Peninsula and Old Dominion Area Council Camps
About the
Council Camps
Page
The following historical information about the camps of Peninsula and Old Dominion Councils 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 below so that I could scan them and make them available for you to view on this page.
Newport
News
Council
Camps
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.

View a picture of Scouts camping at Camp Okee in 1939, before the Camp was purchased by Peninsula Council. Photo courtesy Hugh C. Ewing.
Peninsula
Council
Camps
Following the sale of Powhattan, Peninsula Council (named in 1929) purchased Camp Sherwood in 1935, and Sherwood served as the council's camp through 1941. In 1942, the Council purchased Camp Okee in Gloucester County, and operated it until 1964. The Council also puchased Camp James River and Camp Hope, two properties for use by black Scouts on the Peninsula. Both camps were in operation from 1944 through 1965, at which time Camp Chickahominy was purchased (1964), and a fully integrated camping program was introduced to Peninsula Scouting. It was also known as the Peninsula Scout Reservation, and after 1992 served as the camp for Colonial Virginia Council after Peninsula and Old Dominion Area Councils merged. Camp Chickahominy was sold to US Homes Corp. in 2005 for housing development, and Colonial Virginia Council acquired property in Middlesex County for the new Bayport Scout Reservation.
About
Camp
Chickahominy
Camp Chickahominy, located in Lightfoot, VA (near Williamsburg) was owned and operated by Peninsula Council and later Colonial Virginia Council until 2005. The following information from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay web site describes the origin of the name "Chickahominy:"

The Chickahominy River is named after the Native American people who still inhabit the region. Chickahominy means "coarse pounded corn people". At the time of the earliest English settlement, the Chickahominy people existed surrounded by the powerful Powhatan confederacy of which they were not a part. It was members of the Chickahominy tribe who captured Captain John Smith of Jamestown when he was exploring the Chickahominy River. They turned Smith over to Chief Powhatan, whose daughter Pocahontas is said to have begged her father to spare Smith's life, beginning a friendship that enabled the survival of the English on this continent. Today, although they do not have a reservation, the Chickahominy tribe is the largest Native American tribe in Virginia with over a thousand members, and private land holdings in the Chickahominy watershed.

Framed pictures of Camp Chickahominy patches from the Council Office include virtually all issues from the camps: Frame 1 - Frame 2

Camp Washington
Have
Year
Camp
TYPE
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
No
1928
Camp Washington back
R
DGR
F
TAN
Green felt edge, dk blue camp logo
Camp Okee
Have
Year
Camp
TYPE
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
No
1940
R
WHT
C
WHT
Red silkscreen on white felt, round
No
Early 40's
X
WHT
C
WHT
Red silkscreen Chief on white felt
No
Late 40's
X
WHT
C
BLU
White silkscreen Chief on blue felt arrowhead
No
1951-52
A
GRN
R
GRN
Yellow silkscreen on green sateen arrowhead
No
1953
A
GRN
R
GRN
Yellow silkscreen on green sateen, "1953" lettering added
No
1954
Camp Okee
X
RED
C
WHT
Twill round with segments attached
No
1955
X
RED
C
WHT
Twill round with segments attached
No
1957-59
Camp Okee
X
BLK
C
YEL
Oval with three ships design
No
1960-61
R
LBL
R
WHT
Twill, "Camp Okee," Brave with tomahawk
No
1962
Camp Okee
R
RED
R
WHT
"Camp Okee 1962"
No
1963
R
BLK
R
WHT
White twill, blue jay, pine tree on FDL design
No
1963
R
BLK
R
TAN
Silkscreened blue jay, pine tree on FDL design
No
1964-65
R
BLK
R
WHT
Tan twill, blue jay, pine tree on FDL design
No
1964
N
-
-
TAN
Silkscreened blue jay, pine tree on FDL design, "1964 Staff"
No
?
X
-
-
-
T-shirt with silkscreened Indian and "Camp Okee" lettering
No
1964
X
WHT
R
BLK
Twill, activity patch
No
?
X
-
-
-
Metal belt buckle with "Camp Okee B.S.A." lettering on face
No
?
-
-
-
-
Camp Okee ceramic mug
Camp James River
Have
Year
Camp
TYPE
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
No
?
Camp James River
X
BLK
C
YEL
"Peninsula Council James River"
Camp Chickahominy
Have
Year
Camp
TYPE
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
No
1966
Camp Chickahominy-Pioneer
X
GRN
C
GRN
Twill sq. edge oval, "1966 Pioneer"
No
1967
Camp Chickahominy
R
RED
R
DYL
Twill, Indian profile design
No
1968
Camp Chickahominy
R
RED
R
TAN
Twill, Indian profile design
No
1969
Camp Chickahominy
Mug
R
RED
R
LGR
Twill, Indian profile design, includes year "1969"
No
1970
Camp Chickahominy Coffee Mug
R
RED
R
GRN
Twill, Indian profile design, "1970"
No
1971
Camp Chickahominy
R
BLK
R
M/C
Colonial District Winter Camp, 1971
No
1972
R
YEL
R
LBL
Twill, Indian profile design
Yes
1972
Camp Chickahominy-Buckle
-
-
-
-
Brass buckle for web belt, Indian Brave logo
No
1973
R
BRN
R
RED
Twill, Indian profile design
No
1974
R
BRN
R
GRY
Twill, Indian profile design
No
1974
Camp Chickahominy-Mug
-
-
-
-
Ceramic Unit Ldr Mug-Chickahominy decal
No
1975
R
BRN
R
GRN
Twill, Indian profile design
variation (no blue in feathers)
No
1976
R
WHT
R
BLU
Twill, 13 stars around Indian profile design
No
1977
Camp Chickahominy
R
DBR
R
LGR
Twill, Indian profile design
No
1978
Camp Chickahominy
X
YEL
R
M/C
Oval - "Hampton Roads Scout Camping," 1978
No
1978
Camp Chickahominy Staff NC
R
DBL
R
M/C
"Hampton Roads Scout Camping," 1978
No
1979
Camp Chickahominy
Mug Slide
R
DGR
R
BLK
Twill, "1979," fence gate, shield, cardinal
Yes
1980
Camp Chickahominy
R
BRN
R
DBL
Twill, "1980," FDL, ship's wheel, cardinal
No
1981
R
GLD
R
ORG
Twill, "81" in Indian headdress
Yes
1982
Camp Chickahominy
R
GLD
R
YEL
Twill, "82" in Indian headdress
No
1983
Camp Chickahominy
Staff
R
RED
R
BLU
"Peninsula Scout Reservation, Chickahominy '83"
No
1984
Camp Chickahominy
R
ORG
R
RED
"Peninsula Scout Reservation, Chickahominy '84"
No
1985
Camp Chickahominy-Cub Adventure
X
BLK
R
YEL
Square, "Chickahominy, 1985 Cub Adventure Days" Brave in diamond
No
1985
Camp Chickahominy Hat Pin HP BLK - BGR Hat Pin - arrowhead shaped, Brave in Diamond logo, "1985"
No
1985
Camp Chickahominy
X
RED
C
BLU "Camp Chickahominy, Peninsula Council 1985" brave in diamond, arrowhead
No
1985
Camp Chickahominy-Mug
-
-
-
-
Ceramic Staff Mug - Diamond (anniv) logo
No
1986
Camp Chickahominy
X
GRN
R
M/C
Twill sq. edge oval, "1966-1986"
No
1986
Camp Chickahominy Staff
X
GRN
R
M/C
Twill sq. edge oval, "1966-1986," " Staff"
No
1986
Camp Chickahominy-Cub Adventure
X
GRN
R
M/C
Twill sq. edge oval, "1966-1986," " Cub Adventure"
No
1986
Camp Chickahominy-Pin
HP
-
-
M/C
Hat Pin-same design as 1986 patch
No
1986
Camp Chickahominy-Bolo Tie
-
-
-
M/C
Bolo Tie-same design as 1986 patch, green cord
No
1987
Camp Chickahominy
R
GRN
R
WHT
Solid embr., 2 feathers on brave, FDL
No
1987
Camp Chickahominy-Cub Adventure
R
GRN
R
WHT
Solid embr., 2 feathers on brave, FDL-Cub Adventure Days rocker
No
1988
Camp Chickahominy
R
GRN
R
WHT
Twill, 3 feathers on brave, FDL
No
1988
Camp Chickahominy-Cub Adventure Days
R
GRN
R
WHT
Twill, 3 feathers on brave, FDL - "Cub Adventure Days"
Yes
1988
Camp Chickahominy
S
SMY
R
M/C
Flap shaped "Trappers Trail" (skill course)
No
1989
Camp Chickahominy
R
GRN
R
WHT
Solid embr., 3 tan feathers on brave, FDL
No
1989
Camp Chickahominy-Staff Neckerchief
-
YEL
R
M/C
Staff neckerchief, 3 tan feathers on brave, FDL
No
1990
Camp Chickahominy
X
GRN
R
WHT
Oval, Solid embr., 3 tan feathers, FDL
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy
X
BLU
R
WHT
Square edge oval, "25 Years" at bottom - for Cub Scouts
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy
X
GRN
R
WHT
Square edge oval, "25 Years" at bottom - for Leaders
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy-Staff
X
SIL
R
WHT
Square edge oval, "25 Years" at bottom - Staff
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy
X
RED
R
WHT
Square edge oval, "25 Years" at bottom, Red border - for Scouts
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy-Patch Set
X
M/C
R
WHT
Square edge oval, "25 Years" at bottom. Border varies
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy- Webelos Rockers
X
M/C
R
WHT
Square edge oval, "25 Years" at bottom, Red border - for Scouts
No
1991
Camp Chickahominy-Hank
R
BLU
R
GRN
Awarded for assisting Hank, Camp Ranger
No
1992
Camp Chickahominy
X
GRN
R
WHT
Triangle shape, brave, acorn and arrow, FDL
No
1992
Camp Chickahominy
X
RED
R
WHT
Triangle shape, brave, acorn and arrow, FDL
No
1992
Camp Chickahominy
X
YEL
R
WHT
Triangle shape, brave, acorn and arrow, FDL
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-Wood Badge SE-405
R
BRN
R
ORG Twill, Wood Badge logo and beads, "SE-405"
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-Wood Badge SE-496
R
GRN
R
YEL Twill, Wood Badge logo and beads, "SE-496"
Yes
?
Camp Chickahominy-Badge of Courage
X
RED
R
TAN
Awarded to Scoutmasters, rectangle
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-15 Hr Award
R
BLK
R
M/C
"Chickahominy 15 Hr Work Award"
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-Award
R
BRN
R
TAN
"Chickahominy Award" - small round patch
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-Award
R
RED
R
BLU
"Chickahominy Award" - small round patch, GRN FDL
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-Pin
-
-
-
WHT Hat Pin-round disk with Indian profile
No
?
Camp Chickahominy-Woodbadge Pin
-
-
-
ORG
Hat Pin-round disk with Woodbadge logo, "Camp Chickahominy"
See the Colonial Virginia Council Camps page for Camp Chickahominy items issued after 1992 when Peninsula Council merged with Old Dominion Area Council to form Colonial Virginia Council.
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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