Peninsula and Old Dominion Area Council Camps
About the
Newport News Camps
Much of the following historical information about the camps of Newport News Council was kindly submitted by Sam Fairchild. In addition to providing the detailed history of the Council Camps, Sam also kindly loaned me many of the rare emblems you see on this site so that I could scan them and make them available for you to view.

Camp Washington
Note the location of Gwynn's Island for Camp Powhatan and Yorktown for Camp Washington on the documents pictured above.

Newport News Council was the name of Peninsula Council from 1918 to 1929. There were two camps, Camp Powhattan (yes, two "t's") and Camp Washington. Camp Powhattan was in existence from 1919 to 1946, Camp Washington was in existence from 1919 through 1932, but Peninsula Scouts attended only through 1929. Washington was the larger of the two camps, and also served the Norfolk Council and the Portsmouth Council (later, together, the Tidewater Council). Camp Washington was owned by Newport News Council. Camp Powhattan was owned by the Newport News Council at first, then sold to the Roanoke Council (later Blue Ridge Council) in 1926. Roanoke Council operated Powhattan for another 20 years. During the 1929 through 1935 period, Scouts from the Peninsula attended summer camp there following the sale of Camp Washington to Norfolk Council in 1929.

Newport News Council Camps
Camp Washington back
Green felt edge, dk blue camp logo
Have? - is the patch in my collection?
YEAR - year event was held and patch issued
TYPE - emblem shape/material/kind
BDR - emblem border color
E - edge type (usually Rolled or Cut, may be Felt)
BKG - emblem background color
FDL - fleur de-lis
NOAC - National Order of the Arrow Conference

This web site is dedicated to the memory of E. Bailey Tudder, longtime Kecoughtan Lodge Advisor, and Dr. Ron Godby, former 463 Arrowman and co-author of the most comprehensive reference on Lodge 463 emblem issues.

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