Re: CSPs and Town/State strips
Ronald W. Fox (us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 21:22:01 PST
> 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.
Old Colony Council had such a patch in the 1960 - 1969 era. It went
on the shirt pocket for temporary patches. Segments were for summer
camp, selling Scout-O-Rama tickets, and other activities. It had a blue
background, with "Old Colony Council, B.S.A." around the edge and various
symbols significant to Camp Child on it. An identical patch, except for an
orange background, was put out for one year for the Council's 50th anniversary.
This was still in the days of the red and white CSP. Only a very few people
were wearing the community strips in those days, in our area (S.W. Boston suburb
> 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.
Des Plaines Valley Council has one such round patch now. It is a round
imitation of their present shoulder CSP. I don't know how Boy Scouts are
intended to use it, but Cubs are encouraged to wear it on the back of their
patch vest and encircle it with the activity segments that are available
from various vendors these days. It's a nice patch!
Ron Fox, Cubmaster, Pack 69
Des Plaines Valley Council.
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