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Montana Council (315)
Great Falls, MT
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1974
Lodge Totem: Grizzly bear
Name Translation: Grizzly Bear  (Siksika)
Changes: 1974: From merger of Nez Perce 299, Peta 300, Wilgus 361, and Amangi Mos 390
2007 Membership+: 415

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

 

 

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Lodge Issues
A1 GMY R PUR WHT GMY FDL; ELG; CD; PB  
C1?         
HF1 RED R PYL BRN  PB 299 F2; BRN & DBR beaver  
HS1 RED R M/C RED  PB 300 S1; GRY & LGY eagle  
HS2 DYL R M/C RED  PB 361; S1; YEL in clouds  
HS3 RED R M/C BLK  PB 390; S1; VER EMB sky  
J1 BLK R MAN   Montana Centennial 50 miler  
J2 RED C M/C RED LBL FDL; 30 Years of Brotherhood; Shape of Montana (30th Anniversary)
N1   BLU RED  SSC  
P1 RED R LBL PNK PNK PEN; 124x106mm; PNK "1889 Montana 1989"; ANN   
R1 BLK R M/C LGR WHT 20th Anniversary  
S1 RED C M/C RED  FF  
S2a RED R M/C RED  BRN bear  
S2b RED R M/C RED  RBR bear  
S2         
S3 RED R M/C RED RED 12mm FDL; CB  
S4 RED R M/C RED RED 14mm FDL; PB  
S5 RED R LGY DBL YEL FDL; (5th ANN)  
S6 RED R M/C YOR YOR FDL; shaft separates fletchings; PB  
S7a RED R M/C DYL DYL FDL; no shaft in fletchings; BRN bear; LGR ground MVE  
S7b RED R M/C DYL DYL RBR bear; GRN ground  
S8 RED R M/C DYL DYL FDL; CD; PGR grass; CB  
S8.5         
S9 RED R M/C YEL YEL FDL; DBR bear; PGR grass; PB  
S10a BLK R M/C BLK RED FDL; feathers; LBL Sky  
S10b BLK R M/C BLK RED BLU Sky   
S10         
S11 BLK R M/C MAR WHT FDL  
S11.5 BLK R M/C MAR BLU FDL (like S11 with BLU fdl)
S12 BLK R M/C MAR WHT FDL; NOAC92  
S12.5 BLK R M/C MAR WHT Jamboree 93 (Jambo 93)
S13      Inadvertant double listing (S10)  
S14 BLK R LBL MAR GMY FDL; NOAC94  
S14.5a SMY R M/C RED  SMY "25th" PBL Sky, Flowers Red, Rocks ROR  
S14.5b SMY R M/C ROR  SMY "25th" LBL Sky, Flowers ROR, Rocks ROR; Reorder after S18  
S15a GRY R M/C WHT RED FDL; ORD; CB  
S15b GRY R M/C WHT RED FDL; ORD; PB; Reorder after S18  
S16a LGY R M/C WHT RED FDL; BRO (Bars); CB  
S16b GRY R M/C WHT RED FDL; BRO (Bars); PB; Reorder after S18  
S17a GRY R M/C WHT RED FDL; VIG (Bars and triangle); CB  
S17b GRY R M/C WHT RED FDL; VIG (Bars and triangle); PB; Reorder after S18  
S18 SMY C M/C MAR MAR FDL; BSA; "25"; Top part of 1998 NOAC set  
S19 BLK R M/C BLK  NOAC 2000; 3 bear heads in regalia  
S20 GRY R M/C GRY RED National Jamboree 2001  
S21 BLK R M/C ORG ORG FDL  
S22 BLK R M/C BLK  Top of 2002 NOAC Set; 3 bear heads  
S23 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Ordeal arrow pointing right  
S24 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Brotherhood arrow pointing right  
S25 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Vigil arrow pointing right  
S26 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Ordeal arrow pointing left  
S27 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Brotherhood arrow pointing left  
S28 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Vigil arrow pointing left  
S29 BLK R M/C BLK  Top of 2004 NOAC Set; 3 bear heads  
S30 BLK R LBL RED RED FDL & BSA; Ordeal arrow pointing left; NOAC 2004  
S31 RED R M/C WHT WHT BSA; National Jamboree 2005  
S32 GMY R M/C GMY GMY BSA; "Bicentennial Lewis at the Great Falls June 13, 1805"  
S33?        (standard flap, BLK border, new design, smoke does not look like buffalo; 2006)
S34?        (NOAC06;)
S35?        (NOAC06; BLK border flap)
S36?        (standard flap, remake of S33, smoke looks like buffalo; ghosted council number in upper left)
S37?        (Lewis and Clark Bicentennial)
S38?        ((2006?) Honor Arrowman; GMY border individually numbered)
S39?        (2007 Honor Arrowman)
S40?        (Crow Chiefs at the Bitterroots, two part set)
S41?        (Rain in the Face, two part set)
S42?        (like S36?, without council number)
S43?        (NOAC09; BLK border, single flap)
S44?        (NOAC09; GMY border, dancing bears)
S45?        (Montana Artists Series 2009, Cruisin')
S46?        (2010 National Jamboree)
S47?        (Montana Artists Series 2010, Western Meadowlark)
S48?        (standard flap, ghosted lodge totems; BLK border)
S49?        (BSA 100th Anniversary, Honor Arrowman; LBL border)
S50?        (standard flap, ghosted lodge totems; RED border)
S51?        (standard flap, ghosted lodge totems; MAR border, very close to RED)
S52?        (Montana Artists Series 2011, Bear Shaman)
S53?        (standard flap, 3-D raised ghosted lodge totems, PUR border)
S54?        (Montana Artists Series 2012, Blues in the High Notes)
S55?        (NOAC12; ghosted totems)
S56?        (NOAC12; Dancing Bears)
S57?        (Honor Arrowman; RED border)
X0.5 BLK R BLU RED  TRI; RED "Peta Nez Perce Wilgus"  
X1      Now listed as J1  
X2 BLK R M/C MAR DYL CHV; FDL; LGY "honor arrowman"  
X3 BLK R M/C MAR DGY FDL; CHV; WHT "HONOR ARROWMAN"  
X3.5 BLK R M/C DBL DGY CHV; FDL; WHT "HONOR ARROWMAN" (like S11 with BLU fdl)
X3.5        (like X3, MAR lodge name)
X4 BLK C M/C YEL  Head of bear, worn on flap (NOAC96)  
X5 BLK C M/C RED M/C CHV; Pocket part for X4; NOAC96  
X6 SMY C M/C MAR MAR FDL; CHV; Bottom part of 1998 NOAC set  
X7 BLK R M/C BLK RED CHV; NOAC 2000; 3 bear bodies in regalia  
X8 BLK R M/C LGR BRN FDL; CHV; Honor Arrowman  
X9 BLK R M/C BLK LBL FDL; CHV; NOAC 2002  
X10 BLK R M/C BLK LBL FDL; CHV; NOAC 2004  
X11 RED R M/C WHT WHT BSA; National Jamboree 2005  
X12?        (NOAC06;)
X13?        ((2006?) Honor Arrowman; GMY border individually numbered)
X14?        (2007 Honor Arrowman)
X15?        (Crow Chiefs at the Bitterroots, two part set)
X16?        (Crow Chiefs at the Bitterroots; RECT)
X17?        (Crow Chiefs at the Bitterroots; CSP)
X18?        (Rain in the Face, two part set)
X19?        (Rain in the Face; RECT)
X20?        (Rain in the Face; CSP)
X21?        (NOAC09; GMY border, dancing bears)
X22?        (Montana Artists Series 2009, Cruisin')
X23?        (Cruisin'; RECT)
X24?        (2010 National Jamboree)
X25?        (2010 Jamboree; four patches form shape of Montana)
X26?        (2010 Jamboree; four patches form shape of Montana)
X27?        (2010 Jamboree; four patches form shape of Montana)
X28?        (2010 Jamboree; four patches form shape of Montana)
X29?        (Montana Artists Series 2010, Western Meadowlark)
X30?        (Western Meadowlark; RECT)
X31?        (BSA 100th Anniversary, Honor Arrowman; LBL border)
X32?        (Montana Artists Series 2011, Bear Shaman)
X33?        (Bear Shaman; RECT)
X34?        (Montana Artists Series 2012, Blues in the High Notes)
X35?        (Blues in the High Notes; RECT)
X36?        (NOAC12; Dancing Bears)
X37?        (Honor Arrowman; RED border)

Blue Book Chapter Listings

Assiniboine
  No known chapter issues    

Buffalo Plains
  No known chapter issues    

Golden Eagle
  No known chapter issues    

Hi Line
  No known chapter issues    

Ho' Domoatz
  No known chapter issues    

Konah
  No known chapter issues    

Kootenai
  No known chapter issues    

Ktoonka
1996 Activities Patches    
X1 RED R M/C BLK  114mm OCT; Indian Dancers; Dance team  
eX1993-1 LGY R YEL     Mullan Trail Spring Camporee    
eX1995-1 BBL C PBL   BBL FDL; Mullan Trail Knondike Derby; crossed RED OA arrows    
eX1995-2 BLK C LGY BLK YEL FDL; YEL Gold Rush Spring Camporee; BLK Ktoonka Mine    
eX1996-1 M/C C M/C RED YEL FDL; 174mm middle portion of large FDL; 2nd annual gold rush  
eX1996-2 M/C C M/C PBL YEL FDL; 96mm bottom portion of large FDL; Mullan Trail Klondike Derby  
eX1996-3 M/C C M/C  YEL FDL; portion of large FDL; Fall Camporee  

Lewis & Clark
eX1977 GRN R WHT BRN RED Spring Camporee; MGM on patch    
eX1982 BLK R GRN YEL YEL Spring Camporee OA Tap Out (1982 OA Tap Out)

Makoshika
  No known chapter issues    

Nez Perce
J1 BLK C M/C BLK LYL FDL; 250x250mm  
N1 RED P WHT RED RED SSC; FDL  
P1 BLK C M/C BLK YEL FDL  
X1 BLK C M/C   Feather shape to go w/ J1; "Dance"  
X2 BLK C M/C   Feather shape to go w/ J1; "Ceremonies"  
X3 BLK C M/C   Feather shape to go w/ J1; "Drum"  
X4 BLK C M/C BLK LYL FDL; Same design as J1    
eN1987 LOL P LOL BLK  SSC; Spring Camporee (1987 Vigilante District Spring Camporee)

Nuoohska
  No known chapter issues    

Peta
X1 BLK R M/C BLK   Oval patch depicting eagle    

Siksika
X1 M/C C RBR RED YEL Y2K (Y2k issue; NOAC 2000?)
X2 BLK R PUR BBL BBL BSA; Siksika Dancers    
X3 RED R RED DYL   Bear paw shape; Dance Team, Ceremony Team    
eX1997 BLK R DBL WHT WHT Siksika Dancers; dance team patch  
eX19xx?         

Three Feathers
eR1988 BLK R BLU BLK   Conclave Montana    
eR1990 RED R WHT RED BLK FDL; BSA OA; ORD    
eX1984?        (1984 Conclave)
eX1986 BLK R M/C BLK DYL WWW Conclave    

Wilgus Tribe
J1 RED R M/C RED WHT FDL; CD; 215x176 mm; DIA; Apoxky Aio Bear w/ RED "300"; Wilgus; wild geese  

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eX1975 SMY C LBL BLK   NAPI '75, Bound in Brotherhood, North Central, Sect 1-B   
eA1976?        (1976 Lodge Conclave)
eX1977 BLU R LBL RED RED FDL; "Spring Conclave"  
eX1978 GRY R BLU GRY GRY FDL; Conclave"  
eX1979-1 RED R WHT RED RED FDL; "Spring Conclave"  
eA1979-2 RED C WHT BLK RED FDL; "Area-Fall Fellowship"; "Peta"  
eR1982 RED R WHT RED WHT FDL; "Fellowship"  
1986 Ordeal Conclave    
1988 Ordeal Conclave    
eX1989-1 RED R M/C RED BLK FDL; "Nez Perce Fall Rendezvous"  
eA1989-2 BRN C TAN RED  BLK "May 19-21 1989 Camp Arcola"; RED "Order of the Arrow Conclave"  
1990 Conclave    
1990 Ordeal    
1992 Fall Fellowship    
eX1993-1 GRN R M/C BLK YEL FDL; Summer Ordeal  
eX1993-2 GRN R M/C BLK RED FDL; Fall Fellowship  
eX1994-1 DBL C M/C YEL YEL BSA; Spring Ordeal  
eX1994-2 RED R RED WHT YEL FDL; Spring Training, Red Lodge  
eX1994-3 BLK R WHT BLK YEL FDL; Fall Fellowship  
eX1995-1 WHT C M/C BLK  BLK "Camp Promoter 95"; Northern piece of Montana  
eX1995-2 WHT C M/C   YEL "Spring Training"; Eastern piece of Montana  
eX1995-3 WHT C M/C  YEL FDL; RED "Spring Ordeal"; Western piece of Montana  
eX1995-4 WHT C GRN   YEL "Fall Fellowship"; Southern piece of Montana  
eR1996 BRN R TAN DBL DYL FDL; Spring Training  
1997 Spring Ordeal    
eX1998-1 BLK R YEL BLK BLK BSA; "Nutiket"; "Many Horns"; Fall Fellowship  
eR1998-2 RED R M/C BLK  Spring Ordeal  
eX1999-1 BLK R YEL BLK WHT FDL; "Kitchkinet"; "Medicine Crow"; Spring Ordeal  
eX1999-2 BLK R RED BLK BLK BSA; "Meteu"; "Kicking Bear"; Fall Fellowship  
eX19xx-1 RED C ORG BLK  Spring Fellowship Anderson Ranch  
eX19xx-2 BLU R WHT BLU  Montana Leadership Seminar  
eX2000-1 BLK R LBL BLK BLU FLD; Spring Ordeal  
eX2000-2 BRN R TAN BLK BLK DIA; BSA; Fall Fellowship  
eX2001-1 BLK R M/C WHT RED BSA; Spring Ordeal  
eR2001-2 BLK R BBL YEL BBL FDL; Fellowship  
eR2002-1 BLK R BLK DYL BRN FDL; Ordeal  
eX2002-2 RED C M/C DYL DYL FDL; Fall Fellowship  
eR2003-1 BLK R M/C BLK GRN FDL; Spring Ordeal  
eA2003-2 BLK C WHT BLK RED FDL; Fall Fellowship  
eX2004-1?        (2004 Spring Ordeal)
eR2004-2?        (2004 Fall Fellowship)
2005 Fall Fellowship    
eX2005 BLK C M/C BLK DYL FDL; Spring Ordeal   
2006 Fall Fellowship    
2006 Ordeal    
2007 Activity Patches   (forms shape of Montana)
2008 Fall Fellowship    
2008 Spring Ordeal    
2009 Fall Fellowship    
2009 Spring Ordeal    
eR2010?        (2010 Fall Fellowship)
eX2011-1?        (2011 Spring Training)
eR2011-2?        (2011 Spring Ordeal)
eA2011-3?        (OA Village 2011 Staff Camporee)
eX2011-4?        (2011 Fall Fellowship)
P1   Apoxky Aio P1 
S-58   2013 Standard Issue 
S-59   Brown Border with loop 
S-60 & X-38   2013 National Jamboree set 
S-60   2013 National Jamboree flap 
X-38   2013 National Jamboree Pocket Patch 
Data for 211 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.


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