Two Part Sets for Sale

Posted in Patch Collecting,Personal Stuff by John E. Pannell on July 11th, 2015 at 1:25 pm

I need to sell off some stuff to pay for my growing collection of half-marathon medals and recent AC repair bills!

Anyone looking for some “older” NOAC two part sets? Most of these are from 2000 through 2004.  All are mint. $8 each post paid to a good home, unless marked otherwise. US addresses only please.

4 Ranachqua S21/X4a
5 Kittatinny NOAC2004 S32/X17
10 Tschitani NOAC2004 S30/X3
10 Tschitani NOAC2004 YS1/YX1
11 Susquehannock NOAC2000 S24/X7
11 Susquehannock NOAC2002 S35/X9
11 Susquehannock NOAC2004 S39/X10

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The Anniversary of Our Order

Posted in OAImages News,Scouting News by John E. Pannell on April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 am

11113282_10101567248822837_2489921023351698603_nOver the last few years a group of dedicated Arrowmen, both youth and adults, have put in countless hours researching and documenting the history of the Order of the Arrow. It has been a challenge: both an irksome task (at times, I am sure) and a weighty responsibility. The early years of the Order have never really been well documented and much has since been lost as the brothers from those earliest years have since gone on to their Great Reward. Given the great challenges they face, this group has done great work.

In the course of this work several historical facts about the history of Scouting and the Order of the Arrow have been uncovered and documented that delve into cultural areas that are difficult to discuss in today’s society and would shock some. Others, which not shocking do rattle our notions of what we think we knew. One such area of research, that has been quietly pushed aside, deals with when the Order was found and by whom. The Order of the Arrow as we know it, was actually founded by Carroll A. Edson in the summer of 1914! This year we should be celebrating the 101st anniversary of the Order, not its centennial.

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The Fourth Degree

Posted in OAImages News,Scouting News by John E. Pannell on April 1st, 2015 at 5:00 am

In preparation for this summer’s celebration of the Centennial of the Order of the Arrow, the National Committee recently made three significant announcements via webcast on Facebook.

First, due to the recent labor actions in West Coast US ports, the BSA’s overseas supplier will only be able to deliver approximately 45% of the red “Centennial sashes” that the OA was having produced for distribution at NOAC. Due to this shortage, an alternative distribution plan had to be devised for the reduced quantity of sashes.

Second, the Order of the Arrow is proud to announce the creation of the Advanced Vigil degree, also to be called the Fourth Degree. This degree will only be conferred at NOAC upon brothers of the Vigil Honor who complete the requirements that will be announced at a later date. There will be separate requirements for youth and adult members. In addition, the youngest member of each lodge’s delegation will have the opportunity to complete the Fourth Degree at NOAC. The exact time and location of the Fourth Degree ceremony will be announced at NOAC.
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Looking For…

Posted in OAImages News by John E. Pannell on January 2nd, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Will Richard Schubert from Illinois please email me? I need a full email address for you, please.

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2015 National Officers Elected

Posted in Scouting News by John E. Pannell on December 28th, 2014 at 8:00 am

The Order of the Arrow’s sections chiefs elected the 2015 National Officers last night. According to the OA’s official website:

Alex Call of Karankawa Lodge, South Texas Council, has been elected the 2015 National Chief. He previously served as SR 2-3S section chief. Alex is a student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Donald Stephens of Lowwapaneu Lodge, Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, has been elected the 2015 National Vice Chief. He previously served as NE-5B section chief. According to the Northeast Region website he is a student at the College of the Holy Cross, majoring in economics and political science.

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April 1st, 2015
The Anniversary of Our Order

11113282_10101567248822837_2489921023351698603_nOver the last few years a group of dedicated Arrowmen, both youth and adults, have put in countless hours researching and documenting the history of the Order of the Arrow. It has been a challenge: both an irksome task (at times, I am sure) and a weighty responsibility. The early years of the Order have never really been well documented and much has since been lost as the brothers from those earliest years have since gone on to their Great Reward. Given the great challenges they face, this group has done great work.

In the course of this work several historical facts about the history of Scouting and the Order of the Arrow have been uncovered and documented that delve into cultural areas that are difficult to discuss in today's society and would shock some. Others, which not shocking do rattle our notions of what we think we knew. One such area of research, that has been quietly pushed aside, deals with when the Order was found and by whom. The Order of the Arrow as we know it, was actually founded by Carroll A. Edson in the summer of 1914! This year we should be celebrating the 101st anniversary of the Order, not its centennial.

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April 1st, 2015
The Fourth Degree

In preparation for this summer's celebration of the Centennial of the Order of the Arrow, the National Committee recently made three significant announcements via webcast on Facebook.

First, due to the recent labor actions in West Coast US ports, the BSA's overseas supplier will only be able to deliver approximately 45% of the red "Centennial sashes" that the OA was having produced for distribution at NOAC. Due to this shortage, an alternative distribution plan had to be devised for the reduced quantity of sashes.

Second, the Order of the Arrow is proud to announce the creation of the Advanced Vigil degree, also to be called the Fourth Degree. This degree will only be conferred at NOAC upon brothers of the Vigil Honor who complete the requirements that will be announced at a later date. There will be separate requirements for youth and adult members. In addition, the youngest member of each lodge's delegation will have the opportunity to complete the Fourth Degree at NOAC. The exact time and location of the Fourth Degree ceremony will be announced at NOAC.

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January 2nd, 2015
Looking For...

Will Richard Schubert from Illinois please email me? I need a full email address for you, please. Read the Full Post

July 4th, 2014
Blog May Shut Down

As you can see I have not used this blog much lately. I want to but never have time to write. I also wonder who's reading. But there is another major reason that might spell the end of the blog.

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March 22nd, 2014
2.5 Weeks and Counting

UPDATE: Home internet service was finally restored on 25 February. Some mail may have been lost, but all is well going forward, at least for now.

Still no home internet service.

Today was the day that Time Warner was supposed to restore my internet. The appointment was made over a week ago. They knew my line was on the ground. They were supposed to call before coming. They never called.

Turns out they did come to the service call. Without ever coming to my house all the technician did is verify that my line is on the ground. After calling customer no service they verified that is all the tech was ever going to do. When will Internet be restored? Customer no service has no idea but tried to assure me they are working hard on it. I was given the standard story about working hard in my neighborhood and big equipment being needed... yadda, yadda, yadda.

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March 15th, 2014
Internet Outage Continues

The "Great Time Warner Internet Outage of 2014" continues for me at home, as my cable line is still on the ground in my backyard. Time Warner will not be able to have someone out to my place to restring it until March 22nd.

I'll note the electric company was able to restore access in our part of NC, including the restringing of lines, in a fraction of that time. I look forward to the day when I can "fire" the cable company monopoly!

In the mean time, I am unable to much of any work with this site and can only sporadicallycheck OAImages mail, when I'm able to use someone else's internet connection.

I hope this doesn't impact my ability to continue an annual tradition on this site which is rapidly approaching! Read the Full Post



SR-7B Patch News


May 6th, 2012
2012 SR-7B Vigil Rededication Patch

2012 SR-7B Vigil Rededication Patch

Greg Grimes and Rick Horne both told me about the patch pictured here. It was given out at the Vigil Rededication ceremony during the recent 2012 SR-7B Conclave. We have had some discussion amongst our selves over whether this should be considered a lodge or section issue. Some of the points that came up in our discussion were:

-- Tsoiotsi Tsogalii was host/service lodge for this event. It is customary for the host lodge to give a gift or trinket to those who attend the Vigil rededication at conclave;

-- The patch a red tail hawk feather which is an important part of the local customs regarding the Vigil Honor in this lodge but does not use the lodge's name;

-- The patch was only available to Vigil Honor brothers and given to members of other lodges. However it is not uncommon either for a lodge to restrict its patches to only some of its members or to give its patches to brothers from other lodges.

I have not yet heard the answer to the question that would settle this: Who ordered, produced and paid for this patch? If it were the lodge, then in my opinion, this should be cataloged as an issue of Tsoiotsi Tsogalii lodge. If the section had responsibility for producing this, then it should be considered a section issue. Please feel free to comment and and discuss. Read the Full Post on blog.oaimages.com

April 30th, 2012
Lodge 331: 2012 SR-7B Conclave

Klahican 331 S77?

Klahican lodge, along with Wahissa, bucked the trend in SR-7B and only issued one piece for the 2012 Conclave. I'm not exactly sure but the lodge seems to have had some sort of prison theme this year. Perhaps someone could comment and fill me in on the details. Thanks to Greg Grimes and Bob Walton for sending me images of this flap.

The listing data are as follows:

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April 29th, 2012
Lodge 296: 2012 SR-7B Conclave Issues
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April 28th, 2012
Lodge 117: 2012 SR-7B Conclave Issues
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April 27th, 2012
Lodge 104: 2012 SR-7B Conclave Issues
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April 26th, 2012
Lodge 70: 2012 Conclave Issues
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SR-5 Patch News


May 15th, 2012
Lodge 236: 2012 Dixie Fellowship Issues

Unali'yi 236 S72?

I'm almost through with the lodge issues from the Dixie Fellowship. I have some other new issues to highlight once I get through them.

Unali'yi lodge issued three flaps for last month's Dixie Fellowship. The delegate flap is a mostly white monochrome version of the lodge's standard flap design, with a red mylar border. The other two flaps harken back to the earlier days of video games with their "8 Bit Buck" design. Once again, thanks to Greg Grimes for these images.

Listing data for these are as follows:

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May 13th, 2012
Lodge 270: 2012 Dixie Flap

Skyuka 270 S50?

Skyuka lodge issued a single flap for the recent Dixie Fellowship. The flap depicts a "badass" theme, the "OA Team". Thanks to Greg Grimes again for this image. The design for this flap is rather simple and traditional for Skyuka lodge. The words WWW, 2012 Dixie Fellowship, Camp John J. Barnhardt are embroidered in black on the black background and may be a bit hard to see in this image.

There were also several new chapter items that appeared at the Dixie Fellowship. I will post separately about them.

The listing data are as follows:

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May 11th, 2012
Lodge 221: 2012 Dixie Fellowship Issues
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May 10th, 2012
Lodge 188: Finally, The Lodge Totem on a Flap!
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May 8th, 2012
Lodge 185: 2012 Dixie Fellowship
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May 7th, 2012
Lodge 134: 2012 Dixie Fellowship
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From Our Contributors


February 19th, 2012
Aal-Pa-Tah Lodge 237 70th Anniversary

by Robert Mathis

Aal-Pa-Tah 237:  2012 Uncut Year Set

Aal-Pa-Tah Lodge 237 is commemorating its 70th anniversary in 2012, with its activity patch set for the year. At the recent Palm Beach Trade-O-Ree, a complete set of activity patches and the anniversary flap were sold in auction to one impatient collector who could not wait all year to obtain the full set one piece at a time. Each of the weekend pieces of the year's activities are one letter of the word "GATOR", as well as a segment of an alligator. Once the full set is assembled, the word is spelled and the alligator is complete. The year patch is the logupon which the gator lays, fitting like a jigsaw puzzle with the feet of the gator. There will also be an "uncut" set available, with all of the pieces together as one patch.

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February 17th, 2012
Echockotee Lodge 200: 2012 Winter Fellowship

by Robert Mathis

Echockotee Lodge 2012 Winter Fellowship

The 2012 Winter Fellowship for Echockotee Lodge 200 was the first weekend of their annual series of activity patch theme, "Camp Shands Structures". Camp Shands is where Echockotee has been holding its weekend activities since 1968. The Winter Fellowship patch depicts the "tree houses", a coveted site at Shands where campers sleep in small cabins set about 12 feet off the ground. The name and date of the event have been embedded into the design, in the lower right corner. Other patches in the series will depict the camp chapel, council ring, climbing tower, a cabin, and the camp water tower.

The irony to thisseries that the Winter Fellowship may be the last lodgeweekend event held at Shands for several months.

 

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January 5th, 2012
Tipisa Lodge (326): "A Renaissance of Brotherhood" Activity Patches 2011-2012
by Robert Mathis (Read the Full Post on blog.oaimages.com)

January 4th, 2012
Echockotee Lodge 200 New Issues for 2011 (more catching up)
by Robert Mathis (Read the Full Post on blog.oaimages.com)

January 3rd, 2012
Aal-Pa-Tah Lodge 237 Activity Patches 2011 (catching up)
by Robert Mathis (Read the Full Post on blog.oaimages.com)

January 1st, 2012
Echockotee Lodge 200: Activity Patches 2011 (catching up)
by Robert Mathis (Read the Full Post on blog.oaimages.com)