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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’ll leave you with this picture I took at the Heart of America Council office the other day – a frame with all of the council’s 2001 National Jamboree patches (including troop numerals).

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A Broad Kaw Valley reader seeking help identifying an item sent the image below.

It looks like a satin/silk neckerchief with a chain-stitched globe with a numeral “7” superimposed over it. It also has red chain-stitched “Kaw Council” text and a red ribbon border.

Some possible explanations:

  • A Kaw Council 7th (1951) World Jamboree contingent neckerchief
  • A Kaw Council Region 7 Canoe Base contingent neckerchief
  • Something else altogether?

If you have any information about this neckerchief, please send me an email: broadkawvalley at gmail.com.

Also, if you have a Kansas City area item that you need help identifying, drop me a line and I’ll post it.

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I took my son to McDonald’s for lunch over the weekend and while we were there, I spotted a Scouter and his son wearing their Class A uniforms.  What caught my eye was the Scouter’s gold bordered 1985 National Jamboree CSP from Heart of America Council.  I stopped to talk to them and it turns out that they had just come from working on his son’s Eagle Scout project.  We chatted about the Jamboree and Camp Naish (they both had multiple camper year segments on their shirts) and I wished them well.  Our meeting inspired me to share the following images of the 1985 Heart of America Council CSPs.  It is my understanding that the gold border version was for adult leaders, the silver border was for youth leaders and the red border was for participants/traders.  Interestingly, these are the first JSPs issued by Heart of America Council.  The council started in 1975, so they missed out on the 1977 and 1981 Jamborees.  Fortunately, they came up with these three for the Boy Scouts’ Jubilee celebration:

Gold Border 1985 Heart of America Council JSP

Silver Border 1985 Heart of America Council JSP

Red Border 1985 Heart of America Council JSP

As with many of the local Jamborees, I am not sure if there were any other items issued (neckerchiefs, other patches, etc…).  If you have any other items from the 85 Jamboree, please send me an image.

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As the Centennial year for the Boy Scouts of America winds down, let’s rewind 50 years to BSA Golden Jubilee (50 years) and the 1960 National Jamboree held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The following images show several neckerchiefs one with a handmade look to it (Troop 52) and four with the same design, but of different colors.  I assume these each represent different troops from Kaw Council…but I don’t  have information to back that up. I found three of the neckerchiefs (red, yellow, green) together with a “Prairie Village”  red and white community strip and a “77” troop numeral patch (not two separate 7s, but one patch with two 7s). Troop 77 may have been one of the jamboree troops from Kaw Council. Also, the Troop 52 neckerchief could be out of Lawrence, Kansas, home to non-Jamboree Troop 52. This could have been made for Scouts that visited the Jamboree from Lawrence or a 2nd neckerchief for one of the four troops…or something else altogether. Have a look:

Kaw Council Troop 52, 1960 National Jamboree Neckerchief

Kaw Council 1960 National Jamboree neckerchief, blue

Kaw Council 1960 National Jamboree neckerchief, yellow

Kaw Council 1960 National Jamboree neckerchief, red

Interestingly, the 1960 Camp Naish summer camp staff neckerchief had a similar design with a few minor modifications: the green cloth is a lighter green and adds the text “Staff” below the 50th anniversary image. See below for a close up comparison.

Kaw Council 1960 National Jamboree neckerchief, green (top) and Camp Naish 1960 Staff neckerchief (bottom)

As always, if you have more images to add, please let me know!

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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 have five jamboree contingent items from the 1964 National Jamboree, which was held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The first four are contingent neckerchiefs from the Kansas City Area Council. I assume the different colors were used by different troops from KCAC.

Thanks to Ryan Meador for the last three scans!

This same general design was used for the 1969 Jamboree as well. See my earlier post about contingent items from that Jamboree.

The last item is a small folding comb from KCAC. Jamborees seem to yield a great deal of odd and unique items. At one time I had a small woven sack of wheat from Quvira Council in Wichita, Kansas. I am sure there are a host of other oddities with which this comb could be included.

I can imagine all of the Jamboree participants lining up to get their council-issued combs before departing for Valley Forge. Look sharp, boys!

Does anyone have additional 1964 National Jamboree KCAC contingent items?

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