Click on a patch to see a large picture of it.
|This patch was worn by lodge members during the
eighties. It is a simple
patch, but one with a lot of meaning. Note that the feather is the
feature of the design.
||In 1985 the BSA celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Order of the Arrow
celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1990. This is the special patch that
lodge members wore in recognition of 75 years of the Order of the Arrow.
|The Naguonabe patch for the nineties saw a few
from the one
of the previous decade. Most noticeable was the black border. A new
was also added at the bottom of the patch.
||In 1995, the Naguonabe Lodge hosted the Sectional
Conclave. A special
patch was designed for this event, of course. Being much more colorful
then previous patches, this one was highly treasured.
|The current patch returned to a similar design of
earlier years. But
if you look closely you will notice several changes. It is larger. The
colors are sharper then before. And the string around the feather is
purple, not green.
||The central Minnesota Council hosted a area wide
at Camp Ripley in 1999. Of course, the OA was in attendance. The lodge
came up with a special patch for this event which is tradable, unlike
|A second patch was also designed for the area
Ripley event in
1999. This was a patch that any OA member of any lodge could purchase
wear. Notice that no lodge name is found, only general OA logos. The
in the background is the main entrance of Camp Ripley, Minnesota.
||The lodge flap for the 2001 National Jamboree
and Babe the Blue Ox in keeping with the theme of the gateway. Notice,
the feather is still one of the highlights of the patch. The trefoil in
the sunset was a nice touch also.
|In 2002 the Lodge celebrated its 75th
Of course, a special patch had to be developed to commemorate this
event. It's hard to believe that 75 years of the Order of the Arrow has
been in Central Minnesota.
||The lodge also designed a tradable pocket patch
It has the same design as the lodge flap. There is one mistake on the
though. Do you know what it is?
Here's a hint - something is missing on the patch.
|The 75th anniversary of the lodge is a very
event, so in addition
to a lodge patch and tradable pocket patch the lodge also came out with
a 5" jacket patch. The lodge spared no expense when it came to the
of colors used.
|The patch designed for the 2006 National Jamboree
similar to the regular lodge flap. The Minnesota state outline and a
mosquito were added to the design to match with the year's theme for
the gateway. That's right, that "blob" above the feather is supposed to
be a mosquito.
it came time to
design a patch for the 2006 NOAC the Lodge went all out! This is the
second time, that I know of, that Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
became part of the design of a Naguonabe Lodge patch, the first being
on the 2001 National Jamboree patch. The Lodge came out with a two
patch set, one for the pocket, and one for the pocket flap. If placed
correctly, the patch looks as if Paul is fishing. But lift the pocket
flap and you would discover that Babe was the one holding the rod and
reel. This set of patches allowed the Lodge members to brag about
bringing a Babe to NOAC.
(Hmmm.... I did not
realize that Babe was a minataur.)
patch set was designed for the 2010 National Jamboree. The loon was the
council's icon for the 2010 National Jamboree and can be seen on the
pocket flag patch, along with the feather which is the lodge's totem.
The pocket patch features a view underwater, below the loon and
feather. The picture depects Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox scuba
diving in one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. I thought it was great to
see Paul and Babe shown on another great patch design by the Naguonabe
I understand the participant's patch had a different color border.
Naguonabe Lodge celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2007, so it was time
for a special trading patch to commemorate the event. I like the colors
on this patch.
councils came together at Camp Ripley for a state-wide Ripley
Rendezvous in 2007. The Naguonabe Lodge came out with a special trading
patch featuring the Camp Ripley gateway, Lord Baden-Powell, and the
lodge totem (the feather).
members of the lodge participated in the 2008 Order of the Arrow "Arrow
Corps", so of course, we needed a patch for the event. In fact, there
was the pocket flap patch and the pocket patch. The pocket flap patch
was the "day", while the pocket patch was the "night".
national Order of the Arrow Conclave is always a blast. So are the
patches found at the event. In 2009, Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox
(or minotaur) made another appearance on the Naguonabe Lodge Patches
with Paul on the pocket flap patch which overlapped Babe on the pocket
patch. I like the way the WWW is "hidden" as hair on Paul's arm.
That must have been a huge canoe used by Paul as he canoed the 10,000
lakes of Minnesota.
patch is not a Naguonabe patch, but is a patch issued by the National
Lodge to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America
in 2010. It is a pretty sharp patch.
Did you get your copy?
2012 National Order of the Arrow Conclave was held
in Michigan in August. Several Naguonabe youth members and adult
advisors attended. The lodge once again used Paul Bunyan and Babe the
blue ox on the patches for the event. Actually, I should maybe say Babe
the minataur, since it seems to works well one the patch set. Hiking
seems to be this year's theme. The WWW once again appears as the hair
on Paul's arm.
Click on the patches to get a better view.