After Charter Oak Council merged with 4 other Connecticut councils in 1972, these were designed and ordered by the new Reservation Director. This was the first use of green trees in the LOISR logo. Each green tree equals one season of the camp being opened. The silver tree at left represents 10 seasons. This particular neckerchief was issued in 1973, the 14th season of operation. There is some debate on whether it was a moon or a sun on the camp logo. I have always thought it was the moon, however, this appears to be more of a sun setting. You will notice on other neckerchiefs, even the silk-screened ones, that the orb appears more orange in hue, than the patches, where it was always a more definite yellow. Obviously, the orb could not be yellow on this neckerchief, as the background color was already yellow. So perhaps that is why they chose orange for the moon. The 16th year embroidered neckerchief was the only souvenir sold in 1975 that actually had the 16th year logo on it. A huge over-order of 15th year patches and silk-screen neckerchiefs in 1974 made a new buy unnecessary, in the eyes of a more money-conscious council. 1974 was the last year that all three camps were in simultaneous operation. In 1975 and 1976, Camp Pequot was put in conservation status. It reopened in 1977, but Camp Apache was put into that status instead. Camp Apache would never open again for summer Camp. The third camp (Camp Cherokee) was opened in 1970 and would remain operational through 1980. This camp was patrol-cooking, and through the 1980s the demand for that kind of camp slowly ebbed away. Patrol cooking was offered at Pequot for the opening weeks of the 1981 through 1985 seasons at least, but dwindling number of interested troops, combined with a dwindling Scout-age demographic, finally put an end to it.