Otahnagon Lodge #172 2020 Winter Dinner Flap eS2020

Otahnagon Lodge #172 typically issues a flap for their Annual Winter Banquet which takes place in January. They have done so again this year. Unlike last year, there is an indication of the Winter Dinner or the year.

PatchScan indicates that 125 were issued.

Otahnagon Lodge #172 2020 Winter Dinner Flap eS2020

Otahnagon Lodge #172 2020 Winter Dinner Flap eS2020

the stats would be:
eS2020 YEL R M/C WHT WHT FDL; YEL WWW, WHT Winter Dinner BLU 2020


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Boy Scout History Museums With Rick Stewart

Jason Spangler is back with a new podcast, this time on Scouting Museums, talking with Rick Stewart.

Listen to “#88 Boy Scout History Museums With Rick Stewart” on Spreaker.

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

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

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And Were Back!!

Finally back online. Will see if I can add some new content soon.

Kintecoying Lodge 4, Yellow Border OWL & Taxi Cab 2 piece OA Flap Set NOAC 2015

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OA KINTECOYING LODGE 4 S1 CHARTER MEMBER FIRST FLAP NV

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Lodge 4 Kintecoying S1 Charter Member Pocket Flap OA BSA

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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

Section NE-2B 2012 Conclave Host Staff Tab Pocket Patch OA BSA

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Section NE-2A 1994 Conclave Hat Pin OA BSA

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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.

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

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1985 Order of the Arrow Handbook Vintage Boy Scouts of America BSA Book

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BSA Order Of The Arrow Handbook revised 1998

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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

OA TSCHIPEY ACHTU LODGE 95 2012 NOAC CONTIGENT TWO PIECE SET

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Lodge 95 Tschipey Achtu S1 FF Pocket Flap OA BSA

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