September 11, 2001 – Never Forget

It is hard to believe that today is the Eighteenth Anniversary of that sunny Tuesday morning when the Towers fell. I can still remember the paper and debris flying through the air over a half mile away, the burnt pulverized concrete dust falling from the sky. The smell, which lingered for weeks afterwards. And the long walk home that the summer morning with the smoke plume rising in the sky.

The man with the red bandanna

On Sept. 11, 2001, Welles Crowther sat at his desk on the 104th floor in the south tower of the World Trade Center and dialed his mother’s cellphone. His mother, Alison, never heard the call. Welles left a short message. “Mom . . . this is Welles. I . . . I want you to know that I’m OK.”

And from Sarah Hoyt a few years back.

And as an author to an Author I have to admire the plotting touch, where the three burly and brave guys who spearheaded the fight back in flight 93 were a born again man, a Jewish man, and a gay man. Can you imagine any group designed to give more heart burn to the enemies that brought down the towers and who tried to use flight 93 as a weapon?

Their lives were forfeit, but they died free men. They died heroes. More importantly, they died Americans.

Read the rest.

Never Forget.

WTC 09-11

Hat Tip to to Cap’n Bob (http://capnbob.us)

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Section NE-2A 2019 Jacket and Pocket Patch Set

Each year for the last several years, Section NE-2A Conclave has issued a pocket patch and jacket patch for its members. The design has been consistent, but the border color has changed each year. There is no indication of the year on the patches.

Section NE-2A 2019 Jacket and Pocket Patch Set

Section NE-2A 2019 Jacket and Pocket Patch Set

Thanks to Nick Wolf for the images.

Section NE-2A contains:

  • Tschitani #10 CT
  • Half Moon #28 NY
  • Pocumtuc #(83) MA
  • Nacha Nimat #86 NY
  • Owaneco #313 CT
  • Paugassett #553 CT

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“[T]his is not an indefinite government deriving its powers from the general terms prefixed to the specified powers — but, a limited government tied down to the specified powers, which explain and define the general terms.” –James Madison, Speech in Congress, 1792

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2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook

I will be updating my Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist. I recently acquired of one of my needs, the 2019 Printing which again does not indicate a copyright date and lists Matt Parsons as the National Chief.

After 1989, there was no indication of the month or printing size. There was usually an indication of the year it was revised or printed. One of the easiest identifiers is the name/signature of the National Chief printed in the Handbook and most recently the Printing Year which is listed on the back cover.

There is another new cover for this printing, an old time statue of a Scout with arms folded.

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook

and the back cover:

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook back cover

2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook back cover

Looking to confirm if one more recent OA Handbook was actually issued for 2011 and 2016 and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for it.

Order of the Arrow Handbook August 1948 Printing TH6

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Boy Scout OA New 2019 Order of the Arrow Handbook Book National Honor Society

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ORDER OF THE ARROW HANDBOOK 2012 NEW

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Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) Home of the Ghost Flap S33

While at the Seneca Waterways TOR in April, I picked up a patch issued by Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) Home of the Ghost flap which will be designated the S33. Thanks to Bill Boyle for making it available to me from his collection since the lodge did not have a presence at the TOR.

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) Home of the Ghost  S33

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) Home of the Ghost S33

The word Ghost and the Deer are stitched with a photochrome thread.

The stats would be:
S33 SMY R DBL WHT WHT FDL; WHT EST 2010, Home of the, Photochrome Ghost

Lodge 95 Tschipey Achtu S-10 2013 National Jamboree OA flap

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OA Lodge 95 Tschipey Achtu Flap 2013 National Jamboree

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Tschipey Achtu Lodge 95 2018 NOAC Flap NE-3A Mint Condition FREE SHIPPING

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“There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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2019 Central New York Trade-O-Ree July 12-13, 2019 $ Camp Woodlands 90th Celebration

2019 Central New York Trade-O-Ree & Camp Woodlands 90th Celebration

Steve Austin sends along word about the 2019 Central New York Trade-O-Ree which is being held in July rather than the usual June weekend. This is to hold it in combination with a Camp Woodlands 90th Anniversary Celebration. The TOR will be in the Stickley Training Center.

When: Friday, July 12th (4pm – midnight)and Saturday, July 13th (9am – 5pm)

Where: Camp Woodland

Kibbie Lake Road

Constantia, New York 13044

Tables: TABLE + 2 CHAIRS $20

Admission Free

Live Auction

Displays / Trading / Dealers / Appraisal’s

Food / Friends / Fellowship / Fun

Visit The William Hillcourt Scout Museum And Carson Buck Memorial Library which will be open that weekend.

For more info saustincsp at gmail dot com

A Flyer can be found here.

I’ll be reserving my two tables. (Steve hold me two tables, hope to see you there!

OA, Lowanne Nimat (219) Fox Flap (S-?)

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LOWANNE NIMAT LODGE 219 S2 FLAP LIGHT BLUE BORDER NEW YORK LIKE FF

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LOWANNE NIMAT LODGE 219 S1 FIRST FLAP FF DARK BLUE BORDER NEW YORK OA

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“To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.” –Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 1791

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NER OA – Northeast Region OA Region Chief 2006 NOAC Pocket Patch

A recent addition to my NER OA Collection is the 2006 NOAC Region Chiefs handout.

Northeast Region OA Region Chief 2006 NOAC Pocket Patch

Northeast Region OA Region Chief 2006 NOAC Pocket Patch

The Region Chief issue has the Gold Mylar border.

My current NER OA are shown below:

For those who collect Northeast Region Order of the Arrow Patches Dave Scocca’s website is invaluable.

Northeast Region OA 1992 NOAC Patch

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OA Northeast Region 1980s Light Blue background patch

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Northeast Region OA 2012 Hurricane Sandy Silver Border Fundraiser Patch SALE!!!

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“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” —George Washington (1796)

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Section NE-2B 2016 Conclave Jacket Patch

The host of the 2016 Section NE-2B Conclave was Buckskin Lodge #412 and it was held at Schiff Scout Reservation. The Theme was “The Difference.”

When I wrote the post up last year, I was not aware of a Jacket Patch although the Section normally has one. Thanks to Juan Gonzalez for the image and the trade.

Section NE-2B 2016 Conclave Jacket Patch

Section NE-2B 2016 Conclave Jacket Patch

I’ll update the original post with this image too.

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

Boy Scout OA NE-4A Conclave 99 Camp Lavigne Patch

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