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Direct Service Council (800)
Irving, TX
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1962
Lodge Totem: Globe
Name Translation: On the Other Side of the Great Sea 
Changes: 1971: Absorbed Cuauhtli 446
1987: Absorbed Chiriqui 391
2007 Membership+: 134

+Sum of predecessor lodges' membership for new lodges. GNYC lodges' membership numbers are total for all GNYC lodges.

 

 

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Lodge Issues
N1   LBL RED RED EMB; FDL   
P1a BLU R WHT RED RED SS; QC; solid; PB; 129x180; BLU globe; LBL lock stitch   
P1b BBL R WHT RED RED BBL globe; DBL lock stitch   
P2 BLU R WHT RED RED SS; PB; 125x185 mm solid; QC   
S1a BLU R WHT ORG  FF; 116x53mm; RED details   
S1b BLU R WHT ORG  FF; 120x52mm; RED details   
S1c BLU R WHT ORG   PNK details   
S2a BLU R WHT ORG ORG FDLs; CB; 53x117 mm; CB   
S2b BLU R WHT ORG ORG FDLs; CB; 53x117 mm; PB   
S3a BLU R WHT ORG ORG FDLs; PB; BLU lock stitch; 53x124 mm   
S3b BLU R WHT ORG ORG DBL lock stitched   
S4a BLU R WHT ORG ORG PB; FDLs; 124mm; CD; (1988)   
S4b BLU R WHT ORG ORG BSA PB; FLDs;'124mm; CD   
S4          
S5 BLU R WHT ORG WHT FDL; JAM89   
S6 BLU R RED WHT SMY FDL; 75thOA; (1990)   
S7 BLU R WHT ORG ORG FDLs; PB; 118 mm; CD; (1992)   
S8 BLU R ORG RED DYL FDL; JAM93   
S9 BLU R BLU RED RED 1997 Jamboree   
S10 BLU R WHT RED  2004NOAC   
S11?        (RED border; for attendees) 
S12?        (2005 Jamboree; LBL border) 
S13?        (2005 Jamboree; RMY border) 
S14?        (2005 Jamboree; PUR border) 
S15?        (127x54mm; "Scoutstuff" logo on back) 
S16?        (NOAC06; PUR border) 
S17?        (NOAC06; GMY border) 
S18?        (NOAC09; RED border) 
X1 BLU R WHT RED WHT 2004NOAC   
X2?        (RED border; for attendees) 
X3?        (2005 Jamboree; LBL border) 
X4?        (2005 Jamboree; RMY border) 
X5?        (NOAC06; PUR border) 
X6?        (NOAC06; GMY border) 
X7?        (NOAC09; RED border) 
 
YF1 BLU   WHT ORG   Beaded flap; purported officer's issue   
YS1 PUR R M/C LGR WHT FDL; "Gondwanna 575 Western Asia"; proposed lodge out of 555 rejected by National   
ZF1 RED R WHT RED      
ZF2 DYL R GRN   Your Lodge 555; 75thOA   
ZP1?        (Handmade Fake) 
ZS1 LBL R WHT RED  WHT lock stitch in bdr   
ZS2 DYL R BLU   Your Lodge 555; 75thOA   

Blue Book Chapter Listings

Apatschin
S1 NBL R BLU RED  Kuwait (WHT sails)  
S2?        (YEL sails)  

Caimameras
N1 RED P WHT RED  Hand drawn Caimameras Chapter 6, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba)  

China
F1?        (ORD; for Beijing)  
F2?        (BRO; for Beijing)  
F3?        (VIG; for Beijing)  

Chiriqui
S1 WHT R LBL RED RED CHIRIQUI 555; (ordeal)    
S2 RED R LBL RED RED CHIRIQUI 555; (brotherhood)    
S3 GMY R LBL RED RED CHIRIQUI 555; (vigil)    
S4 BLK R LBL RED RED CHIRIQUI 555; (trading flap)    
eA1988 BLK C BLU WHT WHT FDL; Fall Fellowship    
eR1989 BLU R YEL BLU RED FDL; Fellowship    

Cuauhtli
F1 GRN R WHT RED RED LB; crude VER fletch; issued after absorption; ORD    
F2 GRN R WHT RED RED LB; diag EMB fletch w/vein; top crnr rounded; issued after absorption    
S1 GRN R WHT RED RED LB; chapter BRO; VER WHT behind arrow; issued after absorption    

Gaza
F1a BLK R LGR YEL DYL Cheerful Service; TLS (TLS)  
F1b BLK R LGR YEL DYL TRS (TRS)  

Lowaneu Netopalis
J1 BBL R WHT GRN YEL FDL; Iceland    

Memsochet
S1 BLU R WHT RED RED 123x58 mm    
S2 GRN R YEL BLK RED CD; 119x63 mm; BLK "SAUDI ARABIA" at bottom; ORD    
S3 BLU R YEL BLK RED CD; SAUDI ARABIA at bottom; BRO    
S4 RED R YEL BLK RED CD; SAUDI ARABIA at bottom; VIG    
S5 GMY R BLK WHT BLU SAUDI ARABIA at top; slogan: 50 years of BSA in KSA; ANN    

Shanghai
F1?        (for extraordinary service)  
S1?        (PUR/WHT border, for charter members)  
S2?        (DGY border)  
S3?        (SMY border; fundraiser)  

South Africa
F1 BLK C NBL DYL DYL Springboks    

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eA1988 BLK R BLU WHT WHT Fall Fellowship, FDL   
eR1989 BLU R YEL BLU RED Fellowship, FDL   
Data for 72 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.


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