Withlacoochee Lodge #98 First Flap S1

Mike Nathan shared the following information on Patch-L for Withlacoochee Lodge from the recently created South Georgia Council

LODGE NAME:

The name “Withlacoochee” probably stems from the Muckhogean dialect. It is a compound of the Creek words “we” (water), ”thlako” (big), and “chee” (little), or “little big water.” The word combination signifies little river in the Creek language. The Withlacoochee River in Georgia originates northeast of Valdosta and flows south through Berrien, Cook, and Brooks counties in Georgia and into Florida. It eventually merges with the Suwannee at Suwannee River State Park west of Live Oak. The river is 115 miles (185 km) long.

The gopher tortoise was selected as the lodge totem because it is indigenous to the part of the state that makes up South Georgia Council. There are active gopher tortoise burrows at both Camp Osborn and Camp Patten. The gopher tortoise is also the Georgia State reptile. Its range includes small parts of southern Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and a larger area in north and central Florida. A gopher tortoise can live up to 60 years.

This should be the first flap:

Withlacoochee Lodge #98 First Flap S1

Withlacoochee Lodge #98 First Flap S1

S? – 2013 Jambo Flap First issued about June 11, 2013 to the 2013 Jamboree contingent. 2050 made in two orders of 1200 and then 850.

There is on eBay now. So there is at least one ín the wild now.

There is also a Charter member which should be the S2

Withlacoochee Lodge #98 S2

Withlacoochee Lodge #98 S2

Charter Member Flap – Lodge No. “98” ghosted in green grass on right. “Charter Member.” 3 per charter member. * made. To be issued at August 2013 Fellowship.

and a regular issue flap which should be the S3

Withlacoochee Lodge #98 S3

Withlacoochee Lodge #98 S3

Regular Issue Flap – * made. Same as “Charter Member” issue. Also, to be issued at the August 2013 Fellowship

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