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Pacific Palisades
District: Will Rogers 1956-72
Santa Monica 1930's-47, 1955
  Wilshire 1948-54

       Pacific Palisades is a district of the City of Los Angeles between Santa Monica and Malibu. It is surrounded by Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Park, and Santa Ynez State Park to the north and west;, Brentwood and Santa Monica to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It is also the location of Camp Josepho and the historic Temescal Canyon Camp. Pacific Palisades was founded by Rev. Charles H. Scott in 1922.
 

      

Late 1930's-Early 40's

Light Khaki & Red-Scouts



 


1945-54
Green & Brown-Explorer Scouts

(image courtesy of DR Paul Millman)
 

    1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts

 

 


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



    Early 1960's-72
  Red & White-All Scouts
TYPE 2 - Condensed Letters

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




Palms
District: Culver Palms

       Palms is a district of the City of Los Angeles. It is bordered by Culver City on the south and east; the districts of Cheviot Hills and South Robertson to the north and the districts of Sawtelle, Westside Village and Mar Vista to the south west and south. Palms was founded in 1886 by three developers: Joseph Curtis, Edward Sweetser and C.J. Harrison.
       It was its own city into the early 20th century when public & developers' interest in joining a new overflow sewer line extension planned by the City of Los Angeles prompted a ballot initiative to become part of L.A. to connect homes and future homes into the sewer system. After two hotly contested votes, the second achieving the required votes to pass, Palms gave up being a city and agreed to be annexed into the City of Los Angeles. Both Palms and the entire San Fernando Valley were annexed into the City of Los Angles on the same day in June, 1915.


1930's
Tan & Dark Red-Scouts



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



1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts




1945-54
Green & Brown-Explorer 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.



       Palms Sawtelle EXTINCT
              District: Preceded Districts

          Palms Sawtelle
is an extinct amalgamation of adjacent 1920's neighborhoods across the western extension of the City of Los Angeles in the current Palms and Sawtelle areas of the city.
          Palms was founded as a city in 1886 by three developers: Joseph Curtis, Edward Sweetser and C.J. Harrison. (see description above). Sawtelle was founded through the purchase of land by the Pacific Land Company in 1896, becoming a city named after W.E.Sawtelle, the Land Company's manager, in 1899. In an era before automobiles and paved roads, these small communities, originally surrounded by agricultural land, were primarily connected by dirt roads and train lines from Los Angeles and Sherman (West Hollywood) to Santa Monica.
          Encouraged partly by the prospect of connecting to a new Los Angeles City sewage line extension built past both cities to the ocean, citizens of Palms voted for annexation into Los Angeles in 1915. Sawtelle was absorbed into Los Angeles in 1922. Both former towns carried on as districts of L.A. sharing schools and other municipal functions.
          Enough Boy Scouts residing in the sparsely populated Palms and Sawtelle areas were able to come together to form four troops between 1922-23. The Methodist Church of Sawtelle, known for its congregation of Japanese families living in Sawtelle and Palms, sponsored Crescent Bay Council's first segregated troop made of Japanese boys. It is thought this troop wore Palms Sawtelle community identification.
         The exact borders of Sawtelle have always been fuzzy, largely because of sprawling development, new streets, division by two different interstate freeways and shifting neighborhood boundaries that have occurred in the area over the last 100 years. By today's landmarks, Sawtelle might be defined as the area north west of Palms, south of the Westwood National Cemetery, Brentwood and Wilshire Blvd; east of Santa Monica and north of West Los Angeles.

         Not withstanding that Sawtelle Ave. passes through the original
Sawtelle area roughly parallel and west of today's Interstate 405, use of the name "Sawtelle" had faded out in favor of "West Los Angeles" by the 1950's. Today, the name has come back into use and popularity to describe a version of it's original boundaries including the district of Los Angeles now known as "Japan Town".



1923-1927

  Palms Sawtelle Troop 2
Crescent Bay Council's segregated Japanese Troop





Silk screened on felt. The only examples of these
patches were found on a BSA uniform shirt. The numeral
was located on the left shoulder while the community strip was located immediately below the left breast pocket.

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

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           Pico EXTINCT
District: Golden Trails 1957-61
Westwood 1937-57


       Pico (pronounced Pee Ko) is an extinct West Los Angeles neighborhood that was centered around the intersection of Pico & Sepulveda Boulevards. The neighborhood was first divided in two around 1958 when construction for the Interstate 405 freeway began, running North/South between Sawtelle & Sepulveda Boulevards. Three years later, the neighborhood was basically obliterated when construction began for the East/West Interstate 10 freeway and intersection with the 405.
      The Pico neighborhood is thought to have been bounded by Pico Blvd. on the North; National Blvd. to the South; Sepulveda Blvd. to the East; and Barrington Ave. to the West.
      In 1949, Crescent Bay Council built a new Headquarters in the Pico neighborhood on Gateway Blvd. In 1961, more new freeway construction also required that Council Headquarters be moved to the location on Palms Ave. in West Los Angeles.
      Today, the Pico name has been revived  to loosely describe a neighborhood along Pico Boulevard west of the 405 freeway.
     
1955-1961

Red & White-All Scouts

 










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

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  Playa Del Rey
District: Marina 1958-72
Venice 1930's-57

         Playa Del Rey (Spanish for "Beach of the King") is a beachfront community within the City of Los Angeles. It is bordered by Marina Del Rey & the current community of Playa Vista to the north; Westchester & Los Angeles International Airport to the east; El Segundo to the south & the Pacific Ocean to the west.
        Development of Playa Del Rey began in 1928. In the late 1950's, over 60% of the homes in Playa Del Rey were claimed by emanate domain for the construction of Los Angeles International Airport. They were subsequently destroyed to clear the flight path west of the new runways.  
 

    1930's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts



 


  1955-Mid 1960'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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Rancho Park
District: Westwood


       Rancho Park is a district of the City of Los Angeles. Its boundaries include Century City and Cheviot Hills to the east; Westside Village and Mar Vista to the west and south; and West Los Angeles to the north. The neighborhood was first developed in the 1920's and was named by real estate broker, Bill Heyler, after World War II.         
     1954-Mid 1960's
Red & White-All Scouts







   

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


 

Santa Monica 
Community Patches &
Troop Numerals


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


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Community Troop Numerals










 
Mid1920's-Early 1930's

Santa Monica community shoulder patch.
Troops could wear this patch on the shoulder and a numeral underneath


Felt on Felt with backing.
  1927
Santa Monica Troop 1


  Mid 1920's
Santa Monica Troop 1



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Santa Monica
District: Santa Monica
Wilshire 1948-54

       The City of Santa Monica is surrounded by the City of Los Angeles on three sides and the Pacific Ocean on the west. To the north are the Los Angeles districts of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood; to the east the districts of West Los Angeles and Mar Vista and to the south the district of Venice. Santa Monica was founded by Robert S. Baker and Nevada Senator John P. Jones in 1875. The town was incorporated as a city in 1886.


1930's
Tan & Dark Red-Scouts



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



1940's-54
Khaki & Red-Scouts



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



1930's-50's
Blue & White-Sea Scouts




1955-72
Red & White-All Scouts

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

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               Sherman EXTINCT
                        District: Beverly Hills

        Sherman was the original name of the City of West Hollywood and has been extinct since WWII. It was founded around 1897 when Moses H. Sherman and his brother-in-law, Eli P. Clark, built a rail yard and power house for the Pasadena and Pacific Railroad in open agricultural land midway between the City of Los Angeles and the beach town of Santa Monica. That route is now Santa Monica Blvd.
        In an effort to upgrade its image and create a link to the movie industry, Sherman changed its name to West Hollywood in 1925. However, the town was still commonly referred to as Sherman well into the late 1940's .


Late 1930's
Blue & Gold-Cub Scouts




NOTE: Red and White Sherman community strips exist from other communities in the USA but they are not from Crescent Bay Area Council. The former community of Sherman in Crescent Bay stopped going by that name by the mid 1940's, well prior to the use of the introduction of red and white strips.

Late 1930's-Mid 40's
White & Blue-Sea Scouts Dress Uniform









Topanga
District: Will Rogers 1956-72
Santa Monica 1930's-47, 1955
Sunset 1948-54

       Topanga is a small town in the Santa Monica Mountains about 15 miles northwest of the City of Santa Monica. It is bordered by the neighborhood of Fernwood to the south; parks and unincorporated land of Los Angeles County. The town started in the 1920's as a weekend getaway for Hollywood movie stars. Topanga Canyon was the location of Camp Slauson.



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




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



1955-72
Red & White-All Scouts


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

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