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Fellowship Awards


          In the late 1940's, Crescent Bay Council began a program to encourage existing cubs and Scouts to recruit more boys into
Scouting "through the hand of fellowship". The basic idea was that cubs and Scouts would help a new boy join their pack, troop, post, ship or squadron and then receive an award that could be worn on their uniforms. The program seems to have gotten off to a slow start and may not have been in use by the time Scout Executive F.R. Hill left the council in 1951.

 1948
Blue - Cubs
  1948
Red - Scouts
  1948
Explorers, Air & Sea Scouts


 
   
 
BLUE silk screened on felt.
Thought to have been awarded when a
cub recruited a new boy into his pack.
 
  RED silk screened on felt.
Awarded when a Scout recruited a
new boy into his troop.

  BLUE silk screened on silk ribbon.
Awarded to senior Scouts for recruiting a
new  boy into pack, troop, post or ship.
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           Fellowship patches were originally worn on the merit badge sash or above the right pocket of the Cub & Scout shirt. During the 1950's & 1960's, the patch could also be seen worn on the left sleeve of the shirt above the cuff. After 1948, it appears that only one version of the patch was made to be awarded to all Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
           In 1962, two new versions of the patch were once again available but they were not related to cub, Scout or explorer. Instead,
the different colors were related to how many recruits were obtained. For recruiting one or two boys, a gray colored patch with gold mylar FDL was awarded. For three recruits and above, a peach colored patch with dark blue lettering and Gold mylar FDL was given. This system lasted through 1965, after which Crescent Bay Council adopted the national Recruiter program and insignia.


       1949      
   1952-1961   1962-65
 
 

 
 
Silk screened on silk ribbon.
It is not known if fellowship patches
dated 1950 or 1951 were made.
 
Silk screened on silk ribbon.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
   Gold FDL              Silver FDL

     woven.                            woven.   
   Awarded for recruiting     Awarded for recruiting    1-2 new cubs/Scouts.      3+ new cub/Scouts.
see varieties of
these patches in the
       




 
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE





Mid 1952-1961
TYPE A
 
  Mid 1952-1961
TYPE B
 
   


        
 



TYPE A
has 9 dots under eagle's tail
and 5 jags on sleeve


TYPE B
has 7 dots under eagle's tail
and 6 jags on sleeve
   


 
1962-65
Gold FDL
TYPE A
  1962-65
Gold FDL

TYPE B
  1962-65
Silver FDL
TYPE A
  1962-65
Silver FDL
TYPE B
     
TYPE A is 3/4" tall &
DARK Gold FDL.

  TYPE B is 5/8" tall &
Gold FDL.
  TYPE A has LIGHT silver FDL & DARK blue letters.
  TYPE B has DARK silver FDL
& NAVY blue letters.



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Fellowship Award Documents  

Fellowship Program Kit
July 25, 1952 





Article in Round-Up
September, 1962  p. 3




        












 











Fellowship Award Certificate
circa 1960




Awarded to Peter Stekel, Pack 94
Signature: Schiller Colberg
(image courtesy of Frank Glick)

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Recruiter Awards  

          In the mid 1960's, the National BSA Council adopted a nation-wide membership recruitment program called Recruiter. Crescent Bay phased out their Fellowship program and adopted the National program. The BSA National Supply provided woven Recruiter patches which were used by many councils around the country. There are multiple minor varieties of these Recruiter strips that are not specific to Crescent Bay Area Council.

    1966   1967    
           


1968

1969-70
1971






Article in Round-Up
October, 1970  p. 1





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Membership Recruitment Neckerchief  


    1963
Go Roundup
Membership
   
       
    Silk screened on cotton.
Awarded to scouts recruiting new scout members.
   

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