"Best of the Best" Oregon

Boy Scout Camp Patches and Histories

Focusing on Camp Memorabilia from the Teens through the 1940s


Hello, thank you for checking out my website. I'm a collector of camp patches. Please note: I list camps according to the State they are located in, not by the location of their Council headquarters. Most of the images that you see below are items that I need. I'm also looking for duplicates. My e-mail is kevinrudesill@comcast.net


Why pay high on-line auction fees. Please contact me if you are looking to sell your collection.


Camp Adventure Cove of the Cascade Pacific Council is the overnight camping opportunity for Webelos (boys who will attend the 4th and 5th grade during the fall) in the Cascade Pacific Council. Adventure Cove is a resident camp, which means that the boys and their leaders stay at camp for the whole week. Scouts and leaders stay in campsites, sleeping in separate, large, framed two-man tents (provided). Everyone eats together in the camp dining hall, family style, and all participate in a week-long program of Scouting fun and adventure. A new shower-house was recently built, which is a great improvement to the camp experience. Program highlights have included B.B. gun and archery ranges, field sports, nature study, ocean study, science, showmanship, campfires, crafts, woodworking and basic skill development. Webelos also hike to Meriwether, a Boy Scout camp, to see what it has to offer them for future camping experiences. In addition to the regular program areas the Webelos are able to choose and sign up for 5 of 10 elective stations to customize their experience (these are a Webelos version of Boy Scout merit badges) and that will help Webelos make a positive transition into Boy Scouting. Part of the mission for Adventure Cove is that each Webelos den attending leaves a stronger, better team; one step closer to the Arrow of Light and excited about their future as Boy Scout. Adventure Cove is located at Camp Clark. It is owned and operated by the Cascade Pacific Council, BSA, and is part of the Meriwether/Clark Scout reservation. The 780 acre Meriwether/Clark Scout reservation is on the Oregon coast at the base of Cape Lookout , twenty miles south of Tillamook. It takes approx. 2 hours to drive from Portland. (Cascade Pacific Council website 11/2012)

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Camp Baker (Alton F. Baker) of the Oregon Trail Council. Located on 500 acres and Siltcoos Lake, six miles south of Florence on the Oregon Coast. Oregon Trail Council's Camp Baker is located 75 miles west of Eugene, OR. The camp is surrounded by water which gives the Aquatics program a top notch environment, offering the best sailing in the west.

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Camp Baldwin is a horse camp that is operated by the Cascade Pacific Council (formerly Portland Area Council and Columbia Pacific Council). The camp opened in 1949.

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Around 1953-1955, Camp Baldwin moved to a new site because of water problems.

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Items may also exist that say "Baldwin Ranch" later C-L.


Camp Brockway of the former Portland Area Council was a weekend camping site on two acres of Berry Farms owned by the Council's first president, C.C. Colt near Troutdatle / Sandy River East of Portland. Brockway was the Portland Area Council Scout Executive at the time.


Camp Buchanan of the former Portland Area Council.




Cascade Area Council Aquatic Camp

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Camp Chewaukan of the former Benlinncoln Council (name made up of Oregon Counties) opened in 1928. This is on the same land as the current Camp Morrison. The camp may have also been called Camp Chewauk for a short time.



Camp Chinidere was the earliest Camp of the Portland Area Council. The Camp was located 13.5 miles up Eagle Creek on Wahtum Lake.  In 1925 the Camp caught fire and burned to the ground.


The credit for the "C" patch goes to Spokane's Camp Cowles of the Inland Empire Council. The Portland Area Council Scout Executive, Chief Obie, brought this with him to Portland. The "C" patch was also used for the first year at the Camp Meriwether site.

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111923 Portland Council, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Chinidere, Wahtum Lake, Oregon (Via Cascade Locks) printed in green at upper left corner -- partial and faint Cascade Aug 25 Oreg. (August - Oregon) circular dated postmarks tie stamps to cover --- SPECIAL DELIVERY printed below stamps --- addressed to Mrs. V. B. Kenworthy, Eugene, Oregon --- Eugene August 26 Oregon backstamp with 1923 at upper left.


In 1924 two hundred fifty boys attended camp over the period of July 2-August 27. James E. Brockway was the Scout Executive that year.


C-L "C-Bar L" a.k.a. "Cape Lookout" of the former Portland Area Council. Older patches say C-L Ranch on them.



In 1951, the C-L Horse Camp was held at Camp Clark, next to Camp Meriwether. This was also known as the Rover Camp in earlier years and the beginning of the C-L horse camp.

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The C-L horse camp moved to the site of the old Camp Baldwin around 1953-1955 and then was known again as C-L Ranch.

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There were only a few years that they used the Camp Director neckerchief.


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Camp Clark was a Camp property used by the former Portland Area Council and Columbia Pacific Council. From 1926 to today, Camp Lewis and Camp Meriwether are part of the Clark Scout Reservation. Camp Clarks was at first used as a horse camp and known as Rover Camp. The horse camp moved to the old Camp Baldwin around 1953-1955 and became known as C-L Ranch. Actual Boy Scout Camp at Camp Clark did not operate very long and was get and go for operation from year to year.

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Camp Coboway of the former Clatsop County Council (1923-1926) was located in Jewell, Oregon. It held both a Boy Scout and a Wolf Cub camp and operated 1924-1925, perhaps earlier. Clatsop County Council #489 merged into Portland Area Council in 1926.




Camp Cooper has been open since 1938 (property owned since 1932) and operated by the former Portland Area Council, Columbia Pacific Area Council and present Cascade Pacific Council.

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"The Camp is located in the coast range where logging was a major economy -- our old-growth timber preserve, with its nature trail and waterfall, reminds us of the pristine forests of the great northwest. Near Willamina, Oregon nestled in the lush forests of the Coast Range foothills, rugged and rustic Camp Cooper offers the opportunity for advancement and adventure to Scouts of all ages. A superb nature trail surrounds the property, with over 150 species of local vegetation marked for study. An aquatics program, as well as great trout fishing, is available at Lake Hurl." Courtesy of the Cascade Pacific Council website 8/2008.

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Camp Crescent Lake of the former Modoc Area Council. Camp Crescent Lake was first established near White Fish Creek in 1937. This site is now under water.


In 1939 the camp's location changed and the camp was later renamed "Camp Makualla."


The Klamath County Museums Research Resources website mentions 1939:


"Scouts open camp period on new site (later Makualla), EH July 11, 1939, p3."


Camp Cullaby: The present day Camp Cullaby is called Camp Royce Finel and is operated by the Cascade Pacific Council. This short-term camp is named after two Silver Beaver recipients, in memory of John Royce of Seaside and John Finel of Astoria, long-time supporters of Scouting. It is located at the northeast end of Cullaby Lake in Warrenton, Oregon. Royce Finel has five primitive Campsites with fresh water, all have tables and approved fire rings, a flagpole area and outhouses. Four camp sites have tarp shelter frames. This is the ideal place to go canoeing with your Troop. Units can take a fifteen minute walk from the parking lot, or use a canoe to get to the camp site. The lake itself is 2 miles long and about 188 acres in size. http://www.cpcbsa.org/camp-properties/propertylist/roycefinel/index.html



Camp Currie was used by the Columbia Pacific Council briefly before the facilities at Scouter's Mountain were built (Cub World and Discovery).



Diamond Lake Scout Camp. Diamond Lake is located North of Crater Lake. According to Shane Doran this camp site was used circa 1924 or 1925 as the Official Council Camp. The site was expensive so they later moved the Camp back to Lake of the Woods.


District Camp of the Portland Area Council.


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Camp Eagle Creek of the Portland Area Council. (Scan 3 courtesy of the Todd Hatfield collection).

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Emigrant Springs of the Blue Mountain Council was located near the Summit of Blue Mountains, near La Grande, Oregon.


Council History Booklet, 1972. Courtesy of Paul Ash.


Gilbert Ranch of the Cascade Pacific Council. Located at Butte Creek the Ranch opened in 1997.

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Happy Valley Ranch of the Portland Area Council was a short lived horse camp located at Scouter's Mountain, near Clackamas, in the early 1950s.

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Camp Hy-Yu-Sku-Kum: According to Shane Doran in September 2007, this name was used for one year, believed to be 1929, for a camp at the current Camp McLoughlin site. He only has verbal/written history on that point and is still looking for possible patches.


Lake of the Woods was a Scout Camp at the current site of Camp McLoughlin, 1920, 13 days total $6 fee for food. Credit to Shane Doran, 9/2007.


Camp Lewis River of the Portland Area Council.

Camp Limberlost


I haven't been able to find a lot of information on this camp. It was the sister camp to Camp Rinkgwaak (based out of The Dalles, Oregon). Ringwaak was located about one third of the way between HooDoo Ski Resort and Sisters, Oregon located on Scout Lake South of Lake Suttle.


Today there is a Limberlost Campground located off of Lost Creek (just off Highway 242 on the McKenzie Highway) in the Three Sisters Wilderness.  I don't know if Boy Scout Camp Limberlost was located there, or not.


From McKenzie Bridge, OR,  travel east on Highway 126 to Highway 242. Follow Highway 242 east for approximately 1 mile.

The campground’s name was derived from "Girl of the Limberlost," a classic novel by American writer and naturalist, Gene Stratton-Porter.

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These overseas caps were issued to Scouts at both Limberlost and Ringwaak. The H diamond was given for outstanding leadership.


Camp Lost Lake of the Portland Area Council.


Camp Lucky Boy of the Oregon Trail Council (formerly Lane County C.) was a 75-acre camp located on Blue River Reservoir/Lake near the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. The Camp opened in 1926.

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Jim Vitus, the first chief of Tsisqan Lodge, worked on Camp Staff at Lucky Boy from 1943-1945. Source: http://www.dougfirdistrict.org/luckyboyalumni.htm.

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"As a Boy Scout, I remember planting trees in the Camp Lucky Boy area in the early 1950s and there was no dam and no (Blue Lake) there then. I don't think Camp Lucky Boy was submerged until around 1969, when the Blue River dam was completed at a cost of $32 million. It seems like the Blue River dam was one of the 1960s dam-building projects that included Cougar dam and the Carmen-Smith project on the upper McKenzie River."  Submission by Mark Schibler to the Register-Guard 9/6/2006. 

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Camp Makualla is the primary Boy Scout camp of the Crater Lake Council (former Modoc Area Council). Camp Makualla is located on the shores of Crescent Lake in the heart of the Cascades and the Deschutes National Forest. It offers a great view of Diamond Peak across the lake. Activities include hikes up Cowhorn Mountain and Diamond Peak, Canoe Trips on Marsh Creek and Crescent Lake, hikes to other areas of the Deschutes National Forest, White Water Rafting Trips on the Deschutes River and a trip to Crater Lake. (Source: Crater Lake Council website 8/2008). The Camp has been in continuous use since 1939, except for one Summer when the Marines' used the Camp for a rehabilitation center. (Souce: The Bulletin Bend, OR 8/18/1971).


The Klamath County Museums Research Resources website mentions 1939:


"Scouts open camp period on new site (later Makualla), EH July 11, 1939, p3."


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"This also coordinates with the establishment of Camp Crescent Lake i.e. Camp Makualla near White Fish Creek in 1937 (now under water) and the lease and establishment of Camp Crescent Lake i.e. Camp Makualla at its present site in 1938." (credit to Shane Doran, 9/2008)


"McCaleb ranch consists of 106 acres along the wild and scenic Illinois River at the eastern gateway to the 180,000 acre Kalmiopsis Wilderness area in southern Oregon.  The Illinois River offers unique opportunities for river recreation including scuba diving in the gorge just upstream of the ranch, one of the premier fresh deepwater diving sites in the west.  Due to the Biscuit Fire Camp McCaleb is currently under construction.  The caretaker's cottage was just recently completed and there is a new ranger on site.  There are rustic campsites available for use." (Source: Crater Lake Council website 9/2013).


Camp McLoughlin is the primary Cub Scout Resident Camp of the Crater Lake Council. Before that, it was the primary Boy Scout Camp. Camp McLoughlin is located on the northwestern shoreline of Lake of the Woods of the Fremont-Winema National Forests of the Southern Oregon Cascades


The address is 3030 Hanley Road, Central Point, Oregon 97502. Click here for more information on the the Camp's namesake.


Camp Historian, Shane Doran, has found indisputable evidence that Crater Lake Area Council held the first Official Boy Scout camp at McLoughlin July 5-29, 1930.


The Klamath County Museums Research Resources website also mentions 1930:


"Medford Boy Scout executives visit (plans for camp facility, EH March 14, 1930, p1."

"Summer camp arranged for Boy Scouts at Lake of the Woods (cabin donations), May 15, 1930, EH, p1."

"Work to start on Boy Scout cabin at Lake of the Woods, June 3, 1930, EH, p8."

"Sea Scout Ship Norse King Ready for Service on Upper K.Lake, EH, May 28, 1932, Pg.1"

"Scouts open camp period on new site (later Makualla), EH July 11, 1939, p3."


The property was leased from the Forest Service and later purchased by the Crater Lake Council in 1937.


July 1930

Shane Doran has Mountaineer and Pioneer patches from Camp McLoughlin. They don’t say McLoughlin on them. He thinks they are from 1930-1935. Orange felt with BLK letters. White canvas back. 1930’s Klamath Council – Pioneering and later Crater Lake C. - Mountaineer. (conversation, 9/2010 W-1S Conclave)


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Embroidered tree patches were 1950 and later.


Camp Melakwa of the present day Oregon Trail Council lies 75 miles to the east of Eugene, near McKenzie Bridge, in the beautiful Cascade Mountain Range.


Ever since the 1930s, when the wilderness camp, Camp Lucky Boy, was submerged by the dam that created Blue River Lake, thousands of Oregon Scouts have been coming to this 75-acre camp near the Three Sisters WildernessThey've learned outdoor skills ranging from rifle shooting and mountain climbing." (Source: Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR).


The camp, perhaps one of the most remote in the Pacific Northwest, is still in operation. "Campers haul in their own food, tents and sleeping bags. Almost nothing is provided for them on site. Because of high elevation, lingering snowpack  and variable weather conditions, the Boy Scouts only use Camp Melakwa two weeks a year.  Campers haul in their own food, tents and sleeping bags. Almost nothing is provided for them on site. Leased from the Forest Service by the Oregon Trail Council, the camp originally was set up by the Civilian Conservation CorpsCivilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A church group also leases the camp, which contains very few permanent structures. A pair of 11,000-gallon tanks pull filtered water out of Lake Melakwa, and a small shack serves as a basic kitchen." Excerpts from The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR 8-27-2006.

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The camp's main attractions include a wide range of high adventure activities that utilize the pristine wilderness areas & rugged terrain. Nestled in the foothills of the Three Sisters Wilderness, Camp Melakwa provides outstanding high adventure opportunities for Scouts of all ages. Melakwa's rustic and removed location, where star-studded nights are cold. 

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Directions: Proceed from Eugene-Springfield on Hwy 126. Go through McKenzie Bridge and past the turnoff for McKenzie Pass Scenic Route. About two miles past this turnoff (between mileposts 18 and 17) is Forest Service Road 2649 (may be labeled Scott Creak Road, Narrow road, Log trucks weekdays). Turn right onto 2649 and stay on it. Road 2649 makes a loop ... bear left and go clockwise around the loop. Let scouts out just east of Irish Camp Lake. If you have gear to unload, watch for the gate (which leads to Brucker's Camp) on your left. Use low gear coming back down. 73 miles from Eugene or 2 hours.


Camp Meriwether of the Cascade Pacific Council is located on the Oregon Coast and has was founded in 1926. Former Council names were Portland Area Council and Columbia Pacific Council. Before 1926 when Meriwether opened, Camp Chinidere was the Council camp. It burned in 1925 after only eight years of operation. Camp Chinidere was located in the Cascades just south of the Columbia river in the Gorge. Meriwether was originally a camp simply knows as the "camp by Sandlake."


"Our new summer camp site is located on the Coast of Tillamook County, immediately South of Cape Lookout. It consists of a donation of 80 acres and a purchase of 408 acres from Mr. E.A. and Mrs. N.J. Chamberlain, for a consideration of $21,000." Opens June 26. $6 a week; 5 sessions for a total of 9 weeks. (Source: Tim Mayfield collection)


June 1930 edition of the Portland Area Council Webfoot Scout Vol IV: "Four years ago when the camp was opened for the first season..."


Early Felt Patches


Together with Camp Lewis, Camp Meriwether makes up the Clark Scout Reservation. Camp Meriwether was named to honor the Meriwether-Lewis Expedition and its wintering at Ft. Clatsop near the Columbia River, north of camp Meriwether-Clark Scout Reservation. The camp is a scouting destination for troops throughout the council and western U.S. It is located just south of Cape Lookout which is about 30 miles due west of Tillamook, OR. The camp has a beautiful beach and cove. This Clark Scout Reservation now consists of 780 acres. (Scan 2 courtesy of the Todd Hatfield collection). Click here for more history.


Camp Meriwether Alumni Association - Working on comprehensive virtual Meriwether history project 9/2007

Anyone out there who has information please share with Tim Kniser, Portland, OR, at timkniser@hotmail.com (503) 249-8528


Meriwether Trees. They have sharp edges and were used in the 1938-1940 time frame.

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Meriwether Felt Shields

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Meriwether Segments

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Meriwether Felts, Portland Items on smaller rounds


Meriwether Felts

Jacket Patches


Meriwether Pennants



Camp Millard of the Portland Area Council. Property was donated by Mrs. Alvira B. Millard of Seattle in memory of her son, Samuel Brown Millard. This "troop camp" consisted of 310 acres on Eagle Creek near its confluence with Clackamas Creek. Troop camp means that is was not a formal camp of the Council, like Meriwether is today. "The first is a short term, or overnight camp. This is close by (27 miles from Council Headquarters) and easily reached. No centralized camp is conducted by the Council in this campsite."


Opened June 28, 1925. "On June 28th known as Gold Rush, 46 Scoutmasters were present and staked claims for their troops." In 1925, 1612 boys, 348 adults for a total of $1960 attended camp here. "The boys of each troop bring their own food and equipment and do their own cooking, so that no charge is necessary." (Sources: 1925 Camp flyer owned by Tim Mayfield).


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Portland boy Scout overnight camp, camp Millard on Eagle Creek near Estada (sic), each troop built its own cabin. Scene in front of Troop 13 open-face cabin, 1928, Merle Moore Scout Master.


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>Rudesill C. From the Ed Harris collection (left)



"Camp Meriwether was held at Camp Millard in 1942 and 1943. The US army took over the camp for 2 years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The scare was real for an invasion on the coast. Not many scouts camped in 1942. The patch for going to Camp Meriwether/Millard that year was this red felt strip with Camp Millard on it.

The 1st time I ever saw this patch, it was on a merit badge sash. I asked my long time collecting friend, Ed Harris, what they (the red felt Millard strip and the 'V' '43 red felt victory camp patch) were for and that is where I got this education. I have only seen these patches 1 other time in the hands of a big time collector." Source: John Chelson, 9/2008.


"Not many scouts camped in 1943. The patch for going to Camp Meriwether/Millard that year was this red felt "V" patch with 'victory camp" 43 on it." Source: John Chelson, 9/2008.


Camp Morrison of the Cascade Pacific Council *need more information* troop camp, summer camp , after merger was used woodbadge

44750 Camp Morrison Drive
Scio, OR 97374


Camp Nehalem River





Camp Pioneer is a Boy Scouts of America camp situated adjacent to the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area within the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. It is operated by the Cascade Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America (formerly the Cascade Area Council). The camp is located south of Marion Forks, east of Oregon Route 22. 1936-Present.


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The Council established Pioneer in 1936 on Pine Ridge Lake in the shadow of Mt. Jefferson. It is a beautiful location with a national wilderness area almost encircling the camp.

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A true 'mountain camp' Camp Pioneer offers outstanding opportunities to make your outdoor experiences memorable. The camp can serve as a base for an incredible hiking and backpacking program. The wilderness back country of Mount Jefferson and dozens of mountain lakes are within hiking distance of camp. Catch and release fishing is also available at Pine Ridge Lake. Heavy Snows make this camp inaccessible much of the year. Click here for more history.

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The above patches came from the collection of Bill Scarth who forever left his mark on Tumwater Area Council.

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Portland Area Council

This item belonged to a scout who lived in Portland, Oregon and was in Scouts from 1927 to 1935. I had thought that it was from Camp McLoughlin, but then another came available in 2012 with other felt Oregon camp patches.


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Randall Martin property of the Blue Mountain Council. (Ribbon cutting April 21, 2012)

"The Randall and Marie Martin Scout Camp is located in Pilot Rock, Oregon. It is owned and operated as a partnership with Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and the Blue Mountain Boy Scout Council. The five square mile, 3,400 acre camp is a “leave no trace” environment. The camp is primarily mountainous and forested terrain and offers a distinct change and venue for Girl Scouts seeking a new camping experience. The property was a generous gift from the Randall Martin Estate to provide camping experiences to Scouts in perpetuity." (Source: Blue Mountain Council website 9/2013)


Camp Ringwaak of the former Scout Council in The Dalles, Oregon was located on the shores of a scenic "Scout Lake" which is just South of Suttle Lake (one third of the way between Hoodoo Ski Resort and Sisters, Oregon).


In researching newspapers the Bend Bulletin metions the Camp in their July 20, 1931 edition. Another article mentioned that the Camp will operate from July 9-August, 1933 and that W.W. Belcher was the Scout Executive and Camp Director that year. The article says that he had been Executive for five years and that the Council Office was located in The Dalles.


The Bend Bulletin, June 8, 1933.


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These overseas caps were issued to Scouts at both Limberlost and Ringwaak. The H triangle was given for outstanding leadership.


Saddle Mountain of the Portland Area Council.


Camp Santiam of the Cascade Area Council was opened in 1929.



Scott Lake Camp of the Oregon Trail Council. Scott Lake s located approximately 17 miles east of McKenzie Bridge at an elevation of 4,800 feet. This camping site was located near Camp Melakwa.


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"Current" Camp Melakwa on Melakwa Lake; Scott Lake Camp (u. right)


Camp Siuslaw of the Lane County Council was located on the Knowles Creek across from Mapleton. It was the first Boy Scout Camp of the Council and goes back to the mid 1920's, or earlier.

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Camp Smith Creek is located at Silver Falls (near Salem) and Camp was held here in 1944 instead of Pioneer because there was a gas shortage at the time and campers didn't have enough gas to get up to Camp Pioneer. Silver Falls at the time was BSA owned land, including the youth center. (source: Don Lauritsen).

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See Washington Camps for Camp Spirit Lake


T.R. (Troop Camp) of the former Portland Area Council. The troop camp patch was used in the camps and in the long term off council camps.

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Camp Tsiltcoos of the Oregon Trail Council was the name of the Camp before it was changed to Camp Baker. A newspaper reference Eugene Register-Guard shows the name as Tsiltcoos on September 24, 1957 and June 25, 1959.

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Vi et consilio "through power and wisdom" was the honor camper society of the Portland Area Council at Camp Meriwether. It was awarded from 1925-1945. (Source: Tim Mayfield collection).


Wahtum Lake Camp of the former Portland Area Council was used in 1925 and for many years earlier. We don't think that it was used in 1926, or later. It is a beautiful hike up Eagle Creek Trail to the base of Camp Chinidere.


Camp Wallowa of the Blue Mountain Council opened in 1939 as a Boy Scout camp when Pacific Power and Light Company donated the land to the Council. Although they were offered all the land from the existing camp property to the shores of Lake Wallowa, the Scouts chose to have only the existing camp property. Therefore, they were landlocked and didn't have access to the lakefront. Click here for more history.

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Camp Wilderness of the Oregon Trail Council was on the same site as Camp Lucky Boy.




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