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Southwestern Connecticut Scouting Heritage Museum Opens

A new Scout Museum opened in Milford, Connecticut recently and was featured in an article in the New Haven Register.

NHR Museum
Clicking on the image will bring you to the full article, give it a read and stop in if you are in the area.

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“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.” ― Robertson Davies

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New Council Information – Illinois/Indiana/Chicago Area Council Mergers

Bob Cylkowski posted to Patch-L about an upcoming council consolidation in the metro Chicago Area.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the creation of a new Council in the Chicago metropolitan and Northwestern Indiana areas.

Four councils – Northwest Suburban, Chicago Area, Des Plaines Valley and Calumet will all be served by this new yet unnamed council. A contest will be held among the youth membership to determine the name.

Local Pack, Troop, Crew and Post structure and program will not be affected! In addition, no changes are being made to District operations.

Everyone who is registered in one of the four councils mentioned above, will be automatically registered in the new council.

Unit numbers will remain the same.

District names, and boundaries will not change.

The council will continue to operate four Council Service Centers for the convenience of Scouting families.

Here is a link to the full notice.

What the exact format will be; a single council or some version of the field service councils now in use in Michigan remains to be seen. As does the outcome for the Owasippe and the other effected OA lodges.

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“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” –James Madison, letter to the Dey of Algiers, 1816

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Boy Scouts of America to Merge Scout Councils West Virginia – Update

I had previously posted about a proposed merger of Tri State Area Council which would become a part of the Buckskin Council. This merger became effective last month.

At a May 8, 2014 special meeting the Buckskin Council’s voting members approved to merge the Buckskin and Tri-State Area Councils. The Tri-State Area Council’s voting members approved to merge with the Buckskin Council at a meeting held May 29, 2014.
The Buckskin Council has about 5000 youth members in 23 counties of West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky and has its service center in Charleston. The Tri-State Area Council has about 2000 youth members in 10 counties of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio and has its service center in Huntington. Both councils are not for profit organizations incorporated in West Virginia. When approved by the Secretary of State the merger would occur about July 1, 2014

The Lodges effected are Thal Coo Zyo Lodge #457 and Chi Hoota Wei Lodge #617.

Ed Evans posted some information on Patch-L on potential new lodge name and totem:

Here is the latest information on the merger. The lodges have completed another meeting and the following names and totems will be voted on during the upcoming fall fellowship, in October.
Names
¨ Takhonek – A place where rivers come together
¨ Wenchimtin – A calling together of people
¨ Kéku Achwon – A thing of the spirit
Totems
¨ Hellbender Salamander
¨ Gray Fox
¨ Eastern Screeching Owl

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100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow 2015

The logo for the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow has been released by National. There are three variants depending on the desired audience.

Here is an example of one of the first uses in a patch. It was issued for the 2014 BSA National Annual Meeting which was held May 21–23 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, in Nashville, Tennessee

100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow National Meeting Patch

100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow National Meeting Patch

Centuries of Service refers to both the last 100 years and the next 100.

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Happy Tenth Blog Birthday To Me – NYOA Trader is Ten

Cake Ten Years ago today on January 26, 2004 the NY OA Trader Blog was born on Blogger with the following Mission Statement.

The purpose of this blog is to publish information about new Lodge and Chapter issues from New York State OA Lodges, the discovery of older uncatalogued issues, warnings about fakes, spoof, and reproductions and other information/musings that may be of interest to other NY OA Collectors (or at least amusing to me).

The blog is now pushing 4000 posts and my aim is to continue to provide information about new and older issues from your lodges through scans, trades, comments and encouragement from my readers. Thousands of issues have been showcased on this site and its archives are a treasure trove of information on New York State OA issues.

While life sometimes gets in the way, and posting may be sparse at times, I hope to continue this blog for many years to come.

Without my readers, commenters and contributors, I would not have been able to share a fraction of the information available on the site. thanks to you all.

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“Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.” Gene Fowler

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Northeast Region OA Hurricane Sandy Grant Recipients Announced

I had previously posted about a pair of patches available by making donations to the Northeast Region Order of the Arrow Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Program.

It was announced by the Northeast Region OA Key Three that over $57,000 was raised from a variety of sources and 9 Grants were awarded.

Two of them went to NY OA Lodges:

Tkaen DoD Lodge of the Five Rivers Council will receive $5,500 to rebuild the wheelchair accessible entrance to the Nature Lodge at Camp Gorton.

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Kintecoying Lodge, the newly formed lodge of the Greater New York Council will receive $7,500 to rebuild a family cabin destroyed by a tree at Ten Mile River Scout Reservation.

Sandy-Damage


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“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” –John Marshall

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Virgin Islands & National Capital Area Councils Join Forces

This may not quite be breaking news, since it was announced last month, but I thought I would share it here.

US Virgin Islands & National Capital Area Councils Join Forces

The National Capital Area Council Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the U.S. Virgin Islands Council (USVIC), BSA will be joining with NCAC to provide better program support to the youth of both territories. The USVIC Executive Board initiated the process in November, 2012 and the NCAC Board confirmed the affiliation at their annual business meeting on February 7, 2013.

I would imagine this will result in the absorption of Arawak Lodge #562 but that information is not currently available.

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