Articles from November 2015



State of the Hobby – Old Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Pin-OA Gold Chipmunk Totem-Hood

A big ticket item of interest to New York OA collectors recently ended on eBay.

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

The seller knew he had something good, and started the bidding a $ 999.99. there were only two bidders and 3 bids, but it ended at $ 2380.00.

Bill T. posted this on Facebook:

This beautiful standing chipmunk pin is from Hanigus Lodge 47 of Mt. Vernon, New York. It is has the “Hood” hallmark and “XX” (20 karat gold) and dates to the 1930s. It is the only know example of this totem in gold. There are two known examples in silver, one is Hood and dates to the early 1940s from Hanigus Lodge (in my collection) and the other is J.E. Caldwell and dates to the 1950s and was used by Kamargo Lodge.



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“Measures which serve to abridge the free competition of foreign articles, have a tendency to occasion an enhancement of prices.” —Alexander Hamilton, 1791

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Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Thanksgiving

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

“Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.”

–President George Washington, 3 October 1789

Time to fry the turkeys.

Deep Fried Turkey

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Save the Date – Nov. 19, 2016 21st Annual Kintecoying Trade-O-Ree

Kintecoying Lodge #4 21st Annual TOR

Dealer setup during the 19th Annual TOR

Dealer setup during the 2014 Kintecoying TOR

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The dust has just settled from the cleanup after the 20th Kintecoying TOR this past weekend and we have our reservations and date for 2016 Trade-O-Ree confirmed.

Where: John C Whitehead Dining Hall, past Reeves Lodge Camp Alpine, Alpine, NJ

When: Saturday November 18, 2015

Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (dealer setup begins at 8:30AM)

More information to follow.



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“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” —Thomas Paine in “American Crisis” (1776)

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Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave Neckerchief – Black Piping

While writing up a recent find/acquisition I was reminded of a third variety of the 1974 Section NE-3A Conclave Neckerchief which I had not previously reported, this version with black piping.

Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave Neckerchief - Black Piping

Section NE-3A 1974 Conclave Neckerchief – Black Piping

This one is currently a need of mine if anyone has one available for trade or sale.




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“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” James Madison

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Kintecoying Lodge #4 Elangomat Patch X1

This one has been out for a while but In only recently got a good scan. This is Kintecoying Lodge #4’s Elangomat Patch which is worn below the flap.

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Elangomat Patch X1

Kintecoying Lodge #4 Elangomat Patch X1


Kintecoying Lodge is ghosted in black in the feather tips.

The stats for this are:
X1 M/C C RED BLK BLK FDL; Ghosted Lodge Name WHT Elangomat (2013)



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The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys. Thomas Jefferson

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Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 100th Anniversary White Ghost Vigil Flap S20

As part of the OA Centennial, Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 issued a set of three Vigil flaps. This is the third and final flap in the set. While there was no PatchScan label, there were reportedly 150 of each made.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 100th Anniversary White Ghost Vigil Flap S20

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 100th Anniversary White Ghost Vigil Flap S20

The stats are:
S20 WHT R WHT M/C WHT FDL Name WHT outlined RED RED WWW, 1915-2015 Vigil Triangle OA100 logo



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“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” –James Madison

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Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 100th Anniversary Black Border Vigil Flap S19

As part of the OA Centennial, Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 issued a set of three Vigil flaps. Here is the second of the three. While there was no PatchScan label, there were reportedly 150 of each made.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 100th Anniversary Black Border Vigil Flap S19

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 100th Anniversary Black Border Vigil Flap S19

The stats are:
S19 BLK R WHT RED WHT FDL RED, WHT WWW, 1915-2015 OA100 logo as Vigil Triangle



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The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. John Adams

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