Archive for March 30, 2009

Aal-Pa-Tah 237 New Items For 2009

Posted in Aal-Pa-Tah 237,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on March 30th, 2009 at 3:51 pm
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The first weekend of the month was the most recent weekend activity for Aal-Pa-Tah Lodge 237. As has been the long-standing custom of the lodge (since 1982), the weekend activity patches have followed along an annual theme. The Pow Wow event was the first event for this year’s theme, “100 Years Of Scouting Around The World”.   Along with the first patch of the theme, the lodge has issued a  set of  fundraiser patches, with designs that match those of the weekend event patches and the year patch.
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Shared Items From the Web – March 30, 2009

Posted in Shared Items by John E. Pannell on March 30th, 2009 at 4:54 am

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Most Popuplar Posts on OAImages Blog from 23rd March – 29th March 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by John E. Pannell on March 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am
Are there too many posts to handle? Maybe you missed out on a great post. Here’s a quick digest of the top posts from last week that you may want to check out:
  • Lodge 104: 2009 Conclave Items
    Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 in Occoneechee 104 – Views: (73)
    Occoneechee lodge recently issued their items for the upcoming SR-7B Conclave. These included a flap and chevron (pictured, left) and a neckerchief.The lodge has adopted a superhero theme for this conclave.     On the two-piece set the thunderbird is seen clutching three arrows.
  • Lodge 116: New S21 Variety Found
    Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 in Santee 116 – Views: (90)
    Jason Spangler reports that a new variety has been found of the S21 from Santee lodge.The first variety of this patch (top) was issued by Santee lodge in 2006 and was the Ordeal flap from the lodge’s last OBV set.
  • Shared Items From the Web – March 25, 2009
    Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in Shared Items – Views: (69)
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