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Here are a few interesting local items that ended in the last week. If they were items you are looking for, I hope you didn’t miss them!

Camp Naish Frontiersman - Green Arrowheads

Tamgegonit Lodge P1 on neckerchief with Vigil ribbon (red on blue)

Rim Rock Trail medal included with an Eagle Scout Medal and another unidentified medal

Update: Matt P. wrote to say that the medal on the right is from the Moniteau Trail in Moberly, Missouri. Thanks, Matt!

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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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As a collector, I have always been interested in seeing the early uniforms with patches and activity badges.  Up this week is a unique example of a uniform from the 1940s.  If each bar is represents one year returning to camp, this camper started camping at Naish in 1941 (if you assume the Daniel Boone patch also represents one year at camp) and camped through 1947. 

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But wait!  The uniform was procured on eBay and when the winner opened the package, he inspected the pockets and found two more rockers, a 1948 and a 1949, that were not sewn to the shirt!

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A fine example of a long-time camper from Camp Naish.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t any identifying information included with the shirt.  No doubt, this was a scout or scouter with a lot of stories to tell.

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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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Many lodge members and collectors are familiar with the arrowhead patches (A1, A2, and A3) that were among the first pieces of memorobilia issued by the lodge.   This patch was typically sewn to a neckerchief to indicate a Scout’s membership in the Order of the Arrow.

A1b - the 'b' variety has pale blue details

 To complement the neckerchief, a neckerchief slide of the same design was also available to lodge members.   Two standard neckerchief slides are known to exist, each made of layered wood construction and hand painted with four colors (white, blue, brown, red).  The layered wood design provides relief to raise the totem pole and border above the background.  One measures 2 9/16 inches in height and the other is 2 15/16 inches in height.  The smaller wooden slide was made by a Scouter from Lawrence, Kansas.  These were sold privately for $1, not through Tamegonit Lodge or Camp Naish.    Additionally, a plastic version of the slide exists.  This slide has a plastic neckerchief holder on the back that is glued to the plastic arrowhead body.  Additional homemade versions are known to exist, two examples are shown in the image below.

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 The scout shown in the picture below has yet another version of the slide, which appears to be larger than the slides in my collection.

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Does anyone know who this Scout is?

If you have more information about the slides, please pass it along.

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