The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Tidewater Council (596)
Virginia Beach, VA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1946
Lodge Totem: Blue heron
Name Translation: Blue Heron, Indigenous to Camp Darden  (English)
Changes: (none)
2007 Membership+: 831

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



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J1 RED R M/C RED  OCT; DGR/GRN trees; PBL sky; HOR WHT clouds; MVE; BLK fish in heron's mouth   
J2a RED R M/C RED  OCT; DGR/BGR trees; GRY/LGY underwings; LTQ skytop of cloud to right of heron DIAG stitchBLK fish in heron's mouth;   
J2b RED R M/C RED   GRY underwings   
J3a RED R M/C RED WHT OCT; SS; DGR/LGR trees; GRY underwings; BLK fish in heron's mouth   
J3b RED R M/C RED WHT GRY/LGY underwings; (1982)   
J4 WHT R M/C RED WHT OCT; SS; 35th ANN; BLK fish in heron's mouth   
J5 RED R M/C RED WHT OCT; 40th ANN; FDL; BLK fish in heron's mouth   
J6 BLU R M/C RED WHT OCT; 45th ANN; FDL; BLK fish in heron's mouth   
J7 RED R M/C RED WHT OCT; GRY underwings; FDL; BLK fish in heron's mouth   
J9 GMY R M/C RED WHT OCT; RED 50th ANN; 3 herons; FDL; ORG fish in mouth   
J10 RED R M/C RED WHT OCT; LGY under wings; FDL; ORG fish in heron's mouth (octagon; "a" variety) 
J10        (octagon; "b" variety) 
J11 GRN R M/C GRN WHT OCT; 55th ANN; BLK fish in mouth (ORG fish in mouth, error in book?) 
J12?        (60th Anniv., diamond; event issue?) 
J13?        (60th Anniv.; OCT) 
J14?        (OCT) 
Data for 17 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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