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April 6, 2020

Camp Read 1950’s Pocket Patch Washington Irving Council

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Curtis S. Read Memorial Scout Camp opened on the shores of Long Pond, near Lake Mahopac in Putnam County, in 1920. The camp’s capacity was 50 boys, and was supervised by S.P. Hines, the local Scout Executive. Camp Read would later move to Camp Waubeeka in Copake, NY, and Siwanoy in Wingdale, NY, before finding a permanent home in the Adirondacks in 1949. A Girl Scout camp Known as Rock Hill Camp opened in its place later on.

Still open under the current Westchester Putnam Council, pictured below is a pocket patch issued by then Washington Irving Council.

Camp Read 1950's Pocket Patch Washington Irving Council

Camp Read 1950’s Pocket Patch Washington Irving Council

Can anyone provide an actual date of issue?

Boy Scout Camp Wauwepex

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Camp Wauwepex (NY) 1960's Neckerchief BSA

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Camp Wauwepex (NY) 1970 Pocket Patch BSA

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April 3, 2020

Camp Schoellkopf 1948 Pocket Patch

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Here is another recent acquisition from Western New York Traders Association TOR a couple of weeks ago was one of their local camp patches.

According to Mike Hulsizer’s Camp Schoellkopf History page,

The camp came into existence in 1938 and was originally owned by Buffalo Council (BC). In 1949, Erie County Council (ECC) merged with Buffalo Council and the camp became part of the Buffalo Area Council (BAC). The camp was still being used as a summer camp when the Buffalo Area Council merged in 1967 with the Niagara Frontier Council (NFC). The Greater Niagara Frontier Council (GNFC) has countinued to use Schoellkopf as a summer camp for Boy Scouts. Schoellkopf was primarily used as a patrol style summer camp where troops cooked their own meals. Troops that desired a dining hall experience went to Camp Scouthaven. However, in the late 1980s, when Camp Scouthaven closed as a boy scout summer camp (it remains open as a cub camp), a dining tent was erected at Schoellkopf. As a result, the vast majority of tropps attending Camp Schoellkopf use the dining facilities.

Pictured below is their 1948 camp patch.

Camp Schoellkopf 1948 Pocket Patch

Camp Schoellkopf 1948 Pocket Patch

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March 31, 2020

TMR 2014 Shooting Sports Program

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under Ten Mile River - Modern

For the last decade, Ten Mile River has hosted a Shooting Sports Program each spring before summer camp opens, in some years they have held multiple weekends. 2014 was no exception, and a pocket patch was issued for the event.

TMR 2014 Shooting Sports Program

TMR 2014 Shooting Sports Program

Does anyone know what was issued in subsequent years?

Camp Ten Mile River TMR Staff Twill

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Boy Scout Camp Patch TMR Ten Mile River GNYC 1997 70th Anniversary

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LOT OF 12 - TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS PATCHES - GREATER NEW YORK COUNCIL

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March 29, 2020

Camp Wauwepex Neckerchief with Felt Patch

by @ 10:06 am. Tags:
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The original Camp Wauwepex opened in 1921 in Miller Place, then moved to the present location in Wading River. It has served thousands of 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.

The image of the neckerchief shown below is in the Wauwepex colors. The patch design is very similar to what was used by Camp Watchung in New Jersey

Camp Wauwepex Neckerchief with Felt Patch

Camp Wauwepex Neckerchief with Felt Patch

Boy Scout Camp Wauwepex

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Camp Wauwepex (NY) 1959 Neckerchief BSA

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1968 Camp Wauwepex Patch CC5

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May 30, 2019

TMR Museum Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window Patch – Red Border

by @ 11:48 am. Tags:
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I had previously posted about the Christmas Ornament issued in 2019 of the Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window which was moved to the Museum several years ago.

In 2016, there were two oval patches issued with the Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window design, The first version with a black border sold out during the summer and a second version with a red border was ordered and is shown below.

TMR Museum Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window Patch - Red Border

TMR Museum Camp Man Catholic Chapel Stained Glass Window Patch – Red Border

It is still available at the TMR Museum today.

Camp Ten Mile River TMR Staff Twill

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Boy Scout Camp Patch TMR Ten Mile River GNYC 1997 70th Anniversary

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LOT OF 12 - TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS PATCHES - GREATER NEW YORK COUNCIL

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May 27, 2019

Another Undated Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation 3 inch Round

by @ 12:16 pm. Tags: ,
Filed under pre-1960 NYS Camps

Here is an another undated Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation patch. It is a 3″round twill cut edge patch. It does not have the design of the burro or donkey which became standard on many of their later patches.

Stratton Mountain Round 1950 or 1951?

Stratton Mountain Round 1950 or 1951?

From what I have been able to glean, this is likely from 1950 or 1951. Can anyone confirm the years of use? Also have herd that there may have been rockers to this patch. Looking for images and/or confirmation.

Does anyone have other images from pre-1960 Stratton Mountain patches?

BOY SCOUT STRATTON MOUNTAIN MINT GREEN N/C GOVERNOR CLINTON CNCL NY

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BOY SCOUT STRATTON MOUNTAIN S.R. 1952 PP FORT ORANGECNCL NY

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BOY SCOUT STRATTON MOUNTAIN S.R. 25TH ANNIV PP FORT ORANGE- UNCLE SAM CNCL NY

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May 23, 2019

Camp Brooklyn Museum Award

by @ 3:33 pm. Filed under Camp Brooklyn

I am of mixed minds on this one, the TMR Museum website shows this as a Museum award dating back to Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camps in the 1920s. I would like to obtain better provenance on this if possible.

Here is the patch in my collection.

Camp Brooklyn Museum Award

Camp Brooklyn Museum Award

An undated pamphlet A Brooklyn Scout In Camp indicates a museum award, for what today we would refer to as the Nature Lodge, could be earned.

The line drawings do not reflect the design of the patch shown below, but later in the booklet, the belt award for the museum is shown as:

None of the Camp Guides for Camp Brooklyn at either Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camps or Ten Mile River show the specific design although all do refer to an award which could be earned. By 1930, there were two updated versions of the museum award patch available as shown below.

An earlier Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camp Guide does shows similar design with an M rather than a B.

Can you add anything to the story?

Camp Ten Mile River TMR Staff Twill

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Boy Scout Camp Patch TMR Ten Mile River GNYC 1997 70th Anniversary

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LOT OF 12 - TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS PATCHES - GREATER NEW YORK COUNCIL

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May 20, 2019

Blue Acorn Whatsit?

by @ 4:00 pm. Tags: ,
Filed under Ten Mile River pre-1965

I have been trying to get more information on the felt acorn shaped patch shown below.

Blue Acorn Whatsit?

Blue Acorn Whatsit?

While researching in the Ten Mile River Scout Camps Archives, I came across the following in an old Camp Guide from 1927 for Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camps.

and

As you can see on the second page the line drawing appears to match the felt acorn above. The colors also match the gray and blue colors on some of the earlier Manhattan colors, although admittedly the common color scheme is blue and gold.

Anyone have more information or provide a confirmation? there were any number on NY metro councils with camps at Kanohwahke Lakes Scout Camps during the 1910’s through 1930’s.

Camp Ten Mile River TMR Staff Twill

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Boy Scout Camp Patch TMR Ten Mile River GNYC 1997 70th Anniversary

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LOT OF 12 - TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS PATCHES - GREATER NEW YORK COUNCIL

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May 18, 2019

Camp Man Catholic Chapel Christmas Ornament

by @ 10:59 am. Filed under Ten Mile River Scout Musuem

For the 2019 season the Ten Mile River Scout Museum has added a new Ornament to its store.

Several years ago the Museum heavy lift crew moved the Camp Man Catholic Chapel stained glass window to the museum to preserve it and give folk who did not hike into one of the old closed camps a chance to see it.

You can buy the ornament and patch at the TMR Museum this summer; $ 10 for the ornament and $ 5 for the patch.

If you are not able to visit, the museum has added a plastic Christmas ornament to its online store where the ornament is on sale for $ 13 including shipping.

Check out the store for other items available online.

Camp Ten Mile River TMR Staff Twill

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Boy Scout Camp Patch TMR Ten Mile River GNYC 1997 70th Anniversary

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LOT OF 12 - TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS PATCHES - GREATER NEW YORK COUNCIL

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May 17, 2019

Camp Ranachqua Green and Orange Felt Arrowhead

by @ 3:05 pm. Tags: ,
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Here is a felt Arrowhead from Camp Ranachqua, I’ve seen this one in another color scheme as well.

Trying to date this patch, don’t think it goes back as far as the green and black felts from the 1930’s. Looking for information.

Camp Ranachqua Green and Orange Felt Arrowhead

Camp Ranachqua Green and Orange Felt Arrowhead

Looking for information and any other color versions of the patch which may exist.

Lodge 4 Ranachqua S23 2000 80th ANN TMR Camp Ranachqua Pocket Flap OA BSA

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OA Ranachqua Lodge 4,S-7,1970s Owl, Indians Flap,GMY, Greater New York,Bronx,NY

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OA Ranachqua Lodge 4,S-3, 1960s Owl, Indians Flap,GMY, Greater New York,Bronx,NY

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