Feb 12, 2013

Wahunsenakah issues pewter belt buckle

At their annual Holiday Banquet on December 1, 2012 a new pewter belt buckle for Wahunsenakah Lodge was sold for the first time. The design mirrors that of the Lodge's official service flap, the S2.
100 of the buckles were made, and they were sold for $15.00 each.

The buckle was manufactured by the Witch Trail Committee of Mansfield, MA. This nonprofit group was originally formed in 1968 by a Scout troop that set out to research and document an historic trail as a troop project. Since the Freedom Trail in Boston already existed the troop decided to document the history of the witch hysteria of the 1600's in nearby Salem. After submitting their report to the national office the Witch Trail was declared an historical BSA trail. It was the first of nine trails researched, documented, cleaned, and marked by the group, which supports itself through the sale of books, patches, and pewter medals for each of the trails.

The group also designs and creates custom pewter bolo ties, buckles, medals, and medallions, specializing in Order of the Arrow, Wood Badge, and other Scout related subjects. You can view samples of their work on their web site. I think the Wahunsenakah buckle is the nicest one they have ever produced!

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