Early Region 2 Patch on eBay

Prior to the current 4 BSA Regions, there were six and before that, there were 12.  New York State, along with New Jersey were part of Region 2.  Many of you are likely familiar with the 4-line dome shaped patch.

Region 2 Patch

Region 2 Patch

There are several versions of this patch with and without Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in various combination’s.  Before this grouping however, there were at least two other odd-shaped patches an oval or football shaped patch and a round.

You can see the round patch from 1946 on eBay now under the title Early Region 2 patch. It has a starting bid of $ 9.99, but does have a reserve.  It will be interesting to see where this one ends up.


Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau
US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)

Table of contents for Knowledge is Power

  1. Knowledge is Power – Nentico Lodge #12 X1
  2. Knowledge is Power – Owaneco Lodge #313 Quinnipiac Dancers
  3. And I thought YOU were crazy!
  4. Knowledge is Power – Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  5. Knowledge is Power – Wakpominee Lodge #48 A1 Wabiningo
  6. White Sea Scout Eagle Badge
  7. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn
  8. Another Eagle Scout Badge
  9. Knowledge is Power – Lettered Areas
  10. Knowledge is Power – P2K Arrowheads
  11. Knowledge is Power – Uncommon Flaps from Common Lodges
  12. Knowledge is Power – A Philmont P2K Arrowhead on eBay now
  13. Knowledge is Power – Region 7 Canoe Base
  14. Knowledge is Power – Region 13
  15. Knowledge is Power – Silver Fawn Revisited
  16. Knowledge is Power – Adirondack Lodge #357 R1
  17. Knowledge is Power – Tahgajute 247 X1
  18. Knowledge is Power – Area I 1945 Conclave
  19. Knowledge is Power or Oh My God!!
  20. Knowledge is Power – 1937 Jambo Shoulder Tab
  21. Early Region 2 Patch on eBay
  24. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Patch – Vintage – Rare
  25. Knowldge Is Power – Sislija X2
  26. Most Expensive OA Lodge Event Patch?
  27. Delaware County Council OA Neck’chief worn 1958 Enclave
  28. Achpateuny Lodge #498 Dance Team Issue
  29. Knowledge is Power – Wabaningo Lodge Handbook
  30. Knowledge is Power Air Ace Medal Type 2
  31. Sea Scout Eagle Revisited
  32. Y2K Philmont Arrowheads
  33. Collecting OA Handbooks
  34. 2009 NOAC American Folklore Set
  35. Before there was 4, there was 6 and before that 12
  36. Knights of Dunamis
  37. P2K – Philmont Arrowhead
  38. Early Troop Committee Armband
  39. Air Scouts and Air Explorers
  40. WTF – $ 2000 Hat Pin
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  43. 1935 Boy Scout National Jamboree Shoulder Tab and Patch
  44. Scouts De America
  45. World Brotherhood Camporee
  46. RWS: Chautauqua County, RARE-original style, gauze back
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  48. Felt Vigil Sash on eBay
  49. Felt Flocked Vigil Sash
  50. 1948 OA Handbook Hardbound Edition – The Finale
  51. OA Belt Buckle
  52. Philmont Dollar Patch
  53. Knowledge is Power – The Silver Fawn Redone
  54. NY Pre-OA Honor Society – Order Of The White Swastika
  55. National Order of the Arrow Indian Seminar
  56. Ah Wa Ge OA Lodge 477 Neckerchief Slide
  57. A Look Back – The Silver Fawn
  58. Tahgajute Lodge #247 J3 Ceremonial Team Patch

eBay – Improved PayPal Seller Protection

I’ve written previously on the changes eBay has made, requiring some form of “paperless payment.”  One of the issues some sellers have had with PayPal has been the possibility of charge backs from buyers claiming that they did not receive their merchandise.

No while I believe that this is less of a problems with Scouts and Scouters, it is a major issue in other collectible areas.

eBay and PayPal have addressed this with an updated Seller Protection Policy.

  1. 11.1 What is PayPal seller protection? Protection for Claims, Chargebacks, or Reversals based on the following reasons:
    • Unauthorized Payment
    • Item Not Received

    Seller protection is available for transactions with buyers everywhere PayPal is accepted. Seller protection does not provide protection for Significantly Not as Described (SNAD) Claims, Chargebacks, or Reversals or for items that you deliver in person.

No their is a catch of course:



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