wallhanging to commemorate his scouting history.
Dad was a life scout and 16 1/2 yrs old when his Scout Master died. Thi
in 1946 and a small Iowa town called Coon Rapids. There was no one to replace
the man and so dad, as the oldest active scout, kept the troop running. He
took the group camping, taught merit badge skills, etc. even though there was
no one to award them. The one thing he couldn't do was finish his Eagle. He
need merit badges and some one to guide him through a project. The
Scoutmaster wasn't replaced until dad was 18 and going off to college. He did
all this, BTW with his left arm in a series of casts. Yes he's left handed.
An accident with his horse necessitate several surgeries and he still sets off
airport metal detectors with the steel pins in it. After he left for college,
his mom, an unsentimental type, threw out his sash and uniform.
Now, I've got a cross stitch pattern for a Life rank, but what would his
council strip looked like? Would it have still been a place name in red and
white? Or were there council names and patches like there are now? What
would have been his council in 1940's in Carroll County Iowa? Any traders or
old timers out there who can help? You can answer me privately.
Thanks in advance.
Ellen De Vilbiss K_E_DeVilbiss@msn.com
I used to be an Owl, but I'm married to a Bear. I don't know what that makes
me, but I'm grumpy when awakened!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City