Camp Pupukea | Oahu, Hawaii 2015

Pupukea 2015

This is the patch from Troop 26’s 2015 Hawaiian summer camp adventure. The ghosted initials on the patch stand for the stickmen of the trip: Eagle Scouts Parker Plank (SPL), Eric Keilbarth (ASPL), Kyler Smith (HQM) and Josh Kroll (LC Chair). The troop visited Pearl Harbor, Camp Pupukea, Waimea Bay and Valley, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Shark’s Cove, the Dole Plantation, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, and the Punchbowl Military Cemetary where Bill was able to see his dad’s name on the wall that pays tribute to those missing in action during WWII. At the Punchbowl, attendees were also given a challenge coin. While it is not a patch, it might as well be included here.

Hawaii Challenge Coin

While at Camp Pupukea, the troop earned a special award known as the Hawaiiana Award. This award is exclusive to the Aloha Council, the council that owns and operates Camp Pupukea. The patches below are the Aloha Council patch and the Hawaiiana patch. (The patches below were not designed by Bill.) If you have any additional stories or information about the Hawaii trip that you would like us to add to this page, please let us know.

Aloha Council

Frankenstein | Troop 26 WOW 2014

Frankenstein 2014

The theme for the 2014 Troop Webelos Outdoor Weekend was “Electric,” with Dr. Frankenstein and his monster as the mascot characters. The Monster was played by Eagle Scout Nick Bieser, and Doctor Frankenstein (or was it Doc Brown?) was played by Jonny Fisher. Below is Eagle Scout Eli Smith’s video of the event, which is a good example of what most of our Troop 26 WOW events are like. If you have any additional stories or information about this patch that you would like us to add to this page, please let us know.

Scottish Games | District Camporee 2014

Scottish Games 2014

These patches were given out at the Scottish Games “A Scout is Brave” District Camporee. The patch on the left features a scout riding on the back of Nessie while the patch on the right features Lord Baden-Powell wearing Scottish war paint. This event was modeled after the 2012 District WOW, however this campout took the depth of the theme to a new level. Every troop in attendance wore a kilt of a different tartan. Each Troop 26 patrol constructed a unique Scottish battle flag. Bagpipers played through the fittingly rainy weekend as scouts participated in Scottish-inspired games and activities. Boys’ Life even sent a reporter and later ran an article on the event. Below is Eagle Scout Eli Smith’s video highlighting the event. If you have any additional stories or information about this patch that you would like us to add to this page, please let us know.

Randy McGuire | Troop 26 Pillars Award 2014

McGuire 2014

Randy McGuire is a devoted member of Troop 26 who has devoted much of his life to Troop 26. A Troop 26 SPL and Eagle Scout himself, Randy has since served in the somewhat stressful job of troop treasurer as well as instructor of one of the infamous Death Badges: Personal Management. This patch was given out at the 2014 float trip when Randy was honored with the third Troop 26 Pillars Award. If you have any more information about Randy or this patch that you would like included here, please let us know.

Camp Hale, 2014

Hale 2014

These were the patches for Camp Hale in 2014. The bottom patch is the Troop 26 patch, and the one above it is the Council Shoulder Patch for Camp Hale that year which was also designed by Bill to match our troop’s patch. The “JP” on the troop patch stands for ASM John Points. “He was a woodbadge antelope,” says Bill, “he’s as bad about antelopes as I am about turtles.” If you have any additional stories or information about these patches that you would like us to add to this page, please let us know.

Dracula | Troop 26 WOW 2013

Dracula 2013

This is the patch from the third annual Troop 26 Webelos Outdoor Weekend at Dog Iron Ranch. Dracula was played by Eagle Scout Fletcher Lowe. This was one of the first WOW events where participants of the newly developed White Stag Leadership Program were able to help teach the Webelos valuable camping and leadership skills. If you have any additional stories or information about this patch that you would like us to add to this page, please let us know.