About our patch:
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The Great Trail Council contingent patch was designed by Troop One Eagle Scout Gabe Hunt. Gabe is also a member of Crew 2001 and a leader in the Pocket Crew (Frontier Girls Troop 210). He has attended the 2011 SummitCorp and the 2012 Summit Shakedown as well as troop adventures to the New River Gorge area and eastern WV.
His design is inspired by an inner patch dedicated to the New River National Park and an outer ring dedicated to our local Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Gold scouting emblems and the letters SBR appear on each segment. SBR stands for the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, WV the home of the National Jamboree as of July 15, 2013.
In the New River Gorge, home of the SBR, you see the backpacker, rappeller (or bungie jumper), bridge day base jumper and scouts while white water rafting all under our Goodyear Blimp flashing the word AKRON. The bridge supports are replaced with our council name.
In the outer ring the hills in each patch are actually part of the outline of the state of Ohio. The Coyote and Cuyahoga Valley Train run through the Cuyahoga Valley daily and are the contingent patches for Troops A331 and B326. The bald eagle that rests in the Cuyahoga valley graced the uniforms of Venturing Crew F610A and sport a ghosted venturing logo. The stockade looking gate is the entrance of our council camp, Manatoc Scout Reservation, and sports a ghosted word: Staff. Finally, the blue heron is found throughout the Cuyahoga Valley National Park as are the arrowmen of Marnoc lodge as they give service to scouting. On thier patch is the ghosted letters WWW.
2013 National Jamboree
Troop One and Venturing Crew 2001 had 22 members:
16 youth and 6 adults attend the 2013 National Jamboree.
Our pre-Jamboree tour included a visit to the WV State Capitol (pictures with both Governor Earl RayTomblin and Secretary of State Nancy Franklin), to the State Cultural Center, the New River Gorge Bridge, the Beckley Undergroung Exhibition coal mine, hikes to stand on top of Endless Wall and Long Point. We saw the beauty of the mountains and river from Grandview and watched the outdoor drama Honey in the Rock. We also visited Mount Hope where we presented the Mayor Michael Martin with a framed copy of this patch, visited the Trade-o-ree in the Mount Hope Municipal Stadium and visited the National Jamboree Museum on Main Street in the old Sweet Shop location. The good folks at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fayetteville allowed us to sleep on their floors while we visited this beautiful corner of the country.
While at the Jamboree we were scattered in three separate base camps as indicated below.
5 As Part of Venturing Crew F610A Foxtrot Base Camp
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