The lodges of Area 3C met in 1957 at Camp Powhatan in the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in Pulaski County, Virginia. The host lodge was Powhatan Lodge #456; this was both the first meeting hosted by the lodge and the first at Camp Powhatan.
A hand-carved painted wood neckerchief slide was issued for the event; the slide has the profile of an Indian and has the area, “WWW”, and the year lightly stamped on the feathers of the headdress.
The slides were made by Ed Choby of Pittsburgh; his stamp appears on the bottom of the slide.
As might be expected because of the hand-made nature of the slide, this is among the scarcest of the Area 3C meeting items.
1957 also saw the publication of the Area 3C Manual of Lodges; this booklet provides the history of the area and of the participating lodges.
Many thanks to Glenn Chase for these images and for maintaining the online copy of the manual.
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