State of the Hobby – Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 First Flap S1

An auction recently ended for a First flap from New York State. Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 is from the merger of Ona Yote 34 and Kamargo 294 in 2002.


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

Bidding on this one started at $ 9.99 and 4 unique bidders made 10 bids running this one up to near $ 28.00.



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Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Event Patch 2017 Winterfest eX2017

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 is the name of the merged lodge of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onteroraus Lodge #402 in 2016. In 2017 they issued their first event patch for their Winterfest.

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Event Patch 2017 Winterfest eX2017

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Event Patch 2017 Winterfest eX2017

the stats for this one are:
eX2017 BLK R M/C RMY WHT 2017 FDL; RMY=Red Mylar RMY WWW, 2017 Winterfest



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Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 is the name of the merged lodge of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onteroraus Lodge #402 earlier this year.

I received several images of the first flap from the new lodge, but the first to reach me was from Gary Moshier.

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 First Flap S1



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State of the Hobby – NOAC 2015 – Revolutionary Trails / Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge 34 two-piece

Showing there is still interest in the OA Centennial issues, here is a tough one from the Central New York Region, the Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 2015 NOAC Set.

The PatchScan stats show that only 100 of the set were made so it was one of the smaller NOAC issues and their was no separate OA Centennial Flap issued by the lodge.

34 2015 NOAC
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

This auction is the only one I’ve seen in the last few months.

Since there were no other ‘true’ centennial flaps from the lodge, Three bidders were interested in this one. Two of them sticking around to over $ 100.00. The auction ended at over $ 115.00.

Whether it was an OA Centennial, NOAC 2015 or Ga Hon Ga Lodge collector, someone filled in a tough need.



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Leatherstocking Council New CSP Design

I don’t normally post CSP information on this blog, but thought I would pass this along to the readers. Over the weekend I wrote about the new lodge, Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 created from the merger of Onteroraus Lodge #402 and Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34..

Leatherstocking Council as the result of the merger of Otschodela Council and Revolutionary Trails Council earlier this year. They have no released their new CSP design.

Below is … the final digital rendering. Daniel’s patch was the winning design based on a vote by the Scouts at this past weekend’s camporee

Leatherstocking Council New CSP Design

Leatherstocking Council New CSP Design

No word on availability.



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Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 – A New Lodge is Born

Just saw that Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 updated their webpage with the following information on thee new lodge created from the merger of Onteroraus Lodge #402 and Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34.

Earlier this evening, Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 was officially announced as the name of the merged lodge of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onterorous Lodge #402. This announcement took place during the first general meeting of the new lodge.
Ohkwaliha·Ká means bear clan in the language of the Oneida Indian Nation. The black bear has been selected as the totem of the new lodge. The election of lodge officers also took place.

Black_bear

No information on the first flap.

The Lodge is located in Leatherstocking council as the result of the merger of Otschodela Council and Revolutionary Trails Council earlier this year.



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It’s On Again – 2 Boy Scout councils vote to merge

I had previously written about the Revolutionary Trails Council (RTC) and the Otschodela Council (OC) proposed merger of the two Councils in my post Off Again On Again.

While the merger was overwhelmingly approved by the RTC, it only had a small majority in the OC vote. Apparently NY Law requires a 2/3 majority for this type of consolidation.

A new vote is scheduled for November 16, 2015.

Well the votes are in.

Two local Boy Scout councils have just voted on the plan to become one. The Otschodela Trails Council – based in Oneonta – and the Revolutionary Trails Council – based in Utica – have started the merger process.

The new larger council will serve 3400 scouts across six counties. The merger must be finalized by New York State and the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America.

It’s anticipated that the process will be completed in several months and that includes forming a new executive board. The corporate office and executive director’s office will be in Utica, but the Oneonta office will remain open.

Leaders say that the two councils can do more together than separately.

– See more at: http://www.wktv.com/news/2_Boy_Scout_councils_vote_to_merge.html#sthash.fIV7U5KJ.dpuf

From the Revolutionary Trails Scout Exec.

The Otschodela and Revolutionary Trails Councils of the Boy Scouts of America are pleased to announce that we have voted to merge our Councils. As a result, a new and larger Council will be created to serve over 3,400 youth across six counties in central New York. An Executive Board comprised equally of members from the two former councils will govern the new Council. As an exciting bonus for our youth, we will be reaching out to them for their input on the name of our great new Council.

Merger discussions began eight months ago around a shared goal of attracting more youth to Scouting and creating a better Scouting experience for all. As neighboring Councils, it was a logical step to reach out and work together.



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