Look Back – Section NE-2D 1978 Conclave Neckerchief

One of my recent Look Back posts fishing for a need was successful, so let me cast another line here.

Back in September 2008, I wrote up a post on the 1978 Section NE-2D Conclave. One of the items issued for the event was a neckerchief shown below.

Section NE-2D 1978 Conclave Neckerchief

Section NE-2D 1978 Conclave Neckerchief

In addition to marking the conclave, it also celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Crumhorn Mountain Scout Camp 1948-1978.

I’ve seen a few over the years, but I’ve missed getting it. Anyone have one for trade or sale?

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Look Back – Section NE-2A 1995 Section Conclave

Over six and a half years ago I wrote about the 1995 Section NE-2A Conclave, three years ago in October 2011 I was able to add an image of the Jacket Patch.

Section NE-2A 1995 Jacket Patch

Currently this is still a need of mine if anyone has one for trade or sale?

The Host Lodge is Skanondo Lodge #64, and it was held at Camp Ranachqua part of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps.
The lodges which were part of NE-2A at the time were #’s 15 , 28, 64, 313, 369, 427, 443, 444, and 553.


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6th Annual – Empire State Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree – November 8, 2014 – Verona NY

Ray Gould sends along information on this years Empire State TOR which is being held I nearly November.

WHEN: November 8, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm (dealer setup at 7:45 am)


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.


Tables: $5.00!!! provides you one 8-foot banquet table for selling/trading your items. Space is limited to 30 tables, so reserve yours today,

In addition to trading, buying, and selling Boy Scout memorabilia collectibles, the following will also be available:
*Free Space available for “Trade Only” swapping (after all, this is a TRADE-O-Ree)
*Free Table Space available for Scout Councils and O.A. Lodges to sell Trading Post items
*Nearby Lodging, Restaurants, and Entertainment Only Minutes Away

You can find all of the details available the in the 2014 Empire State TOR

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Look Back – Nacha Nimat Lodge #86 100th Anniversary Numbered Flap S42

Back in October 2010 we were posting about a new BSA Centennial flap from Nacha Nimat Lodge #86. The flaps were part of a fundraiser set which sold for $ 25.00 and each one is individually numbered from 1 to 100.

Nacha Nimat Lodge #86 Centennial Flap S42

The Blue Book Style Stats should be:
S42 SMY R  M/C  BLK DGR  FDL; RED 100th Anniversary, WWW numbered 1/100-100/100

I’m looking for a correspondent from Nacha Nimat Lodge #86 to keep me updated on new issues from the lodge. If your interested in providing the information please contact me at nyoatrader@nullnyoatrader.com.

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OA Centennial Blog

Nathaniel Kelton is the designer of the OA Centennial Logo and Totem. He is also a Vice Chief of Coosa Lodge. In addition to these endeavors, he has created a website to catalog issues which

… have: the centennial logo or totem, WWW, and the fleur-de-lis. This includes activity patches, flaps, and flap+chevron sets.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the site.

There is also an associated blog which showcases individual issues and often includes order forms where available.

Go check it out and send along your lodges images to Nathan so he can continue to update the site.

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Capital District Trade-O-Ree and Scout Memorabilia Show

A new location this year for the Capital District TOR, this year it is in Troy, NY. I’ll be heading out to the TOR so hope to see you there tomorrow.

Here are the details:
Location: Banquet Hall Troy Elks Lodge 134 N Greenbush Rd Troy, New York
Times: 8am-6pm
Admission: Admission: Free to all Youth in a Boy Scout Uniform Free to all Adults with troops of over 5 youth Adults: $2.00 Children: $1.00
Table Fee: Table Space: $15.00 Wall Table: $20.00

You can find a flyer with contact information here.

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Otahnagon Lodge #172 Neckerchief N1

At the Western New York Traders Association TOR in Williamsville a couple of weeks back I acquired the N1 from Otahnagon Lodge #172.

It has the traditional lodge totem and design from their regular issue flaps.

Otahnagon Lodge #172 Neckerchief N1

Otahnagon Lodge #172 Neckerchief N1

The stats for this one are: