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The “Unicorn Flaps” of Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge

The “Unicorn Flaps” of Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge When I joined Patch-L in 2007, I had a lot of requests to help people fill their needs in their collections. One popular request was the S28, S29, and the S30. The more I looked into it, the more I realized I had never seen these flaps. This is why I am calling them the …Read More

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Merger: New Math (119 + 229 = 99)

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Merger: New Math (119 + 229 = 99) In case you haven’t heard, this is the last year that Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 and Pilthlako Lodge 229 will operate as Lodges within the Order of the Arrow. On February 3rd, 2014 the final Partnership Proposal was presented by the Merger Committees of Coastal Empire Council (99) and Okefenokee Area Council (758) to the …Read More

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Dixie Host Service Flaps

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Dixie Host Service Flaps The 2007 Dixie host flaps (designed to match the current CSP at the time) didn’t come in until well after the event, if I recall correctly, the first ones (S36) arrived in the mail around the early part of that summer, while S37 and S38 were given out at the Annual Meeting that fall. There …Read More

Valentine’s Day for Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119

Valentine’s Day for Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 I was an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Troop that the 2010 Lodge Chief was a scout in. We were sitting around a table discussing what the theme for the next year should be, and I was telling them that with 11 lodges in the section, that many of the ideas that they coming up with …Read More

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Dixie Fellowship Early Registration Ghost Patch

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Dixie Fellowship Early Registration Ghost Patch Many lodges have yearly themes which have shown through the patches that they make in that given year. Tomo Chi-Chi (119) chose to do that as well, with the theme of ‘Robin Hood’ to start at the Annual Meeting (eX2010?) in the fall, and carrying all the way to our conclave, Dixie (SR5), in the …Read More

75th Anniversary Spurs Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 Patches

75th Anniversary Spurs Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 Patches In preparation for the Tomo Chi-Chi Lodges upcoming 75th anniversary, it was suggested by one of the “lodge elders” that the lodge make both a jacket patch and a lodge flap. I leaned forward on this and contacted Todd Knaperek from Tsali Lodge who is a Graphics Artist and had done a lot of patch …Read More

Purple People Eaters from Savannah GA

Purple People Eaters from Savannah GA At one of the Dixie Fellowships in the mid 1980’s, Tomo Chi-Chi’s theme was “Tomo Chi-Chi is grape!” or “purple people eater” or something along those lines. Johnny Odom and Pete Mastopoulos would know more. Two of the elected youth at the time, Johnny Odom and Robert Hadwin, hand silk screened and cut purple pieces …Read More

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Anniversary Flap from 2010

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Anniversary Flap from 2010 At the 2010 Dixie, there were a lot of Lodge flaps with a “100th Anniversary of Scouting” theme on them. Two of the older boys in the lodge, Josh MacMillan and Jared Butler, who attended the 2009 NOAC and traded patches, saw that Tomo Chi-Chi didn’t have one. So, on the drive back from Dixie, …Read More

Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 Teepee Patch X1

Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 Teepee Patch X1 The X-1 “Tepee Patch” was the first patch made available to members of Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge. Legend goes that…. The emblem is made in the design of an Indian tepee symbolizing that our order is based on the legend that surrounds the Native American Indian. The open door and the plume of smoke coming out …Read More

The Most Beautiful Swiss Patch From Tomo Chi-Chi 119

The Most Beautiful Swiss Patch From Tomo Chi-Chi 119 The Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119-R2 is, in my opinion, one of the nicest examples of Swiss embroidery from 119. I might be a little biased, as I was just a Cub Scout when these patches were issued to my dad and older brothers, and I didn’t get my hands on one (and corresponding flap) until …Read More