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Thanks to my neighbor across the street, Todd, I was able to pick up one of the new 2-piece sets issued by Heart of America Council to commemorate the 2010 National Jamboree which kicks off on July 24.  Here’s a scan of the patch:

There are also CSPs issued by the council and a 100th Anniversary flap issued by Tamegonit Lodge.  I’ll post scans of those as well, once I track them down.

UPDATE – Thanks to reader, Matt Perryn, I have scans of the 100th Anniversary CSPs and JSPs.  There are seven total from Heart of America Council:

Black Border - Standard 100th Anniversary CSP

Blue Border - Jamboree Troop 1131

Orange Border - Jamboree Troop 1132

Green Border - Jamboree Troop 1133

Red Border - Jamboree Troop 1134

Silver Border - Jamboree Staff

Gold Border - Council VIP

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This week we stray to the east, to what is now Powell Gardens. As you may know, Powell Gardens, the very popular botanical garden, southeast of Kansas City, was previously a Boy Scout Camp. The history web page for the gardens states, “Mr. Powell donated the 640-acre farm to the Kansas City Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, who used it as a regional camp until 1984,” at which time Heart of America Council disposed of the property.

In reading, Trail to Eagle: Six Decades of Scouting in Kansas City, there is reference to Camp Powell being split into two sections: one for district and unit events and one for training. The book states that Ernst Training Area (ETA) was located near the largest lake. Camp Powell was used for training activities for youth and adults. In the early 1980s the Brownsea leadership camp was held at Camp Powell.

Following are some scans of patches that say “ETA”, both participant and staff and also a conservation patch, from a local collection:


Participant


Conservation


Staff

Did anyone attend training at the Ernst training area? Does anyone recognize the patches?

To close, here are three Camp Powell patches:


Kansas City Area Council-era

No council name


Heart of America Council-era

In response to this post, reader Matt Perryn sent the following scan of a KCAC-era Powell Scout Reservation Patch on white twill.  Compare to the first Powell patch above which has an off white twill background.  Thanks, Matt!

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Through the years Camp Naish anniversaries have been celebrated with special events and patches. I was on the 75th Camp Naish Anniversary committee in 2001, helping organize the memorabilia display in the South Camp dining hall. Here’s a look at some of the special issues used to honor the history of Camp Naish:

1986 60th Anniversary

1991 65th Anniversary

1996 70th Anniversary (based on the Packard High Adventure Base Patch)

2001 75th Anniversary

2001 75th Anniversary Take Two

Note: The first batch came back with the wrong Indian head artwork and were replaced with this version. Here’s the letter explaining what happeded:


Click for a Larger Version of the Letter

2001 75th Anniversary Neckerchief for former staff members

There was also another special issue 75th Anniversary patch for the organizing committee that I will post about soon.

Was there an 80th Anniversary patch for 2006?

Am I forgetting any others?

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With thanks to Andy Dubill, I am pleased to offer for download a book titled, “The Patches of Camp Theodore Naish”.  The book contains images of many of the patches issued for Camp Naish dating back to the early 1930s.  It was put together in 1996 by several collectors in the Kansas City area.  Since that time, several additional patches have been discovered, many of which are included here at Broad Kaw Valley.  Nonetheless, it is a great resource for Camp Naish collectors/enthusiasts.   If you have any additions for future editions of the book, Andy’s email address is included in the document.

The Patches of Camp Theodore Naish

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I reached an agreement with the Camp Naish Trading Post to stock copies of my book, An Illustrated Guide to Tamegonit Lodge Memorabilia.  I am waiting on a shipment of books…once they arrive, I’ll get them out to camp.  Did you know that the Camp Naish Trading Post is open on Saturdays?  Saturday hours are 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6 pm.

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One fond memory I have from my Scouting days is visiting the 1989 Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill.  Our family of four drove from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. to do some siteseeing and to also spend time at the Jamboree.  It was a fun vacation that also including some Scouting.  At the jamboree I made my first trade, a Troop 86 neckerchief for another troop neckerchief (I don’t recall the number/location, but I still have it somewhere in a box). The highlight was going to the opening show and seeing a laser light production produced by Steven Spielberg, it sounds corny now, but it was pretty impressive to a 12 year old. 

Of course, there was plently of other memorobilia associated with the Jamboree including a few issues from Heart of America Council.  First up is the neckerchief:

HOAC 1989 Jamboree NCsm

I can imagine that multiple color combinations were used for the fabric and screen printing for each Jamboree troop from the Council, however, this is the only instance of the neckerchief that I have located.

In addition to the neckerchiefs, there were also CSPs.  The standard-issue CSP has a yellow border:

1989 NJ YELO Prot

And Jamboree attendees also received a gold mylar version of the patch:

1989 NJ GMY Prot

In addition to the two patches above, prototypes of these patches have also surfaced.  Here’s a look at some of the alternate border colors considered for this patch (purple, blue and red):

1989 NJ Pur Prot

1989 NJ blue Prot 1989 NJ Red Prot

Another interesting note is that the council-issued CSPs have vertical stitching in the background while the prototypes shown here (including the gold mylar and yellow varieties) have horizontal stitching.

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The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be held this summer at Indiana University on August 1-6. I’ve attended a few NOACs (92, 94, 98) and know that they are a lot of fun. In addition to copious opportunities to trade patches there are shows, training opportunities, and the chance to see a different part of the United States. Tamegonit Lodge, as it has done in the past, has issued a fundraiser set to help defray the transportation costs for the contingent. Here is a link to Heart of America Council’s webpage explaining the three issues for this year. Here is the brief description of the three sets: fundraiser (shown below), trader (1,000 made), mylar (200 made).



Tamegonit Issues S60 and X10

The trader and mylar have a creative design. It is based on Indiana Jones and features a turkey dressed like Indie. The link above promises that the mylar version will have “special” features. The previous NOAC mylar (2006) has battery-powered LEDs that flash.

The mylar, as usual will be tough to get. If you are planning on going are interested in trading me one of your sets, I’ve got plenty of older issues to trade you. Contact me if you are interested.

Again, here is the link for more information about the patches. It also has the contact information if you wish to support the lodge’s contingent. You should buy at least one to help the guys out.

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