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1965
First Polaris Two-Star Program (Polaris Instructor Training)
Camp Wolverton
August 22-23, 1965

Logbook Cover
 
First Polaris Instructor Training Staff
pg. 1

 
       

(Image courtesy of Larry Solow,
original Polaris Two Star trainee)




There were three original training troops, each broken into patrols. Troop and Patrol Leaders were Crescent Bay top Scouts trained at the first Polaris Three-Star Training earlier in the summer at
Shaver Lake Camp.



Introduction p.3
Explanation of First Polaris Two-Star
 
Table of Contents
pg.4

       

Polaris was originally billed as a special
Junior Leader Training (JLT)



1965
First Polaris One-Star Program (District Training Conference)
Camp Josepho
September 25-26, 1965
 


Program Cover
 
       
                                                         







Used by Jeff Morley September 25-26, 1965
Troop 116, Culver Palms District. Raccoon Patrol

           In order to complete the training and receive the award (Key), participants needed to:                  
          Take notes in the manual, attend and fully participate in the District Junior Leader Training Conference, Qualify for seven out of nineteen Scoutcraft skills and requirements, and know and participate in eight Troop operation functions. Subjects included in the training:
  • note taking
  • axemanship
  • firemaking and fireplaces
  • patrol cooking
  • pioneering housekeeping
  • prepare an outpost camp
  • signaling
  • wilderness travel-how to hike
  • natural materials for survival in the wilderness
  • realistic first aid
  • survival cooking
  • campfire planning
  • Scout church service
  • successful Patrol operation
  • Scout spirit and participation
  • Map reading and compass
  • Morse code
  • backpacking
  • rope work
  • star study
  • stalking





                




 
 
Certificates
 


1965-67
Parchment
      
1968-71
  Brown & Red on White








Issued to Earl Grabhorn October 8, 1967
Signatures: Schiller Colberg, Clell Piper,
Stan Morse, Frank Knowlton

 








Issued to Frank Glick, August 23-30, 1970. Camp Wolverton.
Signature:?, Polaris Scoutmaster

 











1971
  National Issue JLT
 

1971
  Green and Red on White
  With Crescent Bay Area Council
   











Issued to Paul Doose Sr. September 4, 1971
Signature: Lyle Durbin, Council Coordinator


Issued to Frank Glick, November 13, 1971. Camp Josepho.
Signature: R. P. Ferren, Polaris Scoutmaster
  











1972
  Green and Red on White
  no council name
  


 










Issued to Frank Glick, June 18-26, 1972
Ahwahnee Scout Reservation
Signature: Lyle Durbin, Polaris Scoutmaster
 






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Papers

1966
Polaris Two Star Sign-Up Card
 

Used by Scout Masters to enroll troop members

 


1968
Polaris Two Star Nomination Letter
 
          
                                                                



                        Polaris Two Star was billed as a Council operated Junior Leader Training Camp, eight days long, held at Camp Wolverton. The purpose of the training program was to provide training for the most mature and outstanding member of a troop in:
  • Development of leadership and initiative.
  • The methods of teaching scout craft skills-primarily second class and first class.
  • How the patrol method operates.
           Each troop was reserved one slot in the program.The requirements were:
  • Be a registered Boy Scout, 12 years old and preferably 13 years old.
  • First Class rank or higher.
  • Be a senior patrol leader or patrol leader
  • Have earned Polaris One Star or Equivalent.
Total cost for transportation, food and eight day program was $43.00.The were a total of 86 available openings for the Two Star training camp.



1970's
Polaris Three Star Note Pad



(image courtesy of Tom Gould)



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