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NOAC Jackets

 Collectors of Tamegonit Lodge memorobilia are familiar with the NOAC back patches used for contingent members in 1986 and 1988, but did you know there were actually jackets that accompanied the patches?  According to members of the contingents, each contingent member could purchase one of the loose patches and also had the opportunity to purchase a nylon jacket with the patch (gasp!) sewn to the back.  Following are scans of the unsewn patches.  According to Tamegonit Lodge, The First Fifty Years, 96 of the 1986 back patch were made and 103 of the 1988 back patch were made.  It is unclear how many of the patches were sewn to jackets.

1986 NOAC Back Patch

1986 NOAC Back Patch

1988 NOAC Back Patch

1988 NOAC Back Patch

 Here’s an image of both jackets which belong to contingent member and former lodge advisor, Kirk Doan.

NOAC back patches sewn to contingent jackets

NOAC back patches sewn to contingent jackets

 

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It is hard to believe that it has been twenty years since my first year as a Boy Scout camping at Camp Naish. 1989 was my first year as a camper and also the 50th anniversary of Tamegonit Lodge. In addition to the 50th anniversary flaps, here are a few interesting items that the lodge used to celebrate:

The lodge’s first two odd-shapes (X1 and x2) were issued as part of the Lodge’s 1989 50thAnniversary celebration.  The event patches for this year (1989 Spring Conclave, 1989 Fall Fellowship, and 1990 Winter Banquet) combined to form the numeral “50”.  The oval- shaped patches were intended to fit in the center of the “0” in the “50”.  The X2 was awarded to members of the Lodge who accumulated enough points during the year based on attending different events (national and lodge), attending ceremonies and meetings, or working hours at Camp Naish. 

 The X1 was available for purchase through the trading post as part of a set that included the three event patches.  My mom gave me the money to buy this set during Camp Naish family night in the summer of 1990. Thanks, Mom! The X2 below was earned by my dad. Following is a scan of his scorecard.

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Achievement Award Score Card Side 1

Achievement Award Score Card Side 1

Achievement Award Score Card Side 2

Achievement Award Score Card Side 2

At the conclusion of the Lodge’s 50th Anniversary, the 1990 Winter Banquet, a silent auction was held for the sale of a framed set of the X1 and accompanying event patches.  Lodge member Bob Norris won the set for approximately $50 and still has it today.

Framed 50th Anniversary Patches

Framed 50th Anniversary Patches

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As I wrote a few weeks ago, my dad attended Camp Naish with Troop 299 of Prairie Village, Kansas from 1960-1962. Following is a scan of his camp information packet provided by his troop from 1960.  Click on each image for a larger version.

Opening page with Camp Naish “TN” brand and Troop 299 logo (plus my dad’s name typed on a small piece of paper):

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Important songs to know for camp, all of which are still used today:

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Dos and Don’ts 

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Finally, What to Bring to Camp – complete with my dad’s checkmarks, the old camp address and a warning from the Council Health and Safety Committee that NO WATERMELONS are permitted at camp.  Why?

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How many scouts used a straw tick mattress at camp this summer?

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Kaw Outpost

This week we have two interesting Outpost patches that I picked up at an auction a while back.  They are Kaw Outpost patches awarded to campers that participated in the program at Camp Naish.  As with many other camps, the leadership at Camp Naish tried various programs to attract older scouts back to camp with interesting activities.  These patches date to the early 1960s and were used following the outpost rockers.

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I am not sure how long these patches were used for the program or if there is any significance between the color schemes.

If you have any information about the patches, drop me a line.

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