2013 National Jamboree Patch Set - Central Nc Council
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2013 National Jamboree Patch Set - Central Nc Council:
The Central NC Council Jamboree Contingent chose to build their jamboree patch theme off of the 2013 National Jamboree theme of "Go Big. Get Wild!" We chose to utilize the same color scheme and fonts used in the 2013 National Jamboree logos. We wanted our patches to feel connected to the Official Jamboree patch. The five Jamboree Shoulder Patches (JSPs) depict WILD MEN from North Carolina. The center pentagon "back patch" focuses on the WILD places in our state. North Carolina, and its people, are WILD!!
The pentagon "back patch" contains many significant parts describing WILD parts of North Carolina. Look closely. North Carolina is divided into four geographic regions that are depicted on the patch. See if you can locate the mountains, piedmont, sand hills, and the coastal plain. Camp Barnhardt's location is ghosted into the piedmont. We are fortunate to have access to the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, both deadly places. North Carolina is home to the two highest mountains east of the Mississippi River: Mt. Mitchell, standing at 6,683 ft. tall, and Clingman's Dome at 6,644 ft. The Appalachian Trail (AT) runs through the mountains of our state, across Clingman's Dome, and is shown in with white blazes as you would find on the trail. Still under development, is the Mountains to Sea Trail. It runs 957 miles (approx) starting at Clingman's Dome, then across Mt. Mitchell, through the mountains, over the piedmont, sand hills, past Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, up the Outer Banks, all the way to Nag's Head. About 50% of the MST is actually on a trail, the remainder is on paved roads and on the beach. In North Carolina, among other things, you can backpack, rock climb, sea kayak, surf at the Outer Banks, mountain bike, and encounter dangerous wildlife. In the foreground you'll notice 2 of our 6 lighthouses along the Atlantic Coast. Cape Hatteras (with the barber pole stripe daymark) is the tallest free standing lighthouse in the world. Yes, the lighthouse on the left is shorter and the light is on. Cape Lookout lighthouse (with the diamond pattern daymark) is unique in that its light also burns during the day. North Carolina is a WILD place!!
JSP for Troop B329 - Blackbeard (died 1718) - Edward Teach was an infamous North Carolina resident. He spent his last days living near Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks. Blackbeard was known as a WILD and unpredictable pirate. This patch contains a portion of the colors flown on his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Blackbeard's Flag contains a horned skeleton that is holding an hourglass and is spearing a heart. Blackbeard wanted to send a message to his enemies that their "time was up" and that their death was coming soon. Blackbeard was also known to light fuses and place them in his beard. The amber glow and the smoke gave him a demonic appearance.
JSP for Crew F602 - Dragging Canoe (died 1792) - The orange writing on the patch says “Tsiyu Gansini” which is Cherokee writing for "He is dragging his canoe". Known to whites as Dragging Canoe, he was a Cherokee war chief who led a band of Cherokee against colonists and United States settlers. He received his name after asking his father if he could join the battles. This father told his boy, if you can drag this canoe to the battle, you may come and fight. The boy picked up the canoe, much larger than him, and drug it through the WILD so he could participate. Beginning during the American Revolution, his forces were sometimes joined by Upper Muskogee, Chickasaw, Shawnee, and Indians from other tribes/nations, along with British Loyalists, French and Spanish agents. The series of conflicts, lasting for a decade after the American Revolutionary War, were known as Chickamauga Wars. Dragging Canoe became the pre-eminent war leader among the Indians of the Southeast of his time. He served as principal chief of the Lower Cherokee from 1777 until his death in 1792. He was the son of Attakullakulla ("Little Carpenter") He is considered by many to be the most significant Native American leader of the Southeast. Some historians consider him a role model for the younger Tecumseh. The ghosted wolf in the patch is a reference to his membership in the Wolf Clan of the Cherokee. All warriors were members of the wolf clan. The arrow and eagle feather symbols on the right side of the patch loosely mean "war chief." Legend says that after Dragging Canoe died near Chattanooga, whites searched for his body, dug it up, cut it in half, and re-buried it in different locations. They had seen Dragging Canoe survive so many battles; they felt he had supernatural powers. They were afraid he would return from the grave. The Cherokee Nation still resides in the mountains of North Carolina.
JSP for CNCC Jamboree Staff - Daniel Boone (died 1820) - Everyone knows Daniel Boone. He is a national legend. Actually, Daniel Boone never wore a coon skin cap. Thank Walt Disney for that. We decided to show him with the cap, because no one would recognize him without it. Boone was born in Pennsylvania, then moved to the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. He lived for a while near Salisbury. It is very likely that Boone hunted on the land that is now Camp Barnhardt. Later in his life he pioneered a way into Tennessee and Kentucky. Boone spoke many Native American languages, was a surveyor of land, hunter, trapper, soldier, statesman, and a genuine outdoorsman. He would leave home for months and survive on what he hunted and gathered in the wild. You can't get any more WILD that than that.
JSP Trader Patch - Andrew Jackson (died 1845) - Andrew Jackson was born in Waxhaw (NC/SC) area. At age 13 he lied about his age and joined the Revolutionary War. After the war, he moved to Salisbury and became a lawyer. He later went on to become the 7th president of the United States. His nickname was "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and his aggressive nature. Many may not know that the logo of the Democrat Party (the donkey) began as a reference to Andrew Jackson’s personality. Jackson was a General that fought many battles against Native Americans and was responsible for the forced relocation of many Native Americans out of our state while he was President. Andrew Jackson was known for his hot temper. He fought in many duels, some fatal to his opponents. This patch also contains a memorial to a Boy Scout that died on 09/22/2012. 16 year old, Christopher Justice Overcash was, at the time of his death, a member of the CNCC Jamboree Contingent. The green eagle hidden behind the word "TWENTY" is a reference to Troop 128 (his Troop) and to the "Spirit of the Eagle Award" bestowed on him by the CNCC posthumously. Chris and Andrew Jackson were both WILD men who loved their country. If Chris would have been permitted, he would have joined the Army at age 13, similar to Jackson.
JSP for Troop D431 - Delta Force (still waging war today) - Delta Force "doesn't exist".....or at least no one at the Pentagon will admit to anyone outside of the military that they exist. We residents of NC, know that their headquarters exists at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville. Delta Force, or correctly named "1st Special Forces Operational Attachment Delta," is the US Army's equivalent to the US Navy's Seal Team Six. They are the best of the best, the tip of the spear, of all special ops forces in the Army. Not much is known for certain about the "Operators" that make up Delta Force. We have been told by some that they often dress to blend in with the civilians around them, often growing beards. Their code of secrecy has worked well. The patch shows the Delta Force Operators riding aboard an MH-6 "Mini-Bird" helicopter. These small, fast helicopters are flown by the "Night Stalkers" of the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and are used to insert these WILD warriors behind enemy lines. Even though Delta Force "does not exist", we were not permitted to use what we believe to be their logo/patch. The red arrowhead patch, with lightning bolts, dagger, and triangle/delta are a combination of many special operations images. The red arrowhead is not an actual patch, we created one. Look closely at the stars...did you notice Ursa Major?