Month: October 2014

Blue Book Changes Coming

IF you want to voice your opinion or see the direction in which the blue book is moving. Then follow along on http://www.scouttrader.org. Below is the information that was sent out by the ISCA President Craig Leighty.

 

And the process begins:

International Scouting Collectors Association – ISCA shared a link.
Posted by Craig Leighty · 48 minutes ago
Proposed Changes to Blue Book Criteria:

As many of you know, the OA Insignia Guide (Blue Book) is now administered for the hobby by ISCA (International Scouting Collectors Association). The first two changes to the rules are now up on the ISCA website for discussion. Each of the “proposed changes” are in a separate blog so anyone that wants to can comment on each of the proposed changes.

Two changes are presented for discussion as follows: 1) considered to be a major change – about how to identify a lodge when a “new” lodge chooses to not select a “lodge number” for identification purposes, and 2) a minor change – a change in some of the “border types”.

If you would like to make a comment and/or voice your opinion either for or against or even offer up something else, just go to the ISCA website (www.ScoutTrader.org) and select the “OA Insignia” button on the home page in the article titled: “ISCA Standard OA Insignia (and Memorabilia) Catalog”. There you can enter the blog section to read what others have to say and then also voice your own opinion.

Note: After approximately 30 days for a major change and approximately 7 days for a minor change, the blog will be closed and the ISCA OA Insignia Standards committee will review all of the comments and will make a decision. The decision will then be approved and implemented along with letting everyone know the decision. Lodge Editors will then be provided with guidance on implementing the changes.

Pennsylvania National Officers

Collecting national officer patches has been on the rise across the country, as a niche OA collecting market. Pennsylvania not only has the founding of the order to our name but we also had the first elected youth conference chief. Richard Wilson was named the first youth chief in 1950 and was a member of Chimalus lodge 242 out of Washington, PA. Pennsylvania lodges have had a rather large amount of national officers with the bulk coming in the last couple of years. Out of the 14 national officers Pennsylvania has had,  almost half of them have come from three lodges (Woapeu Sisilija 343, Wagion 6, and Susquehannock 11).  The first patches produced for a national officer from Pennsylvania came from Susquehannock 11. They were created for Joe Marsciano the 1996 NE region chief. While this state has seen our fair share of national officers we certainly have some of the hardest to collect. The hardest lodge issued piece by far goes to the 2007 Region Chief Ken Hager. The Neckerchief pictured below is 1 of 20. Although other lodge issues are not far behind with a lot of issuing only less then 200. Below is a listing of all known patches produced for Pennsylvania national officers. The Pennsylvania national officers without patches produced are Richard Wilson from Chimalus 242 (1950 conference chief), George Andrews from Kuskitannee 168 (1978-1980 NE region chief), and John E. Meckley III from Woapeu Sisilija 343 (1990 National Chief).

 

Lodge # Name Year Chief Position Notes
11 Susquehannock 1996 Joe Marsicano Northeast Region Chief White Border
11 Susquehannock 1996 Joe Marsicano Northeast Region Chief Silver Border (Handout)
57 Enda Lechauhanne 1997 Joe Barton Northeast Region Chief NE-5 Conclave Grn Border
57 Enda Lechauhanne 1997 Joe Barton Northeast Region Chief NE-5 Conclave Gmy Border
57 Enda Lechauhanne 1997 Joe Barton Northeast Region Chief Light Blue Border, 1997 National Jamboree
57 Enda Lechauhanne 1997 Joe Barton Northeast Region Chief GMY Border, 1997 National Jamboree
57 Enda Lechauhanne 1997 Joe Barton Northeast Region Chief Chenille, Private Issue
5 Kittatinny 2000 Jordan Hitchens National Vice Chief 5 per NOAC Delegate, 50 given to Jordan to handout
11 Susquehannock 2001 Don Cunningham National Chief Black Border
11 Susquehannock 2001 Don Cunningham National Chief GMY Border (Handout)
6 Wagion 2007 Ken Hager Northeast Region Chief Red Border
6 Wagion 2007 Ken Hager Northeast Region Chief White Border (Handout)
6 Wagion 2007 Ken Hager Northeast Region Chief Neckerchief
44 Witauchsoman 2009 Ryan Hay Northeast Region Chief Red Border
44 Witauchsoman 2009 Ryan Hay Northeast Region Chief Silver Mylar Border (Handout)
255 Gyantwachia 2011 Travis Cunningham Northeast Region Chief Gold Mylar Blue Border (Handout)
255 Gyantwachia 2011 Travis Cunningham Northeast Region Chief Navy Blue Border
343 Woapeu Sisilija 2012 John Rehm National Chief Royal Blue Border
343 Woapeu Sisilija 2012 John Rehm National Chief Gold Mylar Border
343 Woapeu Sisilija 2012 John Rehm National Chief Silver Mylar Border
6 Wagion 2012 Eric Bush Northeast Region Chief Silver Mylar Border (Handout)
6 Wagion 2012 Eric Bush Northeast Region Chief Blue Border
6 Wagion 2012 Eric Bush Northeast Region Chief Green Border
191 Lowwapaneu 2013 Jordan Hughes National Vice Chief Silver Border
191 Lowwapaneu 2013 Jordan Hughes National Vice Chief GMY Border
46 Langundowi 2013 Tyler Allen Northeast Region Chief Gold Border with monochromatic interior (Handout)
46 Langundowi 2013 Tyler Allen Northeast Region Chief Green Border with full color interior

 

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