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    1954   1955


          In 1954, all of the Crescent Bay Council camps changed their patches. Camps Emerald Bay & Wolverton switched to embroidered patches showing dates for the first time since 1946. The new patches for Camps Josepho & Slauson were similar in design to their previous felt patches but were flocked on sateen without dates.
 
          
   
  Embroidered on green No-Twill   Embroidered on blue No-Twill  


Segments  

           Camp Emerald Bay used Staff  & Good Camper strips matching their patches for 1954-56. Crescent Bay Council camp  staff strips originated at Camp Josepho in 1944. Staff strips were used sporadically at Crescent Bay summer camps through the mid 1960's.
           Prior to 1952, only scouts & scouters meeting the Good Camper requirements were awarded a camp patch. Beginning in 1952, all who attended Emerald Bay were allowed to wear the camp patch. Beginning in 1954, Good Camper strips designed to be worn around the camp patch were awarded.
 
1954 & 1956
Staff
  1954 & 1956
Good Camper
  1955
Good Camper
  1955
Staff


see varieties in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 

 
 

 
 

 


    1956
 
  1956-58
Cruise
 
 
TYPE 1
Cut Edge
  TYPE 2
Rolled Edge
 
TYPE 1 has a cut edge.
Embroidered on No-Twill.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
  TYPE 2 has a rolled edge.
Embroidered on No-Twill.

 

For the 1956 camping season, Emerald Bay patches were made by two different manufacturers. It is unclear if patches ran out during the summer and were re-ordered
from a different company or ordered from different companies initially and then used concurrently  throughout the summer. The 1956 Camp Wolverton patch only comes
as a rolled edge, similar to the TYPE 2 Emerald Bay patch.

 



Weekend & day-long boat outings were held by districts & explorer units at Camp Emerald Bay. This strip was available for wear around the Emerald Bay patch.

1956
  Wilderness


Will Rogers District held its first Wilderness Camporee at Camp Emerald Bay. This strip was used around the Emerald Bay patch for
 the event & possibly wilderness camporees held by other districts.
see more  Will Rogers District Wilderness Strips

       
    
  
In 1957, Camp Emerald Bay added a new award distinction called "Camper". The requirements for earning a
Camper strip were easier than the Good Camper award allowing almost every scout at summer camp to earn something.
Camp Wolverton adopted the Camper award designation in 1958.
 
    1957
Camper
  1957-58
 
  1958 - 8 over 7
Camper
   

Good Camper

The 1957 Camper & Good Camper
strips are the first dated segments issued
by a Crescent Bay Council camp.
 
Embroidered on No-Twill.

1958
 

Good Camper

camp emerald bay good camper

Left over Camper strips from 1957 were over-stitched for 1958. A small number of left over Good Camper strips from 1957 
   



Mid 1950's
Candidate Patch
Order of the Arrow



Tooled leather, hung from yellow lanyard.
"C E B" stood for Camp Emerald Bay.
  Good Camper

White cut edge.







Late 1950's
Activity


Silk screened on felt.
Patch was earned at Camp Emerald
Bay around 1957 but no record has
been left behind describing what it
  were also over-stitched for 1958 and used until they ran out. The regular Good Camper strip made for 1958 had a
white border and was used for most
of the summer.



 
1957
Ex
plorer Cruise
Beverly Hills District

camp emerald bay patch badge
Flocked on Sateen.
This patch and the Cruise segment
above are the only known badges
    Possibly worn by "candidates" going
 through their ordeals after being tapped-
 out the previous evening for induction
into the Order of the Arrow.
see more OA patches
  was for. Over the years, many events, activities, races and contests have
been held at camp. Different tokens, certificates, & medals have been used
as acknowledgements for participation.
    for the many district Cruise events
held throughout the 1950's & 1960's.

 

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Explorer Camps

Emerald Bay Explorer Camps were a continuation of the Senior Scout Aquatic Camp started in 1946. The camp was
a special session exclusively for older scouts throughout California and the West that followed the end of the regular
Scout camping season. Explorer Camps were held at Emerald Bay through the early 1960's     
       

    1957
Explorer Camp
Felt
  1957
Explorer Camp
Embroidered
  1958 - 8 over 7
Explorer Camp
Embroidered
      explorer camp emerald bay patch badge  
    Silk screened on felt.
  Both felt and embroidered
patches were used for the
1957 Explorer Camp.
  Embroidered on No-Twill.
One theory is the embroidered
patches replaced the felt patches
but the reason is unclear.
  Embroidered on No-Twill.
Unused 1957 Explorer Camp patches
were over-stitched and used for the
Explorer Camp in 1958.

 
New Designs for 1959

       The addition of Circle B Scout Ranch to Crescent Bay Council in 1958 may have prompted a redesign of all the camp logos for 1959. Camps Wolverton and Emerald Bay, issued very similar round patches with their respective mascots reduced and on the side. Camp Josepho changed its mascot to an Indian Chief, which it kept for almost fifty years. Both Josepho and Camp Slauson got their first embroidered patches in 1959. 
 
                1959-60
  1959
Staff Rocker
          
 
 

camp staff  emerald bay patch badge
      Embroidered on Twill.

see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
 
   Patch was worn on a blue neckerchief above the 1959 patch.
This staff rocker is unique to Camp Emerald Bay. Similar dated staff rockers in different colors were used by other Scout Councils around the country and were not used by Crescent Bay Area Council.
see generic dated Staff rockers not related to Emerald Bay

 
       
    1959
Camper
  1959
Good Camper
   
           
               
   
          1960
Camper
  1960
Good Camper
  1960
  Honor Camper
     
          Possible camping award used at Emerald Bay in the early 1960's.
(Verification pending)

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    1959
Explorer Camp
 

  1960
Explorer Camp
 
        1960
       1st Explorer Sea Survival
 

       
    Embroidered on No-Twill.

 


  Embroidered on No-Twill.

 


       Weekend event based at Camp
    Emerald Bay over Christmas Holiday. Senior Scouts were left at camp to fend for themselves including securing their own food and shelter.


    1961-63
 
  1961-72
Staff-Neckerchief Patch

  1961
Explorer Aquatic Camp

        Staff
 




 
    Embroidered on Twill.
The re-designed Camp Emerald Bay patch for 1961 featured a pirate ship complete with a pirate forcing a scout to "walk the plank" (which can be seen on the back of the ship). The crazy pirate mascot does not appear on the camp patch for the first time since 1946.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
  Fully embroidered on felt.
The first of what are today known as "Staff Pirates", were sewn to black neckerchiefs. This mascot has been proudly worn by Camp Emerald Bay
Staff for over fifty years and may
be the longest standing symbol for
any Camp Staff in the United States.
see varieties and more Staff Pirates
 
  Hand inked on leather.
Apparently, no participants' patch
was available for the 1961 Explorer Camp. This hand-made staff patch, designed to be worn from the button
of the pocket flap, is the only known badge from the event.


 


 
  1961 Segments
Camper
  1961
Explorer Sea Survival
  1962-63 & 1966-68
Camper
 

Good Camper
   

Good Camper
   1961 was the last year for dated segments at Camp Emerald Bay.
 
 
  Embroidered on No-Twill.
Undated version of the 1960
Explorer Sea Survival patch.
  Used for the 2nd Sea Survival.
   Undated Camper and Good Camper segments were used for many years.
see varieties in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

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    1962
Explorer Camp
  1962
 
  1963
Explorer Camp
    explorer camp emerald bay patch badge    
    Embroidered on light blue No-Twill.
 
  Embroidered on white Twill.
It is thought this patch was used for an executive staff event at Camp Emerald Bay.
  Embroidered on light blue No-Twill.
 


   
   
1964-65
    1964-65 Segments
Good Camper
        
1965
   

Fully embroidered.

 
        
Camper


1964-67
Camp Staff

    Explorer Survival Camp

Embroidered on Twill.
  Continuation of the "fend for yourself"
encampments based out of
          First Staff segment since 1956. Also used at Camp Josepho in
the early 1970's.
    Camp Emerald Bay.

 


 
    1966-68
 
  1967
Explorer Survival
  1968
Explorer Adventure
 
     
    Fully embroidered.

 
  Embroidered on Twill.
Last of the Explorer Survivals at
Camp Emerald Bay.
  Embroidered on Twill.
This year, the Explorer Survival was
changed to the Adventure.

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    1968
Camp Staff
   1969
 
 
  1969
Camper
 
   
 
 After several years of using leftover Camp Staff segments from 1964-65, this strip was available in1968 and later for wear underneath the camp patch.The Camp Staff strip was also worn on black "Rugged E" neckerchiefs. It is thought these neckerchiefs were made for Camp Emerald Bay staff members that worked in the Rugged E program.
Leftover strips were also made available to staff at Camp Josepho in the early 1970's and likely at Camp Emerald Bay as well.
 

New design for 1969 returned to the
"crazy pirate" mascot of the 1940′s -50′s.
Because of the border’s close cropping
around the life preserver, the lettering  appeared to read: Camp "LEMERALDI" Bay instead of: Camp "EMERALD" Bay.
Coupled with its small size, this patch
was very unpopular and seen as a step backwards from designs of previous years.
See varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 


Good Camper

1969 Segments were
worn BELOW patch.
Lettering is CONDENSED.

see varieties in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE




         


  
    1970
Gold Border
 
  1971
TYPE 1 - Yellow Border
 
  1971
TYPE 2 - Dark Yellow Border
 
     
 
   
GOLD rolled edge.
For 1970, the previous year's patch was enlarged, thereby providing space between the border and the life preserver and making the word "Emerald" more legible.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
TYPE 1
has a YELLOW rolled edge.
It is not clear why the border color
from 1970 was changed
from gold to yellow for 1971.

 
1970
 
TYPE 2
has a DARK YELLOW rolled edge. It is not known if the difference in border colors between the  TYPE 1 and TYPE 2 Emerald Bay patches for 1971 was intentional or carried any significance.

 
  Camp Staff

 
 
  1970
Camper

  1972
 
  1971-72
Camper
 
 

Good Camper
   

Good Camper

 
The 1970 Segments were
worn ABOVE patch.
see varieties in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
  Redesigned to make the life preserver look more like a life preserver. After 47 years, this was to be the last Camp Emerald Bay patch issued by Crescent Bay Area Council.
 
1971-72 Segments were
worn BELOW patch.
Lettering is SPREAD OUT.
see varieties in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 


Worn with Loops

Sometimes, Camp Emerald Bay patches were worn as dangles with loops.

    1968   1969    
         
    1966-68 patch worn on homemade leather loop with 1968 Good Camper segment.   1969 patch worn with
homemade leather loop
   


   
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  1954 & 1956
Staff
 
      1956
TYPE 1A
 
  1956
TYPE 1B
 
     
  TYPE A-THICK Letters
 



TYPE B-THIN Letters

     

TYPE A has YELLOW
lettering and border.
 

TYPE B has DARK YELLOW
lettering and border.
 
                 


 
1959-60
TYPE A
 
  1959-60
TYPE B
 
  1961-63
TYPE A
 
  1961-63
TYPE B
 
 
       
 
 
TYPE A has MEDIUM twill &
a FLAT rolled edge. Pirate has a RED LINE going through two red eyes. UPPER CANOE IS EMPTY.
 
TYPE B
has COARSE twill &
a REGULAR rolled edge.
Pirate has an EYE PATCH.
UPPER CANOE HAS FIGURE IN IT
 
TYPE A
has COARSE twill and REGULAR rolled edge.
Top of FDL points between  "E" & "M"
  TYPE B has FINE twill
  and FLAT rolled edge.
Top of FDL points to "E"



1962-63 & 1966-68 Segments  

Camp Emerald Bay awarded undated Camper & Good Camper segments between 1962-72.
Blue background strips with yellow borders and red writing were used twice, in 1962-63 and then again in 1966-68.

1962-63     
1966-67      
1968
TYPE A
On BLUE twill that goes up to LEFT.

Camper
 
  TYPE B
On BLUE twill that goes up to RIGHT.
 
Camper
 
  TYPE C
On LIGHT BLUE twill that goes up to RIGHT.
 
Camper
 
   


Good Camper 
 

Good Camper
 

Good Camper





       
         



1969  
The 1969 patch comes with two different colors of border back stitches, GOLD and DARK YELLOW. Each of those varieties comes as a regular rolled edge and flat rolled edge and suggests the varieties were a result of bordering the patches on different bordering machines.

    TYPE A & B
Reverse
 
           
TYPE A
Regular Rolled Edge
 
 
TYPE B
Flat Rolled Edge
 
   
   
    TYPE A & B have GOLD
back stitching on border.
  TYPE A has GOLD back stitch on border
and a REGULAR ROLLED EDGE.
  TYPE B has GOLD back stitch on border
and a FLAT ROLLED EDGE.
     
 
   
 
   
 
    TYPE C & D
Reverse-Yellow Back Stitch
 
  TYPE C
Regular Rolled Edge
 
  TYPE D
Flat Rolled Edge
       
    TYPE C & D have DARK YELLOW
back stitching on border.
  TYPE C has a DARK YELLOW back stitch on border and a REGULAR ROLLED EDGE.   TYPE D has a DARK YELLOW back stitch on border and a FLAT ROLLED EDGE.


1970  
 
    TYPE A
Regular Rolled Edge
 
  TYPE B
Flat Rolled Edge
 
   
         
   
TYPE A has a REGULAR ROLLED EDGE.  
 
TYPE B has a FLAT ROLLED EDGE. 
   



1969-72 Segments  

    1969
Good Camper Below
TYPE A
  1969
Good Camper Below
TYPE B
   
            
   
    TYPE A has THIN lettering.   TYPE B has THICK lettering.    


 
1970
Good Camper Above
TYPE A
 
 
1970
Good Camper Above
TYPE B
 
  1970
Camper Above
TYPE A

 
  1970
Camper Above
TYPE B

 
   
           
   

TYPE A has GOLD
lettering and border.
 
TYPE B has DARK GOLD
lettering and border.
 
TYPE A has GOLD
lettering and border.
   
TYPE B has DARK GOLD
lettering and border.



 
  1971
Good Camper Below
TYPE A

  
1972
Good Camper Below
TYPE B
   
     
   
    TYPE A is on twill that goes up to the LEFT.
MEDIUM letters.
 
TYPE B is on twill that goes up to the RIGHT.
THICK letters.

   



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