The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
 
Pioneer Valley Council (234)
Chicopee, MA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1936
Lodge Totem: Servant (one who offers service)
Name Translation: He Who Serves  (Lenape)
Changes: 1960: Absorbed Apinakwi Pita 277
2009: Merged with Memsochet 507 to form Pocumtuc (83)
2007 Membership+: 302

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

 

 

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Lodge Issues
F1 RED C WHT DBL  FF   
F2 DYL R LTQ BRN      
J1?          
N1a   WHT WHT  SSC 99mm circular design with ROR WWW; RED SSC BDR w/ WHT arrows; ; W's equal distance from border to circle; paint does not show through to back   
N1b   WHT WHT  SSC 104mm circular design with RED WWW; RED SSC BDR w/ WHT arrows; W's closer to center circle than border; ink shows through on back   
N1.5           Now listed as YN1 - not OA - confirmed troop neckerchief   
N2a DBR P TAN WHT  SSC design; Native American w/ upraised arms   
N2b LBR P TAN WHT  SSC   
N3 DBR P TAN WHT  SSC design; Native American w/ 1 upraised arm   
R1 TAN R TAN DGR DGR FDL; TLS; DGR "Lodge 83 Troop Representative"   
S1 NBL R BLU NBL      
S2 RED R M/C DBL  Native American facing forward; LGR hills; DBL "WWW"; MVE   
S3 RED R M/C DBL  Native American facing right; DGR hills; WHT "WWW"   
S4 WHT R M/C BLK WHT FDL edged in BLK; ORG bkgd w/DYL rays   
S5 BRN R M/C BLK WHT FDL edged in BLK; WHT feathers   
S6 BRN R M/C BLK WHT FDL edged in BLK; RED feathers; no HOR bar in FDL; CD   
S7 GMY R M/C BLK YEL FDL; 50th ANN; 67x125mm; "5" and "0" tag @ top; CD   
S8 DBR R M/C BLK WHT FDL edged in BLK; RED feathers; HOR bar in FDL; CD   
S9 YEL R DRD BLK WHT FDL; CD; ORD; MVE   
S10 GMY R M/C BLK YEL FDL; 50th ANN; 64x120mm; (1990 reissue); "5" and "0" tag @ bottom; CD; MVE   
S11 RED R YEL BLK WHT FDL BRO; CD   
S12 GMY R BLU GMY WHT FDL; CD/PB; 60th ANN   
S13 YEL R PNK BLK YEL FDL; CD/PB; NOAC96   
S14 YEL R BLK WHT YEL FDL; CD/PB; VIG   
S15 RED R PUR YEL RED CD; PB; NOAC 1998   
S16 SMY R M/C BLK GMY outlined FDL; CD; PB; "Adirondack Project 2000 Benefactor" (fundraiser); BLK bird to left of FDL; MVE   
S17 GMY R M/C BLK GMY outlined FDL; CD; PB; "Adirondack Project 2000 Benefactor" (fundraiser); BLK serial # on left side; MVE   
S18 RED R M/C BLK GMY outlined FDL; CD; PB; "Adirondack Project 2000 Benefactor" (earned); MVE   
S19 RED R PBL BLK LYL FDL; CD; PB; (ORD) design includes Ordeal arrow   
S20 RED R BLU BLK LYL FDL; CD; PB; (BRO) design includes Brotherhood arrow   
S21a RED R NBL BLK LYL FDL; CD; PB; (VIG); PYL "+" in Massachusetts   
S21b RED R NBL BLK LYL FDL; CD; PB; (VIG); PYL dot in Massachusetts   
S22 GMY R BLK GMY GMY FDL; CD; PB; (Lodge Chief issue)   
S23a RED R BLK WHT RED FDL; CD; NOAC 2000; LGR "hitchhiker character"; thin lettering   
S23b RED R BLK WHT RED FDL; CD; NOAC 2000; GRN "hitchhiker character"; thick lettering; coarse emb.   
S24 BLK R BLU DYL DYL FDL; CD; PB; NJ2001   
S25 RED R PBL BLK PYL FDL; CD; PB; GMY "MASS JAM 2003"   
S26 M/C R LBL RED RED FDL; CD; PB; RED/WHT R/E; RED "NOAC 2004"   
S27 SMY R LBL RMY RMY FDL; CD; PB; RED MYLAR lettering; RMY "NOAC 2004" (fundraiser)   
S28 GMY R BLU WHT YEL FDL; CD; PB; WHT "70 Years"; WHT "1936-2005" (70th ANN)   
S29 YEL R BLU WHT YEL FDL; CD; PB; WHT "Home of the 2005 Northeast Region Chief"   
S30 DYL R RED DYL DYL FDL; CD; PB; NJ2005   
S31?        (NOAC06; BLK border, trader) 
S32?        (NOAC06; SMY border, delegate) 
S33?        (VIG; 110mm) 
S34?        (2008 Mass Jamb) 
S35?        (final flap)) 
X1 BLK R M/C WHT WHT FDL; CD; PB; WHT "Tribute to Richard E. Gingras"; MVE - with and w/o button loop (Richard E. Gingras; no loop) 
X1        (with loop) 
X2?        (NOAC06; BLK border, trader) 
X3?        (NOAC06; SMY border, delegate) 
 
YA1 DGR  RED   DGR "W" on RED felt; (pictured in 1948 OA handbook but camp patch)   
YA2a DGR C RED     TLR; thick "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2b DGR C RED     TLM; thin "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2c DGR C RED     TLS; thin "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2d DGR C RED     TRR; MVE - thick/thin "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2e DGR C RED     NT; thick "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2          
YF1 DBL C LTQ DBL  S1 design on F2 twill; prototype   
YN1   LGR FGR  SSC; WHT "Pioneer Valley Council"; FGR "83" (not OA - confirmed troop neckerchief)   
YR1 GMY R RED GMY YEL FDL; CD; GMY "Pioneer Valley Council Anniversaries" (lodge 60th ANN)   
YS1 GMY R M/C BLK GMY same as S17, but no serial # (mfr. sample/overrun)   
YS2 SMY R M/C BLK GMY same as S16, but bird is DBR (mfr. sample/overrun)   
YS3 SMY R LBL RED RED FDL; CD; PB; no mylar details in design (rebordered S26? mfr. sample?)   

Blue Book Chapter Listings

Mount Tom
  Previously listed in error; (no known chapter by that name)    

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eA1971 BLK C LBL DBL  TRM; DBL "Work Day 71-72"   
eX1982 DBL R WHT RED RED FDL; PB; TRS; DBL "Klondike Derby"; RED "Order of the Arrow"   
eS2002 GMY R DGR GMY PYL FDL; CD; PB; WHT "2002 Vigil Reunion" (2002 Vigil Reunion) 
Data for 67 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.


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