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Crescent Bay Area Council Polaris Neckerchiefs


1965

1965 Staff



Silk screened on cotton. The new Polaris design was similar
to the previous JLT neckerchiefs. "Polaris" replaced "JLT"
and "S" in a box replaced the "PS" brand of Philmont.
The Wolverton Bear remained in the design.

See variations in date stamp locations.


Silk screened on cotton. The "S" is believed to stand for
Shaver Lake, location of the Regional Training Center.
Polaris One Star took place at Camp Josepho. Two star
was held at Wolverton and Three Star initially took place at
Shaver Lake Training Center.

See variations in date stamp locations.




1966
1966 Staff

Silk screened on cotton. The evidence suggests the
Council ordered undated neckerchiefs and the dates
were later stamped underneath the design.

Silk screened on cotton.
See variations in date stamp locations.




1967
1967 Staff

Silk screened on cotton.
Silk screened on cotton.




1968
1968 Staff










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Silk screened on cotton.




1969-70
Late 1960's-70 Coordinator

Silk screened on cotton. Beginning in 1969, the date
was no longer stamped on the Polaris neckerchief.
Minor variations exist with the distance between the
emblem and the tip of the neckerchief.

Silk screened on cotton with Coordinator stamped on.
The Polaris Coordinator position was created in 1965.
It is not known when the Coordinator stamped
neckerchiefs were first used.




1969 Staff
1970 Staff



Silk screened on cotton with STAFF stamped in black
 without a date. This may be the last year that stamps
were used on Polaris neckerchiefs.
 

Silk screened on cotton. It appears that the Council
ordered neckerchiefs with the word "Staff"
printed in red by the manufacturer.
Minor color variations are known for this neckerchief.




1971
1971 Staff

Silk screened on cotton.
The Polaris neckerchief designs changed for 1971.
Crescent Bay Area Council moved from
the outer circle and was replaced with CBAC
in a small box.

Silk screened on cotton.
POLARIS moved from the inner circle and
along with BSA, was placed in the green outer ring.
The big and little dippers now appeared
with a dotted line to Polaris, the Northern Star,
at the end of the Little Dipper's handle. 




1971 Coordinator
1971-72 White  

Silk screened on cotton.POLARIS COORDINATOR
was silk screened on by the manufacturer.

Silk screened on cotton. The white neckerchief was awarded after completion of Torch Training at the beginning of the
Two Star Senior Staff or Three Star Staff assignment.
One neckerchief was available for each staff member.
(image courtesy of Frank Glick)




1972-73
TYPE A

1974
TYPE B


TYPE A silk screened on YELLOW cotton.
TYPE B silk screened on dark YELLOW/ORANGE cotton.
NOTE: This darker variety is known to have been ordered and used by the Polaris program in Orange County Council.






1972-73 Staff


Transition Polaris Neckerchiefs
1972-74

By the spring of 1972, plans were underway for the merger
of Crescent Bay Area and San Fernando Valley Councils.
"CBAC" was removed from the design in 1972, creating what
are now referred to as the "Transitional Neckerchiefs".
 Transitional neckerchiefs were also used in 1973 and are the only Polaris or JLT neckerchiefs without Council identification.

Around the same time, Crescent Bay Council's Polaris program was adopted by Orange County Council, Santa Ana, California. Manufacturer proofs of the transitional Polaris design document that Orange County also ordered these neckerchiefs for their Polaris program for 1974 (believed to be the TYPE B versions on darker yellow/orange material) and may have used them for several years.

 



Silk screened on cotton.

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Polaris Work Neckerchiefs 

 
1962 JLT
Over-Stamped "POLARIS"
:
          Apparently, the Council had an excess supply of
unissued JLT neckerchiefs from program years preceding the beginning of Polaris in 1965. Rather than discarding these excess neckerchiefs, Polaris staff blocked out the old dates with black marking pen and over-stamped them with "POLARIS" and a star.
          Scouts attending Polaris Two Star at Camp Wolverton
were issued these over-stamped JLT neckerchiefs to wear for the week-long camp. At the completion of the week, the old neckerchiefs were returned to the Polaris staff and each successful scout was awarded a new Polaris neckerchief. The over-stamped neckerchiefs were then thoroughly laundered and reissued for use in subsequent Polaris programs.
          When the supply of old JLT staff neckerchiefs was finally exhausted in the early 1970's, excess Polaris staff neckerchiefs were altered by blocking out "staff" with black marking pen.

           Many of the Polaris Work neckerchiefs are badly faded and sometimes torn from numerous high temperature washings. These over stamped Polaris Work neckerchiefs have become a unique group of Crescent Bay Area Council insignia.







1963 JLT
Over Stamped "POLARIS"

1964 JLT
Over Stamped "POLARIS"
 
 




  


1969
Black Staff (marked out)


1970
Red Staff (marked out)














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DATE STAMP VARIATIONS


 
          Hand stamping or screening created variations in the location of the dates.Some dates are closer to the circle while other dates
are closer to the tip of the neckerchief. The location of the dates appears to be random and not thought to be intentional. This process was used to date the neckerchiefs between 1965-68.


1965
 
    1965 Staff
 
    1966 Staff
 
 


              
              



 

 




 
 



 

 



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Great Western Council Polaris Neckerchiefs
 

NOTE:
Great Western Council was likely still using "Transition" neckerchiefs for it's Polaris program in 1973.

 1974-75
 1974-75 White

Silk screened on cotton.




Silk screened on cotton. The white neckerchief was awarded
after completion of Torch Training at the beginning of the
Two Star Senior Staff or Three Star Staff assignment.
One neckerchief was available for each staff member.





1974-75 Staff
TYPE A


1974-75 Staff
TYPE B


TYPE A is silk screened on dark YELLOW/ORANGE cotton.
Thick "Staff" one inch from tip.

TYPE B is silk screened on ORANGE cotton.
Medium "Staff" 1 1/2 inches from tip.


1974-75 Staff
TYPE C

 

TYPE C is silk screened on YELLOW cotton.
Medium "Staff" 1 1/2 inches from tip.


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