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Muscogee Puts These Flap Designs To A Vote

Muscogee Puts These Flap Designs To A Vote Prior to the fellowship there was a Facebook discussion about the OA 100th anniversary flap design, most of the comments on the design were from adults in the lodge and a few designs were posted. The youth in the lodge were referring to the Facebook thread during the fellowship and submitted several more designs at …Read More

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 3

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 3 The nice thing about working alone for the majority of the book was that I was able to work at my own pace. I could sit down and knock out just a page or two, or I could work until two o’clock in the morning and finish an entire chapter. When I met up with …Read More

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 2

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 2 Despite my eagerness to get started, I needed to first plan out the book’s format and its scope. It is well-known in the patch collecting community that many issues fall into more than one category and are not always easy to label. I had to decide if I wanted to follow traditional cataloging conventions or …Read More

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 1

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 1 History has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I began collecting patches as a youth, I have often wondered about the stories behind them. I gained a lot of this knowledge early on by attending the patch auctions that Muscogee held at each of its fellowships and listening to the narratives the auctioneers …Read More

Muscogee Lodge Deja Vu

Muscogee Lodge Deja Vu Sometimes when seeing a patch you have that déjà vu experience and you think to yourself, “Where have I seen that before?” Here are a few from Muscogee that conjure up that feeling. (Images are courtesy of Jason Shull unless otherwise noted) The 1985 Spring Fellowship patch was based on the 1959 Camp Barstow patch. …Read More

Muscogee Lodge 221 Deep Freeze

Muscogee Lodge 221 Deep Freeze The weekend of March 12-14, 1993, was a great time to spend at Camp Barstow near Gaston, SC. It was during this Spring Fellowship that Muscogee held the dedication for the William B. O’Tuel Memorial Training Lodge named in honor of a past Lodge Chief and National Vice-Chief. The weekend was also a great “Spring” …Read More

Muscogee Lodge 221 Elangomat Flaps

Muscogee Lodge 221 Elangomat Flaps The Nendawagan Elangomat Program is a recognition and incentive program for Elangomats proposed for Muscogee Lodge 221. Its name is derived from the Lenâpé word Nendawagan,meaning “A torch”. It is in recognition of those Arrowmen who by exceptional service as an Elangomat, serve as guide to other, newer Arrowmen, much as a torch is used …Read More

Little Brother Can Pack a Big Punch!

Little Brother Can Pack a Big Punch! I previously wrote about Muscogee’s first issue, the 5-inch Round (R1) that was issued with the materials to be sewn onto a neckerchief. Shortly after the issue of the R1 came its little brother, the 3-inch Round (R2). These have a similar design only smaller in size, and are found both on and off a …Read More

Muscogee Lodge 221 YS2 prototype

Muscogee Lodge 221 YS2 prototype I traded for this prototype with Jason Spangler around the winter of 1992 and it’s the only one that I’ve ever seen in nearly 20 years of collecting. This one has been tucked away since then in my brother’s collection. It resembles the 1977 Jamboree flap but it is fully embroidered like the S3/S4/etc. The …Read More

Muscogee Lodge 221 First Issue R1 – The 5″ Round

Muscogee Lodge 221 First Issue R1 – The 5″ Round In 1949 Muscogee Lodge issued its first patch, a five-inch round neckerchief patch, was sold along with a white silk neckerchief that was made from an old parachute. The neckerchief and patch sold, as a set, for five dollars. Because of the high cost they sold rather slowly, and were still being sold in the …Read More

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