State of the Hobby – Area II-E 1949 Conclave Neckerchief

An auction recently ended on eBay for an Area II-E 1949 Conclave Neckerchief. This is the oldest Area conclave item from Western New York State.

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

There were 3 unique bidders for this neckerchief, and they pushed the price past $ 99.99 starting bid until the hammer finally came down at nearly $ 146.00.

The OA Section List the following lodges were in Area 2-E at the time:

  • Ty-Ohni Lodge #95
  • Ganosote Lodge #159
  • Chautauqua Lodge #165
  • Wakanda Lodge #186
  • Tuscarora Lodge #284
  • Amo’chk Lodge #339
  • Tuighaunock Lodge #409
  • Ganeodiyo Lodge #417


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Area 2-A 1949 Conclave

The first Area 2-A Conclave was held in 1949 at Camp Manhattan part of the Ten Mile River Scout Reservation. There was a patch issued for the event which had the same basic design as the Camp Manhattan Staff Patch for the same year which depicted the archway entering camp.

Area 2-A 1949 Pocket Patch

Area 2-A 1949 Pocket Patch

The patch is also found sewn to a plain dark blue neckerchief.

According to Rob Higgens OA Section List, the following Lodges were part of Area 2-A:

  • Ranachqua Lodge #4
  • Chappegat Lodge #15
  • Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge #24
  • Tahawus Lodge #32
  • Hanigus Lodge #47
  • Suanhacky Lodge #49
  • Skanondo Lodge #64
  • Man-A-Hattin Lodge #82
  • Aquehongian Lodge #112
  • Apachedotte Lodge #246
  • Shinnecock Lodge #360
  • Buckskin Lodge #412
  • Nooteeming Lodge #443
  • Munsi Lodge #444



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