Articles from August 2018



2017 Order of the Arrow Handbook

I will be updating my Order of the Arrow Handbook Checklist. I recently acquired of one of my needs, the 2017 Printing which oddly enough does not indicate a copyright date and lists Forrest Gertin as the National Chief.

After 1989, there was no indication of the month or printing size. There was usually an indication of the year it was revised or printed. One of the easiest identifiers is the name/signature of the National Chief printed in the Handbook and most recently the Printing Year has been listed on the back cover.

2017 Order of the Arrow Handbook Front Cover

2017 Order of the Arrow Handbook Front Cover

and the rear cover:

2017 Order of the Arrow Handbook Back Cover

2017 Order of the Arrow Handbook Back Cover

Looking to confirm if one more recent OA Handbook was actually issued for 2011 and 2016 and if so, I’m looking to purchase or trade for it.



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“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” –George Mason, Speech During Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

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Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser White Set S31 X17

Here is the third and final fundraiser set from Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) issued as a fundraiser for the 2018 NOAC. There are three versions of the sets with the Lodge Totem the White Deer.

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser White Set S31 X17

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser White Set S31 X17

The stats for this one are:
S31 WHT R WHT WHT WHT FDL WHT WWW, NOAC 2018 w/X17 – Fundraiser
X17 WHT R WHT – WHT FDL; WHT SWC, NOAC 2018 w/S31 – Fundraiser

Patch Scan says there were 100 sets made.



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“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” –Thomas Jefferson (1820)

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Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S37 X21 – Loki

Here is the final set from Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 issued for the 2017 Jamboree. There are four versions of the sets with a theme of the Norse gods.

The fourth set, the Jamboree Staff version, pictures Loki. Lodge members were allowed to buy full sets regardless of age or position.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S37 X21 - Loki

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S37 X21 – Loki

The stats for this one are:
S37 DRD R M/C WHT ORG FDL; WHT National Jamboree 2017, ORG 373,WWW w/X21 – Loki
X21 DRD R M/C WHT M/C FDL; WHT National Jamboree 2017, Longhouse Council M/C WWW w/S37 – Loki

Patch Scan says there were 300 sets made.

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“The law of nature is universal. For it is true, not only that all men are equally subject to the command of their Maker; but it is true also, that the law of nature, having its foundation in the constitution and state of man, has an essential fitness for all mankind, and binds them without distinction.” –James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

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Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser Red Set S30 X16

Here is the second set from Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) issued as a fundraiser for the 2018 NOAC. There are three versions of the sets with the Lodge Totem the White Deer.

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser Red Set S30 X16

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser Red Set S30 X16

The stats for this one are:
S30 RED R RED RED – RED WWW, NOAC 2018 w/X16 – Fundraiser
X16 RED R RED – WHT FDL; RED SWC, NOAC 2018 w/S30 – Fundraiser

Patch Scan says there were 100 sets made.



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“This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still.” –Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

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Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S36 X20 – Thor

Here is a set from Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 issued for the 2017 Jamboree. There are four versions of the sets with a theme of the Norse gods.

The third set, the youth participant version, pictures Thor. Lodge members were allowed to buy full sets regardless of age or position.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S36 X20

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S36 X20

The stats for this one are:
S36 BLK R BLK WHT M/C FDL; WHT National Jamboree 2017 BLK WWW, 219 w/X20 – Thor
X20 BLK R BLK WHT BLK FDL; WHT National Jamboree 2017, Longhouse Council BLK WWW w/S36 – Thor

Patch Scan says there were 300 sets made.


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“A standing Army, however necessary it may be at some times, is always dangerous to the Liberties of the People. … The Militia is composed of free Citizens. There is therefore no Danger of their making use of their Power to the destruction of their own Rights, or suffering others to invade them.” –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1776

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Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser Black Set S29 X15

Here is the first set from Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) issued as a fundraiser for the 2018 NOAC. There are three versions of the sets with the Lodge Totem the White Deer.

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser Black Set S29 X15

Tschipey Achtu Lodge #(95) 2018 NOAC Fundraiser Black Set S29 X15

The stats for this one are:
S29 BLK R BLK BLK – BLK WWW, NOAC 2018 w/X15 – Fundraiser
X15 BLK R BLK – WHT FDL; BLK SWC, NOAC 2018 w/S29 – Fundraiser

Patch Scan says there were 100 sets made.



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“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, 1788

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Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S35 X19 – Odin

Here is a set from Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 issued for the 2017 Jamboree. There are four versions of the sets with a theme of the Norse gods.

The second set, the adult leader version, pictures Odin.

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S35 X19

Lowanne Nimat Lodge #219 2017 Jamboree Set S35 X19

The stats for this one are:
S35 BRN R M/C GRY BLU FDL; GRY Longhouse Council National Jamboree 2017, 219 w/X19 – Odin
X19 BRN R M/C GRY BLU FDL; GRY Longhouse Council National Jamboree 2017, WWW w/XS35 – Odin

Patch Scan says there were 300 sets made.


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“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” –George Washington (1796)

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