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Camp Emerald Bay- Camper T-Shirts 1947-1984 
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          The tradition of camp T-shirts in Crescent Bay Council is thought to have started at Camp Josepho in 1943 when the staff wore special white T-shirts as part of their standard Class B summer uniforms. The tradition continued at Josepho with newly designed staff T-shirts each summer through 1948.  It is unknown if T-shirts were also available for purchase by the campers at Josepho in the 1940's.
          When Camp Emerald Bay re-opened in 1946, the staff, most of which had also served at Camp Josepho during WWII, made their own T-shirts. The first known Emerald Bay T-shirts date to 1947 when both Staff and Camper T-shirts were used. T-shirts have been available at camp continuously ever since, a tradition spanning 70 years and counting.
          During the Crescent Bay and Great Western eras (1947-1984), Emerald Bay Camper & Staff T-shirts were always on white 100% cotton with a version of the camp emblem on the front. In the late 1970's the material changed to cotton/polyester blends.
(Many Thanks to John Wilson for his help with the Emerald Bay T-shirt Collection.)

1947-Early 1950's



Mid 1950's
RED


Late 1950's
DARK BLUE


 

Dark green silkscreen using original
1947 version of the "Crazy Pirate" logo.


 
Red silkscreen. This version of the
Crazy Pirate was first used on embroidered patches in 1954.


Dark blue silkscreen. In 1957, the logo
used on EB patches replaced "CATALINA"
with "CRESCENT BAY COUNCIL".

NOTE: The original Emerald Bay CAMPER T-shirts in 1947 used the Crazy Pirate logo positioned
over the left breast while the STAFF version used a larger logo centered in the front of the shirt.
By the mid 1950's, the CAMPER T-shirts also re-positioned the logo to the center front.


1959-1961
RED Hat - BLACK Lettering


      1962-1963
BLACK Hat - RED Lettering


          1964-1965


 

  Red & Black silkscreen.
"CRESCENT BAY AREA COUNCIL"
replaces "CATALINA" in design.

 
Red & Black silkscreen. While the colors changed, this popular version of the Crazy Pirate logo was used from 1959- 1976.


  Multi colored silkscreen. 



1966
BLUE Eyes


            1967
BLACK Eyes


        1968-1970


Image
 Unavailable
 

  RED, BLACK & BLUE silkscreen.
BLUE EYES


RED, BLACK & BLUE silkscreen. BLACK EYES


  RED, BLACK & GREEN silkscreen.

NOTE: Starting in 1968, the STAFF versions of the T-shirt used a smaller version of the logo positioned over the left breast.
This distinction has been the general pattern for the last 50 years.


 
1971



   1972
Camper-Large Logo


1972
Leader-Small Logo


 

  Multi colored silkscreen.
Outer ring of logo is absent.
  CRESCENT BAY AREA COUNCIL



 
Multi colored silkscreen.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Camper T-shirt has large logo
centered on front.



Multi colored silkscreen.
Leader T-shirt has smaller logo over left breast. Shirt is pictured here because it does NOT say "Leader"
see  >  other LEADER T-shirts 

NOTE:
The 1972 Emerald Bay  T-shirts were issued during the summer of Crescent Bay Council's merger
with San Fernando Valley Council and before the name of the new Council was decided. 
"Boy Scouts of America" replaced Crescent Bay Area Council in the design for 1972. It is known as the transition logo.

 
Great Western Era 1973-1984

1973


1973
Manufacturer's Proof Sheet

     




 
1974
Manufacturer's
Proof Sheet




BLUE. RED & BLACK silkscreen. First use of Great Western Council on T-shirt. Design introduces the red straps of a life preserver, first used on patches in 1968.


Silk screen on parchment,
prepared by Allison Manufacturing Co.
through B.S.A. National Supply.



Silk screen on paper, prepared
by Allison Manufacturing Co.
through B.S.A. National Supply.



1974


1975


1976
50 Years Service


 

Multi colored silkscreen




.


 
Red & Brown silkscreen. In 1975, Great Western did not make T-shirts for each camp, instead making a single shirt featuring the logos of all 7 Council camps.
Whether done for promotion, to save money or both, the idea was not popular and has not been repeated since.


  One unfortunate consequence of the
1975 one-shirt -for-all-camps idea was Emerald Bay's 50th Anniversary was
skipped over. A belated Anniversary was commemorated in 1976 on T-shirts and patches. Better late than never.



     
1977


1978


                              1979

                          

 
Image
Unavailable


  Multi colored silkscreen.
Features original "Staff Pirate" logo.



 
Multi colored silkscreen. A new rendition
of the Pirate is used and positioned
over the left breast for the first time on Camper T-shirts since 1947.






                          1980



1981
WHITE Bandana
TYPE A


1981
  WHITE Bandana
TYPE B

     Image
Unavailable


 



 
  "Bandana Pirate" mascot.
TYPE A has SPORT-T STEADMAN label


  The 1981 pirate has a WHITE bandana.
TYPE B has HANES POLY COTTON label.



1982
RED Bandana

 

1983

 

1984


   

RED, BLUE & BLACK silk screen.
Pirate has RED Bandana.



Multi colored silk screen.




Multi colored silk screen.
The year shows up on the logo
for the first time in 1984.


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