New Collecting Area: Camp Patches at Founding

John Pannell shares a request from Sam Fairchild.

Sam Fairchild has asked that I share this recent message he posted on patch-l.

Since the founding of an Order of the Arrow Lodge is inextricably connected to the council’s summer camp program, the Scouting Century Foundation has decided to enlarge its first issue collection to include the camp insignia (whether badge, patch, pin or neckerchief) that was used the summer the lodge was founded.  We will also include a short narrative about the founding of each lodge…

Read the full post on John’s site.  It is an interesting concept.  I’ll have to think about it for the 5 GNYC Lodges. Ranachqua #4, Shu Shu Gah #24, Suanhacky #49, Man-A-Hattan #82 and Aquehongian Lodge #112.

If anyone wants to write up a posting and scan for the camp issue from the founding year of their New York OA Lodge, I’ll host it on this blog.


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If you want to be “Green” Stay married

Another study finds that if you want to be green you should stay married, divorce results in two households and a less efficent use of resources.

Households in which a divorce occurs have a greater negative impact on the environment in terms of efficient use of resources than the households of married couples, according to research that will be published this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The reason is simple – it’s all about efficiency, says Jianguo Liu, lead author of the study who has the Rachel Carson chair in ecological sustainability at the university’s department of fisheries and wildlife.