29th Annual Northeast Trade-O-Ree


The 2008 TOR season continues for the Southern NY, NJ area with a Sunday TOR held by Lenapehoking Lodge #IX.  This is a nice local TOR, get to see a few people who normally work Saturday’s and don’t usually make the local TOR. It is one of my regular TOR’s wasn’t at the first, but have probably been to around 20 of them. Hope to see some of you there.

From the NNJ Council website:  http://www.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.asp?ActivityKey=341116

Description: OA Trade-O-Ree
Start Date/Time: 3/9/2008 9:00:00 AM End Date/Time:3/9/2008 2:00:00 PM
Contact E-mail: nersmuseum@nullaol.com

29th Annual Northeast Trade-O-Ree

Sponsored by Lenapehoking Lodge IX

  • Sunday,  March 9, 2008
  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Cost: $2, scouts in uniform $1
  • Tables: $20
  • Guardian Angel Church, East Allendale Ave., Allendale, NJ

Buy, Sell, Trade, Just Look

Help support this annual tradition. This is a great opportunity to see the rich history scouting has become. All kinds of scouting literature, posters, neckerchiefs, mugs, emblems, bolo ties, neckerchief slides much much more! A perfect time to start or enhance your scout collection.

Other Items of Interest:

  • Lenapehoking Lodge IX trading post will be available.
  • Special auctions throughout the day of rare and unique scouting items
  • Food and refreshments will be available for purchase
  • All proceeds are to benefit Scout Camping in NNJC.

Attention dealers and sellers

  • Tables are available, please contact Grey Rolland at the Oakland Service Center, 201-677-1000 x 13 or grolland@nullbsamail.org
  • Questions regarding the Trade-O-Ree, please contact Ed Quinn – nersmuseum@nullaol.com, 201-845-7777
  • Set-up of tables begins at 8am.

Directions to Guardian Angel Church:  Route 17 N/S, Take the “Allendale” exit. From Rte. 17 South bear right off the exit onto E. Allendale Ave.  From Rte 17 North, take the exit and proceed under Rte 17, onto E. Allendale Ave.

Church will be on the left hand side of E. Allendale Ave  before the intersection of E. Allendale Ave and Franklin Turnpike.


New Pictures of Mercury

New Mercury pictures thrill scientists

After 32 years and two space probe missions, mankind finally knows what the back side of the planet Mercury looks like.

About the same as the front.

But pictures of the planet, pockmarked by craters, baked by the sun—and gratefully received by scientists on Earth overnight Tuesday—have finally filled massive holes in the map of Mercury that persisted since the last space probe visited the sun-blasted planet in the early 1970s.


NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft captured this image on January 14, 2008, during its closest approach to Mercury. The image reveals a variety of intriguing surface features, including craters as small as 300 yards across. The image also shows landscapes near Mercury’s equator on the side of the planet never before imaged by spacecraft. These highly detailed close-ups enable planetary geologists to study the processes that have shaped Mercury’s surface over the past 4 billion years. One of the highest and longest cliffs yet seen on Mercury curves from the top center down across the right side of this image. Great forces in Mercury’s crust have thrust the terrain occupying the left two-thirds of the picture up and over the terrain to the right. An impact crater has subsequently destroyed a small part of the cliff near the top of the image.


I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.
Mae West
US movie actress (1892 – 1980)