Sep 19, 2008

New Colonial Virginia Council pages

I've revised the shoulder patch pages for Colonial Virginia Council to include thumbnail pictures of each emblem and to split the Jamboree shoulder patches onto their own page separate from the CSPs and SAPs. JSP's aren't included in An Aid To Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches With Valuation Guide 2008 Edition by Austin, Ellis, & Jones, so it only made sense to give them a page of their own.

The new pages feature the ability to click on the thumbnail image to view a larger picture of the patch, and even allow you to zoom multiple images to compare them for differences. Eventually I plan to revise all of the patch pages to include thumbnail pictures to make patch identification and comparisons much easier. Let me know if you spot any typos or can contribute any additional information to make the data provided more complete!

Sep 4, 2008

2008 SR-7A Conclave item photos added

Michael McCaughan of Blue Heron Lodge kindly sent me pictures of items issued at the recent SR-7A conclave, hosted by Shenandoah Lodge at Camp Shenandoah from April 25-27. In addition to the participant pocket patch you will find images of the jacket patch, pocket patch, pin, passport booklet cover, and embroidered neckerchief on the SR-7A Emblems web page.

The impact of the recent economic downturn was evident when I originally sought pictures of these items from several conclave attendees and was told by each that they decided to reduce on their usual conclave memento purchases after high priced gasoline made traveling to the conclave so much more expensive.

The design of the patch includes a clever insertion of the "WWW" found on Order of the Arrow flaps. Look closely and you'll find it in the flaming arrow tips.