Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief? or Private Issue?

Question Mark?Roy More of TSPA recently had an unlisted handmade Adirondack Lodge #357 neckerchief available on eBay. It was described as hand painted with a red silk ribbon border. The design was reminiscent of the X1-3 patches from the lodge.

I traded emails with Ray Gould on the issue since it is his old area (2-G).

I did want you to know that I’ve been in contact with the 1959 #357 Lodge Chief (Doug Cxxxxxxx) who recalls a Scout(er) likely from Watertown, NY area who made this neckerchief as a one-of-a-kind item for personal wear. I will forward his email to you but he is certain it was not a lodge issue (confirmed by many locals). He is also certain it was not a hand-made prototype preceding creation of the #357 N-01. However, some of the similarities are striking and I would not rule out that the neckerchief served as inspiration for the N-01.

Adirondack Lodge #357 Neckerchief? or Private Issue?


Veteran’s Day 2007

American Flag

Those who live today remember those who do not. Those who know freedom remember today those who gave up life for freedom.


Today, in honor of the dead, we conduct ceremonies. We lay wreaths. We speak words of tribute. And in our memories, in our hearts, we hold them close to us still. Yet we also know, even as their families knew when they last looked upon them, that they can never be fully ours again, that they belong now to God and to that for which they so selflessly made a final and eternal act of devotion.

We could not forget them. Even if they were not our own, we could not forget them. For all time, they are what we can only aspire to be: giving, unselfish, the epitome of human love — to lay down one’s life so that others might live.


We think on their lives. We think on their final moments. In our mind’s eye, we see young Americans in a European forest or on an Asian island or at sea or in aerial combat.


And as life expired, we know that those who could had last thoughts of us and of their love for us. As they thought of us then, so, too, we think of them now, with love, with devotion, and with faith: the certainty that what they died for was worthy of their sacrifice — faith, too, in God and in the Nation that has pledged itself to His work and to the dream of human freedom, and a nation, too, that today and always pledges itself to their eternal memory.*

*Remarks by President Ronald Reagan
Veterans Day National Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
November 11, 1988