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          Golden Trails District was formed in June, 1957, as a result of splitting the Westwood District in two. The dividing line
ran North-South along a path of homes and businesses that had been razed to make way for the new San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405). Golden Trails encompassed those troops, posts, ships & packs west of the freeway while those units east of the 405 became part of Westwood Hills. The District's first event was a camporee, held jointly with Westwood Hills District at Piute Buttes, 22 miles east of Lancaster, California. Golden Trails District held two events per year through 1963 and one annual event thereafter. District units also participated in two "Council-Wide" camporees in 1960, & 1971.
        NOTE: The majority of dates and locations for Golden Trails events have been reconstructed through detailed analysis of the Crescent Bay Council calendars published each month in the "Round-Up" council newsletter and the Crescent Bay Area Council news clipping scrapbook. In some cases, information listed in the calendars and scrapbook is missing or incomplete.


1957
Westwood - Golden Trails Camporee Pennant


1957 patch sewn to blue felt pennant with dark blue felt trim.
 Pacific Athletic label sewn to back. Purpose of pennant is unknown.


 
 
1957
Piute Buttes
November 2-3

 
1958
District Activities

 
1958
Camporee Segments

 
 

 

 
Father & Son Wilderness Camp
Union Oil Ranch, Simi, CA
May 2-4



Wilderness Camp-Horse Flats
November 14-16


 
 
Embroidered on twill.
Wilderness Camporee held jointly by Golden Trails & Westwood Districts.
Golden Trails District's first activity patch.
 
 
Embroidered on no-twill.
This patch was designed to represent the district. Segments worn under the patch were awarded for scout participation at two camporees in 1958.
 
Horse Flats campground is north of
Glendale, CA in the Angeles National
Forest, San Gabriel Mountains.
These segments were worn below
 the 1958 Golden Trails patch.


 
    1959
First Aid Contest - U.C.L.A. Men's Gym
March 30
  1959-60
District Activities
   
   
Red
  Blue

   
Embroidered on twill. These patches are often confused as Crescent Bay Council event patches but they were only awarded by Golden Trails District for its 1959 First Aid Contest. The meaning of the two different colors is unknown but may represent 1st & 2nd place.
 





Embroidered on twill.
This patch was designed to represent the district. Segments worn under the patch were awarded for scout participation in various events.
   
 

 
Event Activities Segments for 1959-60
Worn underneath the blue rectangular Golden Trails District Activities patch.

    1959
  Camporee
Circle X Ranch
  April 24-26
  1959
  Camporee
Purdue at Olympic Blvd.
  October 24-25
  1960
  First Aid Contest
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
  January 25
       
    Embroidered on twill.   Embroidered on twill.   Embroidered on twill.

NOTE:
A Golden Trails First Aid Contest was held on February 27, 1961 but there is no known patch or segment.

   
    1960
  Union Oil Ranch-Simi, CA
  April 22-24
  1961
  Circle B Ranch
  April 21-13
  1961
  Mineral Wells - Griffith Park
  October 7
       
    Embroidered on dark orange twill.
Reissue of similar designed patch dated 1954 & used by Westwood District. Patch was used a third time by Santa Monica District for their camporee in 1961.
  Embroidered on no-twill.
Trout fishing in Sespe Creek was one of
the attractions at Circle B Scout Ranch.

 
  Silk screened on leather. Could be  worn as a neckerchief slide (or woogle) by slipping the neckerchief ends through the slits.

 

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    1962
  Wild Horse Meadows
May 4-6
  1962
  Mineral Wells - Griffith Park
  October 27-28
  1963
  Circle X Ranch
May 17-19
       
    Embroidered on black twill.
A patch of similar design may have been used by Beverly Hills District in 1964.



 
  The "Go" Round-Up Rally for 1962 was a National program aimed at recruiting new members to scouting. Golden Trails was the only Crescent Bay district to hold an event (1962 Rally) and use the National patch which was also used by other councils throughout the country.    Embroidered on white twill.
Camporee combined the Golden Trails
First Aid contests started in 1960
with a campout.






1963
  Adventure Round-Up
Mineral Wells - Griffith Park
October 12
  Round-Up Article
November 1963, Front Page
 
   

The Adventure Round-Up for 1963 involved America's original 16 astronauts to recruit new members to scouting. Once again, Golden Trails held a Rally and was the only Crescent Bay district to hold an Adventure Round-up event and use the National patch. Different varieties of the patch were used throughout the country. Variety of patch shown was used by Golden Trails District.
 


   

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    1964
  Wild Horse Meadows
May 16-17
  1965
  Circle B Ranch
May 1-12
  1966
  Circle B Ranch
May 20-21
       
    Embroidered on no-twill.   Embroidered on no-twill.   Embroidered on no-twill.


 
    1967
  Circle X Ranch
May 20-21
  1968
  Wheeler Springs, Circle B Ranch
May 17-19
   

Embroidered on yellow no-twill.


 
TYPE 1   TYPE 2
 
TYPE 1 has a yellow CUT EDGE.   TYPE 2 has a yellow ROLLED EDGE.
Generic patches were available to councils through the the National B.S.A. Supply Division and other patch companies. They were often used to save money or when there was not enough lead-time to have a unique design made.
Golden Trails issued both types of this generic patch for the camporee in 1968.



 
 
1969
  Firestone Scout Reservation
May 23-25

     
1970
  Circle B Ranch
May 15-17

 
 
 
 

 

 
          All district camporees for Spring 1971 were replaced by the Crescent Bay Area Council Ecol-O-Ree. There is no record of a Golden Trails camporee being held  in 1972 or 1973.
           Golden Trails District merged with Will Rogers District to become Toyon District in 1974.
 
 
Embroidered on no-twill.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
Embroidered Generic Patch.

 
 


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    IDENTIFICATION GUIDE    

1969 Camporee
    TYPE A
 
  TYPE B
 
   
             
   
TYPE A
has GREEN trees and
LIGHT BLUE mountains.
 
TYPE B
has DARK OLIVE trees and
LIGHT GRAY BLUE mountains.
   


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