Archive for March 1, 2009

New Seminole 85 Flap

Posted in Florida Lodges,Seminole 85 by Robert Mathis on March 1st, 2009 at 11:34 pm
Seminole 85 S52?

Seminole 85 S49?

Seminole Lodge 85 has recently introduced their newest regular issue flap patch (tentatively titled S49).     Much like the design of S39, with the large ibis, the major difference between the two is that the new flap has glow-in-the-dark border and white design features on the bird.

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Shared Items From the Web – March 1, 2009

Posted in Shared Items by John E. Pannell on March 1st, 2009 at 5:50 am

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Recent OAImages News


April 1st, 2015
The Anniversary of Our Order

11113282_10101567248822837_2489921023351698603_nOver the last few years a group of dedicated Arrowmen, both youth and adults, have put in countless hours researching and documenting the history of the Order of the Arrow. It has been a challenge: both an irksome task (at times, I am sure) and a weighty responsibility. The early years of the Order have never really been well documented and much has since been lost as the brothers from those earliest years have since gone on to their Great Reward. Given the great challenges they face, this group has done great work.

In the course of this work several historical facts about the history of Scouting and the Order of the Arrow have been uncovered and documented that delve into cultural areas that are difficult to discuss in today's society and would shock some. Others, which not shocking do rattle our notions of what we think we knew. One such area of research, that has been quietly pushed aside, deals with when the Order was found and by whom. The Order of the Arrow as we know it, was actually founded by Carroll A. Edson in the summer of 1914! This year we should be celebrating the 101st anniversary of the Order, not its centennial.

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April 1st, 2015
The Fourth Degree

In preparation for this summer's celebration of the Centennial of the Order of the Arrow, the National Committee recently made three significant announcements via webcast on Facebook.

First, due to the recent labor actions in West Coast US ports, the BSA's overseas supplier will only be able to deliver approximately 45% of the red "Centennial sashes" that the OA was having produced for distribution at NOAC. Due to this shortage, an alternative distribution plan had to be devised for the reduced quantity of sashes.

Second, the Order of the Arrow is proud to announce the creation of the Advanced Vigil degree, also to be called the Fourth Degree. This degree will only be conferred at NOAC upon brothers of the Vigil Honor who complete the requirements that will be announced at a later date. There will be separate requirements for youth and adult members. In addition, the youngest member of each lodge's delegation will have the opportunity to complete the Fourth Degree at NOAC. The exact time and location of the Fourth Degree ceremony will be announced at NOAC.

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January 2nd, 2015
Looking For...

Will Richard Schubert from Illinois please email me? I need a full email address for you, please. Read the Full Post

July 4th, 2014
Blog May Shut Down

As you can see I have not used this blog much lately. I want to but never have time to write. I also wonder who's reading. But there is another major reason that might spell the end of the blog.

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March 22nd, 2014
2.5 Weeks and Counting

UPDATE: Home internet service was finally restored on 25 February. Some mail may have been lost, but all is well going forward, at least for now.

Still no home internet service.

Today was the day that Time Warner was supposed to restore my internet. The appointment was made over a week ago. They knew my line was on the ground. They were supposed to call before coming. They never called.

Turns out they did come to the service call. Without ever coming to my house all the technician did is verify that my line is on the ground. After calling customer no service they verified that is all the tech was ever going to do. When will Internet be restored? Customer no service has no idea but tried to assure me they are working hard on it. I was given the standard story about working hard in my neighborhood and big equipment being needed... yadda, yadda, yadda.

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March 15th, 2014
Internet Outage Continues

The "Great Time Warner Internet Outage of 2014" continues for me at home, as my cable line is still on the ground in my backyard. Time Warner will not be able to have someone out to my place to restring it until March 22nd.

I'll note the electric company was able to restore access in our part of NC, including the restringing of lines, in a fraction of that time. I look forward to the day when I can "fire" the cable company monopoly!

In the mean time, I am unable to much of any work with this site and can only sporadicallycheck OAImages mail, when I'm able to use someone else's internet connection.

I hope this doesn't impact my ability to continue an annual tradition on this site which is rapidly approaching! Read the Full Post