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Camp Kingsley

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Camp Oyo, Ohio


Order of the White Swastika - Existed at Portsmouth, Ohio; Camp Russell, New York; and St. Joseph, Missouri. At the St. Joseph, Missouri location it was sort of a tough man competition for scouts using scout skills. Over a period of twelve weekends scouts would compete with a different skill each weekend. If you didn't meet the standard at a given competition you were dropped until the following year. While a hundred scouts might have started on weekend one, perhaps four or five were left after the last weekend. These boys were given the white swastika badge. It is unknown if the same program was used at the other two locations or if it was just a coincidence that they used the same name.

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