State of the Hobby – Munsi Lodge #444 P1

One item you don’t see every day from Munsi Lodge #444 is the P1 on neckerchief. for the completeist, there are three varieties.

One recently ended on eBay as you can see below.

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

There were seven unique bidders looking to bring this item home, but in the end, there can only be one as the hammer came down at nearly $ 56.00.

[T]o indulge in any racial preference is not to award to a Race, but to the State the power to create differing classes of citizens, and to rule on who shall belong to each class. David Mamet, The Secret Knowledge


Look Back – Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 ZF1 Elangomat Flap

In honor of the Seneca Waterways TOR which occurred earlier today, we take a look back at a post from April 2007 on the Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 ZF1 Elangomat Flap.

According to Rob’s message, this was amongst several items returned to the lodge which had been missing.

It turns out, that rather than a painted design,  the patch was hand-embroidered that would change the description to: ZF1 RED C WHT DGR ELG; crude hand-embroidery on canvas.

The image is used with the permission of The Internet Guide to Order of the Arrow Insignia .

Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 ZF1 Elangomat Flap

“An old horse, an old bird, an old man, an old tree, they all represent a great survival in the jungle of cosmos; they deserve to be applauded and respected!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


State of the Hobby – Loon Lodge #364 P2/N3

One of the tougher sets from Loon Lodge #364, the P2 on a neckerchief. The 394 is not an error or misprint, but is the council number for Adirondack Council. One of these Loon neckerchiefs recently ended on eBay with the patch on the neckerchief.

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

Bidding started at only $ 4.99 and 9 unique bidders making 18 bids, drove the price to over $ 75.00 before it ended at $ 76.88.

“It’s important to have a buddy like that. Somebody who’ll stop you from doing that really stupid thing you were gonna do just because you couldn’t think of anything better. ― Henry V. O’Neil


Ktemaque Lodge #15 2015 numbered Fundraiser Set S61X32

As they have done for the past several NOAC’s, Ktemaque Lodge #15 has issued a numbered set of patch sets in addition to the un-numbered versions. There were 25 numbered sets issued.

The 2-piece set shown below, is the numbered version of their fundraiser set.

Ktemaque Lodge #15 2015 numbered Fundraiser Set S61X32

Ktemaque Lodge #15 2015 numbered Fundraiser Set S61X32

The background appears more maroon to the naked eye than it does in the scan.

The stats for this set are:
S61 GLD R MAR WHT MAR FDL; WHT NOAC 2015, Number embroidered into Patch 1-25/25 w/X32 – Trader
X32 GLD R MAR WHT MAR FDL; OA Centennial Logo WHT Castoroides Nebrascencis, WHT Number embroidered into Patch 1-25/25 w/S61 – Trader

“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. … Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean ‘more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'” –Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)


See You There? – Buckskin Lodge #412 Trade-O-Ree Saturday April 11, 2015

If your in the metro NYC area this weekend and looking to trade or buy some cloth, maybe I’ll see you at the Buckskin Lodge #412 Trade-O-Ree on Saturday April 11, 2015.

Date: April 11, 2015
Times: 9am – 4pm (Dealer Set-up: 8:30am)
Schiff Scout Reservation (Dining Hall)
1606 Wading River Manor Road
Wading River, NY 11792
Tables: $20.00 ($30.00 after April 1, 2015)

for more information contact: David Wolmark –

I’m planning to be there, will you?

“Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” —John Quincy Adams


ArrowTour 2015

If you can’t make it to NOAC for the Centennial year, the Order of the Arrow has created a traveling experience to celebrate the OA Centennial in 2015, ArrowTour.

ArrowTour is one of many programs and initiatives that comprise a year-long celebration of the Order of the Arrow’s centennial anniversary. In the summer of 2015, four delegations of youth Arrowmen will travel to council camps and Scouting events to bring our national centennial experience to Scouts, Arrowmen, and communities throughout the country.

Here in the Northeast you can find the Schedule with a number of stops beginning on May 31, 2015 and extending until July 28, 2015

As you might expect, a number of patches were created for the event. Here is a sample of the basic patch.

ArrowTour 2015 Pocket Patch

ArrowTour 2015 Pocket Patch

“The Founding Fathers established a system which meant a radical break from that which preceded it. A written constitution would provide a permanent form of government, limited in scope, but effective in providing both liberty and order. Government was not to be a matter of self-appointed rulers, governing by whim or harsh ideology. It was not to be government by the strongest or for the few. Our principles were revolutionary. We began as a small, weak republic. But we survived. Our example inspired others, imperfectly at times, but it inspired them nevertheless. This constitutional republic, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, prospered and grew strong. To this day, America is still the abiding alternative to tyranny. That is our purpose in the world — nothing more and nothing less.” –Ronald Reagan


Look Back – Area 2-E 1953 Conclave

AS I get ready fir the TOR in Rochester later this month, I look back on a post written 5 years ago in April 2010 on the Area 2-E 1953 Conclave.

I was fortunate to pick up one of my early Area 2-E Conclave neckerchiefs at the Rochester TOR on March 27, 2010. The 1953 Area 2-E conclave was held at Camp Sam Wood and hosted by Amo’chk Lodge #339.


There was a pocket patch issued for the event, which is still a need for me,

Area 2-E 1953 Pocket Patch

The OA Section List the following lodges were in Area 2-E at the time:

  • Ty-Ohni Lodge #95
  • Ganosote Lodge #159
  • Chautauqua Lodge #165
  • Tuscarora Lodge #284
  • Amo’chk Lodge #339
  • Tuighaunock Lodge #409
  • Wakanda Lodge #186 (to 2-H in 1956)
  • Ganeodiyo Lodge #417 (to 2-H in 1956)

“Never chew off the hand you write with, you might survive and have to sign autographs.” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE