The design above was approved by the Wunita Gokhos 39 LEC as the lodge’s NOAC 2015 patch set. Sets will be available sometime around February 2015. The color scheme was made to match the NOAC promotional patch and to look clear, crisp, and professional. All WG39 items and apparel for the conference will match this color scheme. The Scouts on the bottom portion of the set represent the Order’s continuous tradition of service since 1915. Each of the ten Scouts represent a decade of service and are dressed in a uniform reflecting that decade (1915 on the left as you face the patch and 2015 on the right). To get the spacing and size correct, actual lodge members were posed and photographed. Included in the ten are the current lodge chief and officers.
Allohak Menewi Lodge 57 has released a four flap NOAC fundraiser set. There were 250 sets produced. This is the first set of NOAC flaps to be released from NE-4B.
Wagion lodge 6 released the Red Border round in August. 100 were issued of the Red border. To my knowledge these are the first centennial or NOAC 2015 issues to be made for a Pennsylvania lodge. The silver border round is due out at the beginning of the next year and 100 are due to be produced of them as well.
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.
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).
|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|
A couple of Weeks ago Monaken Lodge 103 presented to the section council of chiefs (COC) the theme, participation patch, and a general outline of the weekend. The dangle patch pictured above was accepted with some minor changes being added to it. The approved theme will be “100 Years forged in the flames of cheerful service.” This patch will be turned into 2 more patches a cubclave dangle as well as a very important arrowmen dangle (how this will happen is yet to be determined).