A fabric badge of the New Plymouth branch of the Young Men's Christian Association ( YMCA ). The shield shaped badge is printed on green felted fabric. It features an image of Mount Taranaki / Egmont at the centre. The mountain has an inverted triangle in front of it with " NEW PLYMOUTH / Y.M.C.A / CAMP CHALLENGE " is written in green across the triangle. There are two crossed climbing axes behind the triangle.
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Badges like this one were awarded to participants at Camp Challenge, which was run by the New Plymouth YMCA at the old North Egmont Chalet. The YMCA used the building in the 1970s as a camp site, public dining room and accommodation. The camp was an advancement for those who had been through the Camp Huinga programme and wanted something more challenging. It was attended by 12-15 year olds.
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