Crowley 1936

1936 Camp Crowley

Description:       This simple insignia represents our first summer camp as Eastern Arkansas Council. Named for the primary ridgeline in eastern Arkansas, Camp Crowley was operated from the Vanndale area for a single summer using the site of an abandoned Civilian Conservations Corps (CCC) camp located approximately 5 miles south of town.

Col. Neal Snyder, our council camping chairman played the instrumental role in setting up the camp. Robert C. Lundquist, who was also our first council executive, served as director, leading a staff of 15-18. The camp operated for four weeks, costing each Scout $5.00.

The simple Blue felt insigina in the shape of a tee-pee is unusual in that it contains no features to signify it is even a BSA patch. The only markings are the "C" and "1936.

Camp Location: Vanndale, Arkansas.
Dates Operated: July 27 - August 24, 1936.
Characteristics: Dark Blue or Green felt; Whitish printing.

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