First Flagship City Trade O Ree

The French Creek Council is holding their first Trade O Ree in more than twenty years. The event will occur on October 16th and 17th at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center in McKean, PA.  The council is holding several Collections Merit Badge sessions and is pushing attendance among lodge members and the troops but is also encouraging long time collectors wishing to sell their collections to attend.  The Parish center can accommodate more than 80 tables and already has a good number of tables still reserved.  You can download the flyer here:

Click to access FlagshipCityTOR-1Page.pdf

Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial TOR Report

Hello all,

Sorry for not posting anything for a while but I have a few updates that will be coming out in the next few weeks.

This was a successful first year TOR. There were 28 tables sold with 76 people in attendance. The TOR almost sold out of tables but there is room to expand for next year. Most of the feedback was very positive. There were a few lessons to be learned but I felt over all it was very well done. We received a great number of patches to be auctioned off during our summer camp auctions to raise money for Monaken Lodge 103.I would like to thank all in attendance and that supported us in creating this event.

Look for a flier to be out in the next few months advertising for next years event. We will be offering a free table to any lodge that would like to sell any of their lodges patches. If you have any ideas or further comments about this event please message me directly.

Thanks and hope to see you next year


Thanks to Todd Rogers for the picture

fred tor

Kuskitannee 168 Centennial Flap & CSP

Kuskitannee 168 will be releasing their centennial flap and CSP at the lodge banquet on Saturday, January 17.  The design features the full centennial logo, as well as the centennial theme, “Centuries of Service.”

The 168 Executive Committee has also recently approved designs for a Conclave flap and a NOAC set.  More information will be posted on these flaps, as well as other potential new issues, later in 2015.

Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial Trade-O-Ree


The First Annual Fred “Ernie” McClain Memorial Trade-O-Ree being held just outside of State College, Pennsylvania. Fred McClain was an active member of Monaken Lodge 103. He was also a very avid collector of Western Pennsylvania OA. Attached is a picture of the Flier and below that is the link to download the PDF.


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PDF File Link—- Fred_trade-o-ree

Wunita Gokhos 39 Chenille OBV Flap Set

WG39 OBV Chenile

At its Fall 2014 Ordeal September 26-28, Wunita Gokhos 39 released its first chenille set in quite some time. This set was produced as a NOAC 2015 fundraiser and only 120 were produced, 40 of each color.  Each chenille is 8 inches wide and designed to look like the lodge’s standard OBV flaps (Ordeal=yellow border, Brotherhood=red border, Vigil=white border).