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Western Alaska Council (610)
Anchorage, AK
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1947
Lodge Totem: Polar bear
Name Translation: Polar Bear  (Inuit)
Changes: (none)
2007 Membership+: 231

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

 

 

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Lodge Issues
F1a RED C WHT DBL  FF; council name on 92 mm arc; 44 mm RED arrow w/3 mm long arrowhead  
F1b RED C WHT DBL  council name on 89 mm arc; 46 mm RED arrow w/7 mm long arrowhead; MVE  
F1c RED C WHT RED  council name on 94 mm arc; 48 mm RED arrow w/fat 8 mm arrowhead that touches bdr  
F2 RED R WHT RED DYL FDL  
F3 BLK R BLU BLK GRY FDL; XVIIIWJ  
F4 DRD R LBL BLK WHT SS; JAM97  
F5 BLU R LBL M/C WHT NOAC 2004  
F6 SMY R LBL M/C WHT NOAC 2004  
HF1?        (remake of F1; sold in 2007)
N0.5?        (First Alaskan Lodge...)
N1 RED  WHT   30th ANN (1977); OA legend in BRN symbols; place for X  
P1a RED C WHT RED  Alaska Council; GRN & DGR northern lights; twill QC; k in "Nanuk" has bottom right leg tagged to upper leg  
P1b RED C WHT RED   Alaska Council; GRN & DGR northern lights; twill QC; k in "Nanuk" has bottom and top leg tagged at center of VER bar   
P1         
P2a RED C WHT RED  GRN northern lights; Alaska council; QC; wide twill outer border  
P2b RED C WHT RED  GRN northern lights; Alaska council; QC  
P2        (on neckerchief)
P3 RED C WHT RED  Western Alaska Council; QC  
P4a RED R WHT RED  Western Alaska Council; LBL outline of polar bear; QC  
P4b RED R WHT RED  pale BLU/GRY outline of polar bear  
P4         
P5 RED R WHT RED RED FDL; LGY polar bear; QC; Asian handmade; CB  
P6 RED R WHT RED RED FDL; DGY polar bear; QC; CD; CB (on neckerchief)
P7 RED R WHT RED RED FDL; SMY polar bear; QC  
P8 RED R WHT RED RED CD, Solid EMB, LGY bear with LBL outline  
R1 RED R WHT DBL DBL FDL; 100 degree below award  
S1 DBL R BLU RED  no number; MVE--shades of BLU bkgd  
S2a DBL R LBL RED  with number; MVE; BLK backstitch  
S2b DBL R BLU RED     
S3 DBL R BLU RED BLK FDL; 115 mm; cloth back; council name on 97 mm arc  
S4 DBL R BLU RED BLK FDL; 110 mm; PB  
S5 LBL R WHT RED RED FDL; 30th ANN  
S6a RED R M/C WHT RED FDL; BRO; 30 mm sides; rounded flap point; PGR in design; PB  
S6b RED R M/C WHT RED FDL; BRO; 35 mm sides; pointed flap point; dull RED R/E; LGR in design  
S7a GRN R M/C WHT RED FDL; VIG; 30 mm sides; rounded flap point; PGR in design; PB  
S7b GRN R M/C WHT RED FDL; VIG; 35 mm sides; pointed flap point; LGR in design  
S8 DBL R BLU RED DYL FDL; ORD  
S9 RED R M/C WHT RED FDL; without BRO bars around arrow; Swiss  
S9.5 RED R M/C WHT RED FDL; without BRO bars around arrow; CD  
S10 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; 117x57 mm; 11 mm FDL; "355" above snow mountain; PB  
S11 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; 110x52 mm; 13 mm FDL; PB  
S12 BLK R M/C WHT RED FDL; CD; LGY ice flow; last "5" of "355" stitched on mountain; CB  
S13 BLK R M/C RED WHT FDL; 75thOA; WHT fringe  
S14 BLK R M/C RED WHT FDL; NOAC92; WHT fringe  
S15 BLK R M/C RED WHT FDL; NOAC92; no fringe  
S16 BLK R WHT BLK M/C FDL; NOAC94; WHT fringe  
S17 BLK R WHT BLK M/C FDL; NOAC94; no fringe  
S18 GMY R BLK RED SMY FDL; 45thANN (error)  
S19 GMY R GMY GMY GMY FDL; 50th ANN  
S20      Now listed as eS 1997  
S21 RED C M/C RED M/C 1998 NOAC  
S22 GRN C GRN GRN GRN Same design as 1998 NOAC, (delegate)  
S23 BLK R M/C RED RED Section W-1B WHT fringe  
S24 BLK R M/C RED RED Section W-1B no fringe  
S25 SMY R M/C YEL YEL Conclave 2000 WHT fringe  
S26 RED R M/C YEL YEL Conclave 2000 no fringe  
S27 TRQ R M/C RED RED NOAC 2000  
S28 SMY R M/C RED RED NOAC 2000  
S29 WHT R M/C WHT WHT National Jamboree 2001  
S30 SMY R M/C WHT WHT National Jamboree 2001  
S31 GMY R M/C WHT RED BRO  
S32 SMY R M/C WHT RED VIG  
S33 RED R WHT WHT  NOAC 2002  
S34 SMY R WHT WHT  NOAC 2002  
S35 WHT R M/C WHT WHT World Jamboree 2003  
S36 WHT R M/C BLK BLU Elangomat  
S37 GMY R M/C BLK BLU Elangomat  
S38 GRY R M/C WHT WHT Fringe; Section W-1B  
S39 GRY R M/C WHT WHT No Fringe; Section W-1B  
S40 RED R M/C RED RED Conclave 2003  
S41 BLK R M/C RED RED Fringe; Conclave 2003  
S42 SMY R M/C RED RED Conclave 2003 (staff)  
S43 RED C WHT WHT WHT Error, NOAC 2002; Release was delayed 2 years  
S44 SMY C WHT WHT WHT Error, NOAC 2002; Release was delayed 2 years  
S45 WHT R M/C BLU WHT FDL; Polar bear in front of flames  
S46 WHT R BLK LBL WHT FDL; 2005 National Jamboree (2005 Jamboree)
S47?        (In Honor of Our Fallen Heroes)
S48?        (2007 Section Conclave; WHT border)
S49?        (2007 Section Conclave; GMY border)
S50?        (2007 Section Conclave; SMY border)
S51?        (60th Anniversary)
S52?        (standard issue, GMY border; Winter nighttime scene)
S53?        (2007 World Jamboree; RED border)
S54?        (2007 World Jamboree; WHT border)
S55?        (standard flap, RED border; polar bear on top of the World)
S56?        (standard flap, GMY border; polar bear on top of the World, BRO?)
S57?        (standard flap, SMY border; polar bear on top of the World, VIG?)
S58?        (NOAC09; LYL border)
S59?        (2010 National Jamboree; GRY border)
S60?        (2010 National Jamboree; YEL border)
S61?        (NOAC12;)
X1 RED R WHT DBL  oval 100 degree below award; Bear left; (1974)  
X2 RED R WHT DBL BLK BSA; oval 100 degree below award; Bear right; WHT twill  
X3 RED R WHT DBL DBL FDL; rhombus; 100 degree below award  
X4 ORG R WHT  BLK FDL; OA Camping Award; No name or number  
X5 RED R WHT DBL BLK BSA; 100 below award; Oval; Solid EMB  
X6 RED R WHT DBL DBL 100 below Award; Rhombus; CD  
X7 TRQ R M/C RED RED CHV; NOAC 2000  
X8 SMY R M/C RED RED CHV; NOAC 2000  
X9 SMY R M/C RED DYL CSP shape; National Jamboree 2001  
X10 RED R M/C   CHV; NOAC 2002  
X11 SMY R M/C   CHV; NOAC 2002  
X11.5?        (Ceremony Team)
X12 BLU R M/C   CHV; NOAC 2004  
X13 SMY R M/C   CHV; NOAC 2004  
X14 RED C MC BLK  CHV: Error, NOAC 2002; Release was delayed 2 years  
X15 RED R M/C DBL DBL FDL; 100 below award; Oval; Solid EMB   
X16 SMY C M/C BLK  CHV: Error, NOAC 2002; Release was delayed 2 years  
X17?        (In Honor of Our Fallen Heroes)
X18?        (60th Anniversary)
X19?        (NOAC09; LYL border)
 
YS1 YEL C M/C RED WHT FDL; 75thOA; BBL cloth beyond YEL EMB  
YX1 BLU  WHT   polar bear EMB on felt; (not verified)  
YX2 BLK C RED   chain stitched GRN 355; WHT WWW added; possible fake  

Blue Book Chapter Listings

Bear Paw
  No known chapter issues    

Denali
  No known chapter issues    

Eagle River Clan
  No known chapter issues    

Eklutna
  No known chapter issues    

Kootz Clan
  No known chapter issues    

Tustumena
  No known chapter issues    

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eX1971 RED R WHT BBL  Conclave  
eA1973 BLK C BBL BLK  Conclave  
eR1974 RED R WHT RED  Conclave  
eR1983 RED R WHT RED  Conclave  
eX1985 BLK R M/C RED YEL Conclave; 75thBSA  
eX1986 BLK R NBL RED RED Fellowship  
eS1997 GMY R GMY GMY GMY RED "1997 Fellowship 50th Anniversary"  
eX19xx-1 DYL R WHT RED  Conclave  
eX19xx-2 WHT R WHT BLU  Conclave  
eR19xx-3 BLU R LBL ORG  Conclave  
eR19xx-4 LBL R BLU WHT  Conclave  
eX2000 RED R LTQ YEL YEL FDL; Fall Fellowship  
eX2001 RED R TRQ YEL YEL FDL; Fall Fellowship (round, should be eR2001)
eR2003 RED R M/C BLK GRN Fall Fellowship  
eS2004-1 RED R LBL BLU RED Conclave  
eX2004-2 RED R WHT LBL RED CHV; Conclave  
eS2005-1 SMY R M/C RED DYL 50th Camp Gorsuch; Spring Ordeal; Fall Ordeal  
eS2005-2 GMY R M/C RED DYL 50th Camp Gorsuch; Spring Ordeal; Fall Ordeal  
eR2005-3?        (2005 Lodge sponsored council camporee)
eR2008?        (OA Morning Crew; undated)
?   NOAC 2015 
?   NOAC 2015 
S-62   2016 CONCLAVE SERVICE LODGE 
S-63     
S?   Conclave 2011 
Data for 139 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.


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