Articles from August 2014

Look Back – Onteroraus Lodge #402 60th Anniversary Flap F4

Six years ago I was posting on a then new 60th Anniversary issues from Onteroraus Lodge #402, you can see it pictured below.

There were reportedly 200 of the anniversary flaps issued.

Onteroraus Lodge #402 60th Anniversary Flap F4

Onteroraus Lodge #402 60th Anniversary Flap F4

Has Onteroraus Lodge #402 issued anything new since their 2013 National Jamboree issue?



“Depressions and mass unemployment are not caused by the free market but by government interference in the economy.” – Ludwig von Mises.


New Council Information – Illinois/Indiana/Chicago Area Council Mergers

Bob Cylkowski posted to Patch-L about an upcoming council consolidation in the metro Chicago Area.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the creation of a new Council in the Chicago metropolitan and Northwestern Indiana areas.

Four councils – Northwest Suburban, Chicago Area, Des Plaines Valley and Calumet will all be served by this new yet unnamed council. A contest will be held among the youth membership to determine the name.

Local Pack, Troop, Crew and Post structure and program will not be affected! In addition, no changes are being made to District operations.

Everyone who is registered in one of the four councils mentioned above, will be automatically registered in the new council.

Unit numbers will remain the same.

District names, and boundaries will not change.

The council will continue to operate four Council Service Centers for the convenience of Scouting families.

Here is a link to the full notice.

What the exact format will be; a single council or some version of the field service councils now in use in Michigan remains to be seen. As does the outcome for the Owasippe and the other effected OA lodges.


“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” –James Madison, letter to the Dey of Algiers, 1816


1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover

Over 4 years ago, I wrote about the 1994 Section NE-5 Conclave which was hosted by Langundowi Lodge #46 and held at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation.

Todd Rogers advised:

…that the 1994 Conclave had an Envelope/Cancelled Stamp they sold during the weekend. These were sold for a few dollars and there were 1,000 made. I know they didn’t sell out but I’m not sure what happened to them after the event. I’ve scanned mine (front and back). These may be tough items to get since I don’t think I’ve seen one on eBay in the last 15 years. I suspect many of the people who bought them lost track of them and many ended up in the trash over the last 20 years.

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover

and the reverse side with the numbering:

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover Reverse

1994 Section NE-5 Conclave Cover Reverse

According to the OA Section List, the following lodges made up NE-5 at this time

  • Wagion Lodge #6
  • Langundowi Lodge #46
  • Enda Lechauhanne Lodge #57
  • Monaken Lodge #103
  • Ah’Tic Lodge #139
  • Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165
  • Kuskitannee Lodge #168
  • Gyantwachia Lodge #255
  • Nachamawat Lodge #275


“Whatever be their degree of talent, it is no measure of their rights. … [H]opeful advances are making towards their re-establishment on an equal footing with the other colors of the human family.” –Thomas Jefferson (1809)


Boy Scouts of America to Merge Scout Councils West Virginia – Update

I had previously posted about a proposed merger of Tri State Area Council which would become a part of the Buckskin Council. This merger became effective last month.

At a May 8, 2014 special meeting the Buckskin Council’s voting members approved to merge the Buckskin and Tri-State Area Councils. The Tri-State Area Council’s voting members approved to merge with the Buckskin Council at a meeting held May 29, 2014.
The Buckskin Council has about 5000 youth members in 23 counties of West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky and has its service center in Charleston. The Tri-State Area Council has about 2000 youth members in 10 counties of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio and has its service center in Huntington. Both councils are not for profit organizations incorporated in West Virginia. When approved by the Secretary of State the merger would occur about July 1, 2014

The Lodges effected are Thal Coo Zyo Lodge #457 and Chi Hoota Wei Lodge #617.

Ed Evans posted some information on Patch-L on potential new lodge name and totem:

Here is the latest information on the merger. The lodges have completed another meeting and the following names and totems will be voted on during the upcoming fall fellowship, in October.
¨ Takhonek – A place where rivers come together
¨ Wenchimtin – A calling together of people
¨ Kéku Achwon – A thing of the spirit
¨ Hellbender Salamander
¨ Gray Fox
¨ Eastern Screeching Owl

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“We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while a man walks erect, he may observe that his shadow is almost always in the dirt. It corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. … It is a precious pest, and a necessary mischief, and there would be no liberty without it.” –Fisher Ames, Review of the Pamphlet on the State of the British Constitution, 1807


Pennsylvania OA

Looks like there is a new blog/website devoted to collecting OA at the state level. This entry is Pennsylvania OA. The webmaster is Shane Orndorf and they are still looking for some lodge editors. Looks like they will also be covering several NY Lodges whose territories cover certain counties in Pennsylvania including Tkaen Dod #30, Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont #165 and #172 Otahnagon. Surprised they are not covering Nacha Nimat #86 (update: now they are) since they extend into Pike County in Pennsylvania too.

Pennsylvania OA

Site was created to further the advancement of Scout patch collecting in Pennsylvania. The goal is to help the collecting community keep up to date about new patch releases, conclaves, and Trade-O-Ree’s happening in the state. If you see an error on the site or information that is missing please email Shane Orndorf.

Drop by and check it out, looks like posts are already being added.

“[T]he longest liver of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity than those you have received from your ancestors.” –John Adams, letter to the young men of the Philadelphia, 1798


Look Back – Nacha Nimat Lodge #86 Eagle Scout Flap F2

Nearly six years ago, we were posting aboutn the second Eagle Flap issued by Nacha Nimat Lodge #86 which replaced the S9.5. This one is still a need of mine if anyone has one for trade or sale.

Nacha Nimat EAgle Scout Flap F2 TLS

Nacha Nimat EAgle Scout Flap F2 TLS

Blue Book style stats:
F2 GMY R M/C YEL – BLK Arrowman Eagle Scout RED 86 Design of S9.5 TLS

[phpbay][phpbay]Nacha Nimat Lodge, 5[/phpbay]

“A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.” – P.J. O’Rourke


Look Back – Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165 2009 NOAC Delegate Set S30b X10b

Five years ago we were catloging NYS OA issues from the 2009 NOAC. Here is one from Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165 one of their 2009 NOAC Delegate Set varities.

There were reportedly 50 of each version of the delegate sets.


Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165 2009 NOAC Delegate Set S30b X10b

It is only a matter of time before we begin seeing the 2015 NOAC and 100th Anniversary of the OA issues from New York State Lodges.

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