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Norumbega Council
Waban, MA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1949
Lodge Totem: Flying Squirrel
Name Translation: The Grass-Grown River  [more info]
Changes: 1996: Merged with Taunkacoo 487 to form Chippanyonk 59


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Lodge Issues
F1a RED R BLK WHT   Swiss EMB; TLM; 6x62 mm name; PB   
F1b RED R BLK WHT   Swiss EMB; NT; 6x62 mm name; PB   
F2 RED R NBL WHT  35th ANN   
F3 RED R BLK WHT  PB; BLK bdr on diamond; 100 mm arrow   
F4 RED R LBL WHT  75thOA   
J1 RED C M/C BLK  240 mm wide w/hanging feathers; 28 small feathers; WHT mtn. tops; HMVE; issued after J2.2   
J2a RED C M/C BLK  38 small feathers; PUR mt. tops; DGR grass detail & hills & trees; HMVE; issued prior to J1   
J2b RED C M/C BLK  GRN grass detail & hills; HMVE; issued prior to J1   
J2c RED C M/C BLK   medium DGR grass detail & hills (lighter than trees); HMVE   
J2.2 RED C M/C BLK   38 small feathers; WHT (not PUR outline) Mountain tops; HMVE   
J2.4 RED C WHT BLK   TRR; 249x234mm; 17 feathers along bottom   
J2.6 DBL C M/C BLK   Dance team (earned)   
J3 WHT C M/C BLK  like J2 but WHT rosettes & WHT/RED C/E MVE--grass detail & mt. shapes   
J4 WHT C M/C BLK WHT FDL; like J3 but Swiss EMB; PB   
J5 PUR C M/C BLK  like J3 but CD/PB & PUR/RED C/E   
N1   BLU BLK  SSC design of flying squirrel inside triangle of arrows   
R1 BLK C WHT RED  10 mm squared ltrs; 41x45 mm inner CIR; 38 mm arrow; TLR; ltrs linked together   
R2 BLK C WHT RED  8 mm rnded ltrs; 50 mm inner CIR; 43 mm arrow; TRR; ltrs in name link to outer bdr   
R3 BLK C WHT RED  8 mm rnded ltrs; 48 mm inner CIR; 40 mm arrow; TRS; ltrs link to inner bdr   
R4 BLK R WHT BLK  sateen; detailed flying squirrel   
R5      Now listed as YR1   
R6      Now listed as YR2   
R7 BLK R WHT RED  twill; flying squirrel   
S1 RED C BLK WHT  57 mm high; 3 mm gap between "T"&"A"; WHT BMT; FF   
S2 RED C BLK WHT  52 mm high; "TAH" all linked at bottom; BLK BMT   
S2.5 RED C BLK WHT  48 mm high; top of flap is an arrow; HOR EMB diamond; Swiss EMB (Was S4)   
S3a RED C BLK WHT  52 mm high; arrow @ top of flap; VER EMB LGY diamond; all ltrs in name linked together   
S3b RED C BLK WHT  VER EMB GRY diamond   
S3c RED C BLK WHT   VER EMB GRY diamond; ltrs "TAH" not linked   
S4           Now listed as S 2.5   
S5a RED C DBL WHT  BIC; pelt & bkgd same color; CB   
S5b RED C DBL WHT   BIC; pelt lighter than bkgd; PB   
S5c RED C DBL WHT   BIC; (like S5a); PB   
S6 PUR R BBL PUR PUR BSA; "NE-1A Conclave 1995"; host lodge (1995 Conclave) 
YR1 RED R WHT BLK  BRO; sateen; flying squirrel; (verification pending - prototype?)   
YR2 YEL R WHT BLK  VIG; sateen; flying squirrel; (verification pending - prototype?)   
ZF1 RED C BLK WHT   62x141 mm; crude Oriental EMB; unevenly sized WWW & "414"   
ZF2 RED R BLK WHT   Oriental EMB; TRS; 5x60 mm name; PB   
ZF3 RED R BLK WHT   like F1 & ZF2 but CD & plain back   
ZS1 RED C BLK WHT  50x128 mm VER bkgd/HOR diamond; 5 mm ltrs   
ZS2 RED C BLK WHT   like ZS1, but CD; segmented EMB in background; 6 mm ltrs   

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eX1980 DBL R WHT BLK   NT; PB; DOME; BLK "Muskie Camporee"   
eX19xx YEL R GRN   TLS; DIA; RED "Fall O.A. Camporee Sudbury Mass."   
eYX19xx           Now listed as eX19xx   
Data for 46 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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