The Internet Guide to OA Insignia
Pioneer Valley Council (234)
Chicopee, MA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1936
Lodge Totem: Servant (one who offers service)
Name Translation: He Who Serves  (Lenape)
Changes: 1960: Absorbed Apinakwi Pita 277
2009: Merged with Memsochet 507 to form Pocumtuc (83)
2007 Membership+: 302

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



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Lodge Issues
YA1 DGR  RED   DGR "W" on RED felt; (pictured in 1948 OA handbook but camp patch)   
YA2a DGR C RED     TLR; thick "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2b DGR C RED     TLM; thin "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2c DGR C RED     TLS; thin "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2d DGR C RED     TRR; MVE - thick/thin "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YA2e DGR C RED     NT; thick "W"; MVE - colors; (confirmed camp patch)   
YF1 DBL C LTQ DBL  S1 design on F2 twill; prototype   
YN1   LGR FGR  SSC; WHT "Pioneer Valley Council"; FGR "83" (not OA - confirmed troop neckerchief)   
YR1 GMY R RED GMY YEL FDL; CD; GMY "Pioneer Valley Council Anniversaries" (lodge 60th ANN)   
YS1 GMY R M/C BLK GMY same as S17, but no serial # (mfr. sample/overrun)   
YS2 SMY R M/C BLK GMY same as S16, but bird is DBR (mfr. sample/overrun)   
YS3 SMY R LBL RED RED FDL; CD; PB; no mylar details in design (rebordered S26? mfr. sample?)   
Data for 13 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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