Crescent Bay Historical Project       CONTACT   Page Finder INDEX

OA Area Conferences - Neckerchiefs  

   
Area 12-A Neckerchiefs
  1947
Camp Josepho
Host: Tamet Lodge 225
March 28-31
 
                           OA Area Conferences in California began in 1945 when Canalino Lodge 90 of Santa Barbara hosted the first Area U conference at Camp Drake. By 1947, the Area designations changed to Area 12-A which included all of the Order of the Arrow Lodges in Arizona, Nevada (Las Vegas) and the southern portion of California. The only neckerchief known to have been used during the early Area 12-A era was a partial red sateen neckerchief that was used at the 1947 Conference hosted by Tamet Lodge at Camp Josepho.
        These partial neckerchiefs were not a complete triangle and when rolled, did not have a triangular "tail" as most neckerchiefs normally have. It is not clear what these neckerchiefs were used for. Given the unusual partial shape, these neckerchiefs could be worn over another neckerchief (such as the red and white neckerchiefs specified for wear by local Lodges at the 1945 Area U conference) without covering the triangular portion that contained the Lodge totem.
         
      Red sateen with a loose
white merrilled rolled edge.
 

           The National Order of the Arrow reorganized all Areas around the country at the end of 1955. Area 12-A was divided in two
and the six OA Lodges from scout councils within Los Angeles and Ventura Counties were organized as Area 12-E for 1956.
In 1960, Canalino Lodge 90 from Santa Barbara County joined Area 12-E, which then remained unchanged until 1972
when the Areas were reorganized as sections with new designations.



 Area 12-E Neckerchiefs

          A Thunderbird with "W's" in its wings was designed by Area 12-E as an Area Totem. No other Areas around the country are known to have used Area totems. A special black diamond patch was created and sewn to special neckerchiefs used most years through 1964 in conjunction with the annual fellowship conference patches.  The Thunderbird black diamonds were also available between 1956 and 1972 as a separate patch for purchase at the Area Conference trading posts.


1956
Camp Josepho
Host: Tamet Lodge 225

April 20-22
TYPE 1- Hemmed Edge
 
  TYPE 2-Merrilled Edge
 

 

Area 12-E patch sewn to hot pink silk.
TYPE 1 neckerchief has a hemmed edge.
 
Area 12-E patch sewn to hot pink silk.
TYPE 2 neckerchief has a loose dark pink merrilled edge.

These hot pink Area 12-E neckerchiefs were so popular with some of the Tamet Arrowmen
that they used the same material for staff neckerchiefs at Camp Wolverton in 1957.


1957
Firestone Scout Reservation
Host: Siwinis Lodge 252
March 15-17

Participants
 
  Host Lodge
 

 
 
12-E patch sewn to orange silk.
 

1957 12-E patch sewn to cotton with white piped edge.



1958
Paramount Ranch
Host: Walika Lodge 228
April

 
  1959-Early 1960's
Participants

 

1958 12-E patch sewn to cotton neckerchief.
Possibly used as a host lodge neckerchief.
 
 
12-E patch sewn to dark yellow cotton neckerchief with loose black merrilled edge. This neckerchief was available to participants for several years.


1962
Matilliha Jr. High School, Ojai
Host: Topa Topa Lodge 291
April

White
Participants
  Light Blue
(Purpose Unknown)
  image
unavailable

Silk screened on cotton.
 
Silk screened on cotton.



1962
Light Blue
Staff

 
 
  1963
Loyola University, Los Angeles
Host: Tamet Lodge 225
April 3-5

 
 

Silk screened on cotton.
   
Silk screened on cotton.


NOTE:
No neckerchief is known for the 1964 conference. It is possible that the dark yellow neckerchief
with black thunder bird patch used in the early 1960's was still available in 1964.


1965
Jubilee Scout Ranch
Host: Walika Lodge 228
April 23-25
 
  1965
National OA Conference Delegate
Bloomington, Indiana
August

 
 

Silk screened on cotton.


 
   
Area 12-E delegate patch sewn to dark yellow cotton.
The OA Lodges of Area 12-E sent a combined delegation of Arrowmen to the 50th Anniversary National OA Conference held in Bloomington, Indiana.

NOTE:
No neckerchief was issued for the 1966 conference.



1967
Glendale Civic Center
Host: Spe-Le-Yai Lodge 249
March 31-April 2

 
  1968
Cal State University, Los Angles
Host: Ta Tanka Lodge 488
April
 
 

Silk screened on cotton.
 
 
Host Lodge (white border) patch sewn to white and red neckerchief. Issued to host lodge members.



1968
Host Lodge
Promotional Neckerchief
 

  1969
Nordhoff High School, Ojai
Host: Topa Topa Lodge 291
April 11-13
 
   

Silk screened on cotton. Worn by Topa Topa Lodge members
at 1968 conference to promote  the 1969 conference.
 
Silk screened on cotton.
 



1970
Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu
Host: Tamet Lodge 225
April 3-5
Participants
Purple Border
 
  Lodge Chiefs & Area Officers
Black Border
 
 

Silk screened on cotton. Purple piped edge.
Designed by Jeff Morley.
 
 
Silk screened on cotton. Black  piped edge.
Given to Tamet Lodge officers, advisers & committee Arrowmen as well as other Lodge chiefs and area officers.


Indian Competition Winners
Red Border




Silk screened on cotton. Red piped edge.
Awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in Indian competitions.



1971
El Camino College, Torrance
Host: Siwinis Lodge 252
April 16-18
Participants
 
  Host Lodge
 

 

Silk screened on cotton. Yellow piped edge.
   
Silk screened on cotton. Blue border applied with marking pen.



1972
Birmingham High School, Van Nuys
Host: Walika Lodge 228

April 7-9





Non fully embroidered patch sewn to cotton.
Patches come in with different shades of brown.
see patch varieties


back to top




 
Website Builder