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         Santa Monica, along with Inglewood, were the original districts in Crescent Bay Council dating back to the early 1920's. When Inglewood broke off to form its own Council in 1925, Crescent Bay was no longer divided into districts. Santa Monica became a district
again in the late 1920's.
         The boundaries loosely included the City of Santa Monica, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Fernwood and Malibu. Santa Monica held its first camporee jointly with Westwood District on May 10-11, 1941 at U.C.L.A. Athletic Field. They held their first solo camporee in 1945.
         In 1947, the district was divided into Wilshire & Sunset Districts, then recombined back into one district in 1954 and divided once again into Santa Monica Bay District and Will Rogers District in 1956.
         During most years, a camporee or Wilderness Camp was held along with other activities including the celebration of Scout Week, the anniversary of the B.S.A. Santa Monica District also participated in three "Council-Wide" camporees in 1946, 1960, & 1971.
        Santa Monica District merged with Toyon District in 1979 to form Bay District.
         NOTE: The majority of dates and locations for Santa Monica 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.
         

1945

Camporee Participation Award

 


Awarded to David Burrell
SIGNATURES: Frank ('Pop') Pudney, Camp Director • Geo. E. Wilson • F.R. Hill •
Percy Woodford • Al Miller • Jim Whitehead • Art E. Smith • T. H. Flemming

 
 




Mid-Late 1920's

Available evidence suggests that Santa Monica issued
the first District patch in
Crescent Bay Council.
But unlike all the Santa Monica patches to follow that were issued for specific events, the original Santa Monica patch was worn as identification on the shoulder with a troop numeral below.
see  > 1920's Santa Monica
Community Numerals






Felt on felt.

 
1945
Camporee
Fall-Camp Josepho

 
   

1946-53
  1954
Temescal-Pacific Palisades
February 7
 
  In 1946, Santa Monica District attended
the Crescent Bay Camporal at Chilao Flats campground. There is no record of the district holding a camporee in 1947 and by the following year, Santa Monica District was split into Wilshire and Sunset Districts.
 
see Wilishire & Sunset patches

Santa Monica District was created again in the Fall of 1954.
 

Embroidered on linen.
This is the oldest known district camporee patch from Crescent Bay Council.
   The 1946 Crescent Bay Camporal patch used the same design as the 1945 Santa Monica District Camporee patch.

 
Flocked on coarse no-twill.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE



1955
Explorer Field Day
Dates &
Location Unknown
 
  1955
Piute Butte
Dates
Unknown
 
  1956
Explorer Field Day
Dates &
Location Unknown
 
   

Flocked on coarse no-twill.



 
 
Flocked on twill.
NOTE: Piute Butte was located
 22 miles east of Lancaster, California.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
Flocked on coarse no-twill.



 



1956
Chuchupate
Dates &
Location Unknown
 
  1957
Horse Flats
May 24

 
  1957
Scout Skill Day
November 9 - Camp Josepho

 
   

Flocked on twill.
Chuchupate Campground, elevation 6,200' near Frazier Park, Los Padres Nat. Forest
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
Embroidered on no-twill.
Horse Flats campground is north of Glendale, CA in the Angeles National
Forest, San Gabriel Mountains.
 
 
Embroidered on no-twill.
Also issued on different colored neckerchiefs.

 


 
1958
Circle X Scout Ranch
May 24

 
  1959
Circle B Scout Ranch
Dates Unknown
 
  1960
Circle B Scout Ranch
  May 21-22

 
   
Embroidered on no-twill   Embroidered on no-twill.   Embroidered.


 
1961
Cordova Camper
Palisades Park
  1961
Union Oil Ranch -Simi, CA
May 20-21
  1962
Angeles National Forest
May 19-20
January 10-11



Embroidered.
Palisades Park is located on Ocean Ave., between Colorado Avenue and Adelaide Dr
 



Patch of this same design was used for
Wilderness Camps by Westwood District
 
 in Santa Monica. It is possible this patch was also used for other Palisades Park campouts in the early 1960's.
   in 1954 and Golden Trails District in 1961.


  Embroidered.

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1963
Circle B Scout Ranch
Dates
Unknown
 
  1964
Scout Week-Palisades Park
February 8-9

 
  1964
Little Rock Dam
May 16-17

 
   

Embroidered on twill.
see silk screened leather award ribbons with this design.
 
Embroidered.

 
 
Embroidered.
Little Rock Dam is located
  near Palmdale, California.



1965
Scout Week-Palisades Park
February 13-14

 
  1965
Pt. Mugu-Pacific Missle Range
March 26-27

 
  1965
McGill Campground-Mt. Pinos
May 22-23

 
   

Embroidered.
 
Embroidered.
  Embroidered. Campsite was 11 miles
West of Frazier Park, elevation 7,550


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    1966
Circle B Scout Ranch
April 29-May 1
  1967
Jacket Patch
Roaring Gulch
May 20-21
     


Embroidered.
   
        Silk screened on leather.
Actual purpose of these leather jacket patches is unknown.
see varieties of this patch in the IDENTIFICATION GUIDE



1967
Pocket Patch
Roaring Gulch
May 1-2
  1968
Scout Day
Santa Monica Mall
February 10
  1968
Camp Slauson
May 18-19
 
   

Embroidered.
Roaring Gulch was located in the high desert,
northwest of Lancaster and west of Mojave, California.
 
 
Almost fully embroidered.
Joint activity with Santa Monica Girl Scouts celebrating anniversary week of the B.S.A.
see 1967 Scout Day on Mall Pennant. 
 
Original location for camporee was
supposed to be at Chuchupate but was changed to Camp Slauson for unknown reasons.

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1969
Scout Day
Santa Monica Mall
  February 8
  1969
Circle B Scout Ranch
May 23-25
 
  1970
Scout Day
Santa Monica Mall
February 7
   

Embroidered on no-twill.
3rd joint event with Girl Scouts.
 
   
Embroidered on twill.
It is not clear how Circle B was turned into "Shipwreck Island" for this camporee..
 
Embroidered on no-twill.
4th joint event with Girl Scouts.
 



1970
Antelope Valley
May 22-24
      1972
Firestone Scout Reservation
Dates Unknown
  All district camporees for Spring 1971 were replaced by the Crescent Bay Area Council Ecol-O-Ree.

There is no known event patch from Santa Monica District for 1971.
 
Embroidered on no-twill.       Embroidered on twill.

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Great Western Council Era

  Santa Monica District carried on after the merger of Crescent Bay Area and San Fernando Valley Councils in 1972.
The district existed through 1979 when it merged with Toyon District to form Bay District. 


    1973
Dates & Location Unknown
  1974
Camp Slauson
Dates Unknown
   
                   
    Embroidered on no-twill.   Embroidered on twill.    



1975
Santa Monica & Culver Palms
Circle B Ranch - Dates Unknown

 
  1977
Location Unknown
Spring
 
  1977
Location Unknown
Fall

 
   
       

Branded leather with paint & marking pen.
Appears to have been a joint event
with Santa Monica District.
 
Embroidered on twill.

 
 
Embroidered on twill.
see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
   

Santa Monica District existed through 1979. Currently, there are no known event patches for 1976, 1978 & 1979.

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    IDENTIFICATION GUIDE    

               1954
TYPE A

 
      1954
TYPE B

 
            How the Silk Screening Process Creates Varieties

        When silk screens are cut, the printer prepares two side-by-side images.
This allows the patches to be screened two at a time instead of individually.The process is called TWO UP. Often times, this will create minor differences between the patches screened on the right versus the left.
           
     
TYPE A has SOLID outlined mountains. Green grass in foreground has FIVE peaks.
 
TYPE B has BROKEN outlined mountains. Green grass in foreground has FOUR peaks.



1955
TYPE A

 
  1955
TYPE B

 
  1956
TYPE A

 
  1956
TYPE B

 
     
            
     

TYPE A has grass around cactus that EXTENDS under snake.
 "9" DOES NOT TOUCH cactus.
 
TYPE B
has grass around cactus that DOES NOT EXTEND under snake.
 "9" TOUCHES cactus.
 
TYPE A
tree has THREE DISTINCT ROOTS.
Uppermost leaves
DO NOT TOUCH branch.
 
TYPE B
tree has TWO ROOTS. ALL leaves
TOUCH upper branch.
 


 
      1967
TYPE A

 
    1967
TYPE B

 
   
     
   
   
     
TYPE A has GREENISH YELLOW sun & ground.
   
TYPE B has GREENISH YELLOW sun &  YELLOW ground.
   

 
    1977
TYPE A

 
  1977
TYPE B

 
   
             
   
TYPE A has DARK PURPLE mountains
 
TYPE B has BRIGHT PURPLE mountains.
   


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