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        The annual Camp O Ral tradition started in 1933 and continued annually through 1946. At that point, the event was held sporadically through 1953. District Camporees dominated the yearly Council camping events thereafter with the exception of the Crescent Bay Jubilee in 1960 and the Council-wide Ecol-o-ree in 1971.A wide array of patches, banners, ribbons, leathers and even buttons were awarded and made available at the events.


1941 Camp-O-Ral
Camp Josepho, Rustic Canyon
June 7-8
1941
Ribbon Streamer
District Camporee
Proficient
1941
Ribbon Streamer
District Camporee
Standard

1941
Evening Outlook Article
By Alden Barber
June 6
 


        When Camp Josepho officially opened on June 7, 1941, the combined Camp-O-Ral & Dedication was not the first event but certainly the largest held at the new camp (see  >  Josepho History 1941). Concern over the narrow road, number of parked cars and participant support facilities led Council officials to devise a District Camporee plan to limit the number of Camp-O-Ral participants. Scouts competed at the District Camporees and only the top 80 patrols as determined by competition at the District Camporees were invited to attend the Camp-O-Ral.
        With the dedication and Camp-O-Ral completed, the first 7-day session of summer camp began on July 5, 1941. Camp Josepho has been hopin' ever since.




Streamers were awarded to Troops
Participating in the 1941 District Camporees.
Only 80 Patrols winning 1st-3rd place were
invited to the Council Camporal held at
Camp Josepho.

These ribbons used at the Crescent Bay Council
District Camporees were available by purchase
from the B.S.A. National Supply Division.
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1942
(Undated)
Ribbon Streamer 
District Camporee
Proficient


1942 Camp-O-Ral
Camp Josepho, Rustic Canyon
Dates Unknown






1942
Leather Neckerchief Slide


St
amped and inked on leather.
The leather has pre-punched holes on both ends
that could be stitched together with lanyard to form
a neckerchief slide. These leathers were given at
the District Camporees as a participation award.
Unlike 1941, all troops were invited to the 1942 Camp-O-Ral.


1942
Camp-O-Ral Program Book



 


 
1943 Camp-O-Ral

Camp Josepho, Rustic Canyon
Dates Unknown
 
1943
Camp O Ral Troop Banner


Silk screen lettering on purple sateen banner with white sateen ties Size: 29" x 4"
(not shown to scale, banner is almost twice as long as a ribbon streamer)

Camp O Ral Troop banners were the top award, going only to the winning troops

The leather patches below were issued to Crescent Bay Council Troops participating in the 1943 Camp O Ral. The nomenclature
 used on the patches "Council Camporee" and "District Camporette" is confusing since the names of the events are thought to have been Council Camporal and District Camporee in 1943. One theory is that these patches were purchased by Crescent Bay Council through B.S.A. National Supply. They may be among the earliest examples of "Generic" patches that became popular in
Councils around the country as embroidered patches in the late 1950's-1970's.


  1943
Council Camporee
  1943
District Camporette
 


     
   
    Silk screened on leather.
  Silk screened on leather.  


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1944 Camp-O-Ral
U.C.L.A. Athletic Field, Westwood, CA
Dates Unknown
 
1944
Camp O Ral Troop Banner


Black silk screened lettering on white sateen banner with black felt ties. Size: 29" x 4"
(not shown to scale, banner is almost twice as long as a ribbon streamer.)

The special Camp O Ral Troop banners were awarded on the last day of the Camp O Ral to the winning troops.
Troop 34 won 1st place in the 1944 Camp O Ral with a perfect score of 500 points.

1944 Banner Presentation


Close -Up





Scout Executive 'Uncle Bob" Hill hands award banner to
Hobart Ferguson, Troop 34 Venice, Junior Assist. Scout Master.
Camp O Ral Director James Whitehead seen at bottom.


Close-up of the hand-off shows the actual banner seen above. Upon close inspection, the piece of paper under the banner reveals award point totals score sheet.






1944
  2nd Place-Cubs
Track & Field Meet
50 Yd. Dash


1944
(District) Camporee







The Cub Track & Field Meet waan event at the 1944 Camp-O-Ral.
.
(image courtesy
Dr Paul Millman)






Silk screened on leather.
Awarded at District Camporees.
"Generic " patch available through B.S.A. National Supply. Possibly used in other
Councils as well as
Crescent Bay Council.















 
1945 Camp-O-Ral
  Beverly Hills High School
Dates Unknown

The 1945 Ca
mp-O-Ral was also billed as Pow Wow, Field Meet and Swim Meet which essentially combined all of the
Crescent Bay Council events of the 1920's-40's into one "super event". Ribbons were available for competitions.





1945
  1st Place-Cubs
Track & Field Meet
35 Yd. Dash


1945
Council Camp-O-Ral







The Cub Track & Field Meet returned as an event at the 1945 Camp-O-Ral.
.






Silk screened on felt.
"Generic " patch possibly used
in other Councils as well as
Crescent Bay Council.






















  1945
1st Place
Pow Wow
  1945
  2nd Place
  Pow Wow
  1945
2nd Place
Swimming Meet
  1945
3rd Place
Swimming Meet












 





 
 
 
 

1945
4th Place
Swimming Meet


 



1945
5th Place
Swimming Meet

 
             

 
1946 Camp-O-Ral
U.C.L.A Athletic Field Westwood
May 18-19

The 1946 Crescent Bay Council Camp-O-Ral was originally scheduled to be held at Chilao Flats Camp off Angeles Crest Highway.
For reasons unknown, the location was changed to the familiar location at U.C..L.A. used in 1936-1940 & 1944.

Notification
1946 Santa Monica District Scout-O-Rama Program p.3





      

1946
Ribbon
4th Award



1946
Ribbon
















1946
Participant Patch


Embroidered on White No-Twill.
For the first time in Crescent Bay
Camporal history, every participating
scout received a patch



1946 Camporal
U.C.L.A.
Beaver Patrol
Troop 34 Venice




The Beaver Patrol of Troop 34 tied for 1st place
in the 1946 Camporal with a perfect score of 500 points.
L-R: Earnest Kimbal • Bob Epply • Hugh MacArthur •
Bob Rhode • Dan Webster • Frank Howard




















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1947-1950

After continuous annual Camp-O-Rals since 1933 (including through World War II), Crescent Bay Council took a five year break
from holding the event. The reasons are not known although during that time the Council concentrated on District events including Camporees and Scout-O-Ramas. Crescent Bay did send contingent troops to the 1947 and 1948 Regional Camp-O-Rals,
both held at Chilao Flats Camp at Angeles Crest.


see  >  1948 and 1951 Camporal patches not from Crescent Bay Council

 
1951
Camporal Program Book



1951 Camporal
Douglas White Oak Ranch, Simi, CA
June 2-3


         

         A Crescent Bay Camporal was scheduled again in 1951 at the Douglas White Oak Ranch.
Owned by airplane manufacturer Donald Douglas Sr., and also known as Camp Douglas, the
ranch was remotely located and hard to get to in 1951 prior to the building of the Ventura and Simi Valley freeways.
        The association of the Douglas family and the Crescent Bay scouts can be traced back to 1924. Douglas used the scouts to guard his Round-the World flyer planes when they returned to Clover Field at the end of their famous flight. Permission to hold the Camporal at the Douglas Ranch marked a stepped-up involvement of Donald Douglas Jr. with the Council, including as Scout-O-Rama chairman in 1954 &1955 followed by Crescent Bay Council President from 1956-1966.

No patches, ribbons, streamers or other memorabilia from the 1951 Camporal are currently known.




 
1953 '49er Camporal
Reseda Park, San Fernando Valley
April 18-19

After skipping 1952, Crescent Bay Council held another big Camporal in 1953.
It would be the last Council Camporal/Camporee for seven years.

1953
Participant Patch


1953
Owl Patrol Troop 34 Venice with Awards

Flocked on canvas.
Given to each participant at the Camporal.



1953
Button




Special award button at the Camporal.
The requirements for earning are unknown.



Patrol Leader Allen Malter holds 1st place banner while scout
on right holds embroidered leather ribbon for competition event.



1953
Award Ribbon
1st Place Rope Climb




Leather with chain stitched embroidery. Size: 2¼" x 12"
These embroidered leather ribbons were awarded for the winners of every event.
Felt banners were also awarded to overall Camporal winners.


NOTE: Crescent Bay Area Council also held a Scout Day event at U.C.L.A. to celebrate Anniversary Week
during February, 1953. No patch, ribbon or other memorabilia are known to have been issued.




1960
50th Anniversary Jubilee Year Camporee
July 23-24, 1960
U.C.L.A. Westwood, CA

           In honor of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, Special 50th Anniversary patches. ribbons and awards were made available through the B.S.A. National office specifically to be used by Councils around the country. Crescent Bay participated with district activities and a Jubilee Camporee in July, 1960. The patches below were used by Crescent Bay Council and other councils nation-wide.



Picture in Round-Up

  February, 1960 p.1
 

President Eisenhower
Anniversary Achievement
Award

Streamer
 






see more  >  50th Anniversary neckerchiefs    50th Anniversary articles

 1960 National Issues

      1960
Jubilee Camporee

 
  1960
Jubilee Field Day
   
 
 
   
 
 
   1960
Cub Scout Jubilee
 

Fiftieth Anniversary Seal 
 





Fiftieth Anniversary Award
Worn above the right pocket
 



      










 
Article in Round-Up
  July, 1960 p. 3



     Award Ribbon
 
 

Award Ribbon
with Activity Ribbons



The purpose of the blue, green,
and yellow ribbons is unknown.
It is possible they were related
to participation or winning competitions at the Jubilee Camporee.

After an eleven year hiatus, Crescent Bay Council held its last Council wide camipng event in 1971.



1971
Ecol-O-Ree - Conserv
ation Camporee


Achievement Award
Trained and Service
Patrol




  April 30, May 1-2
Circle B Scout Ranch


The Ecol-O-Ree was the last event held by Crescent Bay Area Council. Billed as a conservation camporee, the event was developed as an extension of the National Boy Scouts Project SOAR program. The Ecol-O-Ree replaced the 1971 spring District Camporees for Crescent Bay Area Council.

 1971 Ecol-O-Ree
Circle B Scout Ranch


1971 Ecol-O-Ree
with OFFICIAL Ribbon




Ecol-O-Ree patch designed by Jeff Morley. The California condor was the symbol of Circle B Scout Ranch and in the early 1970's was near extinction. Sespe Creek can be seen in the foreground.

see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE




























            
 



Camporal Patches Probably Not Issued by Crescent Bay Council

Some Camporal patches once associated with Crescent Bay Council over the years
have been identified as probably not being linked with the Council.
Patches shown below are known to be authentic patches, probably issued by Long Beach Council for their Camporals.

1948 Camporal
Chilao


1951 Camporal
Chilao




Silk screened. Dark Green on
dark yellow felt.
Issued by Long Beach Council.


Embroidered on light yellow twill.
Issued by Long Beach Council.
see varieties of this patch in the



 


IDENTIFICATION GUIDE




1951 Camporal
TYPE A
 
           1951 Camporal
TYPE B
 










TYPE A
has green embroidery.



TYPE B
has dark green embroidery.





 



 




1971 Ecol-O-Ree
TYPE A

1971 Ecol-O-Ree
TYPE B











TYPE A
has a BLACK embroidered eye.


TYPE B
has a NON- embroidered eye.




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