Area 2-D 1956 Conclave

conclaveThe 1956 Area 2-D Conclave was hosted by Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418 and was held at Woodworth Lake Scout Reservation.  There is some uncertainty about what was issued for this conclave.

There was certainly a pocket patch:

Area 2-D 1956 Pocket Patch

Area 2-D 1956 Pocket Patch

There is some question on the neckerchief.  The Blue Book identifies it as the Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418, however I have heard from more than one source, that this is actually the conclave neckerchief.  Since Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418was the host, they likely wore it at the event, but that it was a conclave issue.

Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418 N1 or 1956 Area 2-D Neckerchief?

Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418 N1 or 1956 Area 2-D Neckerchief?

This specimen was partially embroidered by some enterprising Scout who gave up part way through the job.  The neckerchief is silkscreened.

Can anyone confirm how this neckerchief was issued for the Lodge or for the conclave?

According to the OA Section List, the following lodges were part of Area 2-D at this time:

  • Sisilija Lodge #19
  • Half Moon Lodge #28
  • Wakpominee Lodge #48
  • Mahikan Lodge #181
  • Mohawk Lodge #267
  • Ta-Oun-Ya-Wat-Ha Lodge #268
  • Kamargo Lodge #294 (to 2-G in 1956 before or after the conclave?)
  • Loon Lodge #364
  • Onteroraus Lodge #402
  • Thay-En-Da-Ne-Gea Lodge #418

Thanks to Tom Wadnola for the scan of the pocket patch.

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