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KFI - 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, were selected for the KFI Sierra Patrol. Many 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.

                     Los Angeles Council "Super Camper"
                                      Double Sided Trophy Sash

1944 & 1945 Hiker-Camper patches; multiple Camp Arthur Letts & Pepperdine sateen segments; Camps Rio Hondo; Josepho & Sigler segments; Camporee & camporal segments; mid 1940's sateen Camp Pepperdine patch; mid 1940's Sierra Patrol patch; 1946 Los Angeles Herald Examiner Youth Forum ribbon;  1946 & 1947 May Co. Scout Jamboree felt mini pennants; felt camping skills patch.
1947 & late 1940's Sierra Patrol patches; 1947 Los Angeles Herald Examiner
Youth Forum Delegate ribbon; 1947 & 1948 Los Angeles Camporee patches; 1947 Pepperdine Long Term Camper patch; Camps Arthur Letts & Rio Hondo sateen segments; Philmont leather patch;
felt 1948 felt camporal torch.


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