Re: CSPs and Town/State strips
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 15:47:59 -0500
Some more historical evidence. . . I have seen documents from
the Buffalo Area council dated in 1939, when the original OA lodge
159 was also chartered. I am not sure when Buffalo AREA council
was created from the Merger of Buffalo council, and Erie County
council, but I have seen old patchs from the 20's which such
council designations. By at least th 50's, many councils
issued a ROUND council 'permanent' pocket patch. You could
then earn small SEGMENTS to add arround the council patch,
for council activities such as summer camp, camporees, scout
shows etc. Temporary patches such as Jamboree patches
were worn over the pocket. There was really no offical
place on the uniform for round camp patches, event patches etc.
I have my old "Eagle" uniform from about 64, with the round
council patch on the pocket, 2 rows of activity segments arround
the patch, and the 64 jambo patch above the pocket, and a RED
and White CSP shapped shoulder patch, that reads Buffalo Area
Council, over NEW YORK. SOme councils continued to make the
ROUND council patches, even after the CSP's beacme "OFFICIAL"
in the 70's. Some councils even make jacket patches etc.
I guess if a council makes it, and sells it, it has to be
"official" and you have to be able to wear it, right?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City