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There's a couple dozen of them for sale right now on Ebay. 

 

Between Google and Ebay, there's no longer any reason to come out of your parents basement anymore.

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Brother, lots of what was in libraries is online.

 

Things change over a hundred years.   :p

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I assume you didn't look at the link.  What was in this library one couldn't Google.  :)

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About 2 months after the 2015 BSA rule change on homosexual leaders, our new scout patrol finally got around to naming themselves.

 

I had to stifle a laugh when their patrol leader announced that they would henceforth be "The Flaming Patrol". 

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Two more.

 

Otherwise blank BSA patrol patch with black stitching forming a 1/4" irregular dot slightly off center.   "The Distant Birds."  Call: mouths open and close with no sound emerging.

 

Solid black patch.  "The Event Horizon"  Call: "Lights Out!"

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2 small Patrols just merged.  The Flaming Tomahawks & the Merlins.  They became the Flaming Merlins.  

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Flaming Arrows ----> Ice Cubes = Flaming Ice Cubes.  Patrol Call: "We're melting !!!"

 

Eagles ---> Hawks = Eeeks.      Patrol Call: Eeeeeeeek !!!

 

Love it.

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We had a Rubber Duck patrol - not so weird name actually but the patrol yell was "Rubber Ducky, we're so fine" but the really cool thing was the patrol flag - the patrol had a Scout who was a really good artist and he drew a picture of Ernie driving a chartreuse microbus getting in not just one but two rubber duck references without actually drawing a rubber duck. 

 

 

As for the beret - my unit wore berets - the only ones that didn't like the berets were the new scouts whose parents bought them berets a size or so to big because "they'll grow in to them" and whose berets were not worn in yet.  Everyone with well-fit and worn in berets loved them.  Summer camp was a great place to get them worn in by the way (when you "accidentally" forget to take it off when swimming, or stuffing them in your sleeping bag while sleeping, etc.).  Of all of the BSA's hats, the beret was the most useful - hands down.  A beret could be used as a pot holder, a trivet (something to place a hot pot on), a water carrier (or for that matter a mulberry or raspberry or strawberry or blueberry or etc. carrier), a Frisbee, a kickball base, a bandage to clamp on to a gushing wound, a blindfold (with the aid of a neckerchief to hold it), a capture-the-flag flag - and on and on.  A garrison cap can do a number of those but make horrible Frisbees.  A smoky bear hat can do a number of those but would you really use one for a Frisbee or a base?  A baseball cap - well they're just useless except as a carrier.  Plus - the more abused and worn in they got, the sharper they looked because they could be worn correctly.  In a parade of Scouts, while the smoky bear hats looked sharp, the berets looked equally sharp and as a bonus, seemed to radiate active.

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