Baltimore Area Council Religious Retreat Patches

Thumbnail Retreat Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1964 Catholic 1963 & 1964 Wht Yel R Red/Blu round St. George and the Dragon; no date; used in both 1963 and 1964
1965 Catholic 1965 Org Wht R Grn/Blk round St. George and the Dragon; dated
1966 Catholic 1966 LBl Red R Blu/Grn round St. George and the Dragon; dated
1967 Catholic 1967 Yel Grn R Brn/Red round St. George and the Dragon; dated
1968 Catholic 1968 LBl Yel R Blu round LGr “Living with Christ in the Out of Doors”
1969 Catholic 1969 Red Pur R Wht round Pur “Living with Christ in the Out of Doors”
1970 Catholic 1970 Wht Grn R Red oval Yel “Living with Christ in the Out of Doors”
1971 Catholic 1971 Trq Wht R Blu hex “Living for God and Country in the Out of Doors”; “Broad Creek”
1972 Catholic 1972 Pur Yel R Wht odd Rounded triangle; “Broad Creek”
1973 Catholic 1973 Yel Red R Blu oval “Living with Christ in the Out of Doors”; “Broad Creek”
1974 Catholic Catholic 1974 Yel Yel R LBl/Red odd Miter shaped; “Omnia in Caritate”; “Broad Creek”
1974 Protestant Protestant 1974 Wht Wht R Blu round Blu Heart and cross; “Protestant Scout Retreat”
1970s Slide 1970s slice Wood slice slide with cross; probably used in 1970s
1975 Joint C & P 1975 Wht DBl R Blu/Red round Red Scout kneeling in prayer; “Living with God in the Out of Doors”
1976 Joint C & P 1976 Wht Red R Blu round Scout kneeling with LBl ghosted Washington at Valley Forge
1977 Joint 1977 Blu Wht R Yel/Brn square Yel Scout with staff; “A Scout is Reverent”
1978 Joint C & P 1978 Wht Wht R Blu/Red oval Yel “God’s Wonderful World”
1978 Jewish Jewish 1978 Wht Yel R Yel round “Jewish Retreat”; “5738”
1979 Joint C & P 1979 Yel Red R Grn/Red round Grn “Growing With God”
1979 Jewish Jewish 1979 Org Red R Blu/Red round Blu “Jewish Retreat”; “5739”
1980 Joint C & P 1980 Blu Yel R Wht/Red round Red “With God on the Trail”
1980 Jewish Jewish 1980 Blu LBl R LBl/LOr round LBl “Jewish Retreat”; “5740”
1981 Joint C & P 1981 Org Yel R LGr/Grn round Yel “To Christ Through Creation”
1981 Jewish Jewish 1981 Grn Tan R LBl/Red round Red “Fifth Jewish Retreat”; “5741”
1982 Joint C & P 1982 Yel Mar R Org odd Pur Seven-sided; “Men of Faith”
1982 Jewish Jewish 1982 Red Blu R Blk/LBl round LBl “Sixth Jewish Retreat”; “5742”
1983 Joint C & P 1983 Blu Yel R Wht/Yel round LGr “The Man, The Way, The Word”; “XXI” and “IX” on FDL
1983 Joint C & P 1983 Yel/Wht Blu R N/C LGr Patch mounted on yellow and white checked neckerchief
1983 Jewish Jewish 1983 Blu Yel R Wht/Yel round LGr “Seventh Jewish Retreat”; “5743”
1984 Catholic Catholic 1984 LBl Red R Red shield Red “1984 Catholic Scout Retreat BAC-BSA”
1984 Protestant Protestant 1984 Wht Olv R LGr/Red shield Red “Tenth Protestant Retreat”; “Broad Creek”
1984 Jewish Jewish 1984 Wht Olv R Grn/Red round Grn “8th Jewish Retreat”; “5744”
1985 segment 1985 segment Wht Blu R Blu arc “Retreat” segment for BAC activity patch; all faiths; no separate Catholic retreat patch
1985 Protestant Protestant 1985 Wht Grn R Red/GMy round BBl “Jubilee”; “Eleventh Protestant Retreat”; BSA 75th
1985 Jewish Jewish 1985 Wht Grn R Red/GMy round BBl “Jubilee” in Hebrew; “Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5745”; BSA 75th
1986 Catholic Catholic 1986 LBl Wht R Blk oval Yel Statue of Liberty; “A Way to Christian Leadership”
1986 Protestant Protestant 1986 LBl Wht R Blu/Red hrect Blu Statue of Liberty; “Protestant Retreat XII”; script “Liberty”
1986 Jewish Jewish 1986 Yel Brn R Red round Red Statue of Liberty; “Tenth Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5746”
1987 Catholic Catholic 1987 Wht Yel R Red/SMy round St. George and the Dragon; dated; “25th Anniversary”
1987 Catholic Catholic 1987 segment Wht Yel R Red arc “Courage, Commitment, Concern”; segment fits under patch
1987 Protestant Protestant 1987 LBl Blk R Wht/Blk hrect Yel Constitution; “Past, Present, Future”
1987 Jewish Jewish 1987 LBl Blu R M/C round Wht “We The People”; “Eleventh Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5747”
1988 Catholic Catholic 1988 LBl Blu R Red hrect LGy “To Jesus Through Mary”
1988 Protestant Protestant 1988 LBl Red R M/C odd Yel “Born Free”; Eagle; “Bible and Bill of Rights”
1988 Jewish Jewish 1988 Wht BBl R Red/Grn hrect Red Israel 40th; “12th Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5748”
1989 Catholic Catholic 1989 LYl Blu R Red shield Yel “Our Heritage in Ministry”
1989 Protestant Protestant 1989 Tan SMy R Grn/Red round Yel “Duty to God”; “15th Protestant Retreat”
1989 Jewish Jewish 1989 Wht Wht R Red hrect Red “13th Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5749”
1990 Catholic Catholic 1990 Yel Blk R Yel/Red round Red “New Beginnings”
1990 Protestant Protestant 1990 Blu Gry R M/C round Yel “Religious Emblems”; God and Country medal
1990 Jewish Jewish 1990 Blk Yel R Yel/LBl hex Yel Maccabee medal; “5750”
1991 Joint C & P 1991 LBl Grn R Red/Yel dome Yel “God and the Environment”; “Broad Creek Camps”
1991 Jewish Jewish 1991 LBl Grn R Red/Yel hex Yel Aleph medal; “5751”
1992 Catholic Catholic 1992 Grn Red R M/C shield Blk Columbus; “30th Catholic Scout Retreat”
1992 Protestant Protestant 1992 Gry Yel R Yel/Brn hrect Yel “My Promise to God”
1992 Jewish Jewish 1992 Trq Red R Red/DYl hex Wht Ner Tamid medal; “5752”
1993 Catholic Catholic 1993 Wht Trq R Blu/Pnk round Blu “World Youth Day”; “29th Catholic Scout Retreat”; “BCMSR”
1993 Protestant Protestant 1993 Gry Gry R Red/Gry round Brn “Making Right Choices”
1993 Jewish Jewish 1993 Man Blu R Red round Yel “17th Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5753”
1994 Catholic Catholic 1994 Yel Red R M/C round Brn “One Body, One Spirt, Many Gifts”
1994 Protestant Protestant 1994 LBl Wht R Blk/Red hrect Yel “Be Prepared”; “12th Point Camporee”
1994 Jewish Jewish 1994 Grn Wht R LGy/LBl round LGy “18th Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5754”
1995 Catholic Catholic 1995 DGr GMy R Wht dmnd4 Wht “The Family”; “BCMSR”
1995 Protestant Protestant 1995 Wht Red R Red/Pur round Gry “Family Living”; “12th Point Camporee”
1995 Jewish Jewish 1995 LBl Pur R Pur square Yel “19th Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5755”
1996 Catholic Catholic 1996 Blu SMy R Wht dmnd4 Wht “God Is Calling”
1996 Protestant Protestant 1996 LBl Red R M/C round Tan “My Promises”; “12th Point Campout”
1996 Jewish Jewish 1996 Wht GMy R LBl/Mar vrect Mar Jerusalem 3000; “5756”; “Camp Oest”
1997 Joint C & P 1997 Red DYl R Wht dmnd4 Wht Anchors and solid Maltese Cross; “Facing the Future”
1997 Joint C & P 1997 Red DYl R Wht dmnd4 Wht Anchors and outlined Maltese Cross; larger patch
1997 Jewish Jewish 1997 Wht Pur R Red/GMy hex Pur “21st Jewish Scout Retreat”; “5757”;
1998 Joint C & P 1998 Org Yel R Blk dmnd4 Blk Dove descending to mountain peak
1999 Joint C & P LBl LBl R Red/Blu oval Red “God’s Love”; “1999 Catholic Protestant Retreat”
Scout Sunday 2000 Scout Sunday 2000 DBl Blk R GMy/Org hrect Yel “Jubilee”; “Sunday Observance 2000”
2001 Joint C & P 2001 Grn Red R Wht/Red round Red “Discipleship”; “Catholic • Protestant Retreat 2001”
2002 Joint C & P 2002 Wht Red R Blk/Red round Red “Searching For Jesus”; “CPR 2002”
2002 Joint C & P 2002 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned compass design
2003 Joint C & P 2003 Red Yel R Yel round Red “Turn Around To God”; “CPR 2003 BAC BSA”
2003 Joint C & P 2003 neckerchief Grn Yel N/C Yel “Turn Around To God”; green neckerchief
IMAGE NEEDED Joint C & P 2003 neckerchief Yel ??? N/C ??? “Turn Around To God”; yellow neckerchief
IMAGE NEEDED Joint C & P 2003 neckerchief Mar ??? N/C ??? “Turn Around To God”; maroon neckerchief
2003 Joint C & P 2003 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned cross and rounded arrow design
2004 Joint C & P 2004 Red Yel R M/C oval Yel “Walk Walk”; “CPR 2004”
2004 Joint C & P 2004 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned cross and W design
2005 Joint C & P 2005 Blu Yel R Yel/GMy hrect GMy “One Nation Under God”; “CPR 2005”
2005 Joint C & P 2005 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned cross design
2006 Joint 2006 Trq Yel R Yel/Red hrect Yel World map; “Unity”; “That All May Be One”; “CPR 2006”
2006 Joint 2006 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned triangle design
2007 Joint 2007 LBl Yel R Blk oval Yel Dove and olive branch; “Peace Through Faith”; “CPR 2007”
2007 Joint 2007 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned dove design
2008 Joint 2008 M/C Yel R Yel/Red round Yel Globe; “Caretakers of God’s Creations”; “A Scout is Reverent”
2008 Joint 2008 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned ten commandments design
2009 Joint 2009 Blu Yel R Yel odd Yel Long octagon; Shepherd with lamb; “A Scout is Reverent”; “Following the Shepherd”
2009 Joint 2009 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned FDL and shepherd’s crook design
Scout Sunday 2010 Scout Sunday 2010 Pur Blu R RWB round RWB “A Scout is Reverent”; 1910-2010; BSA Centennial
2010 Joint 2010 M/C Wht R Yel/Gry hrect Yel Eagle; “And He Will Raise You Up On Eagles Wings”; “A Scout is Reverent Retreat”
2010 Joint 2010 slice Wooden slice or slide with burned eagle design
2011 Joint 2011 Wht Blk R Grn hrect Grn Monarch butterfly; “Faith Overcomes Doubt”; “A Scout is Reverent Retreat”

The Baltimore Area Council has a long tradition of council-level religious retreats.

The Catholic Retreat started in 1963; a number of later patches indicate an incorrect anniversary or retreat number. The incorrect designations:

The earliest Protestant Retreat patch is from 1974, but the 1984 patch designates the tenth retreat. Either the Protestant Retreat was skipped somewhere in the 1975–1982 period, or the patches are in error, giving the anniversary rather than the number of the retreat. (That is, the tenth anniversary would be the eleventh retreat.)

Joint retreat patches were used several times beginning in 1975. While the first Protestant Retreat patch was made in 1974, I believe the Catholic and Protestant Retreats used the same patches from 1975 through 1983. Roman numerals on the large FDL of the 1983 patch mark the anniversaries of the Catholic (XXI) and Protestant (IX) retreats.

The Jewish Retreat started in 1977; the 1981 patch designates the fifth retreat. I believe the same 1977 retreat patch was used for all three faiths that year.

Beginning in 2006, programs for Jewish Scouts were incorporated into the joint retreat. The patches continued to be designated “CPR”; through 2007.

Beginning in 2002, a customized brand was used each year to create branded wood slices that could be turned into neckerchief slides.

The “Sunday Observance” patch from 2000 includes the Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Campfire symbols. I do not know whether there was also a BAC-specific retreat patch issued that year.

Archbishop’s and Cardinal’s Unit Awards

Thumbnail Retreat Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
Unit Award 1964 Unit Award 1964 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Sectamini Caritatem”; oversized
Unit Award 1964 Unit Award 1964 Yel Award patch on yellow neckerchief
Unit Award 1965 Unit Award 1965 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Sectamini Caritatem”; neckerchief patch
Unit Award 1965 Unit Award 1965 LBl Award patch on light blue neckerchief
IMAGE NEEDED Unit Award 1966 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; oversized
Unit Award 1967 Unit Award 1967 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; neckerchief patch
Unit Award 1967 Unit Award 1967 Red Award patch on red neckerchief
Unit Award 1968 Unit Award 1968 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; oversized
Unit Award 1968 Unit Award 1968 Red Award patch on red neckerchief
Unit Award 1969 Unit Award 1969 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; oversized
Unit Award 1969 Unit Award 1969 Red Award patch on red neckerchief
Unit Award 1970 Unit Award 1970 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; oversized
Unit Award 1971 Unit Award 1971 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; oversized
Unit Award 1972 Unit Award 1972 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; neckerchief patch
Unit Award 1972 Unit Award 1972 Red Award patch on red neckerchief
Unit Award 1973 Unit Award 1973 Grn Grn R Grn vrect Archbishop’s crest; “Omnia in Caritate”; neckerchief patch
Unit Award 1973 Unit Award 1973 Red Award patch on red neckerchief
Unit Award 1974 Unit Award 1974 Wht C Red odd Miter shaped; oversized felt; Cardinal’s hat and tassels

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Archdiocese of Baltimore annually recognized a unit as the Archbishop’s Honor Unit (later the Cardinal’s Honor Unit). These units were issued patches featuring the coat of arms of Cardinal Shehan. In some years, neckerchiefs with the patch attached were also issued.

“Omnia in Caritate”, translated “All Things in Charity”, was the Cardinal’s motto. Cardinal Shehan retired in 1974, and his coat of arms appears on the Catholic retreat patch from that year as well.

I need information (and ideally images) of any retreat patches missing or later than the ones listed above.

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