1981 Mercer Area Patch
1981 Scouting Show
1982 Mercer Area Camporee Patch
1982 Camporee
 
1983 Mercer Area Camporee Patch
1983 Camporee
1983 Mercer Area Camporee Patch
1983 Fellowship
 
1984 Mercer Area Klondike Patch
1984 Klondike Patch
1984 Mercer Area Camporee Patch
1984 Fall Camporee
1985 Mercer Area Camporee Patch
1985 Camporee
1985 Mercer Area Klondike Patch
1985 Klondike

Patch Set 1981-1985
Mercer Area District

Mercer Area District was created at the end of 1981 with the merger of the Lenape Trail, Stony Brook, and Sanhican districts. Lenape Trail was Hamilton Township. Sanhican District was the city of Trenton and Ewing township. Stony Brook represented the Princeton and Pennington Areas. Consolidation of the smaller areas provided considerable cost savings to the Council

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At the same time an Exploring District was established, overlapping the Mercer Area District, with both traditional and Career Education Exploring (now known as Learning for Life).

Mercer Area District was fairly consistent with its patch presentation with separate patches for the Camporee, Klondike, and Scouting Show each year. The Scouting Show was held at the Quaker Bridge Mall. You had to get there before 8am to get the Scouts organized and set up for the Show. It could be a long day. Read more about the Mall Show from the Trenton Evening Times
 

George Washington Council District Patch Collection
Mercer Area District Row 1, Column 5  
Mercer Area District Row 2, all columns

Bdr R/C Bkg Name FDL Year Comment
BLU R WHT BRN GRN 1981 round
BLU R WHT BLU BLU 1982 round
BLU R LBL RED GRN 1983 round
GRN R LGN GLD GRN 1983 oval
BLU R WHT BLU GLD 1984 oval
BLK R BLK GLD GLD 1984 rectangle
RED R WHT GLD GLD 1985 round
DBL R WHT RED RED 1985 square