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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.



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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.


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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. They are thought to have started as Crescent Bay Council shoulder identification to the 1935 and 1937 National Jamborees. 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
1935-37


Half Strip (Rejected)
1967











Khaki and Red half strip was designed as shoulder identification for the Crescent Bay Council contingents
to the 1935 and 1937 National Jamborees. This

There are no communities called Cresent Bay or Crescent Bay in the USA. This strip was originally ordered for Crescent Bay Area 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 Council patch.















Scouter Red & White
TYPE 1-Spread Out 'Council' with Square Letters
Late 1950's

Scouter Red & White
TYPE 2-Condensed 'Council' with Round Letters
1960's-72





     See varieties of this patch in the
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See varieties of this patch in the
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Sea Scout Blue & White
Deck Uniform
TYPE 1-Wide Council

1968-70

Sea Scout Blue & White
Deck Uniform
TYPE 2-Condensed Council

1971-72












TYPE 1 the letters of "COUNCIL" are spread out
similar to the Red & White and White & Blue strips.
The original small order of Blue Sea Scout strips
sold out quickly, basically one per uniform,
requiring a re-order.

TYPE 2 the letters of "COUNCIL" are condensed.
While probably not intentional, the re-order of
Blue Sea Scout strips were different from the original order.
At the time Crescent Bay Council merged in 1972, left over strips were sold at the Palms Scout Service Center until
they ran out.







Sea Scout White & Blue
Dress Uniform
1968-72










The original small order of White Sea Scout strips
were also sold  basically one per uniform. Because there were fewer Sea Scouts with white dress uniforms, the original order of these strips lasted through the merger of the council without  need for reordering.





Assistant Ranger
Late 1950'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 1
 
      
TYPE 2A
 












THICK letters. SQUARE letters in 'COUNCIL''.
Red. COARSE twill.

  


ROUND letters in 'COUNCIL'.
THIN letters. DARK red.COARSE twill.
  











TYPE 2B
 

TYPE 2C
 












ROUND letters in 'COUNCIL'.
  THIN letters. LIGHT red. MEDIUM twill.


ROUND letters in 'COUNCIL'.
  MEDIUM letters. Red MEDIUM twill.





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