Collector of Boy Scout Patches

from the Pacific Northwest

 

Kevin Rudesill

Olympia, WA

kevinrudesill@comcast.net

 

Hello. Thank you for checking out my website. Inside you'll learn about my passion, collecting Boy Scout patches.

 

I'm especially looking for older Camp Patches from the Pacific Northwest - Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Click here to see a list of the Camp names.

 

Please contact me if you are looking to trade or sell your collection.

I've been an active Scouter and Boy Scout patch collector since my childhood.

1980's Scout-O-Rama at South Sound Center

 

I'm most proud of my service as Lodge Chief of the local Boy Scout Honor Society, Tillicum Lodge 392, in 1991. Also, the seven summers that I worked on staff at Camp Thunderbird located on Summit Lake in Olympia, Washington.

 

I was an Assistant Scoutmaster for the 1993 and 1997 National Jamborees, visited the 2001 National Jamboree and served as Communications Officer for the Pacific Northwest Subcamp at the 2005 National Jamboree. I was also the 2002 and 2012 Contingent Leader for the Nisqually Lodge Order of the Arrow Contingent to the National Order of the Arrow Conference.

 

Arlington National Cemetery

prior to 1997 National Jamboree

 

 

I was the Order of the Arrow Nisqually Lodge 155 Associate Adviser for many of its years and was pleased to be the lead Adviser for the Thunderbird Stage Project and many successful lodge fellowships and banquets. One of the most special events was the fellowship that I was Adviser for that we were able to get the National Order of the Arrow Chief and the Western Region Chief to attend. I continue to serve in the unofficial position of Lodge Historian.

Stage at Camp Thunderbird

 

My primary collections are of Northwest Order of the Arrow Lodges.

 

Tillicum Lodge 392

 

Prototype Pies (1 known of each) - Rudesill Collection

 

I am in the process of putting together a Northwest camp collection & camp history collection. I hope to build my collection of 1920s-1940s camp patches from Boy Scout Camps located in Alaska, Northern California, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Wyoming. I prefer felt camp patches. inspiration for collecting camp patches

 

Camp Cleland Patch, earliest Tumwater Area Council camp on Lower Lena Lake

 

 

Tumwater Area Council's Camp Olympus, predecessor to Camp Thunderbird on Summit Lake, mid 1940s

 

 

Tumwater Area Council Senior and/or Wilderness Camps

 

(need)

 

Friendship totem pole at Camp Thunderbird that I helped carve

in memory of Jeff Carrington who died during travel at the 1988 World Jamboree in Australia

 

 

I hope that you enjoy these resources:

 

Nisqually Lodge Order of the Arrow #155 History

Tillicum Lodge Order of the Arrow #392 History

Camp Thunderbird History

 

"Best of the Best" Alaska Camp Patches & Histories

"Best of the Best" Idaho Camp Patches & Histories

"Best of the Best" Montana, Utah, Wyoming Camp Patches & Histories

"Best of the Best" Oregon Camp Patches & Histories

"Best of the Best" Washington Camp Patches & Histories

 

* Special Requests *

Sea Scout Ship Patches from the Pacific Northwest

Tsisqan Lodge 253 Pies and Neckerchiefs

Pacific Northwest Jamboree Neckerchiefs - 1960s-1970s

"Best of the Best" Region 11 CP's

Interesting and Rare Patches from Region 11

 

OA Needs List in Pictures

Council Needs List in Pictures

Pacific Northwest Council Names

Pacific Northwest Camp Names

 

Please contact me if you are looking to trade or sell your collection.