1 image. Scouts go to Catalina Island, 21 June 1952. 18 boy and explorer scouts go to Catalina islands for camping trip and to earn merit badges. Police officer Roy Van Wicklin accompanies them: he's scoutmaster.; Supplementary material reads: "News Bureau. United Air Lines. Bert Moore, MA 6-6311. Night: Stanley 7-4724. To Earn Merit Badges at Catalina Island: Eighteen Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts of Troop 150 (Los Angeles, 'Mt. Vernon District') left here today via United Air Lines for Santa Catalina Island and a 2-day hiking and camping expedition on which they will endeavor to earn merit badges. After arriving at the 1560-foot high airport they will hike ten miles to the Isthmus and camp there overnight. A boat trip around the island on Sunday will complete the expedition; they return tomorrow night. Left to right, first row: Jack Leib, Fred Henning, Don Ayres, John Corcoran, Richard Shepard, Robert Whittington, Tomokiro Hamasaki, Peter LeClair, and Joe Simpson. 2nd Row: Charles Crockett, Pat Paloutzian, Bob Paloutzian, Don Hamilton, Foster Easley, Saul Leyton, Lee Benson, Donald Gerber and Dennis Hale. At right on steps is Officer Roy Van Wicklin, LAPD (Wilshire Station), Scoutmaster of the group."