Articles from July 2008

Area 2-G 1969 NOAC Contingent Neckerchief

Area 2-G issued several NOAC Contingent pieces over the years.  I had previously written on their contingent patch for the 1971 NOAC. This time, we have a neckerchief issued for the 1969 NOAC held at the University of Indiana.

Area 2-G 1969 NOAC Contingent Neckerchief

Were there any other items issued for this NOAC by Area 2-G?


I don’t pass the buck, nor do I alibi out of any decision I make.” —Harry S. Truman

Number 1000

On April 30, 2007 I posted on the 500th entry to my blog. Almost to the day, 15 months later this will be the 1000th post since the inception of the blog in January 2004.

The blog has grown from its humble more infrequent postings to being updated virtually every day, with information on new and newly discovered issues from the 70+ lodges from New York State. the scope of the blog has broadened a bit since than. In addition to Blue Book Issues, I now try to cover Section and Area Conclaves for the New York Lodges, neckerchief slides and bolos and other related OA materials. I have been able to do this only with the strong support of my loyal readers.

I’ve enjoyed the ride so far, lets see where the next 1000 will lead.


Nischa Nimat Lodge #181 Oddity


Knowledge is Power – Tahgajute 247 X1


Half Moon Lodge #28 Bolo Slide


Discovery – Half Moon Lodge #28 J5 or YJ1

Tom Wadnola has come across a previously unlisted Jacket Patch from Half Moon Lodge #28. It mirrors the design of the J3 or J4, but has a brown background rather than black. Is it a prototype or an unlisted issue? Both the J3 and J4 were Dance Team patches and were not issued in large quantities.

28J5 or 28YJ1? What do you think?

My initial inclination, is to call this the 28 YJ1 until more information can be uncovered. Can anyone provide any additional information?

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Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
Walter Lippmann
US author & journalist (1889 – 1974)

Section NE-2B 2008 Conclave

The last NE-2B conclave was held at Kittatiny Mountain Scout Reservation in June 2008. According to Howard Gordon, there were a

Total of 4 including the Service Corps patch (which will probably be in the Blue Book as a Sakuwit 2 Event patch): Participants patch, Jacket Patch BLK bdr (Trading Post), Jacket Patch GMY bdr (COC), Octagon Shaped Service Corps patch issued by / for Sakuwit 2 members (2X26? on OA Images.)

The pocket patch is shown below.

Section NE-3B 2008 Conclave Pocket Patch

There was also a participant pin (after the jump).