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National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar

Before Indian Summer, there was another national OA Program for Indian Events.  Intermittently during the  1970’s and 1980’s there were National Indian Seminars held at various locations throughout the country although mainly in the west.

They appear from time to time on eBay and typically do not command a very high price.

Here is one from 1984.

1984 National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar Pocket Patch

Can anyone provide a full checklist of these issues?

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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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Lets Get Organized

Lets Get Organized

A while back, John Pannell provided a link to a Reuters story about a man whose collection overtook his home.

A German man was such an avid collector of weapons and other paraphernalia that he ran out of space at home and had to sleep in a hotel, neighbors said following the 71-year-old’s death.

Hopefully none of our collections have taken over our lives in this manner, but what can we do to prevent this from happening to us.  While the New Year is already a few weeks old, it is not to late to make another resolution.

Getting Organized:

To me the first steps to getting organized, are to answer two questions.

  1. What do I have?
  2. What do I need?

The easiest way to answer this is to know what exists in your area of collecting.  If your area of collecting is widely followed, your in luck because for you there are hard copy references:

  • Collector Guides
    • OA Blue Book

Or there are

You can also create your own checklists, the three most common would be:

  • Collection – What do I have, what did it cost?
  • Needs – What exists, what is a good value to acquire one?
  • Duplicates -what excess do I have to trade for my needs.

Protection – You also need to think of the Unthinkable.  What should you do to protect your collection from;

  • Fire
  • Theft
  • Deterioration

Things to consider would include:

  • Insurance
  • Archival Storage

Have you thought about what would happen to your collection if you should die or become incapacitated?  Does your spouse, significant other, estate know what to do with your collection.  What its approximate value is?  How to dispose of it in a way which would consider your wishes/needs?

What should you do?

Set Goals

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

What is SMART?

It is an acronym for a method of writing or defining goals that make them both measurable and attainable.

S- Specific: Make the goal specific. Focus on one thing, not many things. You can set multiple goals, but make each one specific.

M- Measurable: Know where you are on the subject, and measure the change.

A- Attainable: Make you goal something that you can actually attain. A goal can be a stretch goal; but it should be something that you can reasonably accomplish.

R- Relevant or Realistic: I’ve seen this written both ways, Make your goal relevant to what you want out of your life, job or collection. Make it Realistic, something you can obtain, accomplish, complete.

T- Timely. Make your goal timely. Allow enough time to be successful, but set yourself a deadline. The longer you drag out anything, the less interested you will be in it.

Please feel free to share  how you have organized or protected your collection in the comments.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Kofoed

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2010 Jamboree New York State OA Checklist

Since 2010 is the Centennial of the Boy Scouts of America which was founded in 1910 and a Jamboree year. The checklist will include any New York State OA Issues which commemorated the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree.

It will only include any NYS OA issues specifically issued for the 2010 National Jamboree. Issues specific to the centennial will be categorized separately. If it indicates the National Jamboree and the Centennial, it will be included here, but will not be included in the 2010 BSA Centennial NYS OA checklist .

You can find the 2010 Jamboree New York State OA Checklist here or via the link in the sidebar.  This is still a work in progress, looking for information and scans for any items issued by lodges 34, 219, 339, 364 and 402.


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George Burns
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NYS OA Centennial Checklist Update

I just finished updating my New York OA Centennial Checklist with several new Centennial issues including a two-piece set from Tkaen DoD Lodge #30, a single flap from Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159, and two additional issues from Kittan #364.

It does not include any NYS OA issues specifically issued for the 2010 National Jamboree which will be categorized separately. So if it indicates the National Jamboree and the Centennial, it will not be included; but will be included in the 2010 Jamboree NYS OA checklist still being developed.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the checklist.


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2009 NYS NOAC Checklist

I recently updated my checklist of all 2009 NOAC issues from New York State Lodges. The only item which does not have a picture is the Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159 Twill left and right variations, although the issue is shown.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the checklist.

My remaining 2009 NOAC needs include Ktemaque 15N3, Half Moon 28S37/X11(GMY), Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee159S45/X21(GRN), Kittan 364S3 (all have images linked on the checklist above.  Anyone have one of my needs?


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2010 NYS OA – BSA Centennial Checklist

Since 2010 is the Centennial of the Boy Scouts of America which was founded in 1910, I’ve created a checklist of NYS OA patches issued to commemorate the event.

This checklist will include any New York State OA Issues which commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

It will not include any NYS OA issues specifically issued for the 2010 National Jamboree which will be categorized separately. So if it indicates the National Jamboree and the Centennial, it will not be included here, but will be included in the 2010 Jamboree NYS OA checklist .

Clicking on the image above, will bring you to the website.

BSA Centennial issues on eBay.

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NYS OA 2008 ArrowCorps5 Checklist

While there weren’t many NYS OA issues for ArrowCorps5 in 2008, I thought I would add a checklist for that event in the style of those issued for other National OA Events.

The five sites for ArrowCorps5 were: Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri; Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah; George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, Virginia; Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California and Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming.

While there were only a handful of NYS issues, two of them are still needs, the 86S31 and the 159S43.

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I am still trying to get a scan or a photo of the issue from Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge #159.
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