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November 18, 2018

Camp Saratoga Second Year Cut Edge Patch

by @ 1:53 pm. Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Camp Saratoga operated as a boy scout camp originally under the auspices of Saratoga County Council from 1930 to 2001 when it became part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Approximately 25 acres of the 310-acre camp is owned by the Town of Wilton, the remaining acerage is owned by New York State.

These exist in both cut and rolled edge for several years.

Camp Saratoga Second Year Cut Edge Patch

Camp Saratoga Second Year Cut Edge Patch



November 15, 2018

Camp Keowa 2005 Frontier Land Patch

by @ 1:49 pm. Tags:
Filed under Camp Keowa, TMR - Individual Camps

In 2005 in addition to the 50th Anniversary Patch, a patch was also issued for Frontier Land. I believe this was used for the First year camper program; can anyone confirm this?

Camp Keowa 2005 Frontier Land Patch

Camp Keowa 2005 Frontier Land Patch



November 12, 2018

Ten Mile River Solar Energy Patch 1979

by @ 1:33 pm. Tags: ,
Filed under Ten Mile River - Modern

Back in the mid to late 1970’s, there was a program at TMR devoted to Solar Energy which include cooking with a reflector oven. A patch was available for completing the program, The oval design was the same, but the colors changed each year. It was begun as a program for Aquehonga Provisionals in 1975 through 1977 by Jesse Slome. It was also written up in the June 1976 issue of Boy’s Life magazine in an article by Jesse himself.

Jesse wrote a Solar Energy program for scouts to do in Aquehonga where they had to explain solar energy, make some solar equipment and cook some meals. He got Exxon to pay for a lot of the equipment and foot the bill for the patches each year. It was extended into other camps after that. By 1977 he was working for GNYC so it’s possible that they tried it again in ’79.

Ten Mile River Solar Energy Patch 1979

Ten Mile River Solar Energy Patch 1979

Can anyone confirm what years this program was run and how many years the patches were issued?



November 9, 2018

Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee 1940’s Green Border Pocket Patch

by @ 1:27 pm. Tags:
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

According to Mike Hulsizer’s Summer Scout Camp Memorabilia Western New York Region the patch below was issued by Eire County Council and was used from circa the late 1930’s to the early 1940’s. I had previously posted about a red bordered version, here is a green bordered version.

Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee 1940's Green Border Pocket Patch

Camp Ti-Wa-Ya-Ee 1940’s Green Border Pocket Patch



November 6, 2018

Camp Wauwepex 1958 Pocket Patch

by @ 12:53 pm. Tags: ,
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Camp Wauwepex opened in 1921 in Miller Place, then moved to the present location. It has served campers from Nassau County ever since. Wauwepex served the Scouts of than Nassau County Council and still serves the Scouts of Theodore Roosevelt council under the name Schiff Scout Reservation.

Here is an image of the patch issued in 1958 shown below.

Camp Wauwepex 1958 Pocket Patch

Camp Wauwepex 1958 Pocket Patch



November 3, 2018

Ten Mile River Historical Trails Jacket Patch

by @ 1:24 pm. Tags:
Filed under Ten Mile River - Modern

I had written about the reinvigorated Ten Mile River Historical Trail this past summer; there was an earlier version with a pocket and jacket patch issued. Can anyone provide the timeframe? I believe it was at least 15 30 years ago.

Ten Mile River Historical Trails Jacket Patch

Ten Mile River Historical Trails Jacket Patch

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Update November 3, 2018:
Cross posted this to the Facebook Friends of the TMR Museum and got a couple of updates.

Ian Pinnavaia posted this link to the TMR Museum website.
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftmrmuseumarchives.org%2FHTML%2Fwebsite%2Farchive%2FTen%2520Mile%2520River%2520Scout%2520Camps%2FTMR%2520Literature%2F1980s%2FTMR%2520Historic%2520Trail%2FTMR%2520Historic%2520Trail-1988%2Fslides%2FTMR%2520Historic%2520Trail1.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR05CvIVq8bqCMxtlOvZLFE2a8wN8GDpmCz9ny06Ls99LRcmad6TOxfHbqM&h=AT0aM2fYEUZzdAm5U_HT9nln_fNQmQ7RLarkfjQUSRK0IkFiZWsnFsXooPzEa3UbR8VMvKv1PEKGW7jhovp1aDAExA7dERpJEvVB1XB_BCSVQFsnTIKAEPi1FQt6zAOZ1A

And Frank Rickenbaugh added

The Medal and two patches (pocket and Back) were ordered when Dan Ruth was still at GNYC. He left for National after the 1989 summer season. When the supplies ran out Ron Green would not approve a reorder. Hope this helps.



October 25, 2018

Camp Keowa 2004 Staff Pocket Patch

by @ 11:17 am. Tags:
Filed under Camp Keowa, TMR - Individual Camps

2004 was the 45th Anniversary of Woodstock held near the reservation at Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, NY. The 2004 Camp Keowa patch was a homage to that event. Shown below is the Staff patch for the 2004 season.

Camp Keowa 2004 Staff Pocket Patch

Camp Keowa 2004 Staff Pocket Patch

Will need to dig out my copy of the standard 2004 patch.



October 22, 2018

Camp Keowa 2005 50th Anniversary Pocket Dangle

by @ 11:06 am. Tags:
Filed under Camp Keowa, TMR - Individual Camps

2005 was the 50th Anniversary of the modern Camp Keowa, prior to this, Keowa along with Rondack was one of the divisions of Camp Manhattan.

The pocket patch shown below was issued for the Anniversary season.The center of the design was adapted from the 1955 Staff Neckerchief.

Camp Keowa 2005 50th Anniversary Pocket Dangle

Camp Keowa 2005 50th Anniversary Pocket Dangle

Were there any other issues this year?



October 19, 2018

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 1987 60th Anniversary – Family Camper

by @ 10:53 am. Tags: ,
Filed under Uncategorized

1987 was the 60th Anniversary year for Ten mile River Scout Camps who issued a Series of six of earned awards as part of the celebration. There ere actually two varieties of each patch. One for Ten Mile River and the other for 10 Mile River.

The Ten Mile River Family Camper patch is shown below.

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 1987 60th Anniversary - Family Camper

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 1987 60th Anniversary – Family Camper

Does anyone have the original requirements for this patch?



October 16, 2018

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 1987 60th Anniversary – Conservationist

by @ 10:48 am. Tags:
Filed under Ten Mile River - Modern

1987 was the 60th Anniversary year for Ten mile River Scout Camps who issued a number of earned awards as part of the celebration. There ere actually two varieties of each patch. One for Ten Mile River and the other for 10 Mile River.

The Ten Mile River Conservationist patch is shown below.

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 1987 60th Anniversary - Conservationist

Ten Mile River Scout Camps 1987 60th Anniversary – Conservationist

Does anyone have the original requirements for this patch?



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