8th Area 2-G Conclave Update

Last week I posted on the Area 2-G 1961 Conclave issues. While filing away some conclave issues, I discovered there where actually 2 pocket patches issued for the event.  One has a cut edge and the other a rolled edge.

Was the demand so high that they had to reorder the patches and the second batch was different?  Anyone know the story behind these?

Click the image for a larger version.   I have also updated the original post.


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke, “Profiles of The Future”, 1961 (Clarke’s third law)
English physicist & science fiction author (1917 – )

Area 2-G 1953 Conclave (?) Neckerchief

Here is another image provided by Neale Cummings, this one from the 1953 Area 2-G Conclave held on September 12 & 13, 1953. The OA Conclave Handbook by Dingwerth and Jensen does not show a 1953 Conclave, however Neale provides information from the 1968 Area 2-G Conclave booklet which lists a 1953 Conclave hosted by Adirondack Lodge #357 and held at Camp Portaferry. Unlike all of the other conclaves, there is no listing for an Area Chief.

My guess would be that this was an organizing event and likely the first time these lodges got together, which also explains the very simple design. If you also check the numbering used on the later 2-G conclave issues, the 1953 would be the Zero Conclave.

Update: Based on the comments below and talking to several long time 2-G members and collectors, I would agree that this neckerchief is most likely from 1955 not 1953. Further that the 1953 conference was likely an organizational event with the first conclave occurring in 1954 which seems to match the chronology on later numbered conclave issues.

Update March 2017:
It has been debated on this blog whether the neckerchief shown below was issued for either the 1953 Area 2-G Conclave or for the 1955 Area 2-G Conclave.
Mark Eddy looks to put this speculation to rest. He advises that he has confirmed that this neckerchief was issued for the 1955 2-G conclave which was confirmed to him by the contemporary Lodge and Area Chief.

Area 2-G 1955 Conclave Neckerchief

Area 2-G 1955 Conclave Neckerchief


My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Errol Flynn
US (Australian-Tasmanian-born) movie actor (1909 – 1959)

ArrowCorps5 Bridger-Teton Issues?

John Pannell has an ArrowCorps5 update on some issues with parts of the Bridger-Teton site, including a comment from Dan Segersin the Bridger-Teton Incident Commander

It has been reported in the media that the Bridger-Teton site for this Summer’s ArrowCorps5 has been canceled in favor of a gathering of the “Rainbow Family“, an unorganized group of “free spirits” supposedly dedicated to principles of non-violence.


The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 – 1900)