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Consider Brownsea Island!  My brother and I were both members of Troop 22 as part of Heart of America Council’s Brownsea training course.  He in the late 1980s and I in the early 1990s. I remember that week learning outdoor and leadership skills fondly.   We both took the course at Bartle, but it was also held at Camp Powell and currently it is held at Camp Naish.    I found our neckerchiefs and other assorted items the other day…but I am sure what I have pictured below is just the tip of the iceberg for Kansas City area Brownsea items.  For example, I know the belt buckle and patches have changed, and I have seen other neckerchiefs not shown below.  Have a look…and feel free to send along any other images from your days on Brownsea Island.

Brownsea Uniform Strip - Worn below CSP and above the "22" troop numeral

Brownsea Belt Buckle - Earned by participants after completing requirements following training session

Brownsea Scoutmaster Belt Buckle

Brownsea Neckerchief (early 1990s)

Brownsea Neckerchief (late 1980s)

Neckerchief Slide (early 1990s)

Participant Patch (early 1980s)

Participant Patch (late 1980s - my patch has the same design with an elastic button loop)

For more information, Wikipedia has a good overview/history of the BSA’s leadership programs, Brownsea included.

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As summer winds down, here’s an interesting grouping of troop-issued summer camp neckerchiefs for Naish and Bartle. These are from Troop 86 in Olathe, Kansas. I am not sure how many different neckerchiefs were made by Troop 86, but they’ve been camping at Naish and Bartle for quite a while, so I gather there are many more out there stowed away in boxes and drawers. Here’s a sampling (Thanks to Matt Perryn for the first two images):

1983 - Camp Sawmill - Bartle Scout Reservation

Camp Bartle - Undated

1987 - Camp Naish

Camp Naish - 1990

Camp Naish - Undated (I got this when I went to Naish in 1989)

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