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Here are a few interesting local items that ended in the last week. If they were items you are looking for, I hope you didn’t miss them!

Camp Naish Frontiersman - Green Arrowheads

Tamgegonit Lodge P1 on neckerchief with Vigil ribbon (red on blue)

Rim Rock Trail medal included with an Eagle Scout Medal and another unidentified medal

Update: Matt P. wrote to say that the medal on the right is from the Moniteau Trail in Moberly, Missouri. Thanks, Matt!

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As the BSA Centennial comes to an end, I want to highlight a patch from the area that many won’t see around…the 2010 Vigil overnight patch.  Specific criteria have been established for Vigil honor members to earn these patches during Tamegonit Lodge’s Vigil weekend.  Only one is awarded per member per year and are designed to be worn on a member’s Vigil vest:

Tamegonit Lodge Vigil Vest with Overnight Awards

Initially given out in 1995, a total of 1,017 of these patches had been awarded through  2010.  Two special versions of this patch have been issued: one with a gold mylar border for  the 2005 50th Anniversary of the first Vigil ceremony for the Lodge and this year’s red bordered Centennial version.  Each patch is numbered and a record is kept by the Lodge.  The standard patches use the standard numbering system (1, 2, 3..) and do not start over each year;  the 50th Anniversary patches are numbered with 50-X (where X = the patch issue number) and the Centennial patches are numbered C-X (where X = the patch issue number).  Here’s the standard version:

Tamegonit Lodge - Standard Vigil Overnight Award

One hundred of gold mylar patches were made; of the total 92 were awarded, one was placed in the Tamegonit Lodge collection, and the remaining were destroyed.  The 92 awarded in 2005 were the most ever awarded at one Vigil Banquet, followed by 83 distributed in 2008.

Tamegonit Lodge - 2005 Vigil Award

This year, 200 patches were made; of the total 96 were awarded, one was placed in the Tamegonit Lodge collection at the Great House, and the remaining were destroyed.  Ninety six marks the most patches awarded in one year, followed by 92 in 2005.  Do you patch collectors see a correlation?

Tamegonit Lodge - Centennial Vigil Overnight Award

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First off, congratulations to all of the new Vigil Honor members of Tamegonit Lodge.

Beginning in 1995, all new Vigil Honor members of Tamegonit Lodge have been given a Vigil vest.   As shown below, the vest comes with a triangle Vigil patch and a rectangular name patch sewn below it. 

Following are three types of name patches:  Type 1a was used for classes 1995-2008, Type 2 will be used for classes 2009-, and Type 1b has a gold mylar border to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vigil Honor in Tamegonit Lodge.  Only the members of the 2005 class received these.  Shown is a blank patch without a name.  The main difference between Type 1 and Type 2 is the font, which is more legible in the newer version.

The name patches include the honoree’s Vigil name in Lenne Lenape, the English translation, and the year awarded.

Type 1a, 1995-2008 (Translation:  Zealous Patch Trader)

Vigil Name Type 1

Type 2 – 2009- (Translation:  Smiling Rock Climber)

Vigil Name Type 2

Type 1b – 2005, 50th anniversary blank

Vigil Name Type 1b

If you are a Vigil member of Tamegonit lodge from a year prior to 1995, you may purchase a vest with a personalized name patch.  If you are interested, drop me a note and I can put you in contact with the appropriate person.

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