Peninsula Council 595 Community Strips
Peninsula Council 595 was founded originally as Newport News Council in 1918, headquartered in Newport News, Virginia. In 1929 the name was changed to Peninsula Council. The council merged in 1992 with adjacent Old Dominion Council 601 of Suffolk, Virginia to form Colonial Virginia Council 595, with the new council headquartered in Newport News.
Before council shoulder patches were authorized by the National Office in the early 1970's, Scouts wore community and state strips on the left shoulder of their uniform shirts. Early community strips (KRS) had red embroidered lettering on khaki twill for Scouts and gold lettering on blue twill (BGS) for Cubs. Later versions featured white lettering on a red twill strip (RWS). Below are examples of BGS, KRS and RWS emblems from communities served by Peninsula Council. If you are aware of others please let me know! Thanks to Larry Johnson for sharing pictures from his collection to make this page possible.
Have
Type
BDR
E
BKG
Peninsula Council Community Strips
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Dare
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Denbigh
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Edgehill
No
BGS
GLD
C
BLU
Fort Eustis
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Fort Eustis
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Fort Eustis
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Fort Monroe
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Fort Monroe
No
BGS
GLD
C
BLU
Gloucester
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Gloucester
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Grafton
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Grove
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Hampton
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Hampton
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Langley Field
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Langley Air Force Base
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Lee Hall
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Mathews (need picture)
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Mobjack
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Naval Weapons Station
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Newport News
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Newport News
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Norge
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Poquoson
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Seaford
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Seaford
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Stoneybrook
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Tabb
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Toano
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Warwick
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Warwick
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Whitemarsh
No
BGS
GLD
C
BLU
Williamsburg
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Williamsburg
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Williamsburg
YES
RWS
WHT
C
RED
Yorktown
No
KRS
RED
C
KHA
Yorktown
Have
Type
BDR
E
BKG
Virginia State Strips
No
BGS
GLD
C
BLU
No
GBS
BRN
C
DGR
GBS VA State Strip - Explorers
No
KRS
RE
C
KHA
KRS VA State Strip - early Boy Scouts
No
RWS
WHT
C
RED
RWS VA State Strip - later Cub and Boy Scouts
Have? - is the patch in my collection?
BDR - emblem border color
CSP - Reference '98 Ed. of Aid to Collecting CSP's by Franck, Hook, Ellis, & Jones
JSP - Jamboree Shoulder Patch
E - edge type (usually Rolled or Cut, may be Felt)
BKG - emblem background color
FDL - fleur de-lis
* - Reference Art Hyman's RWS Guide
PP - Pocket Patch

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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