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    Baldwin
District: Culver Palms

      Baldwin was an area of residential neighborhoods during the 1940's-50's, in unincorporated Los Angeles County, all wedged between Culver City on the west and La Cienega Blvd. on the east. The neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills; Baldwin Vista and Village Green (formerly Baldwin Hills Village) derived their names from Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin. The neighborhood of Blair Hills was also included in the Baldwin area prior to its annexation into Culver City in 1955.

 
1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts


   
1940's-54
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts


Mid 1950's
Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 1 - Spread Thin Letters


        1955-Mid 60's
Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 2 - Condensed Thick Letters
NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.

 
 
 
 
Bel Air
District: Westwood

         Bel Air is situated about 12 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and includes some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is bordered on the south by UCLA (Westwood) along Sunset Blvd.; Brentwood on the west; Beverly Glen on the east and Sherman Oaks to the north. The community was founded by Alphonzo E. Bell in 1923.


  

1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts


 
 
1940's-54
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts

1955-Mid 60's
Red & White-All Scouts
NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.   

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Beverly Hills 
Community Troop Numerals

     Before embroidered community strips were approved for uniform wear in 1928, Beverly Hills Troops wore special 'BH' felt troop numerals during the 1920's.

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Community Troop Numerals


Late 1920's

Beverly Hills Troop 17


 


Late 1920's
Beverly Hills Troop 42



     


 

 
 
Beverly Hills
District: Beverly Hills

        Beverly Hills is surrounded on three sides by districts of the City of Los Angeles and West Hollywood (an incorporated city since 1984) to its northeast . It is bordered on the north west by Bel Air and the Santa Monica Mountains; on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood and Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by Beverlywood.
        Beverly Hills is named after Beverly Farms in Beverly, Massachusetts. Prior to incorporating as a city, the land was known as the Hammel and Denker Ranch. It was founded in 1906 by Percy H. Clark.


1930's
Tan & Dark Red-Scouts





  Late 1930's-Mid 40's
Light Khaki & Red-Scouts






1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts






Late 1930's-54
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts






1945-54
Green & Brown-Explorer Scouts





1930's-50's
Blue & White-Sea Scouts
TYPE 1 - Thin spread-out Letters


1930's-50's
Blue & White-Sea Scouts
TYPE 2 - Medium condensed Letters
 



1940's-50's
White & Blue-Sea Scouts Dress Uniform


 

1955-Late 50's
Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 1 - Thin Letters




Late 1950's-72
Red & White-All Scouts

TYPE 2 - Thick Letters
NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.

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Brentwood
District: Golden Trails 1957-72
Westwood 1937-57

        Brentwood is a district of the City of Los Angeles. It is located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, and bounded by the San Diego Freeway on the east, Wilshire Blvd. on the south, the Santa Monica city limits on the southwest, the border of Topanga State Park on the west and Mulholland Drive along the ridge line of the mountains on the north.
      

  Late 1930's-Mid 40's
Light Khaki & Red-Scouts





 
Late 1930's-54
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts



1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts






1955-Late 50's
Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 1 - Thin Letters





Early 1960's-72
Red & White-All Scouts

TYPE 2 - Thick Letters



NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.

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Catalina Island

        Santa Catalina Island is located about 22 miles south-south west of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It is part of Los Angeles County. The major population center is the city of Avalon. Scouting on the island was historically under the jurisdiction of San Gabriel Valley Council (Pasadena) and more recently, Long Beach Council. Crescent Bay Council maintained a Summer Camp and Sea Scout base at Emerald Bay since 1925. Rangers and Staff at Camp Emerald Bay may have worn this strip in the late 1930's but documentation is inconclusive.

Late 1930's-Early 40's
Light Khaki & Red-Scouts
   







 
 
Cheviot Hills
District: Westwood

        Cheviot Hills is a neighborhood on the west side of
Los Angeles. It is bordered by Rancho Park on the west and north west; Palms on the south; Beverlywood on the east; and Beverly Hills and Century City on the north.




Late 1930's-54
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts

 
 

1955-Mid 1960's
Red & White-All Scouts

(image courtesy of DR Paul Millman)

NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.

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  Coldwater   
District: Beverly Hills

          Coldwater, or Coldwater Canyon, is a a residential area of the City of Los Angeles north of the City of Beverly Hills and south of Studio City. The area is bordered by Mulholland Drive on the north, Laurel Canyon Blvd on the east, Benedict Canyon to the west and the City of Beverly Hills to the south.
It is unknown if this strip was actually associated with a troop in Crescent Bay Area Council.
 
1930's
Tan & Dark Red-Scouts

  

  Late 1930's-Early 40's
Light Khaki & Red-Scouts


         
1950's-60's
Red & White-All Scouts




 
    Crescent Heights
District: Beverly Hills

           Crescent Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles around the eastern border of Crescent Bay Area Council along Crescent Heights and La Cienega Boulevards. It is roughly bound by Beverly Hills on the west; West Hollywood to the north; Culver City to the south; and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles to the east. This strip is thought to have been used in the late 1950's by a cub pack sponsored by Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School.
      Late 1950's
Red & White-All Scouts


         
 


 
 
Cresent Bay (sp)

           Crescent Bay was the name of of the Boy Scout Council on the west side of Los Angeles. Scouts and Scouters working for or representing the Council wore Council identification on the left shoulder. This strip was originally ordered for Crescent Bay Council's official contingent of eight scouts and scouters to the 1967 World Jamboree. However, the order came back misspelled "Cresent" and the strips were not used, being replaced, instead with a regular Crescent Bay Area Council patch.
 
         
1967
Red & White-Scouts Representing Council
to 1967 World Jamboree

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Culver City
District: Culver Palms

        Culver City is completely surrounded by the City of
Los Angeles and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. It is bounded by Palms and the South Robertson district to the north, Mar Vista and Marina Del Rey to the west, and West Adams, Baldwin Hills and unicorporated Los Angeles County to the east. The city was established by Harry Culver in 1917.

 



1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts

 
 
 
Late 1930's-54
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts



1945-54
Green & Brown-Explorer Scouts

 
 
1955-Late 50's
Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 1 - Thin Letters


Early 1960's-Mid 60's
Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 2 - Thick Letters
NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.

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Culver Palms
District: Culver Palms

        Culver Palms is not a city or a neighborhood. In the mid 1960's, Crescent Bay Area Council appears to have phased out some of its smaller neighborhood community strips and shifted towards broader geographic areas associated with the districts of the Council. Culver Palms was a combination of Culver City, Palms and may have included parts of Mar Vista, Century City and the South Robertson district of Los Angeles.

Mid 1960's-72
Red & White-All Scouts







NOTE: Red and White strips exist in many minor varieties of color shade and twill coarseness.

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