1977 Brown Sea double 2 Neckerchief
Yards Creek Scout Reservation
Eric Schwehm provides the following infromation about the camp. You may read more about the original Boy Scout Camp at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsea_Island_Scout_camp (Brownsea Island Scout camp).
Brownsea Island is recognized as the first Boy Scout Camp from August 1-8, 1907 where the Scouting experiment began with Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell and 20 boys divided into 4 patrols; wolves, ravens, bulls, and curlews.
In 1976, George Washington Council ran a Boy Scout training program for Senior Patrol Leader's. The program was held at Yards Creek Scout Reservation, just prior to the start of the regular season. The program was called BrownSea double 2, which later became the Junior Leader Training Program (JLTP). Our neckerchiefs in 1976 were a light blue.
In 1977, GWC again ran Brownsea double 2 again at YCSR. That year, there were two Brownsea troops: gold and blue. I was in the course in 1976 and then was on the Gold Troops staff in 1977.
The Brownsea patch, shown above the neckerchief, can be worn by Scouts who attended the course. The patch is placed beneath the council patch and above the troop numbers.
YCSR Camp Patch Set