Straus Wilderness Area

Straus Wilderness Area

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
Lill Aron segment 1956–61 Wht Grn C Grn arc Straus segment for BAC Camper
Straus segment 1956–61 Wht Red C Red arc Straus segment for BAC Camper
Lillie-Aaron segment 1956–61 Aqu Yel C Yel arc Straus segment for BAC Camper
Straus segment 1960 YOr Blk C Blk arc Straus segment for BAC Camper; color for BSA Golden Jubilee
Straus 1960s Wht Grn R Red round “Lillie-Aaron Straus Explorer Base”; lake scene; BSA stock design
Straus 1969? Tur Wht R Yel dmnd4 SWA; white pack and paddle
Straus 1969? Tan Red N/C Neckerchief; SWA; white pack and paddle
Straus Staff 1969? Tan Red N/C Neckerchief; SWA; white pack and paddle; “Staff”
Straus 1970 Tur Wht R Yel dmnd4 Yel SWA; scout canoeing
Straus 1970 Yel Grn N/C Yel Neckerchief; SWA; name around patch image
Straus Staff 1970 Yel Grn N/C Yel Neckerchief; SWA; name around patch image; “Staff”
Straus 1971 LBl DYl R Org hex M/C Lillie-ASWA; orange and white FDL and “E”
Straus 1971 Yel Blk N/C Blk Neckerchief; SWA; cartoon tiger
IMAGE NEEDED Straus Staff 1971 ??? ??? ? ? N/C Staff neckerchief
Straus 1972 LBl DYl R Wht/DYl odd LASWA; tent and canoe; rounded triangle
Straus 1972 Wht Yel N/C Neckerchief; LASWA; tent and canoe
Straus Staff 1972 Wht Red P Yel/Red N/C Neckerchief; “Staff”; LASWA; tent and canoe
Adventurer 1972 Grn Brn R Wht round SWA; “Adventurer 1972”
Adventurer 1972–73 Yel Red R Grn round M/C SWA; “Adventurer 72–73”; winter camping
Straus 1973 Grn Wht R Wht/DYl oval BAC; “Lill-Aaron Straus”; tent
Straus 1973 PGn Wht/Yel N/C Neckerchief; “Lill-Arron Straus”
Straus Staff 1973 Grn Yel P Yel N/C Neckerchief; LASWA; “Staff 1973”
Straus 1974 Wht Yel R Red/Grn round Yel BAC; SWA; canoe, paddle, and boot print on large FDL
Straus 1974 Tan Brn N/C Brn Neckerchief; BAC; SWA; canoe, paddle, and boot print on large FDL
Straus Staff 1974 Tan Brn N/C Brn Neckerchief; BAC; SWA; canoe, paddle, and boot print on large FDL; “Staff”
Adventurer 1974–75 Yel Red R Grn round M/C SWA; “Adventurer 74–75”
Straus 1975 Grn DYl R Wht oval LASWA; RWB star; canoe and paddle
Winter Camper 1975–78 Wht Blu R Red dome Brn “Lill-Aaron Straus Winter Camper”; beaver; no date; matches Broad Creek patch
Straus 1976 Wht Blu R Red round BAC; SWA; blue canoe, red paddle, yellow Liberty Bell, “76”
Straus 1977? Wht Yel R Brn round Yel BAC; SWA; canoe, paddle, boot print, and pine branch
Straus 1978? Wht Yel R Brn round Yel BAC; SWA; canoe, paddle, and boot print on red outline globe
Straus 1979? LBl Yel R Brn round Blu BAC; SWA; bird over trees and jumping fish
Straus 1979–80 LBl Red R Yel round Yel SWA; BAC; frontiersman
Straus 1980? Wht Org R Blu round Wht BAC; SWA; campfire by water
Straus 1981 Yel Grn R Org odd Grn LASWA; canoeing scene; rounded rectangle
Straus Towpath 1981 LBl Blu C Blk tri Clock face and campfire; “Straus Towpath 1981”; probably a private issue
Straus 1982 Wht Grn R Red dmnd4 Brn LASWA; “In the Footsteps of the Founder”
Straus Winter 1982 Wht Brn R Red hrect Brn “Straus 82”; winter camper; squirrel
Straus 1983 Brn Yel R LBl/Yel hrect Wht “Catch the Scouting Spirit at Straus Wilderness Base”
Straus 1984 Wht Brn R Grn hrect Red “Straus 84”; two trees
Straus 1985? Blu Grn R Yel hrect Lil-ASWA BSA; canoe in moonlight
Straus 1986? Blu Red R Red hrect Lil-ASWA BSA; deer in woods
Straus 1987? LBl Blk R Blk dome LASWA; campsite by stream
Straus 1988? Wht Blu R Blk round “Straus-B.A.C.-BSA”
Straus 1989 Red DYl R Blk hrect DYl LASWA; thick Maryland outline; “Expedition Base”; 86mm wide
Straus 1989 Red DYl R Blk hrect DYl LASWA; thin Maryland outline; “Expedition Base”; 102mm wide

Cresap’s Trail

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
Cresap’s Trail 1984 DOr Brn R Brn round Grn 1984; Horseshoe; “Cresap’s Trail Straus BSA”
Cresap’s Trail 1985 DOr Brn R Grn round Grn Horseshoe; “Cresap’s Trail Straus BSA”; no date
Cresap’s Trail Participant L Brn round Leather round with horseshoe logo; participation award

No Date Estimated

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
Campmaster Red Yel R Yel round M/C Tenderfoot in horseshoe; SWA; “Campmaster”
Straus Tur Brn R Brn round Brn LASWA; BAC; deer head, paddle, and axe
Straus LBl Wht R Grn round Yel LASWA; Scout on mountain peak in front of sun
Straus LBl Wht R Grn round DYl LASWA; lake scene; two sideways FDL
Straus segment Yel Grn R Red arc LASWA segment for unknown round or oval patch

Straus Event Patches

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
Exploreree 1960s Grn Grn C Yel round “Lill Aron Exploreree”; round with loop
Straus-Out 1983 LBl Blk R Wht round DBr “Straus Out”; seated backpacker
Straus-Out 1985 Org Blk R Blk CSP Yel “Straus-Out”; The Capitol District; silk-screened
Straus Fun-Out 1985 Wht Grn R Red round Red “Straus Fun-Out”; Constellation District
Straus Fun-Out 1986 M/C Red R Blk/Red tri Red “Straus Fun-Out 1986”; Constellation District
Straus Fun-Out 1987 Blu Red R Blk/Red tri Red “Straus Fun-Out 1987”; Constellation District
Straus Fun-Out 1988 M/C Red R Blk/Red tri Red “Straus Fun-Out”; no date; Constellation District
Straus Fun-Out 1989 M/C Red R Blk/Red tri Red “Straus Fun-Out 1989”; Constellation District
Straus Fun-Out 1990 M/C Red R Red round Red “Straus Fun-Out 1990”; railroad tunnel entrance

Straus items are much harder to find and date than Broad Creek items, so some of the dates on this page (with question marks) are simply my best guesses. Some of my logic:

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