Boy scout pioneering patch from the past

174 Just beginning to scheme ideas patches about place, perhaps a Scout patch series about the desert, and found this boy scout patch for pioneering on an internet website for memorabilia from a long time ago. It looks like building a bridge in the desert! The boy scouts and girl scouts were all about nature, survival skills, and embracing a sense of robust individualism in the face of rapid urbanization. Families were leaving the land and heading for factories in cities, and knowledge was being lost as the landscape changed, as was a sense of being American. The initial purpose of the Boy Scouts was to teach [boys] patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values, from 1910.