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I received the following image from a man who attended the 1950 National Jamboree as a member of the Kaw Council contingent.   It is a neckerchief on red cloth with hand-painted covered wagon, sunflower, and wheat – the design uses negative space to reveal “KAW”.  He thought he had some council trading items and pictures – but hasn’t been able to find them yet…

1950 National Jamboree Kaw Council Neckerchief

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I received another Kansas City area jamboree item image last night: the 1964 Kansas City Area Council travel bag.

Interesting item, reminds me of a bowling bag…

1964 National Jamboree Travel Bag

I’ve received messages from a few others that are digging through their collections. I’ll post more as they arrive.

For more items Jamboree items check out my earlier post: Looking For Information – Kansas City National Jamboree Items

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I stumbled on an interesting collection of photographs hosted by the Johnson County (Kansas) Museum.  One of the collections includes several images of Troop 87 from Olathe, Kansas.  Troop 87 was affiliated with the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, but disbanded in the 1980s based on a February 2010 article in the Olathe Daily News.  Based on the photos on the website, Troop 87 was quite active including visits to Philmont and Region 10’s Charles L. Sommers Wilderness Canoe Base.  Here are some samples (All Photos Credit:  Kansas State School for the Deaf.):

Troop 87 at Charles L Sommers Wilderness Canoe Base (date unknown)

Troop 87 Departing for Philmont (date unknown)

Troop 87 Group Photo - portions of "Olathe" and "Kaw Council" text visible at right.

On another note, if you have any information about this 1965 Deaf Camporee patch, please contact me.

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The first contribution to my call for Kansas City National Jamboree items was waiting for me this morning.  Here it is:

Big thanks to Mike B. for sharing!  Please contact me at broadkawvalley at gmail dot com if you have something to send along.

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I picked these two pictures up in a trade a while back.  They are 1984 and 1985 troop photos from Troop 86 of Olathe, Kansas – a few years before I joined in 1989.  I recognize a few of the faces that were still around when I started with the troop.   When I was a camper, instead of individual troop photos, we took one photo for all troops at the session while seated in the council ring.  I’ll try to dig some of those up.

Troop 86 - Camp Naish 1984

Troop 86 - Camp Naish 1985

Now if I could only find one of those white shirts with red ringers!

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Well, some of you Camp Naish collectors will be disappointed to know that a frontiersman or “Daniel Boone” patch on a uniform closed recently on eBay. If you take a look at the auction, the title and description weren’t very descriptive. Accordingly, the item didn’t bring very much money (lucky for the winning bidder).

A collector friend made an interesting point about the item: above the Camp Naish patch hangs an order of the arrow pocket device. Tamegonit Lodge, which was founded in 1939, didn’t have any official insignia until the 1950s, so the national symbol was all lodge members had at the time. See below:

Here’s a link to a PDF of the complete listing.

Have you found any local items that have gone under the radar? If so, drop me a line.

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Yesterday brought the end of an auction for another interesting Kansas City area scouting item . If you didn’t see it, a shirt was listed as “1940s Vintage Boy Scout Patches &Shirt- Air Scout Patch”. The most interesting item to me was the “N 40” diamond (more on that in a minute), but I also thought the Air Scout patches added an interesting twist. Here’s a PDF of the listing (with all of the pictures): Boy Scout shirt listing

Here’s the interesting part: as I covered in the following post, there were two color combinations for the 1940 Camp Naish felt diamond…until last week. See below:

1940 Camp Naish Felt Diamond Varieties

Now we have blue with yellow, blue with red, and blue with white. Also, it appears that each of the blue felts are different colors…

This begs the questions: How many color combinations are there? What (if anything) do they signify?

For more reading on Camp Naish felt diamonds:

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