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Council Patch Origins

 1950

1953-56
    The identity of the Crescent Bay Council logo designer is unknown. A patch first appeared about 1950 for the Council's National Jamboree contingent. The design depicts a view of Santa Monica Bay looking north towards Malibu. Santa Monica pier can be seen on the left along with sail boats and the sun setting in the northwest over the Santa Monica Mountains.
    In 1953, an airplane was added to the design. Folklore has it that the airplane was an offering to Donald Douglas Jr., president of Douglas Aircraft Co.,for his support and involvement in the Council. 





    The Crescent Bay patch was reserved
for Council V.I.P.'s and those scouts and scouters  representing the Council at National or World events. Crescent Bay appears to be one of only a very few Councils in the country to restrict their Council patch.


Silk screened on felt. Believed to be
  used as contingent identification to the
1950 National Jamboree
.
See 1950 neckerchief with same design.


See different varieties of this patch in the
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Embroidered with cut edge.
Oval shaped and leaning to the right.
On course red twill.
 
 
 
1957-60
1961-67
1968-72







Embroidered with cut edge.
Slightly oval shaped.
On red NO- twill.


See different varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

Embroidered with rolled edge.
Oval shaped on course red NO-twill.



Embroidered with rolled edge.
Round shape. On red fine twill.





(Date Unknown)

1960's

(Date Unknown)








Greenish-yellow ink on black felt. Crude design of linoleum block imprint construction. It is not known when this patch appeared, what it was used for or if it was issued by Crescent Bay Council.

 

Hand drawn, marking pen on felt.
It has been reported that these patches
were produced for use on hats worn by
Scout-O-Rama V.I.P.'s.
see Scout-O-Rama hats.

 

Crudely hand drawn,
paint on stiff thin felt.
It is not known when this patch
appeared, what it was used for
or if it was issued by Crescent Bay.
 






1957


1960

Jamboree Contingent Patches

Crescent Bay Council organized contingent troops for each of the National Jamborees. These troops combined with contingents
from other Los Angeles Area
Councils to travel by train
 to the Jamboree locations.
Known as "Tours", the itineraries
  included stops at famous landmarks along the way like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park.








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Council Shoulder Strips 

          Council shoulder strips were originally intended for wear by executives, rangers, adult staff and any council member who was not associated with a specific community. In 1968, Sea Scouts in Crescent Bay adopted wearing a Council Shoulder strip on both their dress and regular uniforms in place of the community strips they had worn since the 1940's. Unlike the restricted Council patch, shoulder strips were always available for purchase to any scout or scouter who wanted one.





Half Strip
1960's













Even though there are no communities called Cresent Bay or Crescent Bay in the USA, documentation associating this strip with Crescent Bay Area Council remains inconclusive.












Scouter Red & White
Late 1950's-72


Sea Scout White & Blue
1968-72






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Sea Scout Blue & White
TYPE 1
1968-70


Sea Scout Blue & White
TYPE 2
1971-72







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Assistant Ranger
Early 1960's












Available for wear by Rangers and assistant Rangers at Camps Emerald Bay, Josepho, Slauson and Circle B.
Camp Wolverton did not have a Ranger.







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1953-56
TYPE A
 
      1953-56
TYPE B
 
      1953-56
TYPE C
 







MEDIUM and THICK waves.
VERY DARK brown mountains.
 


Two MEDIUM waves.
DARK Brown mountains.
 
THIN and THICK waves.
DARK brown mountains.

1953-56
TYPE D
 
1953-56
TYPE E
 
      

THIN and THICK waves.
Brown mountains.

Two MEDIUM waves.
Brown mountains.
 
 
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 1961-67
TYPE A
 
       
 1961-67
TYPE B
 
       1961-67
TYPE C
 



Yellow FLAT rolled edge.

Two THIN waves


PALE yellow FLAT rolled edge.

Two MEDIUM  waves


BRIGHT yellow rolled edge.

Two THICK waves
 
 
 



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Red & White Shoulder Strips
 



TYPE A
 
      
TYPE B
 












THICK letters. SQUARE 'CO'.
Red. COARSE twill.

  


THIN letters. ROUND 'CO'.
DARK red.COARSE twill.
  











TYPE C
 

TYPE D
 












THIN letters. ROUND 'CO'.
  LIGHT red. MEDIUM twill.


MEDIUM letters. ROUND 'CO'.
  Red MEDIUM twill.





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