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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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YA1 BLK  RED   Felt; GLD (metallic silk screen) WWW   
YA2 BLK  RED   Felt; GLD WWW; GLD "50th"   
YA3 BLK  RED   Felt; WHT WWW   
YA4 DYL  RED   Felt; WHT WWW; GLD "50th"   
YA5 DYL  RED   Felt; GLD WWW & "50th"; BLK outlined heron and heron legs   
YA6 DYL  RED   Felt; GLD WWW, "50th", outline of heron and legs   
YA7 BLK  RED   Felt; WHT WWW, GLD "50th"   
YC1 BLK  RED   No detail on heron; chenille WWW, heron and background   
YC2 BLK  RED   Only heron chenilled   
YC3 BLK  RED   Detailed chenilled heron; background and thick WWW chenilled; border on RED of chenille   
YC4 BLK  RED   Detailed chenilled heron; background and thin WWW chenilled; no RED border on chenille   
YC5 BLK  RED   WHT heron and WWW embroidered; background chenilled   
YF1 BLK C RED WHT   like F2 with WHT heron   
YF2 BLK R RED WHT   like F2 with WHT heron and R/E   
YJ1 BLK   RED     large replica of A1; 6 mm border; 140x80 mm; EMB heron   
YN1   WHT BLU  SSC; DIA design   
YN2   WHT BLK  SSC; DIA design   
YR1 BLK C RED WHT   Like R2 with WHT heron   
YS1 RED R M/C RED  BLK "349" upper right; WHT "WWW" in shadow; F R/E   
YS2 RED R M/C RED  F R/E; like S7; WHT "WWW"; in water; no FDL   
YS3 GMY C M/C GMY   like S36 w/ C/E   
YS4?        (WHT VIG triangle outline) 
YS5?        (YEL ghost) 
YS6?        (GMY border, PUR water) 
YS7?        (GMY border, PUR water, RED thighs on heron) 
YX1 WHT  BLK   BLK felt on WHT felt bird - no letters (for officers 1960)   
YX2 WHT  BLU   BLU felt on WHT felt bird - no letters; 82mm tall   
YX3 WHT  BLU   BLU felt on WHT felt bird - no letters; 92mm tall   
YX4 WHT  LBL   LBL felt on WHT felt bird - no letters   
Data for 31 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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