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           Special neckerchiefs worn by staff at Emerald Bay go back to the late 1920's when the "Junior Staff" are known to have made up neckerchiefs signifying they were from the "Hooey Tepee". But no other documentation exists showing that staff neckerchiefs were worn again until the camp reopened after World War II. Since 1946, Emerald Bay staff have worn special neckerchiefs each summer and that tradition has continued to the present day.

1946-1949
 
  Early 1950's
 
 
Yellow cotton, FULL SQUARE. National issue.
These yellow neckerchiefs were the official Camp Staff
neckerchiefs worn at Camp Emerald Bay between 1946-49.
They were also used at Camp Josepho between 1941-48.   
Yellow staff neckerchiefs were documented for posterity
in 1943 on panel no. 4 of the Tess Razalle Carter murals
adorning the stage in the Camp Josepho lodge.
  Lime green silk with hemmed edge.
The custom at Emerald Bay prior to 1956 included plain
 staff neckerchiefs distinguished only by their colors.
Presumably, campers quickly figured out who the staff
members were by their special neckerchiefs.

 


 
          Folklore has it that the 1956 Camp Emerald Bay (and Camp Wolverton) neckerchiefs were made in the garage of 1956 Wolverton staff member Steve Schiff with the help of Camp Wolverton director Paul Jordon. Frank Glick confirmed this story in a 2005 conversation with Steve Schiff. Steve went on to say that one of the mothers of a troop member cut and sewed the cloth and the camp mascot was then silk screened or "block printed" on.
         It is thought that leftover red camper neckerchiefs were hand crocheted to provide a more stylish, better looking, staff neckerchief
for photographs and special occasions. These special embroidered neckerchiefs have come to be known as "Dress" neckerchiefs and were used at Camp Wolverton between 1956-72. Camp Emerald Bay staff used the crocheted Dress neckerchiefs in 1956 but apparently never again.

1956
 
  1956
 
camp emerald bay neckerchief   camp emerald bay neckerchief
Silk screened or linoleum block imprint on cotton.
Loose merrilled edge. "Staff" stamped on separately.
 
  Hand crocheted over the 1956 Camper cotton neckerchief.
These "Dress" neckerchiefs may not have been issued or
worn by all staff members.

1957-58



Silk screened on cotton. Hemmed edge.
"Staff" added to 1957 camper neckerchief.
Excess supplies used in 1958.

 

1959
 
  1960
 
 
Camp patch sewn on cotton neckerchief with loose merrilled edge. Special Camp Staff rocker, used only at Emerald Bay,
sewn on camper version of neckerchief.
  Camp patch sewn on silk screened cotton. Hemmed edge.

 

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Staff Pirate Neckerchiefs

1961 marked the beginning of a tradition at Camp Emerald Bay that has lasted over fifty-five years and into the present day.
A special fully embroidered patch, known as the "Staff Pirate", was sewn to a black cotton neckerchief. This design proved so
popular that the staff has used it, with only minimal alterations, continuously for over a half century, likely making it the
longest standing staff neckerchief of any scout camp in the country.

see different versions of Staff Pirates patches

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1961
TYPE 1 - Large
 
  1962-64
TYPE 2 - Small
 
 
The first black staff neckerchiefs were very large.
The pirate patches were sewn on with a typical "in line" stitch.
  Beginning in 1962, a normal size neckerchief was used
and the patches were sewn on with a "zig-zag" stitch.



1965-66
 
  1967
 
  camp emerald bay neckerchief
RED piped edge.   GOLDEN TAN piped edge.

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1968-71
TYPE 1 - Squared Tip
 
  1972
TYPE 2 - Round Tip

 
 
BLUE or VIOLET piping. SQUARE TIP.
LARGE SANS SERIF LETTERING.
3¾" between bottom of "Emerald" & top of "Staff".
This year marked the first time neckerchiefs were
silk screened with the camp name and "Staff".
see varieties of this neckerchief in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
  BLUE piped edge. ROUND TIP.
LARGE SANS-SERIF LETTERING.
3¾" between bottom of "Emerald" & top of "Staff".
NOTE: The location of the lettering is not consistent within
the 1960-80's neckerchiefs.. Wide variation is seen in the
distance between "Staff" and the neckerchief tips.
 

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1968-69
Rugged Camp Staff

 
  1973
 
camp emerald bay neckerchief  
Participant's Rugged "E" neckerchief with several alterations.
A felt triangle is sewn over the "E" and the 1968 Camp Staff
strip
is sewn below. Red marking pen over white silk screened letters. It is thought that these neckerchiefs were modified
and worn by those Camp Emerald Bay Staff selected
to run the strenuous Rugged "E" program.
  BRIGHT BLUE piped edge. LARGE SANS-SERIF LETTERING.
5" between bottom of "Emerald" & top of "Staff".
First Emerald Bay staff neckerchief issued by
Great Western Council.

 

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1974
 
  1975
 
 

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BRIGHT BLUE piped edge. SMALL SANS SERIF LETTERING.
  GOLDEN TAN piped edge. SMALL SANS-SERIF LETTERING.

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1976
 
  1977
 
 
DARK GREEN piped edge. SMALL SANS-SERIF LETTERING.   RED piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.

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1978
 
  1979
 
  camp emerald bay neckerchief
ORANGE piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.

 
  LIGHT BLUE piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.
"Crazy Pirate" mascot appears for the first and only time to date since 1960 to ever appear on a black staff neckerchief.



1980
 
  1981
 

 
GOLDEN TAN piped edge with 1980 camper patch.
First time camp patch used on staff neckerchief since 1960.
   WHITE piped edge with 1981 camper patch.
First time "Bandana Pirate" appears on staff neckerchief.

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1982
 
  1983
 
 
RED piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.
First use of the "Red Bandana Pirate" staff patch.
  WIDE LIGHT BLUE piped edge
with SANS-SERIF FONT LETTERING.



1984
 



WIDE GOLDEN TAN piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.
 

 
1985
 
  1986
 
 
WHITE piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.   DARK GREEN piped edge with SERIF FONT LETTERING.

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    IDENTIFICATION GUIDE    

1968-71 Staff Neckerchiefs

TYPE A
 
  TYPE B
 
  TYPE C
 
   
TYPE A has bottom of "Staff" about 2½"
from tip. Shown with BLUE piped edge.
  TYPE B has bottom of "Staff" about 3¾"
from tip. Shown with BLUE piped edge.
  TYPE C has bottom of "Staff about 3¼"
from tip. Shown with VIOLET piped edge.

NOTE: The location of the lettering is not consistent within the 1960-80's neckerchiefs..
Wide variation is seen in the distance between "Staff" and the neckerchief tips.



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