Oct 31, 2010

333 Fall Fellowship patch issued

Wahunsenakah Lodge held their Fall Fellowship at Bayport Scout Reservation on October 29-31, and issued this beautiful patch to commemorate their weekend of cheerful service. Following in the style of the previously issued activity patches for 2010, the design features ghosted lettering across a multicolor background and recognizes the 100th anniversary of the BSA.

Oct 25, 2010

Virginia Section Officers Association site archived online

When I decided to create kecoughtan.com in the late 1990's I was motivated to do so by the dearth of information on the internet about the history of Kecoughtan Lodge and the Order of the Arrow on the Peninsula preceding Wahunsenakah Lodge.

One resource that proved invaluable to me was the Virginia Section Officers Association web site.  Formed in 1998, the purpose of the Association was cited on the home page of their web site:
  • To provide the Section with a knowledgeable pool of Arrowmen to use as trainers at Section Conclaves
  • To record the history of section SR-7A and to maintain the histories of Virginia's former sections
  • To locate past Virginia Section officers and encourage them to become active in Scouting
  • To maintain a web site that contains Virginia Section histories and lists past officers
The site was developed by W. Scott Smith (1993, 1994 SR-6B Chief) of Tutelo Lodge 161 and Michael F. White (1995 SR-6B Chief) of Shenandoah Lodge 258. 

A few years ago I noticed that the site was no longer online, and emailed the authors requesting permission to make its content available here. They kindly assented, and today I still consult the valuable reference they created for historical information I've been unable to locate anywhere else.

Take a trip down memory lane and visit the VSOA site, archived at kecoughtan.com with a salute to Scott and Mike for their pioneering efforts to preserve Virginia OA history on the web.