|Description: 1997 brought the end of an era as our
long time ranger, Joe Smith retired, and our new ranger Bonnie Zimmer took the
helm of keeping camp in top notch shape. Another era ended with the loss of
Gardner Wright Walker of Trumann. Better known to all as G.W. "Doc" Walker, he
had been a scouter for 53 years in our council from the age of 27. Doc was
a local legend, widely known for having hiked his troop the 92 miles from Trumann
to old Cedar Valley on several occasions. Classic stories about his dog Shorty.
Unique songs that left us all laughing on the ground. In more recent times he
was widely known for his ability to predict the final score of our staff -
scoutmasster softball games. Then again he used a unique set of rules (or
the lack of them!) when he umpired the games!
1997 marked the 30th anniversary of our camp at Pine Trail Reservation. This patch was issued to mark the occasion.
|Camp Location: Viola, Arkansas
Characteristics: White solid embroidery; Green cut edge; Red "30th"; 90x102mm.
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