The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Chicago Area Council (118)
Chicago, IL
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1929
Lodge Totem: Arrow and hand of fellowship representing five original lodges
Name Translation:  
Changes: 1929: From merger of Moqua 7, Wakay 13, Checaugau 21, Blackhawk 23, and Garrison 25
2007 Membership+: 501

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



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Lodge Issues
X1 DBL C YEL DBL RED sateen diamond; NOAC50; BSA   
X2 ORG R BLK BLK   REC; NOAC63; Authenticity questioned   
X3 ORG R BLK ORG GMY BLK in honor of the founder; REC; GMY 58   
X4 RED R M/C   RED Pocket shape; Summer / grass GRN w/canoe on lake   
X5 RED R M/C  RED Pocket shape; Fall / grass is TAN and ORG ("Winter" bottom for S22) 
X6 DRD R BLK YEL BLK CSP Shaped; DRD Sun rays behind sears tower.   
X7 RED R M/C WHT BLU CSP shape; TeePees in front of skyline; (2002) (CSP shape, RED border, No rays behind Sears Tower) 
X8 BLK R PBL BLK RED PNK WWW; CSP shape dancing hand (NOAC04; CSP shape) 
X9 M/C C BLK RED  RED WWW 2005, BLK National Jamboree; mate w/F8 (2005 Jamboree; night skyline, Buckingham Fountain) 
X10?        (2010 National Jamboree; BSA 100th Anniversary) 
X11?        (Lodge 90th Anniversary) 
X12?        (Owasippe Scout Reservation 100th Anniversary) 
X?        (felt on felt Indian head) 
X4        image for X4 listing 
Data for 14 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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