1950s Boy Scout Memorabilia Unboxing Virginia Eagle Scout Jamboree and Philmont

This old Boy Scout did it all back in the day. He grew up in Roanoke, VA where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout while attending the 1957 National Scout Jamboree and hiking Philmont. I was lucky enough to make contact with him as he was looking for someone who would appreciate these valuable memories as he was downsizing. His son kept the Eagle medal and he kept the wonderful red patch jacket that his mother created. But in this collection there are lots of neat stuff. His favorite patch was from Alaska – a Nanuk Lodge OA pie patch on a neckerchief. I am sure that one was hard to trade for at the National Jamboree.

I really can’t explain why or how he had so many square Eagle Scout patches in this collection. That type of patch was last used in 1955 before they went to the oval shape. Maybe somebody at the Scout Shop let him buy a stack? I don’t know but I’m happy to get them in the collection.

If you are in a similar situation and have a box (or more!) of Scouting memorabilia that has moved from one house to the next with nobody left to appreciate it please reach out. I would love to talk to you on the phone and get your Scouting story.

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