Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 is the name of the merged lodge of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onteroraus Lodge #402 earlier this year.

I received several images of the first flap from the new lodge, but the first to reach me was from Gary Moshier.

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1



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Onteroraus Lodge #402 Schoharie County Death Flap Set S62 X13

In addition to the previously reported Death Flap for Onteroraus Lodge #402; the result of the previously merger of Onteroraus Lodge #402 and Ga Hon Ga Lodge #34 to form Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34. There were also three chevrons produced which shared a single flap. One chevron issued for each of the three counties which comprised the old council. The final chevron features Howes Cavern in Schoharie County.

Onteroraus Lodge #402 Schoharie County Death Flap Set S62 X13

Onteroraus Lodge #402 Schoharie County Death Flap Set S62 X13

The stats are:
S62 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; RED 1948 – 2016 w/X11,12,13
X 13 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; WHT Schoharie w/S62 – Howe Cavern



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“A universal peace … is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” –James Madison (1792)

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Look Back – Modern Limited Rarities

Nine years ago in August 2007 I wrote a post on http://www.nyoatrader.com/blog/2007/08/18/modern-limited-rarities/.

This is where a single individual or small group is awarded a special limited run patch. Perhaps as a recognition for a job well done, to commemorate or section, region or national office or even for attending an event as a delegate. Here was my contribution to the discussion.

I agree that, in general, all lodge issues should be available to all lodge members although they should be only worn by those who are earned or are otherwise entitled to wear them.

Now of course as I’m a collector, I could be accused of a bit of bias.

One thing I think some LEC’s and their advisors lose sight of in their quest for “Limited Rarities” is who supports the lodge financially.

Most events run on a break even basis at best and in some cases are subsidized from general funds. Lodges are asked to support their councils and camps financially. A chief or LEC may have a pet project they want to push, and while not true of all lodges, many lodges are run off the profits from the box, the trunk, the trading post or whatever their resale area is called.

Check out the full original post and while I might have added a few of my replies to a comment to the post, I think it continues to be an issue nine years later.



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Onteroraus Lodge #402 Ostego County Death Flap Set S62 X12

In addition to the previously reported Death Flap for Onteroraus Lodge #402; the result of the previously merger of Onteroraus Lodge #402 and Ga Hon Ga Lodge #34 to form Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34.

There were also three chevrons produced which shared a single flap. One chevron issued for each of the three counties which comprised the old council.

Onteroraus Lodge #402 Ostego County Death Flap Set S62 X12

Onteroraus Lodge #402 Ostego County Death Flap Set S62 X12

The chevron features the Who’s on First routine by Abbott and Costello at the Birthplace of Baseball in Otsego County.

The stats are:
The stats are:
S62 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; RED 1948 – 2016 w/X11,12,13
X12 BLK R M/C WHT M/C FDL; WHT Ostego County Birthplace of Baseball w/S62



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“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” –James Madison

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Section NE-2B Centennial 1915-2015 Chief’s Thank You Patch.

I had previously posted that for the OA Centennial Celebration in 2015, Section NE-2B created an earned award to encourage participation in Centennial events throughout the Section.

The Centennial Involvement Award (#CIA) is an award earned by members of our Section active in the OA anywhere from the Chapter to National level. Complete 100 points on the scoresheet and YOU will be awarded a special, #CIA pocket patch!

They used a Gold Mylar bordered Version of this patch as a Thank You from the Section Chief for service to the Section.

Section NE-2B Centennial 1915-2015 Chief's Thank You Patch.

Section NE-2B Centennial 1915-2015 Chief’s Thank You Patch.

According to the OA Section List, Section NE-2b contains:

  • Kintecoying Lodge #4
  • Ktemaque Lodge #15
  • Shinnecock Lodge #360
  • Buckskin Lodge #412
  • Achewon Netopalis Lodge #427



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“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” –Thomas Paine

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Half Moon Lodge #28 70 Years of Lodge Service Green Mylar Bordered CSP X20

Half Moon Lodge #28 has issued several different patches to commemorate its 70th Anniversary, This is the fourth and final of four CSP’sand one of two with a White background.

Half Moon Lodge #28 70 Years of Lodge Service Green Mylar Bordered CSP X20

Half Moon Lodge #28 70 Years of Lodge Service Green Mylar Bordered CSP X20

The stats for this one are:
X20 GRM R WHT GRN GRN FDL; GRM = Green Mylar GRN 70 Years of Lodge Service, Rip Van Winkle Council BSA CSP

PatchScan shows a total of 200 CSP’s between the two versions. I’m told there were 50 of the Green Mylar Border made.



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“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison

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Onteroraus Lodge #402 Delaware County Death Flap Set S62 X11

In addition to the previously reported Death Flap for Onteroraus Lodge #402 which was the result of the previously merger of Onteroraus Lodge #402 and Ga Hon Ga Lodge #34 to form Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34.

There were also three chevrons produced which shared a single flap. One chevron issued for each of the three counties which comprised the old council.

Onteroraus Lodge #402 Delaware County Death Flap Set S62 X11

Onteroraus Lodge #402 Delaware County Death Flap Set S62 X11

The chevron features fly fishing in one of the many rivers in Delaware County.

The stats are:
S62 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; RED 1948 – 2016 w/X11,12,13
X11 BLK R M/C WHT M/C FDL; WHT Delaware w/S62 – FlyFisher



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“Liberty is not to be enjoyed, indeed it cannot exist, without the habits of just subordination; it consists, not so much in removing all restraint from the orderly, as in imposing it on the violent.” –Fisher Ames

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