State of the Hobby – Lodge 24 Shu-Shu-Gah S-20 OA flap 1992 NOAC

One of the toughest issues from Shu Shu Gah Lodge #24 is the 1992 NOAC Delegate Flap, the Black Arrow version.

24S20 92 NOAC
Clicking on the image will bring you to the auction results for the next few months.

This was the second time Shu Shu Gah Lodge issued a delegate flap and we had a somewhat larger contingent than normal for us but only 75 flaps were made. Instead of getting 3 of the delegate (as had become or normal practice) each person on staff or with the contingent only received 2 flaps. Further the lodge advisors car was broken into and all of his luggage stolen which included 6-8 of the black arrow flaps which were to be given to several staff members from the lodge. This further reduced the number of available flaps.

Four unique bidders chased this flap, three of them hanging in past $ 50.00. When the hammer came down at the end of the auction, the winning bid was $ 67.00

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Section NE-5 1992 Conclave Pamphlet

Chris Carlson sends along an image of the cover of the Pamphlet issued for the weekend. It shows the event was held on the weekend of June 12-14, 1992 and the theme was “The spirit remains the same.”

1992 NE-5 Conclave Pamphlet

1992 NE-5 Conclave Pamphlet

Clicking on the image will bring you to a larger version.

I’ve updated the original post to include this information.

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

  • Wagion Lodge #6
  • Langundowi Lodge #46
  • Kiasutha Lodge #57
  • Tanacharison Lodge #67
  • Monaken Lodge #103
  • Ah’Tic Lodge #139
  • Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge #165
  • Kuskitannee Lodge #168
  • Gyantwachia Lodge #255
  • Nachamawat Lodge #275


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Otahnagon Lodge #172 1992 NOAC X1?

I recently came across this patch from Otahnagon Lodge #172. It has long been listed in the CSP Guides, but never in the Blue Book. The Blue Book does not list any NOAC or Jambo issues for Otahnagon prior to the 1997 Jamboree.

Does anyone know the history of this patch?

Otahnagon Lodge #172 1992 NOAC X1?

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Look Back – Section NE-5 1992 Conclave

Two years ago, I was posting about the 1992 Section NE-5A Conclave.

The 1992 Section NE-5 Conclave was was held at Camp Conestoga and hosted by Wagion Lodge #6.

Section NE-5 1992 Pocket Patch

Were there any other itemns issued for the event?

You can find my full Section conlcave listing here.


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Section NE-3A 1992 Conclave Issues

The 1992 Section NE-3A conclave theme was “Aim High the Arrow”. Thanks to Roy Weatherbee for all of the images.

There was a Participant Patch with a loop:

Section NE-3A 1992 Participant Pocket Patch with Particpant Pin

Participants could also earn a pin for competing certain requirements, which can be seen in the scan above.

After each participant got one patch with a loop, the patches sold at the trading post had no loop.

Section NE-3A 1992 Trading Post Patch

There was also a jacket patch:


Section NE-2B 1992 Conclave

The theme for the 1992 Section NE-2BA Conclave was “Let us find the beauty in Life of Cheerful Service”.

Section NE-2B 1992 Pocket Patch

While Section NE-2B typically issued both a pocket patch and a neckerchief, this is the only issue I am aware of for this event.

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

  • Half Moon Lodge #28
  • Skanondo Lodge #64
  • Onteroraus Lodge #402
  • Nooteeming Lodge #443
  • Munsi Lodge #444



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Section NE-2A 1992 Conclave Pocket Patch

The 1992 Section NE-2A 1992 conclave was hosted by Loon Lodge #364 and was held at Camp Bedford.

I’m only aware of a single issue for the event, a pocket patch.

Section NE-2A 1992 Pocket Patch

Thanks to Roy Weatherbee for the scan. 
Update June 2011: There was also a neckerchief issued for the event.

Section NE-2A 1992 Neckerchief

Were there any other issues for this event?

According to the OA Section List, the lodges in NE-2A at the time were:

  • Ganienkeh Lodge#19
  • Wakpominee Lodge #48
  • Loon Lodge #364
  • Ajapeu Lodge #351 (from NE-1A)
  • Memsochet Lodge #507 (from NE-1A)

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