Taughannock District
Baden-Powell Council, BSA
Virtual Patch Collection - Council Patches

This page shows Council Patches from other councils. 
For Baden-Powell Council patches see our History of the B-P Council Patch page

For more information on BSA Councils see these Wikipedia pages: Current BSA Councils - Defunct BSA Councils

Alamo Area Council is in San Antonio, Texas. The counties served by the Alamo Area BSA include Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson.

Allegheny Highlands Council is headquartered in Falconer, NY. It covers Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties in New York and McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania.

Baltimore Area Council, Maryland

Baltimore Area Council - special fundraising patch, one of 12 based on the points of the Scout Law. 

Baltimore Area Council in Maryland - Special CSP for 
2010 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Baltimore Area Council - Special CSP for 2012 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Baltimore Area Council - Special CSP for 2016 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Bay Area Council is headquartered in Galveston, Texas.

Blackhawk Area Council is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. It serves southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois.

Black Hills Area Council is headquartered in Rapid City, SD. It covers Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming.

Blue Grass Council, Lexington KY, covers 55 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky

Bucks County Council, headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was renamed "Washington Crossing Council" in 2015. It serves Bucks County, Pennsylvania as well as Mercer County and Hunterdon County in New Jersey.

Buffalo Trail Council, headquatered in Midland, Texas, serves West Texas.

Cape Fear Council covers Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, and Scotland.Counties in southern North Carolina

Capitol Area Council serves 15 Central Texas counties surrounding Austin.

Cascade Pacific Council covers northwest Oregon and southwest Washington states


Catalina Council covers southern Arizona

Cayuga County Council was one of the last few single-county councils in New York state. It was merged into the Longhouse Council in 2009. 

Central Georgia Council, headquartered in Macon, serves 24 counties. 

Central Ohio Council merged into the Simon Kenton Council in 1994.

Cherokee Area Council is headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It covers six counties of northeastern Oklahoma.

Chief Seattle Council is headquartered in Seattle. 

Circle Ten Council, Dallas Texas, covers central northern Texas and part of Oklahoma

Clinton Valley Council merged with Detroit Area Council in 2009. 

Columbia Pacific Council is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  It serves 18 counties in Oregon and Washington. 

Connecticut Yankee Council covers Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven Counties in Connecticut. 

Cradle of Liberty Council covers Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania

Crossroads of America Council is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Daniel Webster Council supports Scouting throughout New Hampshire. 

As the name implies, Del-Mar-Va Council covers parts of the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Denver Area Council covers an area of central Colorado from Arapahoe and Adams Counties east to the Continental Divide.

Desert Trails Council merged with San Diego Council in 1993, and is now part of the San Diego-Imperial Council

Detroit Area Council merged with Clinton Valley Council in 2009. The area is now part of Great Lakes Area Council. 

Du Page Area Council merged with Two Rivers Council in 1992, forming the Three Fires Council.

Unsurprisingly, East Texas Area Council covers 17 counties in the East Texas Area. It is headquartered in Tyler, Texas. 

Fairfield County Council was created in 1972 with the merger of three Councils: Mauwehu, Pomperaug and Alfred W. Dater. The Council merged with Quinnipiac Council to form Connecticut Yankee Council in 1998.

Fairfield County Council - special 25th anniversary patch from 1997, the council's last year of operation

Far East Council covers BSA members in the western Pacific and Asia - mostly units on military bases or embassies. The Transatlantic Council is the equivalent in Europe. 

Far East Council - special CSP for the 2001 National Jamboree. 

Finger Lakes Council was headquartered in Geneva, NY. It merged with Otetiana Council in 2009 to form the Seneca Waterways Council. 

Five Rivers Council , headquartered in Horseheads, NY, covers parts of the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. 
French Creek Council, headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, encompasses six counties in western Pennsylvania and one township in Ohio. 

George Washington Council merged with Thomas A Edison Council in 1999. 

Georgia-Carolina Council covers the central Savannah River area of Georgia and South Carolina, with headquarters in Augusta, Georgia.

Greater New York Councils. The name has an "s", since it is made up of five borough councils, one for each borough of New York City. 
This CSP is for the Manhattan Borough Council.

The Bronx Borough Council of the Greater New York Councils

Brooklyn Borough Council of the Greater New York Councils

Staten Island Borough Council of the Greater New York Councils

Staten Island Borough Council - Older Style CSP

Greater New York Councils - special 9/11 memorial patch issued in 2001


Grand Canyon Council is headquartered in Phoenix, and serves most of Arizona.

Greater Cleveland Council merged with Heart of Ohio Council and parts of Greater Western Reserve Council to form Lake Erie Council in 2017. 

Greater Niagara Frontier Council is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. It covers Erie and western Niagara Counties. 

Greater St. Louis Area Council covers southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Great Smoky Mountain Council, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, covers 21 East Tennessee counties that span two time zones.

Great Western Council changed its name to Western Los Angeles County Council in 1985

Green Mountain Council covers all of the state of Vermont

Gulf Coast Council changed its name to South Texas Council in 2003. 
Not to be confused with Gulf Coast Council in Florida/Alabama. 

Gulf Ridge Council merged with the West Central Florida Council in March 2016 to form the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.

 Gulf Stream Council covers southeast Florida - Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Martin,  Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

This is an old-style red-and-white patch which would have been worn from the 1950's through the early 1980's by council-level Scouters, while unit-level Scouts and Scouters would have worn a similar patch with the name of their community. 

Gulf Stream Council - modern CSP

Hawkeye Area Council, with its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, serves Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Johnson, Linn, and Washington counties within Eastern Iowa.

Hawkeye Area Council - special black-bordered CSP

Heart of America Council is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves Scouting in Kansas and Missouri. 

Hiawatha Council, headquartered in Syracuse, NY, covered the area around Syracuse in Central NY. It merged with Seaway Valley Council in 1999 to form the Hiawatha-Seaway Council.


Hiawatha Council

Hiawatha Council - Special CSP for Scouts at the 1994 Scottish International Patrol Jamborette in Blair Atholl, Scotland. 

Hiawatha Council - Special CSP for 1996 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Hiawatha Council - Special CSP for 1998 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Hiawatha Seaway Council covered the area from Syracuse, NY, north to the Canadian border. It merged with the Cayuga County Council in 2010 to form the Longhouse Council. Special CSP for the 2004 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Hudson-Delaware Council merged with Dutchess County and Rockland County Councils in 1996 to form Hudson Valley Council

Indian Waters Council is headquatered in Columbia, SC.

Iroquois Council merged with Upper Mohawk Council to form Land of the Oneidas Council in 1981.

Keystone Area Council merged with York-Adams Council in 2010 to form Keystone York-Adams Council.

Land of the Oneidas Council covered the Utica area. It merged with General Herkimer Council in 2001 to form the Revolutionary Trails Council. Special CSP for 1993 National Jamboree

Land of the Oneidas - Special CSP for 1986 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Last Frontier Council serves twenty-four counties in central, western and southwestern Oklahoma. Its headquarters are in Oklahoma City. 

Lewis-Clark Council merged into the Inland Northwest Council in 1992. 

Longhorn Council covers 23 counties in north and central Texas. Its headquarters is near Fort Worth

Longhorn Council - Special CSP for 1996 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Longhorn Council - Special CSP for 2000 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Longhorn Council - trading patch for  2000 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Longhorn Council - Special CSP for 2006 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Longhorn Council - Special CSP for 2016 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Longhouse Council covers covers Cayuga, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Onondaga, and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. 
It is headquartered in Syracuse, NY

Longhouse Council - Specail CSP for 2002 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Longs Peak Council serves northeastern Colorado north of Denver, southeastern Wyoming and the panhandle of western Nebraska. It is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado.

Los Padres Council covers the area around Santa Barbara, California

Another old-style red and white shoulder patch.
Mecklenburg County Council covers, as you might suspect, Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. 

Mid-America Council covers 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Its headquarters are in Omaha.

Mid-Iowa Council is headquartered in Des Moines, and covers the area around that city. 

Minuteman Council merged with Greater Boston in 1993

Mobile Area Council covers the area around Mobile, Alabama.

Mohegan Council merged with Nashua Valley Council to form the Heart of New England Council in 2018. 

Mohican Council was located north of Albany, headquartered in Glens Falls. In 1998 it merged into the Twin Rivers Council

Monterey Bay Area Council merged with Santa Clara County Council in 2012 to form the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. 

Monterey Bay - Special CSP for 1998 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Monterey Bay - Special CSP for 2010 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Monterey Bay - Special CSP for 2012 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Mt. Baker Council serves Scouts in the Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties of Washington. It is headquartered in Everett, Washington. 

Muskingum Valley Council is headquareted in Zanesville, Ohio. 

Narragansett Council covers all of Rhode Island, plus parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Narragansett Council - Special Fundraising CSP, one of a series based on the Scout Law. 

Nassau County Council was renamed "Theodore Roosevelt Council" in 1997. 

National Capital Area Council covers Washington, D.C. as well as parts of Maryland and Virginia. The council also serves the United States Virgin Islands.

NeTseO Trails Council was headquartered in Plains, Texas. It merged into the Circle Ten Council jn March 2017

Northeast Illinois Council covers the area north of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. Its headquarters is in Highland Park, IL.

North Florida Council covers the 17 counties of northeast Florida

North Florida Council - older version of the patch

Northwest Suburban Council covered an area northwest of Chicago and west of Northeast Illinois Council. It merged with Calumet Council, Chicago Area Council, and Des Plaines Valley Council in 2015 to form the Pathway to Adventure Council.  Special CSP for 2005 National Jamboree. 

Ocean County Council merged with Atlantic Area Council to form the Jersey Shore Council in 1992.

Okaw Valley Council in southwest Illinois merged with the Trails West Council in 2009 to form the Lewis & Clark Council.  
Special CSP for 2001 National Jamboree.

For the 2005 National Jamboree, the Okaw Valley troops wore council strips bearing different characters from the "Popeye" comics. This one is Bluto, in case you hadn't noticed. 

Popeye himself was also featured on Okaw Valley CSPs for the 2005 Jamboree. 

Another variant on the 2005 Okaw Valley Popeye CSP

Old North State Council covers eastern and southern portions of the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.

Orange County Council in California is one of the largest in the BSA in terms of youth membership. 

Oregon Trail Council's headquarters is in Eugene, Oregon. It serves six counties in Western Oregon from the Cascades to the Coast including Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Roseburg, and Coos Bay. Scouts are served along the famous Oregon Coast from Lincoln City to Brookings.

Otetiana Council merged with Finger Lakes Council in 2009 to form Seneca Waterways Council. 

Otschodela Council, which was headquartered in Oneonta, NY, merged with Revolutionary Trails Council to form the Leatherstocking Council. 

Not a BSA CSP - Pacific Explorer Scouts is in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This CSP is for the 2002 Blair Atholl Jamborette in Scotland. 

Piankeshaw Council merged with Arrowhead Council in 1991 to form Illiana Council. 

Piankeshaw Council - special CSP for Cub Scouts' 50th Anniversary in 1980

Pinellas Area Council changed its name to "West Central Florida Council" in 1978.

Pioneer Valley Council merged with Great Trails Council in 2008 to form Western Massachusetts Council

Pioneer Valley Council - later CSP

Potawatomi Area Council is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It serves all of Waukesha County and portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Walworth and Washington Counties.

Quapaw Area Council has its headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. It serves Scouting units in 39 counties. 

Quinnipiac Council merged with Fairfield County Council to form Connecticut Yankee Council in 1998. 

Rainbow Council covers northeastern Illinois, south of Chicago. Its headquarters are in Morris, Illinois.


Sam Houston Area Council covers 16 counties in southeast Texas. 
The council headquarters is in Houston.

San Gabriel Valley Council merged with Los Angeles Area Council in 2015 to form Greater Los Angeles Area Council. 

Santa Clara County Council merged with Monterey Bay Council in 2012 to form the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. 

Santa Clara County - Special CSP for 2000 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Santa Clara County - Special CSP for 2002 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Scenic Trails Council merged with Gerald R Ford Council in 2012.

Schenectady County Council merged into Two Rivers Council in 1991. 

Seaway Valley Council merged with Hiawatha Council in 1998 to form Hiawatha-Seaway Council. 

Simon Kenton Council, headquartered in Columbus OH, covers central and southern Ohio, and northern Kentucky. 

Sir William Johnson Council merged with Governor Clinton Council and Saratoga County Councils in 1990 to form Twin Rivers Council. 

Southwest Florida Council covers Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota and parts of DeSoto and Hendry counties in Florida.

Southwest Michigan Council merged with Great Sauk Trail Council in 2012. 

Steuben Area Council merged with Sullivan Trail Council to form Five Rivers Council in 1991.

Suffolk County Council covers Suffolk County, NY, which is the eastern portion of Long Island. 

 Sullivan Trail Council merged with Steuben Area Council to form Five Rivers Council in 1991.

Tall Corn Area Council merged with Merged with Southern Iowa Area Council in 1970 to form Mid-Iowa Council. 

The original Theodore Roosevelt Council in Arizona merged into the Grand Canyon Council in 1993. 

Theodore Roosevelt Council covers Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It changed its name from "Nassau County Council" in 1997. Teddy Roosevelt's home is located in the Council, which covers Nassau County on Long Island.

Thomas A Edison Council merged with George Washington Council in 1999. 

Tidewater Council covers southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Its headquarters are in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Timber Trails Council merged with Merged with Grand Valley Council to form West Michigan Shores Council in 1975.

Toledo Area Council changed its name to Erie Shores in 1999.

The Transatlantic Council is the western equivalent of the Far East Council. It covers overseas BSA members in 23 countries of Europe, central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Its members are the children of international businesspeople, American expat community, diplomatic corps officials, and U.S. military personnel.

In terms of land area, it is the largest of the councils of the Boy Scouts of America. Interestingly, it is considered part of the North East Region of the BSA. 

This red-and-white patch would have been used from the 1950's through the 1980's. 

Transatlantic Council - modern version

Pocket patch worn by Transatlantic Council members.

Trapper Trails Council consolidated with Great Salt Lake Council and Utah National Parks Council to form Crossroads of the West Council in April, 2020.
Special CSP for 2014 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Twin Rivers Council (#364) covers thirteen counties - most of northeast New York state. It was formed by the merger over the 1990-2006 period - initially by a merger of the former Governor Clinton Council (#364) (Columbia, Rensselaer and Albany Counties), the Sir William Johnson Council (#377) (Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery counties) and the Saratoga County Council (#684) (Saratoga County), and a year later, Schenectady County Council (#399) (Schenectady County). The Mohican Council (#378) (Warren and Washington counties) was added in 1999, and in 2006, the Adirondack Council (#394) (Franklin, Clinton and Essex Counties) was merged into Twin Rivers.

Valley Forge Council merged with Philadelphia Council to form Cradle of Liberty Council in 1996.

Victoria Voyageur Scouts
Another Canadian shoulder patch, again from Victoria BC.
Special CSP for 1998 Blair Atholl Jamborette

Viking Council merged with Indian Head Council in 2005 to form Northern Star Council. 

W.D. Boyce Council is headquartered in Kenosha, Illinois. It serves Scout units in central Illinois, from Lincoln to Ottawa, and Peoria to Bloomington.

West Michigan Shores Council changed its name to Gerald R Ford Council in 1995. 

Western Colorado Council, headquartered in Grand Junction, covers fifteen counties of northwest Colorado. 

West Tennessee Area Council covers all of western Tennessee except Shelby County. 
Special CSP for 2005 National Jamboree

West Tennessee Council - special pocket patch for 50th Anniversary.

York-Adams Area Council merged with Keystone Area Council in 2010 to form Keystone York Adams Council. 

The ultimate generic council patch - "Your Council Name"
Sample sent out for the 1989 National Jamboree

This isn't a council patch, as such. It refers to Area 3 of the Northeast Region, which happens to be the area in which the Baden-Powell Council is located. This sort of strip would have been worn by Scouters in Woodbadge courses, where ordinary troop numerals would have been located to the right of this strip to complete the Woodbadge course number, which is in the form of region-area-sequential course number. For example, the Woodbadge course I took in 1984 was numbered NE-II-45. 

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Lots of Scouts and Scouters collect patches - your Webmaster is no exception. So, I've put up a Virtual Patch Collection for the district. It's by no means exhaustive, but it's what I've got. If you felt like contributing pictures of some patches we don't yet have in the collection, please e-mail them to Mike Brown at wb2jwd@gmail.com - the scans should be between 450-600 pixels in width and height (no multi-megabyte scans, please, they crash my e-mail program) and in JPG or PNG format if possible. Of course, if you wanted to give me the actual patches, I won't insult you by refusing...

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