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Sam Houston Area Council (576)
Houston, TX
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1938
Lodge Totem: Raven facing east
Name Translation: The Raven, Name Given to Sam Houston  (Cherokee)
Changes: 1950: Lodge corrected spelling of name from Coloneh
2007 Membership+: 3907

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

 

 

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Lodge Issues
S1 RED C WHT RED  HOR bkgd; (1961)   
S2 RED R WHT RED  slight arch to "STRAIGHT NECK"; WHT coarse   
S3a RED R WHT RED  sharp angle to "V NECK"; WHT fine; 82mm name   
S3b RED R WHT RED  84mm name   
S4 RED R M/C RED  BLK number on back; BRO; (1973)   
S5a RED R WHT RED RED BSA; CB; RED lock stitch(1977)   
S5b RED R WHT RED RED BSA; PB; RED lock stitch(1977)   
S5c RED R WHT RED RED BSA; CB;clear lock stitch(1977)   
S5d RED R WHT RED RED BSA; PB; clear lock stitch(1977)   
S5e RED R WHT RED RED BSA; PB; BRN lock stitch(1977)   
S6a RED R WHT RED RED BSA; WHT FDL; "W" to left of claw; WHT BMT; BRN lock stitch; small head(1982)   
S6b RED R WHT RED RED GRY BMT; clear lock stitch   
S6c RED R WHT RED RED WHT BMT; clear lock stitch; small head   
S6d RED R WHT RED RED WHT BMT; clear lock stitch; large 10mm head   
S7 RED R WHT RED RED BSA; WHT FDL; "W" below claw; (1983)   
S8 GMY R WHT RED  1938-1988; no FDL; ANN   
S9 GMY R WHT RED WHT FDL; "1938-1988"; RED inner bdr; ANN   
S10 RED R WHT RED WHT WHT FDL; no BSA   
S11 GMY R WHT RED WHT 1994 NOAC DELEGATE   
S12 RED R WHT RED WHT PB; NOAC96; delegate   
S13 BLK R TRQ RED TRQ 60th ANN   
S14 GMY R TRQ RED TRQ 60th ANN   
S15 DYL R BTQ RED BTQ NOAC 98; 60th ANN; part of 2 pc set w/x14  
S16a RED R WHT RED RED 11mm FDL; PB; VER; flying raven; silky background; 5mm letters   
S16b RED R WHT RED RED 11mm FDL; very coarse background; 6mm letters   
S16c RED R WHT RED RED 13mm FDL; coarse background; 6mm letters   
S16d RED R WHT RED RED PB; vertical background; flying raven; BSA PB; coarse background;   
S16          
S16e?          
S17 BLK R WHT RED RED NOAC 2000; issued w/ X15   
S18 BLK R M/C BLK BLK CD; PB; 2001 Jambo   
S19 BLK R RWB RED RED NOAC02   
S20 GRY R LBL RED WHT CD; PB; GMY "WWW 65th" (2003)   
S21 BLK R DRD YEL YEL CD; PB; 2004NOAC   
S22 WHT R WHT WHT WHT CDC; PB; ghost; 2004NOAC   
S23 RED R BLU BLK  CD; PB; 2004NOAC   
S24 BLK R M/C RED GRN CD; PB; 2007NJ   
S25 GMY R M/C RED GRN CD; PB; 2007NJ   
S25?        (NOAC06; BLK border) 
S26?        (NOAC06; Home of Dabney Kennedy) 
S27?        (NOAC06; 2 piece set, GRY border flap) 
S28?        (70th Anniversary) 
S29?        (design like S16, fletching segmented into three segments) 
S30?        (NOAC09; DBL bkgd) 
S31?        (NOAC09; RED bkgd) 
S32?        (2010 National Jamboree) 
S33?        (NOAC12;) 
Data for 47 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.


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