Articles from December 2008

Buckskin Lodge #412 2009 NOAC Delegate Patch X22

New IssueBrian Petrowski sends along information and a scan for the first of 7 patches issued by Buckskin Lodge #412 for the 2009 NOAC.

Here are the scans of the 2009 NOAC issues from Buckskin Lodge 412. The delegate flap is actually in the shape of a wolf, with ghosted lettering and metallic green eyes. The wording on the wolf is as follows Buckskin Lodge 412 Delegate, WWW and NOAC 2009. I have never seen a flap with this shape so hopefully it goes over well at NOAC.

Buckskin Lodge 2009 NOAC Delegate Issue X22

Buckskin Lodge 2009 NOAC Delegate Issue X22

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Brian also notes:

If anyone is interested in purchasing the three two parts sets they are $20 and $5 for the delegate wolf shaped flap they can contact me at

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The common man, finding himself in a world so excellent, technically and socially, believes it has been produced by nature, and never thinks of the personal efforts of highly endowed individuals which the creation of this new world presupposed. Still less will he admit the notion that all these facilities still require the support of certain difficult human virtues, the least failure of which would cause the rapid disappearance of the whole magnificent edifice.” —- José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)


Shared Items From Around The Web – December 31, 2008


Section NE-2C 2007 Conclave Jacket Patch

conclaveRoy Wetherbee left a comment on my previous post on the 2007 Section NE-2C Conclave.

Bill mentions both a pocket patch (pictured) and a Jacket patch, and possibly a staff patch. Was there any sort of Participation Award for 2007? Does anybody have any of the items from this conclave available for trade??

Well here is the JP which was not previously posted:

Section NE-2C 2007 Jacket Patch

Section NE-2C 2007 Jacket Patch

I told Roy, “I understand that there was a staff patch and Very Important Arrowman (VIA) patch (different border color with the base dseign), not aware of any other issues.”

Can anyone confirm and supply images?


Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
Thomas Neill

Shared Items From Around The Web – December 30, 2008


Area 2-G 1959 Conclave Neckerchief

conclaveBack in August 2008, I had written about the 1959 Area 2-G Conclave.  The conclave was hosted by Gonlix Lodge #34 and was held at Camp Eatonbrook.  At the time I did not have a scan of the neckerchief, which you can see below.

Area 2-G 1959 Neckerchief

Area 2-G 1959 Neckerchief

I have added the neckerchief scan to the original post.


I have not lost my mind – it’s backed up on disk somewhere.
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Shared Items From Around The Web – December 29, 2008


Best Posts on New York OA Trader from 22nd December – 28th December 2008

Too many posts to handle? If you missed out on a great post from last week, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out:
  • F or S? What’s in a Letter?
    Posted on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 in Collecting Basics – Comments: (2)
    Years ago in the dim ages…of collecting,  in the last millennium, letter conventions were established to allow collectors to talk about patches through the mail or in other non-face-to-face scenarios.A – Arrowhead Shaped PatchJ – Jacket Patch a larger patch of varying shapes to be worn on a jacketR – Round Patch, typically 4 inches in diameter or less.
  • Kamargo Lodge #294 A1
    Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2008 in eBay – Comments: (0)
    Earlier this year, I ran a series of posts on the  Toughest New York OA to Collect (which I need to get back to).  One of the posts on Area 2-G covered Kamargo Lodge #294 an issue which was not mentioned in the post was the Kamargo Lodge #294 A1.
    Posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 in Checklists – Comments: (0)
    Harold Daw has created series of Catalogs for foreign badges by Scouting groups around the world. These PDF files are not for the faint of heart (or dial-up connection), the smallest is 1MB for Kazakhstan and currently the largest is 47MB for Alberta, Canada.
  • Shared Items From Around The Web – December 22, 2008
    Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Comments: (0)
    349 – The Slaw of the Land: West Virginia Hot Dog MapDecember 21, 2008 – How do you eat your Hot Dog, Frankfurter, Coney…?Lightsabers Banned By UK Supermarket [Star Wars]December 21, 2008 – Some companies are going the whole hog and are banning the sale of any weapon-style products to anyone under the age of 18, even if they are clearly toys like these.
  • Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 eA2008-3
    Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2008 in Shu Shu Gah #24 – Comments: (0)
    John Pannell posted about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)and its effect on Scout patches.  In a follow-up post, he shared some further information;Third Party testing certificates for lead content. There are two effects to this new regulation.
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