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Big Apple Series Patches: Rockefeller Tree

Rockefeller Holiday Edition CSP

Five years ago, the Greater New York Councils began the Big Apple Series; a collection of CSP’s that  highlight and share the icons of New York City with our Scouting Family worldwide.  Following the Tribute in Light Edition and the Freedom Tower Edition, GNYC is proud to release the Rockefeller Holiday Edition CSP.

The holiday season is a truly magical time and the tree at Rockefeller Center is one of the most recognizable New York City icons.  The first Rockefeller Christmas Tree was erected in 1931.  Depression-era workers took a break from the construction of 30 Rockefeller Center to erect a 20’ tree, decorated with strings of cranberries, garlands of paper and tin cans.  In 1933, after 30 Rockefeller was completed, the Christmas Tree became an annual tradition.  Today, 125 million people visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree annually, and millions more watch its lighting on television.

The patches include the Prometheus statue, the iconic tree (with fleur-de-lis topper) and “Happy Holiday” ghost-written on the ice rink.  They come in two borders: green and holiday-themed (“candy cane”) red & white.