To share information about new or newly discovered Order of the Arrows patches, flaps, odd-shapes, neckerchiefs, event and chapter issues from New York State Order of the Arrow Lodges, warnings about fakes, spoof, and reproductions and any other information that may be of interest to New York State OA Collectors.
Bob Cylkowski posted to Patch-L about an upcoming council consolidation in the metro Chicago Area.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the creation of a new Council in the Chicago metropolitan and Northwestern Indiana areas.
Four councils – Northwest Suburban, Chicago Area, Des Plaines Valley and Calumet will all be served by this new yet unnamed council. A contest will be held among the youth membership to determine the name.
Local Pack, Troop, Crew and Post structure and program will not be affected! In addition, no changes are being made to District operations.
Everyone who is registered in one of the four councils mentioned above, will be automatically registered in the new council.
Unit numbers will remain the same.
District names, and boundaries will not change.
The council will continue to operate four Council Service Centers for the convenience of Scouting families.
What the exact format will be; a single council or some version of the field service councils now in use in Michigan remains to be seen. As does the outcome for the Owasippe and the other effected OA lodges.
Over 4 years ago, I wrote about the 1994 Section NE-5 Conclave which was hosted by Langundowi Lodge #46 and held at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation.
Todd Rogers advised:
…that the 1994 Conclave had an Envelope/Cancelled Stamp they sold during the weekend. These were sold for a few dollars and there were 1,000 made. I know they didn’t sell out but I’m not sure what happened to them after the event. I’ve scanned mine (front and back). These may be tough items to get since I don’t think I’ve seen one on eBay in the last 15 years. I suspect many of the people who bought them lost track of them and many ended up in the trash over the last 20 years.
1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover
and the reverse side with the numbering:
1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover Reverse
According to the OA Section List, the following lodges made up NE-5 at this time
“Whatever be their degree of talent, it is no measure of their rights. … [H]opeful advances are making towards their re-establishment on an equal footing with the other colors of the human family.” –Thomas Jefferson (1809)
At a May 8, 2014 special meeting the Buckskin Council’s voting members approved to merge the Buckskin and Tri-State Area Councils. The Tri-State Area Council’s voting members approved to merge with the Buckskin Council at a meeting held May 29, 2014.
The Buckskin Council has about 5000 youth members in 23 counties of West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky and has its service center in Charleston. The Tri-State Area Council has about 2000 youth members in 10 counties of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio and has its service center in Huntington. Both councils are not for profit organizations incorporated in West Virginia. When approved by the Secretary of State the merger would occur about July 1, 2014
The Lodges effected are Thal Coo Zyo Lodge #457 and Chi Hoota Wei Lodge #617.
Ed Evans posted some information on Patch-L on potential new lodge name and totem:
Here is the latest information on the merger. The lodges have completed another meeting and the following names and totems will be voted on during the upcoming fall fellowship, in October.
¨ Takhonek – A place where rivers come together
¨ Wenchimtin – A calling together of people
¨ Kéku Achwon – A thing of the spirit
¨ Hellbender Salamander
¨ Gray Fox
¨ Eastern Screeching Owl
“We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while a man walks erect, he may observe that his shadow is almost always in the dirt. It corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. … It is a precious pest, and a necessary mischief, and there would be no liberty without it.” –Fisher Ames, Review of the Pamphlet on the State of the British Constitution, 1807
Looks like there is a new blog/website devoted to collecting OA at the state level. This entry is Pennsylvania OA. The webmaster is Shane Orndorf and they are still looking for some lodge editors. Looks like they will also be covering several NY Lodges whose territories cover certain counties in Pennsylvania including Tkaen Dod #30, Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont #165 and #172 Otahnagon. Surpised they are not covering Nacha Nimat #86 (update: now they are) since they extend into Pike County in Pennsylvania too.
Site was created to further the advancement of Scout patch collecting in Pennsylvania. The goal is to help the collecting community keep up to date about new patch releases, conclaves, and Trade-O-Ree’s happening in the state. If you see an error on the site or information that is missing please email Shane Orndorf.
Drop by and check it out, looks like posts are already being added.
“[T]he longest liver of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity than those you have received from your ancestors.” –John Adams, letter to the young men of the Philadelphia, 1798
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable …” H.L. Mencken