Sep 28, 2015

Wahunsenakah issues Fellowship and Summer Service weekend patches

Wahunsenakah Lodge 333 held their final event at Bayport Scout Reservation on August 14-16, called the "Bayport Bash." The event served as their fellowship weekend, and a triangle-shaped patch was issued featuring E. Urner Goodman as the first recipient of the Vigil Honor.
Camp Pipsico was the site of Wahunsenakah's Summer Service weekend, held September 18-20. A turtle shaped patch picturing Arrowmen from different eras of Scouting was issued. Both emblems were designed by Barry Green, and include the Centennial totem recognizing 2015 as the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.

Jul 26, 2015

Spring Service patch issued by Wahunsenakah Lodge

Wahunsenakah Lodge 333 of Newport News VA held their annual Spring Service Weekend on May 15-17, 2015. The event patch for this activity was not yet available, so it was distributed later beginning with the Lodge's 100th Anniversary of the OA celebration on July 11.

The patch, designed by Barry Green,  pictures Order of the Arrow co-founder Carroll A. Edson and Chief Scout Earnest Thompson Seton at camp discussing Native American ways of nature, leading to the beginnings of the OA. 

Apr 8, 2015

Wahunsenakah releases first activity patch for 2015

Wahunsenakah Lodge 333 of Newport News, VA held their annual Winter Service Weekend March 27-29. The event was originally scheduled for February 20-22, but was postponed due to sub-zero temperatures.

The patch issued for the event celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, depicting E. Urner Goodman (co-founder of the OA) being recruited by a young boy named Gil Talmadge to become a scoutmaster. At 20 years of age Goodman became Scoutmaster of Troop 1, the first Boy Scout troop in Philadelphia.

The patch was designed by Barry Green and is the first in a series recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. The OA Centennial totem is featured at the lower center of the emblem.

Dec 11, 2014

Holiday Banquet patch completes 2014 Wahunsenakah activity patch set

Wahunsenakah Lodge 333 of Newport News, VA held their annual Holiday Banquet December 6 at the Yorkminster Presbyterian Church.

The theme of the banquet was "Saluting Our Military," and featured keynote speaker Lieutenant General Keith Walker, who as a youth was an Eagle Scout in Troop 31 of Fort Monroe and an Arrowman in Kecoughtan Lodge 463. After graduating from West Point,  LTG Walker served for over 38 years in command and staff positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, with assignments in Iraq, Kuwait, Kosovo, Bosnia, Germany, and Belgium.

The oval patch for the event completes the series of Wahunsenakah activity patches saluting the military in Hampton Roads. It features a Scout color guard on a white ghosted background. You can view all of the 2014 and prior activity patches here.

Nov 23, 2014

Wahunsenakah Fall Fellowship patch salutes Coast Guard

Wahunsenakah Lodge 333 of Newport News, VA held their Fall Fellowship weekend October 24-26 at Bayport Scout Reservation. Continuing their 2014 activity patch theme of saluting the military, the emblem issued for the event pictures a Coast Guard response boat. The Lodge will conduct it's final activity of the year on December 6 when Wahunsenakah Arrowmen will gather for their annual Holiday Banquet.

You can view all of the Wahunsenakah Lodge activity issues from 1996 through the most recent at