The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Orange Empire Area Council
Santa Ana, CA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1945
Lodge Totem: Standing grizzly bear
Name Translation: Name of Mountain, Name of Pre-Existing Honor Society 
Changes: 1948: Purported to have changed name from Gorgonia
1972: Merged with Ahwahnee 430 to form Wiatava 13


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A1 WHT  RED   RED flocking on WHT sateen   
A2 WHT C WHT LBR  YEL inner bdr; eagle   
F1a M/C C WHT DGR  FF; thin letters; BLK and RED C/E   
F1b M/C C WHT GRN  thick letters   
HF1 M/C C WHT GRN   Design of 298-F1; bottom edge has cogs   
J1 RED R M/C   camp promotion award; solid EMB RND; BLK lettering   
R1 RED C BLK RED      
S1 RED C M/C RED  TAN bear; 2 DBR eyes, nose, and mouth; MVE   
S2a RED C M/C RED  LBR bear; one BRN eye, nose; no mouth; YEL sun touches bdr   
S2b RED C M/C RED   sun 3 mm from bdr; name touches border   
S2c RED C M/C RED  sun 3 mm from bdr; name 3 mm from border   
S3a RED R M/C RED   5 mm wide "298"; VER YEL reflections in water; BRN outline on bear   
S3b RED R M/C RED   5 mm wide "298"; VER YEL reflections in water; DBR outline on bear   
S4 RED R M/C RED  7 mm wide "298"; HOR YEL reflections in water   
S5 BLK C M/C RED  MVE - BLU sky   
S6a BLK R M/C RED  top corners rounded   
S6b BLK R M/C RED  square top corners; GRN and LGR mountain   
S6c BLK R M/C RED  square top corners; BGR and LGR mountain   
S7 GRY R WHT RED  25th ANN   
S8a RED R M/C YEL  YEL fire   
S8b RED R M/C DYL  DYL fire   
X1a DBL C WHT DGR  VER bkgd; middle "W"" lower; WHT bdr on snow cap; YEL fire; skinny bear   
X1b DBL C WHT DGR  DYL fire; regular bear   
X1c DBL C WHT DGR   DYL fire; skinny bear   
X2a DBL C WHT DGR   VER bkgd; middle "W" lower; no WHT bdr on snow cap; DBR standing bear in YEL fire; MVE - DBR   
X2b DBL C WHT DGR   VER bkgd; middle "W" lower; no WHT bdr on snow cap; BRN walking bear in DYL fire   
X3a DBL C WHT DGR  VER bkgd; all W's in line; 40 mm high left & right bdrs; WHT BMT   
X4 RED R BLU RED  oval   
X5 DBL C WHT GRN   HOR bkg; all W's in line; 10 mm high "298"; BRN bear & bdr of design   
X6a DBL C WHT DGR  HOR bkgd; middle "W" lower; very DGR lettering; 8 mm high "298"; DBR bear & bdr of design   
X6b DBL C WHT BGR      
YS1 RED R M/C GMY  GMY fire   
YS2 RED R M/C RED   design of S6   

Blue Book Chapter Listings

Maga Taskozu
eR1971 DBL R BLU RED  Invitational Campout; name error "MAGATOSKOZA"    

Ta Tanka
  No known chapter issues    

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eR1950 BLK  YEL   Felt; "Pow Wow"   
eR1951 BLK  DYL   Sateen; "Pow Wow"   
eR1952-1 RED C BLU   195 Pow Wow   
eR1952-2 RED C BLU   1952 Pow Wow   
eR1953 RED R DBL YEL  Pow Wow   
eX1954 BLK C WHT RED  Pow Wow   
eX1955 LGY R FGR RED  10th ANN; "Pow Wow"   
eA1956 DBR C DYL GRN  Pow Wow   
eR1957-1 RED C WHT RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1957-2 BLU C WHT WHT      
eYR1957-3 TRQ   M/C     Pow Wow; beaded   
eR1958-1 PBL R WHT RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1958-2 RED R WHT DBL   (undated) Pow Wow   
eX1959-1 YEL C WHT BLK      
eA1959-2 WHT C WHT BRN   (undated Pow Wow); same as A2   
eX1960-1a RBR C ORG BLK  Spring Fellowship   
eX1960-1b BRN C ORG BLK   Spring Fellowship   
eR1960-2 YEL C WHT BLK  Pow Wow   
eX1961-1 RED R BLU RED   (undated); same as X4   
eR1961-2 RED R WHT DBL  (undated) Pow Wow   
eR1962-1 DYL R BLU RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1962-2 BLK R M/C BLK  Pow Wow   
eR1963-1 RED R BLU BLK   Fellowship   
eR1963-2 BLK R WHT BLK  Pow Wow   
eR1964-1 BLK R WHT RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1964-2 YEL R WHT RED  Pow Wow   
eX1965-1 WHT R DBL BLK  Spring Fellowship   
eA1965-2 RED C GRY DYL  20th ANN; "Pow Wow"   
eX1966-1 BLK R WHT RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1966-2 BLK R LYL RED  Fall Pow-Wow   
eR1967-1 BLK R M/C BLK  Spring Fellowship   
eR1967-2 BLK R M/C BLK  Fall Pow Wow   
eX1968-1 BLK R M/C   Allogagan   
eR1968-2 RED R M/C BLK  Pow Wow   
eR1969-1a BLK R M/C RED   Spring Fellowship; bear has DBR highlights   
eR1969-1b BLK R M/C RED   Spring Fellowship; bear has BRN highlights   
eR1969-2 BLU R BLU LGY  Pow Wow   
eR1971-1 BLK R LGR DOR  Spring Fellowship   
eR1971-2 RED R YEL BLK YEL FDL; "Pow Wow"   
eR1971-3 NBL R BLU   Invitational Campout   
eR1972-1a DYL R BLK RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1972-1b ORG R BLK RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1972-2a RED R DBL WHT  DYL face   
eR1972-2b RED R DBL WHT   ORG face   
Data for 83 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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