Return to Home Page     Send Me a E-Mail
Below are some items that I have been unable to identify. If you have any information on any of these items, please e-mail me and I will post the answer for all to view. 

I picked this felt patch up with a bunch if 1940's scout stuff. Some of the stuff was from Chambersburg, PA and New Britain, CT.

Thanks to Nelson Clements, Johnny Pleasants, Bill Topkis, Aaron Carlison, Dave Scocca and Bob Sherman who all identified this patch as a Susquehannock lodge 11 - X1b


I picked these felt patches up from a woman that said she found them in a shoebox while cleaning out her mother-in-law's house in Newburgh, NY.

They are 4 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches tall.


I picked this felt patch up in a mixed Boy Scout collection. The back is marked:

School & College Novilties

It is 3 inch round – red felt sewn on blue felt


I picked these felt patches up in a large collection of New York and New Jersey items.

1) Orange Leaf with green "M"
Randy Engelman has identified this patch as being from Camp Manhattan in Kanohwaukee Lakes.

2) Maroon leaf with red "N"


3) Green leaf with orange "N P"


4) Green Leaf with black or dark brown "M"
Randy Engelman has identified this patch as Camp Mohican

5) Orange flame with green "A"
Sam Fairchild has identified this patch as being from Camp Aheka in NJ

6) Green Diamond with orange "C A"
Sam Fairchild has identified this patch as being from Camp Aheka in NJ



eagle-rob0.jpg (19938 bytes)  
 (click on picture to enlarge)


I recently picked up an eagle medal that has a ROB-1a scroll with a LARGE CLASP and a pendant that looks like a D&C. At first it was believed that this was just a composite medal that someone put together. I have since located 2 others. 

Again the way to identify this medal is the back of the scroll has a large clasp and is stamped STERLING and the back of the pendant does not show detail feathers like all the other Robbins medals.

Terry Grove has identified this medal as the newly discovered ROB 0.

What is it #1
I have 2 of these medals. The larger one is 37mm high and the smaller one is only 15mm high. The back has the following in raised letters: "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - SEA SCOUTS - BE PREPARED - 1913". These medals were found in the Massachusetts / Rhode Island area.
What is it #2

These patches were found on a merit badge sash from the 1930's. Each patch is approx. 2" round. It may have come from Eastern Massachusetts.  

Rob Kutz has identified these patches as being from Camp Siwanoy, from the old Siwanoy Council in New York. 

David Wolin identified the "Oak Leaf" Patch was a Program Area patch for Nature. The significant of the "Tomahawk" patch is unknown. 

I bought this patch years ago from a woman whose husband was a Scout in the teens. The lot had a bunch of early BSA merit badges and pins. I told her at first that this patch was not Boy Scout. Then I turned it over and saw the official BSA stamp on the back.

Tiny 15mm tall silver pin with eagle in front of an arrowhead. On one side is the letter "T" and the other side is the number "1".  There is a small vertical locking clasp on back.

Garry Ives identified this pin as from the Order of the O-hit-e-kah. It was an Eagle Scout Association created by the Oakland Area Council and was one of the first in the nation.  The Order was founded in 1922 at Camp Dimond in Oakland three years before the Knights of Dunamis (the San Francisco Eagle Scout Association) was founded. O-hit-e-kah was an Native American Sioux Indian word for a male that meant “Brave”.
The Order of O-hit-e-kah tribe was made up of Eagle Scouts only. Members of the Oh-hit-e-kah Tribe gave Eagle Scouts an opportunity to show their leadership ability not only in the work of their respective troops, but also in the service which they are rendering at Scout Camp. The Scout Scribe (the newsletter of the OAC indicated) "Members of the tribe assist other troops in leadership capacity acting as special examiners in many of the Scout tests. They are an exemplification of the spirit of Scouting for they believe and render to others as great a service as they possibly can."
The Order had at least three known chapters (they were called both Teepees and Tribes), Oakland Council (Teepee #1, founding Teepee), Stockton Council (Teepee #2, founded 1928) and the Bronx Council (Teepee #3, founded 1929).  In 1929 the Order of O-hit-e-kah ceased to be a local organization when the Bronx Valley Council in the state of New York under the leadership of Scout Executive Ripley was founded.
According to the Oakland Tribune articles, the Order of the O-hit-e-kah as a service organization of Eagle Scouts lasted until at least October 1931. Other Eagle Scout associations most notably the Knights of Dunamis, which was founded across the bay by the San Francisco Council in April 1925, had a much stronger following and larger organization.
After the O-hit-e-kah Tribe dissolved or was disbanded, the Oakland Area Council became associated with the Knights of Dunamis Eagle Scout Association on June 14, 1936 when the Oakland Chapter was officially formed. The Oakland Chapter of the Knights of Dunamis was known as Chapter 40 and lasted until 1964 when the Oakland and San Francisco Councils merged. Both the Order of the O-hit-e-kah and the Knights of Dunamis were the predecessors to the National Eagle Scout Association.


Last Updated: November 27, 2013

Return to Home Page     Send Me a E-Mail