The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Southwest Michigan Council (270)
St. Joseph, MI
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1948
Lodge Totem: Wolverine
Name Translation: Wolverine 
Changes: 1973: Merged with Wakazoo 203 and Mandoka 315 to form Nacha-Mawat 373


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A2a DYL C LBL RED  VER GRN state; TRS; single stitch DYL around arrow; solid BLK eyes  
A2b DYL C LBL RED  double stitch around arrow; TRR; BLK circle eyes  
A3a DYL C DBL RED  HOR state; TRM  
J1 BLK R GRN YEL  150 mm RND; dance team  
N1     WHT RED   SSC w/ space for R1   
R1a RED C ORG RED  WHT WWW 373; GRN council name; no BRN over stitching; WAB; (1950)  
R1b RED C ORG RED  BRN stitching over WHT  
S1 YEL C M/C RED  BRN WWW and council name; FF  
S2a YEL C M/C RED  BLK WWW and council name; thick BLK details on wolverine  
S2b YEL C M/C RED  thin BLK details in wolverine  
S3 DYL R M/C RED  118 mm; BLK WWW and council name; RED arrowhead & VER cross bar all one piece  
S4 DYL R M/C RED  113 mm; BLK WWW and council name; RED arrowhead is separate from HOR cross bar; MVE  
X1 GRN C RED YEL  GRN WWW; REC; (1953)  
X2 LTQ R BLK YEL  Native American dancers; HEX  
ZR1 BLK C GRN YEL YEL BSA; fully EMB 123mm round like J1   

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eR1955-1 BLK C ORG     Southwest Pow-Wow   
eR1955-2 YEL C BLK   I was at the OA Bivouac  
eR1956-1 BLU C LBL     So-West Pow-Wow   
eR1956-2 YEL C LBL   OA Bivouac  
eR1957-1 RED C ORG   OA Bivouac  
eX1957-2 BLK C PBL     Southwest Pow-Wow   
eR1958 RED C DBL   OA Bivouac  
eR1959 YEL C GRN   Fall; OA Bivouac  
Data for 27 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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