Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slide

The ninth slide in the series on neckerchief slides once again comes from Ray Gould. Ray advises:

This slide was produced for members of Kamargo #294. While it appears a home made one-of-a-kind example, I am told it was available for purchase by lodge members. I have seen at least 2 other examples in the collections of #294 members (one was spied at this years #219 banquet being worn by a former 1970’s #294 member. In addition, I believe there are two varieties of this item (size of chipmunk?…coloration?…I’ve seen both but do not remember the exact distinction). As a side note, the example I’ve shown is broken…it should have a red arrow behind the chipmunk…groove where the arrow was placed is on back of slide…I’ve witnessed the un-broken examples and can attest to the arrow’s placement on slide.

Kamrgo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slide

The slide reminds me of the work of Roland Flora who handcrafted Boy Scout neckerchief slides and bolos from his shop/store on Route 97, The Slide Farm. Roland passed away several years ago, and the TMR Museum was fortuante to be able to display several hundred of the slides Roland made over the years. Roland made slides for dozens of troops, camp staffs and OA Lodges and chapter over the years.



Table of contents for Neckerchief Slides

  1. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide
  2. Ktemaque Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide
  3. Chappegat Lodge #15 Neckerchief Slide 25th Anniversary
  4. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide 45th Anniversary
  5. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Neckerchief Slide
  6. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide L5
  7. Nacha Nimat Ldoge #86 Neckerchief Slide
  8. Ho De No Sau Nee Lodge #159 Neckerchief Slide
  9. Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  10. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slide
  11. Wakanda Lodge #186 Arrowree 1961 Neckerchief Slide
  12. Amo’Chk’ Lodge #339 Flap-Shaped Neckerchief Slide
  13. Buckskin Lodge #412 Neckerchief Slide
  14. Buckskin Lodge #412 Plaster Neckerchief Slide
  15. Thayendanegea Lodge #418 Neckerchief Slide
  16. Shinnecock Lodge #360 Neckerchief Slide
  17. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Eluwak Chapter Bolo Tie
  18. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Metal Neckerchief Slide
  19. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides
  20. Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea #418 Area 2-D Conclave Slides
  21. Nischa-Nimat Lodge #181 Neckerchief Slide
  22. Grey Owl Neckerchief Slides – Update
  23. A Look Back – Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief Slide
  24. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide – 2
  25. Discovery – Ranachqua Lodge #4 1955 Conclave
  26. Ranachqua Lodge #4 Birchbark Neckerchief Slide
  27. Half Moon Lodge #28 Bolo Slide
  28. What item in your collection means the most to you?
  29. AH Wa Ge Lodge #477 Neal Slide
  30. Area 2-D 1967 Conclave Neckerchief Slide
  31. Discovery – Buckskin Lodge L6
  32. Munsi Lodge #444 Neckerchief Slide
  33. Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  34. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  35. Update – Sislija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  36. Mide Lodge #15 Hanigus Chapter L1
  37. Early Area 3A Neckerchief Slides
  38. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neal Slide
  39. Sisilija Lodge #19 Neckerchief Slide
  40. Gajuka Lodge #477 Neckerchief slide
  41. Tuscarora Lodge # 284 Neckerchief Slide
  42. Onteroraus Lodge #402 Neckerchief Slide
  43. Kamargo Lodge #294 Slide Farm Neckerchief Slide
  44. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  45. Another Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 Neckerchief Slide
  46. Manatoanna Lodge #461 L1 Slide/Bolo
  47. Ranacahqua Lodge #4 Neckerchief Slide #3
  48. Aquehongian Lodge #112 Wooden Neckerchief Slide
  49. Kamargo Lodge #294 Neckerchief Slides
  50. Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 Totem Slide
  51. Order of the Arrow Neckerchief Slides
  52. Discovery – Mohawk Lodge #267 Neckerchief Slide L1
  53. Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82 1959 Summer Banquet Slide eNS1959
  54. Look Back – Suanhacky Lodge #49 1958 Neckerchief Slide
  55. Discovery – Suanhacky Lodge #49 eL1959
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6 Comments

  1. Ray Gould says:

    The Roland Flora thought seems reasonable given the explanation I received. These were handmade (in quantity) but not locally. Orders were taken and sent to an outside source.

  2. nyoatrader says:

    Ray,

    Roland Flora operated the Slide Farm from sometime prior to 1972 (my first visit) to the end of the 1990 Ten Mile River Summer Camp Season. His shop was located a 10-30 minutes drive from TMR (depending on where on the reservation you were) near Narrowsburg, NY. He carved and his wife painted the neckerchief slides and bolos. It was standard practice for the various TMR Camp staffs to have a slide (or bolo) made each year for the staff to wear. Many troops had slides made to commemorate their stay at TMR. He also had a dozen or two stock designs you could buy as a walk-in to the shop.

    He also did slides for OA chapter and lodges and other camps and councils.

    Several summers back before he passed away (I think in the summer of 2002 the 75th Anniversary of TMR), the TMR Museum was fortunate to be able to display several hundreds of his slides (he kept a sample of each one he made) during that season at camp. One that sticks in my mind was what I believe to be a Tuscaroa Lodge #284 slide.

    Unfortunately, this was prior to my maintaining a blog and I did not take any pictures of the display. The TMR Museum has a picture on its website of an article done in the local paper which shows some of the slides he made.

  3. Ray Gould says:

    Hi Bill-
    The link you provided for the article is no longer active or I’m having technical difficulty accessing it.
    -Ray

  4. nyoatrader says:

    Ray,
    I had the same problem so I adjusted the url. It should work now.

  5. paul savage says:

    This is great place. I have about a dozen Roland Flora Slides in my posession – including an Eagle Scout Medal / BOLO – that Roland made at one point around 1975 – when I was on Staff at TMR. I have slides from 1972 thru 1980. My two favorites are my Eagle Bolo and the American Indian Headress that he carved.

    A question – does any one know if Roland’s wonderful work has been taken on by others? I have looked on the web – and have yet to find anything similar – other than instructions on making your own slide or bolo.

    Thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory.

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