Patches of Immokalee
Regular Wear Patches
(in order of date of issue)
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|X1a||c1952||The X1a is
listed and shown in the WAB (Wabaningo Lodge Emblem Handbook, 1952) which
was the first book published showing OA lodge patches. The X1 patch was
designed by Henry Helton
The X1a and X1c are known to have been issued on a blue neckerchief with red piping. Most likely the X1b was also issued as a neckerchief. See X1a neckerchief with red piping.
Years ago Wallace Binns
wound up with what appears to be the remaining stock of Immokalee X1b
patches from the 1950s. Gene
Harper wound up with a box of the ceramic neckerchief slides from the 1960s.
All of these found their way to Herman Gaskins our OA brother from
North Carolina. In 2017, Herman
passed these along to Mike Greene so that he could get them to into the
hands of lodge members who would appreciate the history.
There were 20 sets.
|X1c||-||The X1a and X1c are known to have been issued on a blue neckerchief with red piping. Most likely the X1b was also issued on a neckerchief.|
|S1||1959||The S1 is seen in photos as early as the 1959 Chehaw Council Philmont contingent. The 1958 Blue Book which was the first edition of the Blue Book does not list a flap for Immokalee lodge as of November, 30, 1958. Therefore, a 1959 issue date has been established for the S1 The book First Flaps: In Color also puts the issue year as 1959. According to Gordon Smith, lodge member Miles T. Clements had Ken Hancock of Tifton (not a scout) designed the S1 flap.|
|N1||1961||Designed in 1961 by Gordon Smith. It was only issued to members of Immokalee Lodge who attended the 6D Conference hosted by Immokalee Lodge in the spring of 1961. Only one box was made and each Immokalee lodge member who attended the conference received only one. Currently only 7 are known to still exist. These are in the possession of Joe Abernathy, Mike Greene (originally issued to John Woodard), Herman Gaskin (originally issued to Wayne Woodard), John Caldwell (originally issued to ?), Gordon Smith, Mark Graff (originally issued to ?) and Tim Banach (originally issued to Mike Henry). If you have another one in your possession or have any additional information about this issue please email the webmaster.|
|N2||1963||1963 NOAC Neckerchief; 12 made|
|N3||1965||1965 NOAC Neckerchief|
Issued before P1a
The different variations were not known at time of Blue Book indexing consequently they are in reverse order Mike Greene's neckerchief was issued to him in 1972 and it is a P1b Ben Horton received the last neckerchief from the last box in 1986 and he has a P1a. It is believed that at least two boxes of neckerchiefs were made. Travis Smith the others who attended the 1965 NOAC got the P1b (in addition to the N3) for the NOAC in 1965. The general release of the (P1b) may not have occurred until 1966 as a number of member cards have notes that they received a neckerchief in 1966, but no cards for members are noted as receiving their neckerchief before 1966. No more were ordered after 1986. The 1960 By-Laws (Lodge Rules) limited neckerchief's to one per life. This restriction was applied to all P1a and P1b neckerchiefs issued.
|S2a||c1967||The S2 issues probably were issued in the middle or late 1960s. In 1972 the S3 was being issued.|
The Blue Book lists two variations of S3 with the only difference being a
slight change in the color of the sky and both at 123 mm wide. Mike
Greene has in his collection three distinct widths of S3 being 121 mm, 123
mm and 125 mm. The 123 mm having slightly crisper lettering than the
121 mm and the 125 mm widths. The 123 mm possibly having a slightly
different sky than the 121 mm and the 125 mm widths.
The issue date is either very late 1960s or early 1970s. See S2 note above.
|S4||1974||A summer of 1974 photo of the Charles L Sommers' Canoe Base crews from Chehaw Council shows a number of known Brotherhood and Vigil members of Immokalee Lodge all wearing the blue border S3. None of the yellow border (S4 brotherhood) or white border (S5 vigil) are being worn. Therefore, it is unlikely that S4 & S5 were issued prior to the fall of 1974.|
made; Segments are listed under Fellowship Patches.
1975 was not the 30th anniversary of the lodge At the time the current members thought the lodge was chartered in 1945 because the lodge became active in 1945. The lodge was chartered in 1947 and so 1977 was the correct 30th anniversary of the lodge.
|X3||1976||200 made; Segments are listed under Fellowship Patches|
|S13||c1980||Exact issue date unknown but before S9|
|S14||c1980||Exact issue date unknown but before S9|
|S15||c1980||Exact issue date unknown but before S9|
|P1a||c1980||Issued after P1b; See note below|
|S12||1982||Double listed; Same as Blue Book S8|
|X5||-||BB Issued in error; No such patch|
made (Unsure how many 'a' and how many 'b')
The September 1986 Southwest Georgia Council newsletter stated that the S9 was first issued at the 1986 Ordeal held August 22, 23 and 24, 1986 at Camp Osborn.
|S9b||1986||500 made (Unsure how many 'a' and how many 'b')|
|R1||1988||The August 1988 Owl Hoot (page three) states that the Arrowman's Achievement Award design was approved at the LEC in July. The newsletter reminds members to bring their award cards to the Fall Fellowship and that the award will be given out at the Christmas Banquet. Consequently, a 1988 first issue date was established for the R1 patch. The 1989 lodge plan book gives the requirements for the patch. (The 1989 lodge plan book gives the requirements for the patch)|
Award; One per Elangomat service
The August 1988 Owl Hoot (page one) states that Elangomat program will be used in all ordeals from that date forward. It is assumed from the language of the article that this was the initial use of the program and that the patch was issued at or about the same time. Consequently, a 1988 first issue date was established for the R1 patch.
The 75 / 45 was for the 75th anniversary of OA and the 45 anniversary of Immokalee. Again the anniversary of the lodge was calculated incorrectly (See X2 note above). The S19 was first issued at the 1990 Fall Fellowship (September 21-23).
|S28a||1991||Lee Bates, who was Lodge Advisor at the time these were issued, told Mike Greene that he did not intend to order a navy blue border but apparently one loom run come back with the dark navy blue border and the lighter color lockstitch (S28b in the Blue Book). Based on Lee's dates of service as Lodge Advisor this would place the patches as being issued in 1991 or 1992.|
|S28b||1992||Probably 200 made|
|S20||1992||NOAC 1992; 200 made|
|S24||1993||350 made; Youth participant to Jambo|
|S25||1993||75 made; Leader participant to Jambo|
|S26||1993||75 made; Staff participant to Jambo|
The Owl Hoot for the Spring of 1994 (page one & page three) states the requirements for the new service flap and that 50 had been ordered. It is assumed that these were the 50 with the overstitched borders.
|S30||1997||50th Anniversary; Oversize Flap|
|S31||1997||1997 Jambo; Oversize Flap|
|S37||-||Service Flap Immokalee Lodge Service Flap Requirements|
|S38/X6||2000||NOAC 2000; 300 S38s made and 150 X6 made Each sold separately|
|S39||-||Ordeal flap; See note with scan on variations|
|S40||2000||Probably only 200 made|
Brotherhood flap with no bars
S39, S42 & S43 are an OBV were an original set. The original order of S42 came back without the brotherhood bars but were used anyway. Later 200 correct brotherhood flaps (S47) were ordered. A later order of the S43 came back without the bars and triangle making S45. The correct set was S39, S47 and S43.
|S43||2001||400 made; Vigil flap|
|F1/X7||2002||NOAC 2002; 300 Sets made|
|F2/X8||2002||NOAC 2002; 300 Sets made|
|F3/X9||2002||NOAC 2002; Delegate; 2 per person; 60 Sets made|
|F4||2002||NOAC 2002; No bottom part; 50 Made|
|S44||2003||2003 S4N Conclave Host; 200 made|
Award; 36 made
The Ceremony Team patch was issued to Arrowmen (one per ceremony weekend) who were on the Ceremony & Support Teams and adults who acted as advisors. The patch was issued beginning in January, 2004, retroactive to the Fall 2003 Ordeal. The X10 version has 'Ceremony Team' on the bottom line. The phrase 'Ceremony Team' was moved to the top line when the patch was reordered creating the X11 version.
|S45||2004||S43 without Vigil
triangle or bars; 200 made (76 converted to S46)
When the Vigil flaps (S43) were reordered in 2003 they came back without the Vigil triangle or bars (S45). 200 were made. The lodge had 76 converted to a NOAC 2004 flap (S46) and the remainder were sold to lodge members.
|S46||2004||NOAC 04; 76 made|
|S47||2004||Brotherhood flap; 200 made; Same as S42 but with Brotherhood bars|
Award; 50 made
The X10 version has 'Ceremony Team' on the bottom line. The phrase 'Ceremony Team' was moved to the top line when the patch was reordered creating the X11 version.
|S48||2005||2005 Jambo; 800 made|
|X12||2006||Ceremony Support Team Award; 50 made|
|X13||2006||Ceremony Team Award; 50 made|
|ZN1?||2006||Fake of N1|
|S49?||2006||60th Anniversary Flap; 300 made|
|J1?||2007||2007 Ceremony Team Patch|
|J2?||2008||2008 Ceremony Team Patch|
|S50?||2008||65th Anniversary of Camp Osborn Flap|
|J3?||2009||2009 Ceremony Team Patch|
|S51?||2009||2009 Ceremony Team Flap|
|S52?||2009||2009 BSA Centennial Patch issued for the 2010 BSA Centennial|
|S53?||2010||2010 Jambo Issue|
|J4?||2011||2010 Ceremony Team Patch|
|X14?||2011||Patch using same design as 2011 Activity Patches|
|X15?||2011||2011 Conclave Delegate Patch|
|S55?||2012||Lodge Chief Flap|
Patches from Conferences which Immokalee has Hosted
(See note below)
(see the Section History page for details on Section Seminars
and the specific history of the 'Great' S4 Section Seminar in 2001)
Possible Immokalee Gokhotit Chapter Patch for a 1979 First Aid Camporee hosted by the lodge..
As of yet unverified.
Service award for Chapter Unit Elections Team Issued beginning in 2003; 25 made
Other Immokalee Items
|Immokalee Neckerchief slides|
Immokalee Lodge issued a well made metal hat pin set (three pins)
of the owl wearing the O, B or V sash
|60th Anniversary Pin|
S5 made of beads
S9 with tan 'W'
S10 with an S11 border
S14 with tan 'W'
S48 with white border
The Blue Book, Fourth Edition is published by The American Scouting Historical Society and is copy written to that organization