Gone Home – Austin J. Boyd

gonehomeI was saddened to hear that Austin J. Boyd, the Lodge Chief of Ashokwahta Lodge #339 was killed in an auto accident.

From the Iroquois Trail Council website:

The Council is saddened by the passing of Scouter Austin J. Boyd, who was killed in a traffic accident while traveling home from Wednesday evening’s camp kickoff. Many of you knew Austin in his role as the current Lodge Chief of the council’s Order of the Arrow Ashokwahta Lodge and from his prominent roles on the summer camp staff over the past several years. An Eagle Scout, Austin was an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 59 of Clarendon and a member of Venture Crew 42. Austin will be sorely missed.Austin’s family has asked that we extend this invitation to all Scouts and Scouters: “A memorial service will be held to celebrate the 19 years we shared with Austin James Boyd on Saturday, November 7. The service will be held at Disciples United Methodist Church, 4410 Holley Byron Rd (Route 237) Holley, NY 14470 beginning at 4:00pm.

My condolences to his family, friends and brothers in Ashokwahta Lodge.

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Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist Update

ChecklistThanks to Terry Grove, Jack Meyers and Charlie Tanner for information and scans which allowed me to update my OA Handbook Checklist for the 2009 NOAC Issue.

The 2009 Version of the OAHB, has a new cover with a map and high adventure theme.

2009 OA Handbook

2009 OA Handbook

There was also a tri-fold supplement to the handbook given out to NOAC attendees.

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Scouts De America

Knowledge is Power

The last couple of ISCA Journals has articles on a CSP-like strip for the Scouts de America.

Steve Narolski’s articles advise that

The Scouts de Mexico was located in Mexico circa 1941-1960 and preceded the Direct Service council by fifteen years.  the membership of the council was comprised principally of members of the diplomatic corps or military detailed to Mexico City in this era…

One of the emblems used by this group, is currently on eBay with a cou[ple of days left to go.

'Scouts De America Rovers Mexico

Where will this one wind up?

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“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” –James Madison

Table of contents for Knowledge is Power

  1. Knowledge is Power – Nentico Lodge #12 X1
  2. Knowledge is Power – Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers
  3. And I thought YOU were crazy!
  4. Knowledge is Power – Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  5. Knowledge is Power – Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo
  6. White Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  7. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn
  8. Another Eagle Scout Badge
  9. Knowledge is Power – Lettered Areas
  10. Knowledge is Power – P2K Arrowheads
  11. Knowledge is Power – Uncommon Flaps from Common Lodges
  12. Knowledge is Power – A Philmont P2K Arrowhead on eBay now
  13. Knowledge is Power – Region 7 Canoe Base
  14. Knowledge is Power – Region 13
  15. Knowledge is Power – Silver Fawn Revisited
  16. Knowledge is Power – Adirondack Lodge #357 R1
  17. Knowledge is Power – Tahgajute 247 X1
  18. Knowledge is Power – Area I 1945 Conclave
  19. Knowledge is Power or Oh My God!!
  20. Knowledge is Power – 1937 Jambo Shoulder Tab
  21. Early Region 2 Patch on eBay
  22. VINTAGE 60’s BOY CUB SCOUTS NECKERCHEIF UNIFORM LOT
  23. Update – VINTAGE 60’s BOY CUB SCOUTS NECKERCHEIF UNIFORM LOT
  24. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Patch – Vintage – Rare
  25. Knowldge Is Power – Sislija X2
  26. Most Expensive OA Lodge Event Patch?
  27. Delaware County Council OA Neck’chief worn 1958 Enclave
  28. Achpateuny Lodge #498 Dance Team Issue
  29. Knowledge is Power – Wabaningo Lodge Handbook
  30. Knowledge is Power Air Ace Medal Type 2
  31. Sea Scout Eagle Revisited
  32. Y2K Philmont Arrowheads
  33. Collecting OA Handbooks
  34. 2009 NOAC American Folklore Set
  35. Before there was 4, there was 6 and before that 12
  36. Knights of Dunamis
  37. P2K – Philmont Arrowhead
  38. Early Troop Committee Armband
  39. Air Scouts and Air Explorers
  40. WTF – $ 2000 Hat Pin
  41. 1937 World Jamboree USA Contingent Flash
  42. Sea Scout Eagle Badge on White Twill
  43. 1935 Boy Scout National Jamboree Shoulder Tab and Patch
  44. Scouts De America
  45. World Brotherhood Camporee
  46. RWS: Chautauqua County, RARE-original style, gauze back
  47. Philmont Ranch Hand P2K Arrowhead
  48. Felt Vigil Sash on eBay
  49. Felt Flocked Vigil Sash
  50. 1948 OA Handbook Hardbound Edition – The Finale
  51. OA Belt Buckle
  52. Philmont Dollar Patch
  53. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn Redone
  54. NY Pre-OA Honor Society – Order Of The White Swastika
  55. National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar
  56. Ah Wa Ge OA Lodge 477 Neckerchief Slide
  57. A Look Back – The Silver Fawn
  58. Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch
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Shared Items From Around The Web – November 4, 2009

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