|Description: This design for some time confused everyone.
It initially was unknown when it had been used and the only example was in the
collection of a scouter outside our area. Some of us believed that it was from 1949 since we
could account for specific designs from 1942 through 1948 and the traditional
Cedar Valley shield (XT-16) from 1950. We could not explain why it was felt
versus twills issued before and after 1949 however.
After further research more examples were found in our council. All were traced to Floyd "Q-Ball" Pearce. In 2003 and 2004 we came into possession of the old EAAC photographic and newspaper archives. Many pictures in the late 1940's and 1950's were examined with none of them depicting scouts wearing this white felt patch. All were wearing one of the other previously known issues. Staff photographs showed other patches but not this felt. Coupled with the knowledge that all known examples of this white felt originated with Floyd Pearce and that ' he designed the patches issued before and after lead us to strongly suspect that this felt is a prototype produced by Floyd.
The image was provided courtesy of Dr. James Flatt, Huntsville, Alabama.
|Camp Location: Hardy, Arkansas
Characteristics: White felt; Red letter "Semper Procede"; 95x110mm.
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