Neckerchief & Crests
15th Burlington's Original
Tartan Scarf 1966-1980
The history behind the
our neckerchief and group patch goes back to our group's beginnings and the selection of a green tartan design
as our neckerchief. The scarf served us well for many years, but by 1980 we were
unable to source any material in the tartan pattern required to make any new scarves.
One of our group committee members at the time, Mrs. MacKay, was charged with
coming up with a new design.
|Since its introduction in 1980, our group's
"double blue" neckerchief officially featured a sewn on crest of the Scouts Canada logo at the point. Unfortunately, the
production of the Scouts Canada crest in the size
required for our neckerchiefs was discontinued several years ago. Since that time we have
had a mix of "neckers" both with and without the sewn on crest.
Neckerchief & Crest, circa 1980 (Burlington
Neckerchief Crest and the New Sponsor Crest
|Rather than abandon the crest, or attempt to obtain the
permissions and authorizations required to reproduce the Scouts
Canada crest, the Group Committee decided in late 1997 to
adopt a new group crest to commemorate our 30th anniversary. Permission was obtained from
the Area to change our
This crest remained in use until 2012,
when the group obtained a new sponsor (Appleby United Church), changed
its name to 15th Strathcona,
and transitioned to using the United Church of Canada Scouting crest
for our neckerchiefs.
|In addition to the necker crest, Group Committee voted in 1997 to replace the group name shoulder tape with
a new shoulder patch based on the necker design. The "banner" design
featured the group colour
blue in the trim and the "15th" lettering, a red "Burlington" denoting
our Area, and a maple leaf
and blue fleur-de-lis identifying us as members of Scouts
Canada. The "banner" design was retired in the fall
Old Name Tape
Shoulder Flash 1997-2006
40th Anniversary Shoulder Patch
Shoulder Patch with "Burlington, Ontario"
|To celebrate our 40th anniversary
during the 2006/2007 Scouting year a new shoulder patch was
introduced. Retaining the "banner" logo used by the
group for almost 10 years, the shoulder crest now is in a larger
"CSP" style, and re-introduces our original tartan colours
to celebrate the group's history. The "Forty Years
of Adventure" text was produced in a limited issue, and was
eventually been replaced by "Burlington, Ontario".
In January 2012, 15th gained a new
sponsor in Appleby United Church.
Along with the new sponsor came a new name - 15th Strathcona.
The new name honours both 15th's long history and also the heritage of
the 2nd Strathcona group which was previously sponsored by
Appleby. The new crest that has been created combines the old
15th Burlington Crest with a new "red tartan" element in
honour of 2nd Strathcona which used the Royal Stewart tartan as its
Note to Badge Collectors:
If you would like to trade for one of the group
crests (1:1 only), or the Burlington, or Central Escarpment crests please
contact our webmaster at ScouterBill@scouter.ca.
Current Shoulder Patch
Other Crests Available: