On June 13, 2020 we will be holding the next Camp Barstow Staff Reunion. All former and current staff members are invited to attend. Details will be available at a later date and the Camp Barstow website at at the Camp Barstow Staff Facebook Group.

TRIPP CLARK, CAMP BARSTOW STAFF 1982 – 1987, 1990 – 1992

Camp patches are more than pieces of cloth.  They are tangible mementos of life shaping experiences.  For decades, Scouts have collected, swapped, and coveted these colorful objects.  Below, we have attempted to list every patch created for the Camp Barstow summer camp program, plus many of the other related Camp Barstow patches.  Many people have contributed to this information, including Tripp Clark, Brad Hutto, Vance Lackey, David Lund, William McCormick, Greg McDaniel, Jason Shull, and Jason Spangler.  While we have made every effort to be complete and accurate, some of this info is based on memory.  If you have information about items missing or identified incorrectly, or incompletely, please notify trippclark “at” gmail.com.

Scope: It was difficult to draw a line as to the Scope of the patches to include on this list. This listing is NOT every patch for every event at Camp Barstow. Rather, I am limiting this to summer camp patches, including Cub Scout Resident Camp or any other long term resident camp. Also listed are those patches that are general Camp Barstow patches and not event specific and Camp Barstow patches that designate service centric activities in support of the general camp or summer camp (i.e. Barstow Bears, Beaver Chip, etc.)

Click HERE to download a PDF checklist of all of the patches listed on this page.

Pre-Camp Barstow Summer Camps

ImageYear(s)Notes
No image1926Summer camp for Columbia Council held at Camp Jocassee in 1926. Emblems were awarded to Scouts meeting stated requirements. No examples are known to exist today. Designed by J. Ellis Crapps. A total of 48 emblems were awarded.
1928Summer Camp for Columbia Council held at Rocky Bottom. This is considered part of a local summer camp collection, but actually pre-dates Camp Barstow which was not opened until 1930. This is the earliest known summer camp patch to exist for our council. A total of at least 50 emblems were awarded.

Camp Barstow, Fort Jackson (1930 – 1940)

ImageYear(s)Notes
1930This is the first Camp Barstow patch. A total of 46 emblems were awarded. Two of which went to Mr. and Mrs. Barstow.
1931A total of 32 emblems were awarded, one of which went to Paul Siple, an American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928-1930 and 1933-1935, representing the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout.
1932This was a generic design and used by at least one other camp without the, “CB.” A total of 33 emblems were awarded.
1933
1934A total of 48 emblems were awarded.
1935A total of 52 emblems were awarded.
1936
1937
1938This undated patch is believed to be from 1938. Summer camp was canceled in 1939 because of widespread polio in the Columbia area. It is also plausible that this is a "blank" and that these were produced upfront, with the years stitched in annually as needed.
1940

Camp Barstow, Burnt Gin (1941)

ImageYear(s)Notes
1941Called "Camp Barstow," this summer camp season was actually held at then Burnt Gin State Park (now Camp Burnt Gin) in Wedgefield, SC. The original Camp Barstow on Ft. Jackson had been sold to the government for expansion of the military base. The new site in Gaston would not open until 1942.

Camp Barstow, Gaston (1942 – 1995)

ImageYear(s)Notes

1942 - 43This was the first Camp Barstow patch for the Gaston location of Camp Barstow. The patch was created with "194" printed across the top and a "2" or "3" was typed on the patch to indicate 1942 or 1943. This is the only difference between the issues. A total of 61 emblems were awarded in 1942. It is unknown how many were awarded in 1943.
1944 A total of 90 emblems were awarded. This variation of the, “Barstow Camp” arrowhead is very likely made by the same company as the 1946-1947 Barstow emblem. This is evident by the details in the Indian head as well as the no twill backing.
1945A total of 150 emblems were awarded. It is unclear when this variation of the, “Barstow Camp” arrowhead was ordered. This patch was made by a different company which is obvious by the details of the Indian head as well as having a coarse twill.
1946 - 47



Several yearsThis is the first known Camp Barstow patch designating Camp Staff. Exact years used are unknown. It was used several years from the late 1940’s until the 60's. Two variations of backing exist.
1948 - 1952
1950First Week Scout Camper; note: only one report of this patch, but it appears credible
1953 - 1957Cut edge F-dock.
1958
1959
1960
1961Rough twill F-dock
1962 - 1965Medium twill F-dock
1966 - 1967Design copied from Ten-mile River Scout Camp, NY
1968 - 1969
1970 - 1971The “50” is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Council being first designated as a first class council in 1920
1972 - 1974Fine twill F-dock
1975Blue border, plastic back; former design brought back by Chuck Bowen. No special designation in border colors. They used blue in the early part of the season, and switched to red later in the summer.
1975Red border
1976Designed by Chuck Bowen. Design features “The Mayflower” which appeared in the American Heritage Pageant presented for families each week at summer camp
1977
1978
1979 - 1984First year camper
1979 - 1984Second year camper
1979 - 1984Third year camper
1979 - 1984Fourth year camper, patch is twill background
1979 - 1984Fifth year camper, patch is fully embroidered
1985Diamond Jubilee, 75th anniversary of BSA, designed by Tripp Clark
1985Staff patch, designed to be worn on the sleeve as a position patch. Designed by Tripp Clark
1986Designed by Tripp Clark based on the 1985 Diamond Jubilee IWC CSP which was designed by Berg Simpson.
1986Staff
1987 - 1989First year camper; designed by Berg Simpson
1987 - 1989Second year camper; designed by Berg Simpson
1987 - 1989Third year camper; designed by Berg Simpson
1987 - 1989Fourth year camper; designed by Berg Simpson
1990Designed by Don Cantrell
1991Designed by Don Cantrell
1992Designed by Tripp Clark based on 1942 patch; 50th anniversary of Gaston location
1993
1994
1995Red, Boy Scout
1995Blue, Cub Scout Resident Camp
1995Commemorative reproduction of the 1942 patch produced for the final summer at Gaston

Camp Barstow, Lake Murray (1996 – present)

ImageYear(s)Notes
1996Boy Scout resident camp trading post patch; designed by Tripp Clark
1996Attendance patch; designed by Tripp Clark
1996Staff, no loop; designed by Tripp Clark
1996Staff with loop; designed by Tripp Clark
1996Cub Scout Resident Camp; designed by Tripp Clark
1997Designed by Tripp Clark
1997Staff, no loop. Designed by Tripp Clark
1997Staff with loop. Designed by Tripp Clark
1997Cub Scout Resident Camp; designed by Tripp Clark
1998Designed by Vance Lackey.
1998Staff Designed by Vance Lackey.
1999Designed by Vance Lackey.
1999Staff Designed by Vance Lackey.
2000Designed by Vance Lackey.
2000Staff Designed by Vance Lackey.
2001Designed by Vance Lackey. Patch was designed by a picture of John Woodington skiing on Lake Murray.
2001Staff. Designed by Vance Lackey.
2002Camper (black border) Designed by Vance Lackey.
2002Trading post (white border) Designed by Vance Lackey.
2002Staff (gold mylar eagle and compass points) Designed by Vance Lackey.
2003No summer camp held at Camp Barstow this year because of the lowering of Lake Murray for repairs to the Lake Murray Dam. This patch was made, designed by Tripp Clark and modeled after the 1931 Camp Barstow patch, and was available to any Scout in Indian Waters Council who attended a BSA summer camp program that summer. The purposes were to promote that Scouts attend summer camp, and to keep Camp Barstow on their minds.
2004No summer camp held at Camp Barstow this year because of the lowering of Lake Murray for repairs to the Lake Murray Dam. This patch was made, designed by Tripp Clark and modeled after the 1934 Camp Barstow patch, and was available to any Scout in Indian Waters Council who attended a BSA summer camp program that summer. The purposes were to promote that Scouts attend summer camp, and to keep Camp Barstow on their minds.
2005
2005Staff
2006
2006Staff
2006Cub Resident Camp
2007Camper, dark blue border
2007Trading post, green border
2007Staff, dark blue border with “STAFF”
2007Cub Resident Camp Patch
2008
2008
2008Staff
2008Cub Scout Resident Camp
2008Cub Scout Resident Camp Staff
2009Camper Patch
2009Cub Resident Camp Patch
2009Staff patch
2009Leader patch
2010Camper patch
2010Staff patch
2010Leader patch
2010Part of IWC 100th BSA anniversary set. This patch was earned by attending an event at Camp Barstow.
2010Part of IWC 100th BSA anniversary set. This patch was earned by participating in Barstow summer camp.
2010Part of IWC 100th BSA anniversary set. This patch was earned by attending summer camp (including Barstow or another BSA summer resident camp).
2010High Adventure, designed by William McCormick
2011High Adventure
2011
2011Leader patch
2011Staff patch
2011Cub Resident Camp Patch
2012Trading post patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2012Camper patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2012Leader patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2012Staff patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2013Trading post patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2013Camper patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2013Leader patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2013Staff patch; designed by Greg McDaniel
2013Cub Scout Resident Camp
2014Camper; designed by Greg McDaniel
2014Staff; designed by Greg McDaniel
2014Leader; designed by Greg McDaniel
2015Designed by Tripp Clark
2015Leader patch. Designed by Tripp Clark
2015Staff patch. Designed by Tripp Clark
2016Designed by Dewayne Corbitt and Wade Tosh. The patch was designed to incorporate many elements of earlier camp patch designs.
2016Leader patch - Designed by Dewayne Corbitt and Wade Tosh. The patch was designed to incorporate many elements of earlier camp patch designs.
2016Staff patch - Designed by Dewayne Corbitt and Wade Tosh. The patch was designed to incorporate many elements of earlier camp patch designs.
2017Camper patch - Designed by David Lund
2017Leader patch - Designed by David Lund
2017Staff patch - Designed by David Lund. Many of those produced were stolen from the camp office so actual distribution to staff was limited.
2018Leader patch- Designed by SuSu McDuffie
2018Camper- Designed by SuSu McDuffie
2018Staff- Designed by SuSu McDuffie
2018Cub Resident Camp Patch
2019Camp Barstow “brand” patch, inspired by the patches from 1930 & 1931. Design is by Jason Spangler. This is intended to be a multi-year patch. Ribbons are attached to the patch representing program features or merit badge bundles participated in by the Scout.
2019Leader patch - Design by Jason Spangler to celebrate the diverse staff from four different councils in South Carolina. The totem pole is reminiscent of the Dixie Fellowship poles on the parade field and include the lodge totems from all four councils working on staff. The small boat is a pontoon boat which was new to camp that summer at a significant investment from the council.
2019Staff- Design by Jason Spangler to celebrate the diverse staff from four different councils in South Carolina. The totem pole is reminiscent of the Dixie Fellowship poles on the parade field and include the lodge totems from all four councils working on staff. The small boat is a pontoon boat which was new to camp that summer at a significant investment from the council.
2019Camper- Design by Jason Spangler to celebrate the diverse staff from four different councils in South Carolina. The totem pole is reminiscent of the Dixie Fellowship poles on the parade field and include the lodge totems from all four councils working on staff. The small boat is a pontoon boat which was new to camp that summer at a significant investment from the council.
2019Cub Resident Camp Patch

Camp Barstow – Segments, Rockers, Awards, Special Issues

ImageYear(s)Notes
Years on patchesYear segments used multiple years. These were commonly used many places, so often year segments found may not be from Camp Barstow.
1977 - 1978
See note
Honor Camper and Honor Troop were used 1969 - 1976 also; others were added for 1977 and 1978; possibly earlier
1983Early bird - two variations exist (both pictured); designed by Bob Newberry
1984Early bird; designed by Bob Newberry
1986Pathfinder
1988
1989
1990 - 1991
Eagle Feather Award. Troops at camp these summers would seek to earn the “Eagle Feather Award.” The award had a number of criteria including uniform wear, service project, campsite inspection, etc. In addition to the patch, each troop received a feather to hand from their troop flagpole.
1995-1996This leather patch was for service given at the then new camp. Scouts and Scouters could earn beads, which were attached below the leather patch, for hours of service to the camp.
1996Scoutmaster merit badge
1997Scoutmaster merit badge
Likely 1998 or 1999?Scoutmaster merit badge. Designed by Vance Lackey.
???Scoutmaster merit badge. Designed by Vance Lackey.
???Scoutmaster merit badge. Designed by Vance Lackey.
2006Scoutmasters Merit Badge, note this patch is not an exclusive custom item for Barstow. It was made by a dealer as a spoof patch. Some were purchased and used as the Scoutmaster Merit Badge for the summer.
2007Scoutmaster merit badge
2008? - 2015?High Adventure, Designed by Stan Haines (his initials are in the sun “SH”).
2016Camp promotion patch put together to be issued at the camp kickoff meeting in October
2014Gimmick patch sold in the trading post
2014Originally the program was to be a stand alone week of JROTC, Venturing, older Scouts, etc. focused on shooting sports. Attendance never took off and the event was not held but patches had been ordered. They were given as weekly awards to the “Top Shot” as deemed by the shooting sports staff for several summers.
2005Camp Barstow Staff Reunion; designed by Tripp Clark
2010Camp Barstow Staff Reunion; designed by Tripp Clark. Design features image of W.S. Barstow, benefactor of Camp Barstow.
2015Camp Barstow Staff Reunion; designed by Tripp Clark
??Barstow Bears, white border
2005-2006Barstow Bears, not dated
2005-2006Barstow Bears, the pint patches were designed for the ladies that helped on "Bear Days" to prepare the camp for Dixie Fellowship 2005. Later, the men who helped with the Bear Days could purchase the few extras at $20 each.
2007Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2007"
2008Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2008"
2009Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2009"
2010Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2010"
2011Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2011"
2011Barstow Bears, white ghost. January 15, 2011. It snowed on the Barstow Bear Work Day. Two people showed up to work and both received "snow patches."
2012Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2012"
2013Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2013"
2014Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2014"
2015Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2015"
2016Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2016"
2016Barstow Bears, brown border & tan ghost "2016" - Presented to 4 Scouters for building all the new latrine doors for camp.
2017Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2017"
2018Barstow Bears, red border, ghosted "2018"
2019Barstow Bears, brown border
2017 - 2019Centerpiece Chief’s bonnett; CSP’s arrange to create feathers - Designed by David Lund

As of January 2020, the Chief’s bonnett and some CSP’s are still available. Some program CSP’s have now sold out and have not been reordered. The Barstowree CSP and the Staff CSP have remained in active use.
2017 - 2019COPE and Climbing, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 onlyTrailblazers, 50 made - Designed by David Lund
This is the hardest CSP for collectors to find along as it was only used in 2017.
2017 - 2019Boating, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 2019Scoutcraft, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 201850-miler Trek afoot,afloat, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 2018Sailing Adventure, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 2019Handicraft, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 2018Fishing Adventure, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 201850-mile war canoe trek, 100 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 2019Pathfinders, 200 made - Designed by David Lund
2018 only25-miler trek afoot, afloat, 50 made - Designed by David Lund.
2017 -Barstowree champion, 150 made to date - Designed by David Lund. This patch is restricted to winners of the Barstowree. The goal was to create a special CSP much like the Masters’ Green Jacket. You have to earn this one. Still in active use through 2019. Decision pending on 2020.
2017 -Staff, 250 made - Designed by David Lund
Still in active use through 2019. Decision pending on 2020.
2017 - 2019Shooting Sports, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2017 - 2019Ecology, 150 made - Designed by David Lund
2019 - “Ribbons” that attached under the Camp Barstow brand patch. Ribbons are representative of merit badge bundles or program features: Ranger, Marksman, Emergency Corps, Readyman, Explorer, Lifesaver, Outdoorsman, Ropes, Voyager, Barstowree, Bull Moose Hike, Power Squadron, STEM, Skipper, Frontiersman, Ecology Tour, Angler, Pathfinders

Camp Brownlee, 1949 – 1970

ImageYear(s)Notes
??Believed to be the earliest Camp Brownlee patch
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?? - 1970Believed to be the last Camp Brownlee Patch

6 thoughts on “Camp Barstow patches”

    1. David, we did not issue one with a pink border. I was at camp most of those years, and on staff for 3 of them. I would love to see a scan or picture of the patch. Several things could explain this — a white border made pink with a permanent marker (likely), a red border bleached (less likely) or a sample created by the manufacturer.

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