Vintage BSA Boy Scout Blanket with Patches 1960s 70s 151 Pcs
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a boy scout blanket that has about 151 different pieces affixed to it, most of them patches from the early to mid 1970s, as well as some that are a little earlier, 60s era and one from the 1957 National Jamboree held at Valley Forge. This boy scout blanket has an Order of the Arrow jacket patch, first issued in 1967 and retired in 1976 and an Order of the Arrow sash. There is also a gold plated training award metal with green ribbon. There are a few non-Scout patches on this boy scout blanket such as a barbershop quartet patch, an Apollo 16 patch, a Kiwanis patch, a Mark Ten cigarette snowmobile patch, a Peterborough City Police patch and an RCAF cadet patch. Most of the patches are Canadian, but there are quite a few American ones as well as some international ones - Ireland, Sweden/Canada etc. There is a ribbon from the Baden Powell House in London and a large Northwest Territories patch. There is also a sash of some sort used by staff of the Circle Ten Council. This boy scout blanket is made of a felted wool or maybe acrylic/wool blend, I’m not sure, in a Native American design pattern. The top of the blanket is folded over and has plastic bone pegged leather straps used to hang the blanket on the wall. It measures 56” by 70”. I’ve taken a lot of photos, so please view the photos to see what’s included. This boy scout blanket is clean and has been well cared for over the years. This collection was lovingly assembled and cared for over the last almost 50 years. I’m sure that there are some uncommon patches oin this boy scout blanket - great display piece!