Look Back – Tschipey Achtu Lodge #397 or (95) 2011 Winter Fellowship eR2011-1

Five years ago in February 2011, I was posting about a 2011 Winter Fellowship Issue from Tschipey Achtu Lodge.

I received a copy of this patch from several folk, the first to report it was Mark Spezzano. A new event patch from Tschipey Achtu Lodge #397 which was issued for their Winter Fellowship which was just held this weekend.

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #397 2011 Winter Fellowship eR2011-1

There has been some controversy over the use of a lodge number. At one time the lodge website reflected 397 (the council number) as the number used by the lodge, but this reference has since disappeared. I was told verbally by a professional in the council that the Scout Executive said the Lodge number was #95. I’ve been told by other volunteers that if any number is used it should be #397.

So what to do. Until the updated Blue Book settles on a numbering convention for these situations, I believe I will use #(95). the lowest number of the predecessor lodges in parenthesis, a convention used for lodges who have not chosen a lodge number and to avoid conusion with the active Louisiana lodge Chilantakoba #397. I don’t plan to go back and edit the previous posts, but will use (95) going forward.

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” –Thomas Jefferson


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