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Camp Slauson - Patches 1930's-1974  


 
                                            
 
   
 
 
        Camp Slauson began issuing patches in the 1930's. The "V" stands for Camp Veteran, a program first used at the Crescent Bay Summer Camp as early a 1923. When Catalina Camp (Camp Emerald Bay) opened in 1925, the Veteran program became the primary summer camping advancement honor and award. Starting in 1929, Emerald Bay created a "Good Camper" program that also included a distinction of "Honor Veteran" an additional award to be be earned by a limited number of Good Camper recipients each camp session. Camp Slauson did not have its own Good Camper program but it did have a version of the Veteran award.
      
The original Camp Emerald Bay Veteran insignia were pins that came in different colors. In those days, a pin was often referred to as a badge. Prior to 1950, Crescent Bay Council camp patches were not available simply for attending camp. The patches were awards given out for successfully completing all of the necessary requirements.
        The Camp Veteran program was also used briefly at Camp Josepho in the mid 1940's.
 
1930's
 
 
Early 1940's
 

 
 
 
Silk screened on felt. It is not known for sure when the first Slauson patch was issued, but probably sometime in the mid 1930's. This large size patch was worn on the merit badge sash.
 
 
Silk screened on felt. Trimmed to border. A smaller size fit better on the pocket of the scout shirt and possibly could have been used in the early 1940's

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
1950-53
 
1954-58
 
Origins of the Camp Mascots
 

see varieties of this patch in the IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 

see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
        Beginning in 1947, Crescent Bay Council standardized the logos of all four Council camps by choosing cartoon mascots for each. Wolverton had started the idea the previous year by using for its symbol a version of a popular MGM studios cartoon character named Barney Bear. Emerald Bay and Josepho followed the following year, choosing the crazy pirate and Chief Wahoo of baseball's Cleveland Indians fame.   
         Camp Slauson was the last of the camps to pick a mascot and they chose Disney studios' Bambi around 1950. Barney Bear may have been the idea for the famous Hamm's Beer Bear that was created in 1952.

          In 1954, all of the Crescent Bay Council camps changed their patches.
Camps
Wolverton & Emerald Bay
 

Silk screened on felt. It is not clear if Camp Slauson used any patches between 1945 and 1949.

 

Flocked on Sateen. One color version  
of previous design.

  
 
switched to embroidered patches showing the date for the first time since 1946. Camps Josepho & Slauson's new patches had similar design elements but were flocked on sateen without dates.
 
 
 
 

 
  
 
Mid 1950's
Blue

 
Mid 1950's
Red

 
1959-61

 

 


 
 
Block print on felt. The red and blue arrowheads were used contemporaneously with the sateen patches of the mid to late 1950's.

 
Block print on felt. The meaning of the different colors of Camp Slauson arrowheads is unknown.

 
 
Embroidered on light orange twill.
Diameter is 2 5/8". There are at least  two very minor varieties. All of the CBAC
camps went to embroidered patches
by  the late 1950's.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1962-72  
1972-Mid 70's  
1973
50th Anniversary
 


 

 
 


 
Embroidered on orange material.
3" diameter.
  see varieties of this patch in the
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
 
Embroidered on yellow twill.
First patch after merger.

  
 
Embroidered on light orange No-twill


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mid 1970's-Early 80's  
Early 1980's  
1984
 
 
 

 
 
Embroidered on no-twill with BSA  
Embroidered on no-twill  
Embroidered on twill. For reasons unknown, the mascot was changed to a coyote for
the final Camp Slauson patch.

           
       Late 1960's    
           
      1960's patch glued to a leather backing. *STAFF* written in pen.
(courtesy of Barney Mann)
   
 
 
 


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Unrecognized Guid format.
 
 
 
 
 
IDENTIFICATION GUIDE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1950-53
TYPE A


 
1950-53
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 a tall red ear

 
 

TYPE B
has a short red ear

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
1954-58
TYPE A

 
1954-58
TYPE B
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

TYPE A - Front edge of the ear
above the hair is smooth.
  Trapezoid shaped "O".
 
 

TYPE B -
Front edge of the ear
above the hair is jagged.
Rectangular "0".
 
 
 Unrecognized Guid format.
 
 
 
 
Mid 1960's-1972
     TYPE A
  Mid 1960's-1972
     TYPE B

  Mid 1960's-1972
     TYPE C

   

TYPE A
is on twill and has a
dark brown deer.
 
TYPE B
is on NO-twill and has a
dark brown deer.
 
 

TYPE C is on NO-twill and has a
gray-brown deer


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