Greater New York Councils will soon launch its new set of CSPs

Gene Berman recently posted this to Patch-L, I pass it along to those who may have an interest.

Greater New York Councils will soon launch its new set of CSPs, a set of 6 to include the Council itself and the five boroughs. Please be aware nothing is 100% finalized yet but the plan is that they will be authorized for regular uniform wear during the next year. The basic design will feature the Newly opened 1 WORLD TRADE CENTER KNOWN AS The Freedom Tower, and the Statue of Liberty as one would view it from the water looking uptown at the Battery and beyond to the Empire State Building in the distance.

When this idea was planned we had hoped to launch these patches on 9/12, at the GNYC Program Launch (Steakout) but due to artist issues and Patch mfg. issues it was not possible and the process is still with the council and the patch company working out the details of the artwork so it will be a while before launch. Nothing is cast in stone but there is a plan to first launch the regular edition of the six flaps so people can get them and wear them as soon as they become available and they would be available from NYC outlets such as the Council Office and Scout Shop in Staten Island at Pouch Camp as well as Camp Alpine.

A special commemorative set of the 6 with silver Mylar borders will be available as well but only in sets. Number of sets to be made has not been finalized yet but it will be around 100 sets. They will only be made once and not reordered. After about 6 months, or when GNYC runs out of its original order of regular issues it will be given to National supply for sale in all the National Supply outlets including the New York City Scout shop in Manhattan and will become the regular CSP. At the end of a year, the plan is for the boroughs to have the option of continuing to use this CSP or to return to their own unique CSPs. The plan is for the council to continue to use this as their regular CSP going forth into the future and replacing the current white twill with white border CSP with this new one.


For those interested in the September 11 commemorative CSP from GNYC, you can get them here.

GNYC Tower in Light CSP

GNYC Tower in Light CSP

“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” –James Madison


Look Back – Suanhacky Lodge #49 2012 NOAC Delegate Set S73 X49

Three years ago, we were talking about all of the new 2012 NOAC issues. Here is the 2012 NOAC delegate issue from Suanhacky Lodge #49.

This is Delegate issue. As you can see, it is a brown or maroonish ghost set. It is reportedly limited to 100 sets.

Suanhacky Lodge #49 2012 NOAC Delegate Set S73 X49

The stats on this should be:
S73 BRN R BRN BRN BRN FDL; WHT Queens New York, Delegate w/X49 – 2012 NOAC Delegate
X49 BRN R BRN – BRN FDL; WHT NOAC 2012, w/S73 #7 Subway Car – 2012 NOAC Delegate


State of the Hobby – Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch

I had previously written about the Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch, one of the toughest items from Tahgajute Lodge #247.

One recently showed up on eBay.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

this one was probably hurt since it does not contain the lodge name or number, but their were still for unique bidders on this on driving the price up to over $ 56.00.

The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.”
— Thomas Jefferson


7th Annual Empire State Trade-O-Ree Nov. 7, 2015 – Verona NY

Hope to see you at the 7th Annual Empire State Trade-O-Ree on Nov. 7, 2015 in Verona NY.

WHEN: November 7, 2015 9:00 am-3:00 pm (dealer setup at 7:45 am)

WHERE: VERONA FIRE DEPARTMENT (Station #1) 5555 Volunteer Ave. Verona NY 13478

Directions: (from NYS Thruway I-90…TOR is less than 1 mile from end of exit ramp): *Take Exit #33 (Verona-Rome-NY Route 365). *Head East on Rt. 365 (Eastbound) towards Rome. *At 2nd light from exit, take left onto Spring St. *At stop sign, make left onto Main St. *Turn right onto Volunteer Ave. *Fire station is at the top of the hill.


You can find all of the details available the in the 2015 Empire State TOR.

Will you be there too?

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.” —Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Throwback Thursday – Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 event issue eN1956-2

Ten years ago in August 2005, I was posting about a previously unlisted event issue from Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82.

Here is second Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 event issue, that was previously unlisted in the Blue Book. This will change the current eN1956 to eN1956-1 and this will likely be the:
eN1956-2 – – ORG – – BLU SSC 1956 Arrowrama Beaver Totem pierced by Arrow right. ORG WWW





Onteroraus Lodge #402 OA Centennial Flap S60

Here is Onteroraus Lodge #402’s entry for the OA Centennial, utilizing elements of their early and recent flap designs.

Onteroraus Lodge #402 OA Centennial Flap S60

Onteroraus Lodge #402 OA Centennial Flap S60

The stats for this one are:
S60 M/C R M/C M/C RED FDL; YEL Centennial 1915-2015 OA100 Logo

“Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be.” –John Adams


WNYTA 34th Scout Memorabilia Trade O Ree & Auction September 18 & 19th 2015

Western New York Traders Association In Conjunction With The Greater Niagara Frontier Council 34th Scout Memorabilia Trade O Ree & Auction

When: Friday September 18th 5 PM – 11 PM
Saturday September 19th 9 AM – Auction – Saturday – 1:00 PM
Admission: $1.00 per person. Scouts under the age of “18” in full uniform are admitted for free
Tables:$ 15.00 Wall, $ 10.00 island
Location: North Forest Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 US

All Proceeds to Benefit Greater Niagara Frontier Council B.S.A. programs.

Address questions to: Dirk Norwich, Trade O Ree Chairman
or to Paul Freitag, TOR Co-chairman (716) 829-9025

You can find more info here.

Always a good local TOR, I’ve been a regular attendee for many years and I’ll be there again later this week. If you have any of my NYS OA needs I’ll be there trading both days.