Hats, Mugs and Neckerchief Slides
From the collection of Frank Glick


Wolverton Staff Hats - Two Wolverton Staff hats were made in modern times. The first was in 1999 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Camp. The second hat was made in 2005. Both are shown in this photo. The 1954 summer report says there were Wolverton caps for sale in the trading post, but as this is written, we do not know anything about them.

Ceramic Mugs - There have been six different coffee mugs made for Camp Wolverton. They are shown in the photo in chronological order from upper left to lower right. The oldest was issued in the late 1960’s and includes the words Crescent Bay Area Council. The design of that mug is the same as the design of the neckerchief at that time. The next mugs were issued in 1972 (undated), 1973, 1974, and 1975 (undated). The last mug was issued in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s, and has the same design as a t-shirt of that time.

Neckerchief Slide - This neckerchief slide is made of leather, and was issued for a hike from Wolverton to Mt. Whitney, probably in the 1950’s.

Neckerchief Slides - These slides were issued in the 1950’s. The oldest is in the upper left of the photo, then the upper right, and the three across the bottom are all the same. The slide in the upper right has “CB” for Crescent Bay and “12” for Region 12 on it. We believe this slide was issued in 1954 by Camp Director Art Schlumbohm. We are not sure if there were Camp Wolverton neckerchiefs for these slides. The slides shown across the bottom came plain, but then were frequently hand-painted by the campers and staff. These slides were used into the late 1950’s.

Neckerchief Slides - These neckerchief slides were used in the 1960’s and into the 1970’s. The Wolverton Boot neckerchief slides were apparently ordered twice over the years; one order of the slides is darker than the other. The campers and staff would paint the slides to designate the places they hiked to in the back country. For the round neckerchief slides, note that one variety says “Camp Wolverton” and the other says “Wolverton High Sierra”.  The small Wolverton HAT PIN shown in the lower right was made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Scouting in 1985.

Neckerchief Slide - This plaster neckerchief slide was issued in 1975.

Wolverton Bear Claw Awards - The long skinny bear claw in the center of the photo is a real bear claw from 1947 or 1948. This is about the year this award was started. Scouts could earn the award at Wolverton by fulfilling many difficult requirements. The real bear claw attached to a leather lanyard with beads is another example from the late 1940’s. Using real bear claws became a problem and out of favor, so plastic bear claws were issued in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. It is possible the first of these may have been issued as far back as the late 1950’s. Many varieties of black plastic bear claws were used over the years. The ones shown in this photo are definitely from Wolverton.