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Birmingham Area Council
Birmingham, AL
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1930
Lodge Totem: Thunderbird (ivory billed woodpecker)
Name Translation: Name of Tribe 
Changes: 1999: Merger with 135 Achunanchi and 310 Kaskanampo to form Coosa 50
 

 

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Lodge Issues
F1 RED R WHT RED  FF; MVE   
F2 BLK R BLU BLK DGR NOAC94   
F3 BLK R LBL BLK NBL Felt bkgd.; 1998 NOAC   
F4 SMY R LBL BLK NBL Felt bkgd.; 1998NOAC; Delegates   
J1 RED R YEL RED  DANCE TEAM; REC w/beveled corners   
J2 RED R ORG RED  DANCE TEAM; Taiwan embroidery   
J3 RED R WHT BLK  175 mm RND   
N0.5 RED   WHT RED   Block print on silk   
N1 RED P WHT RED  EMB; 91 mm wingspan   
N2 RED P PYL RED  EMB   
N3 RED P WHT RED  EMB; 83 mm wingspan   
N4 WHT P BLK RED  EMB; 65th ANN; w/ X2 attached   
N5 RED P RED RED  EMB R1 design; w/ X2 attached   
R1a RED C WHT RED  WAB; long DYL beak runs past DYL of chest of T-bird; TRR   
R1b RED C WHT RED  short YEL beak even w/ YEL of chest of T-bird; TRR   
R1c RED C WHT RED   short DYL beak even w/ DYL of chest of T-bird; TRS   
R1        (on neckerchief) 
R2 RED R WHT RED  MVE   
R3 RED C WHT RED  PB; Arrow is part of patch; Red button Loop   
S1 RED R WHT RED      
S2a RED R WHT RED YEL SS; 60x121; CB; MVE   
S2b RED R WHT RED YEL 58x115; PB   
S3 RED R WHT RED YEL FDL; 52x118; PB; LB   
S4 RED R WHT RED YEL CD; "CHEROKEE" 35 mm long; CB   
S5 RED R WHT RED YEL CD; "CHEROKEE" 40 mm long; CB   
S5.5 RED R WHT RED DYL thin BLK stitching; 120x65mm; 88mm arrow   
S6a RED R WHT RED DYL 120x65mm; 94mm arrow   
S6b RED R WHT RED DYL 119x63mm; 92mm long, 3mm wide arrow   
S6          
S7a RED R WHT RED DYL 64x121 mm; arrow 87 mm long; PB   
S7b ROR R WHT RED DYL     
S7          
S8 WHT R BLK RED DYL 75thOA   
S9 RED R WHT RED YEL 65x121 mm; arrow 78 mm long; PB   
S10 WHT R BLK RED DYL LEC   
S10.3           Now listed as eS1998-1   
S10.7      Now listed as eS1998-2 (staff) 
S11           Listed in error   
S12 RED R WHT RED YEL 115x65mm, Scout Exec Appreciation Award Flap   
X1a WHT C RED   EMB arrow goes behind R; WAB; 132mm   
X1b WHT C RED     125mm   
X1        (on neckerchief)  
X2 WHT C RED   PB; arrow for N4   
X3 LPK C RED   PB; arrow for N4   
 
YN1      Verified   
YX1     GRY     Gray felt arrow placed behind 1939 Camp patch; Strong evidence exists that this is first lodge issue.   
ZF1 WHT R BLK RED  FELT BKG; NOAC96   
ZF2 RED R BLK RED  FELT BKG; NOAC96   
ZF3 YEL R BLK RED  FELT BKG; NOAC96   
ZF4 RED R WHT RED  NOAC 2000   
ZF5 BLK R WHT RED  NOAC 2000   
ZF6 YEL R WHT RED  NOAC 2000   
ZF7           Listed in error; (duplicate of ZF4)   
ZR1 RED  WHT   RED design flocked on WHT felt   
ZS1 RED R WHT RED DYL HOR YEL in head; CD   
ZS2 RED R WHT RED  Handmade modern fake   

Miscellaneous Items and User Added Images

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eX1974 BLK C ORG RED  Pow Wow   
eX1975 BLK R YEL BLK  Pow Wow   
eR1994 RED R WHT RED  Fall Fellowship Day; undated   
eR1996 BLK R M/C M/C YEL Scout-O-Rama 1996   
eS1998-1 GRY R M/C M/C  1998 Tri-Lodge Spring Fellowship   
eS1998-2 BLK R M/C M/C   1998 Tri-Lodge Spring Fellowship Staff   
Data for 62 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.


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