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Camp Josepho - Merit Badge Sashes  
Trophy Sashes

          As with many Scout Councils across the country, highly decorated merit badge sashes were a Crescent Bay Council tradition going back to the 1920's. Top Scouts and aspiring top scouts took the opportunity to display all of their scouting accomplishments on merit badge sashes, the most ornate of which were also known as "trophy sashes". Besides merit badges, other badges, pins and buttons, Good Camper patches, camporee and Jamboree patches, rank insignia, marksman ranks, service stripes and community strips adorned the sash.
          Trophy sashes shown below were proudly worn by Crescent Bay scouts who, among other things, camped at Josepho. Most sashes also display CSS stripes across the top or bottom. These Service Scout stripes were awarded for a special program used by local Councils of the greater Los Angeles County area during the 1930's and 1940's.


1941-42
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  1941-42
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1940-42
 
 
     
 

1941 & 1942 Camp Josepho patches.
Troop 40-Parents Council felt patch. CSS stripe.


 
 Eagle badge, Venice District Blue and Yellow Cub community strip.



   

1940 High Sierra patch with no ribbons. 1942 Camp Josepho patch. Los Angeles Fire Dept Fire House 54 Silver Shield Pin. Bronze, & Gold Community Service Scout bars & CSS stripe. Acorn Buttons.
 



          Camp Josepho was originally deed to Crescent Bay and Los Angeles Area Council. L.A. Council scouts served on Staff and were inducted into Tamet Lodge Order of the Arrow prior to starting their own OA Lodge in 1944. While L.A. scouts camped at Josepho through the war years, 1942 may have been the most popular year. Sometime around 1949, l.A. Council gave up its interest in Camp Josepho in exchange for a piece of land owned by Crescent Bay.

1942
 
Los Angeles Council
 
  1941-44
Los Angeles Council
 
  1942-47
Los Angeles Council
 



1942 Camp Josepho patch with Los Angeles Council sateen Josepho rocker used the same year. Khaki and red Los Angeles community strip. Den Leader's shoulder braid. Marksman medal and "Friendly Indians" button.









 
 
   
Sea Scout sash, Ship 192 with ship patch.
1942 Camp Josepho patch. and 1944 L.A. Area Council Hiker-Camper patch. Camp Christmas sateen segment.



 
1942 Camp Josepho patch. and 1944 &45 L.A. Area Council Hiker-Camper patches with sateen Camporee segments. Camp Christmas and Camp Pepperdine sateen segments. 1947 L.A. Area Council District Camporee patch & Southwest District 'E' award.



           1944-46
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               1944-46
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  1944-47




 



 
Eagle sash with pins.






  Sash earned by Crescent Bay Scout Bill Doherty.
1944, 1945 & 1946 Camp Josepho patches. Westwood Hills Cub community Strip.




  Patches: 1947 Region 12 World Jamboree contingent; 1944 & 1946 Camp Josepho; 1946 Wolverton; Early-Mid 1940's 14,496 Club (for summitting Mt. Whitney); Junior Marksman & Pro Marksman NRA patches




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