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Medals  

Crescent Bay Council occasionally awarded medals to individual scouts, scouters and volunteers
 for merit and completion of special requirements.
 
1918
3rd War Bond Drive

Obverse
  1918
3rd War Bond Drive

Reverse
  1931
Honor Award

Obverse
  1931
Honor Award

Reverse
     
Awarded to Bob Smith
prior to the incorporation of Crescent Bay District Council. This medal is the oldest known piece of memorabilia from scouting on the west side of Los Angeles.
  The Boy Scouts got involved
in selling government bonds to finance U.S. involvement in World War I. The third bond series was issued on
April 5, 1918.
  Standard issue medal used    by many Scout councils around the country. Typically, these medals are  inscribed on the reverse side.   Awarded to Jack Day Troop
80. Requirements for early 1930's Honor Awards are not currently known. In the late 1930's, an award called Honor Scout was given to the best campers at Emerald Bay.



Crescent Bay Award
circa Late 1920's


Bronze medal using "Service Scout" design top-bar. Possibly used as a Pow Wow award or a Crescent Bay program in conjunction wit the "Service Scout" in the late 1920's. It is unknown if this medal was issued in silver or gold.



 
1966
  Fire Building

Obverse
   1966
Fire Building

Reverse

Calendar in Round-Up
June 1966, p. 3






June 14, 1966
"Mortgage Burning Ceremony"
Scout Service Center, 11:30 AM

June 14,1966.
Crescent Bay Area Council initiated a fund raising drive to pay off the indebtedness required to build the Douglas Scout Service Center on Palms  Blvd. in 1961.

 

Contributers to the fund raising drive were known as 'Fire Builders'. Once the fund level was reached, a ceremony was held to "burn the mortgage". Engraved medals were awarded to the donors.




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Troop Grade Awards  

    A Troops
  1932
  Standard A Troop
   
   
         In the 1930's, Crescent Bay Council developed a Troop grading system. Based on a set of requirements for which very little is known, the Council awarded winning troops with designation of ''A' Standard Troop.
          The large leather badge is the only known piece of memorabilia from the program. It is also unknown if the badge was for the troop or for each scout in the award winning troop.

           
        Embossed and hand-colored on leather.    

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Program Ribbons  

          Crescent Bay Area Council awarded ribbons to Packs, Troops and Posts for almost every local and national scout program one could think of. Also called "streamers", these long ribbons were meant to be attached to the top of the pack or troop flag pole. Most of the unit flags within the council were adorned with dozens of colorful streamers. Many of the programs were sponsored by the National Council of the BSA and used across the country.
 
1958
  Onward God & Country
National program

1950's-60's
  Camporee
Unit participation award

1964
  Good Turn Day
 
National program

1970
  Honor Unit Roundup
National program





1968
  Good Turn Day
  National program









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