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Echockotee Lodge 200: 2012 Winter Fellowship

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on February 17th, 2012 at 6:00 am
Echockotee Lodge 2012 Winter Fellowship

Echockotee Lodge 2012 Winter Fellowship

The 2012 Winter Fellowship for Echockotee Lodge 200 was the first weekend of their annual series of activity patch theme, “Camp Shands Structures”.  Camp Shands is where Echockotee has been holding its weekend activities since 1968.  The Winter Fellowship patch depicts the “tree houses”, a coveted site at Shands where campers sleep in small cabins set about 12 feet off the ground.  The name and date of the event have been embedded into the design, in the lower right corner.  Other patches in the series will depict the camp chapel, council ring, climbing tower, a cabin, and the camp water tower.

The irony to this series that the Winter Fellowship may be the last lodge weekend event held at Shands for several months.


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Echockotee Lodge 200 New Issues for 2011 (more catching up)

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on January 4th, 2012 at 4:30 am

Echockotee 200: 70th Anniversary Flap

In 2011, Echockotee Lodge 200 commemorated their 70th anniversary with the issuance of a flap (S-45?), 800 made, and sold unrestricted.  The basic design is based on the 25th anniversary flap (S-5), with a fleur-de-lis embedded in each lower corner; embroidered to match the design.  What stands out with this issue is the “70″ in the middle.  It was embroidered over what is known as “foam injection”, to create a three-dimensional effect.


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Echockotee Lodge 200: Activity Patches 2011 (catching up)

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on January 1st, 2012 at 5:00 am
Echockotee 200:  2011 Fall Fellowship

Echockotee 200: 2011 Fall Fellowship

As previously reported, the activity patch set theme for Echockotee Lodge 200 for the 2011 year was “Ships Named Florida”.  The year has been completed, with the year’s jacket patch and five weekend pieces (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Fellowships, and the 2011 Section S-4 Conference), with depictions of the different vessels in the US Navy that has carried the state’s name throughout the years.

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Echockotee Lodge 200 activity patch series 2011

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on February 21st, 2011 at 8:37 pm

For the activity patches for  2011, Echockotee Lodge 200 will be have a theme of “Ships Named Florida”, depicting US Navy ships that bore the name of the state.  The year patch for the series depicts the battleship Florida, part of the fleet from 1911 to 1931.

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Echockotee Lodge 200 New Flaps

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on June 1st, 2010 at 6:00 am

At the recent Echockotee  200 Summer Fellowship, the lodge had two new flaps available for sale.   The first flap (tentatively S-43*) is for the lodge’s participation in the 2010 Section S-4 “FourCorps” service project in the Ocala National Forest. The design is taken from the lodge’s neckerchief, shaking hands with the bear** used in the section’s FourCorps patch.   A total of 200 were produced, with 25 set aside for lodge members participating in FourCorps.

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Echockotee Lodge 200 Activity Items 2010, Part 2

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on May 5th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

In March, Echockotee 200 held their Spring Fellowship, continuing with the second weekend patch of the 2010 series theme, featuring important figures in the history of the BSA.   The Spring Fellowship patch features E. Urner Goodman, founder of the OA and one-time member of Echockotee Lodge.

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Echockotee Lodge 200 Activity items 2010

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on January 11th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Echockotee Lodge 200 recently held their 2010 Winter Fellowship (a weekend in Florida where the temperature dropped to 19 degrees), with the beginning of their 2010 series, celebrating the centennial of Scouting.   The year patch for this theme features a collage of several patches that were worn in North Florida Council over the years, with a large BSA fleur d’lis in the middle, stitched so that is elevated over the rest of the patch.   The order of 125 patches was a complete sell-out.

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Echockotee Lodge 200 Special Needs Camporee

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on September 30th, 2009 at 6:05 am
Echockotee 200 S40?

Echockotee 200 S40?

For almost twenty years, Echockotee Lodge 200 has worked with North Florida Council for an event for children  with special needs, to provide them with a day and a night of camping and other outdoor activities.   Since 2006, a patch has been created for the members of the lodge staffing the event.   Previous  blog entries about the patches can be found here, and here, and here.

In 2009, funding that had been planned for the event dried up, requiring the lodge to raise funds.   Making money means making patches.   The lodge authorized a flap to be created for fund raising, and 250 were made of the design in full color (200-S-40).   A second version was also created, another 250 were made of a matching white monochrome (200-S-41).

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Echockotee Lodge 200 NOAC 2009

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on July 7th, 2009 at 4:29 pm


For the 2009 National OA Conference, Echockotee Lodge 200 will continue with the “farm” designs with their two-piece set (200-S-39? + X-28?).   The contingent’s theme, “Hoosier Brother” that was on the “tractor” registration patch, is now on the side of a painted barn.   The tractor is still there, plowing the back 40.

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Echockotee 200 Summer 2009

Posted in Echockotee 200,Florida Lodges by Robert Mathis on May 29th, 2009 at 6:05 am
Echockotee 200 2009 Summer Fellowship

Echockotee 200 2009 Summer Fellowship

Echockotee Lodge 200 recently held their Summer Fellowship event, marked with their latest in the 2009 series of activity patches depicting feathers, on a shield-shaped design.   The “CC” on the patch is not a Roman numeral depiction of the lodge’s number (pure coincidence); it is the initials of the designer of the patch (see also the Winter and Spring 2009 pieces).

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