Articles from February 2010

Shared Items From Around The Web – February 28, 2010


Seneca Council RWS

Another RWS of interest to NYS collectors recently ended on eBay. This one was a Seneca Council RWS from the old Seneca Council which merged back in 1975.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months.

Six separate bidders were involved in this auction, 3 of them were in for at least $ 35.00.  AS you can see, the final bid was over $ 50.00.


Money doesn’t always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars. — Hobart Brown


Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 2008 Fall Fellowship eX2008-2

Rob Cunningham has sent along several images of recent event patches from Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 which I was unaware of and not listed in the Blue Book.  Here is the first, a 2008 Fall Fellowship issue with a Survivor theme.

Ty-Ohni Lodge #95 2008 Fall Fellowship eX2008-2

The Blue Book stats for this one should be:
eX2008-2 BLK R BLK WHT BLK 2008 FDL; RBR WWW, WHT Fall Fellowship 2008 Oval-shaped

This one is a need for me if anyone has one available for sale or trade.


“The disease of modern character is specialization…The specialist system fails from a personal point of view because a person who can do only one thing can do virtually nothing for himself.” – Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture


Another Look Back – Gahonga Lodge #34 Training Set X2, X3, X4, X5, X6

Back in October 2006, I wrote about a set of patches from Gahonga Lodge #34.

Ray Gould had reported on the Gahonga Lodge #34 Training Set X2 X3 X4 X5 X6

Conversation with the Lodge Adviser confirms they were issued beginning Spring Ordeal/Fellowship 2006 and continued Fall Ordeal/Fellowship 2006. There are currently 125 of each part and the Adviser indicates that if deemed successful in helping promote training, they may be continued in the future (re-order if needed). They were issued in no specific order and specific part were given to those attending each of 4 separate training sessions at their lodge functions. They combine to form a jacket patch.

A set of these patches recently ended on eBay for a surprising price.

Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction for the next few months.

Three separate bidders were in over $ 35 before the hammer came down at over $ 56.00.

I guess the expression small lodge with not a lot of traders may be coming into play here.

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“The best strategy is always to be very strong.” – Carl von Clausewitz, “On War


Shared Items From Around The Web – February 27, 2010


Interactive Blue Book

Roy More recently posted that the Interactive OA Blue Book was ready for testing.

They have added the ability to view existing data and add new issues and images to the database in a pending mode.

Clicking on the image above will bring you to the site.

I spent some time checking it out.  First I added Kittan Lodge and than input all 18 issues since their inception (including 3 fakes) all of which have previously reported on this site.

You can see the results there:

Screenshot of issues added for Kittan Lodge

I left some comments on the post about my experience.

Give it a read, check out the other comments and give the site a test drive.


“Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing. The one cannot be preserved if the other be violated.” – Calvin Coolidge


Tony Woodlief: Boy, the Scout Handbook Keeps Changing –

Tony Woodlief: Boy, the Scout Handbook Keeps Changing –

An article in the Wall Street Journal today on the changing BSA handbook.

Thumbing through various editions brings such differences into sharp relief. A 1951 fifth edition has an Indian spirit on its cover, presiding over camping Scouts. It’s the first edition with a Conservation Pledge (as well as an ad for hunting-rifle ammunition). The 1972 handbook, meanwhile, features Scouts looking through a telescope, despite Seton’s claim back in 1911 that a Scout doesn’t want to know stars “as an astronomer, but as a traveler.” The first editions are laden with text, history and diagrams. Modern editions are filled with color photos, less instruction and little history. The newest is, however, made without chlorine.

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“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creature of man. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter”. – Benjamin Disraeli