Four Lakes Council CSP Needs

I was going through my patches today and realized I needed more Four Lakes Council CSPs than I had originally thought.

Here is my Current Four Lakes Council CSP Needs List:   (updated 4/10/2011)

1. Four Lakes Council Khaki and Red Half Strip

Four Lakes KRHS

2. Four Lakes Council Red and White Half Strip


3. No longer a Need :)

4. Four Lakes Council Unofficial 1989 National Jamboree Staff JSP  No Longer a need ;)

5. No Longer a need ;)

6. Four Lakes Council SA-6 “85 YEARS OF UDDERLY GREAT SCOUTING”  No Longer a need :)

7. Four Lakes Council SA-7 “MILKING OUR 85TH FOR ALL WE CAN”  No Longer a need :)

8. Four Lakes Council SA-8 “LIKE NO UDDER FOR 85 YEARS”  No Longer a need :)

9. Four Lakes Council SA-9 “WISCONSIN-HOLSTEIN HEAVEN”  No Longer a need :)

10. Four Lakes Council SA-10 “STEERING INTO THE FUTURE”  No Longer a need :)

11. Four Lakes Council SA-11 “MOOVING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY”  No Longer a need :)

12. Four Lakes Council SA-12 “A COWNCIL OUTSTANDING IN ITS FIELD”  No Longer a need :)

13. Four Lakes Council SA-13 “MILK IS GOOD, BUT CHEDDAR IS BETTER”  No Longer a need :)

14. Four Lakes Council SA-14 “ONE OF A KIND – THERE IS NO UDDER”  No Longer a need :)

15. Four Lakes Council SA-15 “WE AIM TO CHEESE”  No Longer a need :)

Due to a lack of an alternative classification system, all CSPs were identified using “An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation Guide”, 2005 Edition by James Ellis, Tom Jones, and Steve Austin.

Takoda Lodge Releases New Flap Designs

Takoda Lodge, Glacier’s Edge Council #620, has released two new Flap Designs:

Phoenix Members Flap
2008 Takoda Lodge Phoenix Member FlapThe first flap is for its “Phoenix Members”, this is the designation given to those members who pay one fee, $75, to pay for their dues and register for all Lodge events for the year. The Lodge is able to take part of the amount and place it in a Capital Development Fund for the three Glacier’s Edge Council Camps.

The concept for the Phoenix Membership had been in the talk for a while. Tichora Lodge one of the predecessor Lodges had actively discussed a one fee concept but never put it into practice. Takoda Lodge started the Phoenix Member program last year (2007) but never issued the promised flap, which annoyed a group of its members.

I’m still debating whether or not I’ll pay the money for a Phoenix Membership. Originally I wasn’t going to pay my dues with Takoda Lodge this year but I may change my mind. I kind of like this design compared to the other Takoda Lodge issues that have been too flashy for my tastes. I’ll probably wait to see how the flap turns out, I am hoping there is no mylar involved.

ArrowCorps5 Fundraising 2-Piece Patch Set
ArrowCorps5 Fundraising 2-Piece Patch SetThe second design is a commemorative two-part patch set. The patch will be used to help fund transportation costs for Arrowmen participating in ArrowCorps5. The Lodge has 22 Arrowmen committed to serving at Mark Twain National Forest (Missouri) and Bridger-Teton National Forest (Wyoming).

The patch set was designed by Takoda Lodge’s ArrowCorps5 Chairman, Matt Kaney. The set will be sold for $10 and will be first available for purchase at the Takoda Lodge Winter Banquet, and then both Glacier’s Edge Council offices come January 10th.

I have been asked if this will actually be two patches or will be an un-cut set like previous Lodge issued sets. I am not active with the Lodge anymore so I am uncertain but if I had to guess it will probably be an un-cut issue.

Thanks for clearing it up…

From the Sentinel Review in Ontario, Canada:

In an article in Monday’s newspaper, there may have been a misperception about why a Woodstock man is going to Afghanistan on a voluntary mission. Kevin DeClark is going to Afghanistan to gain life experience to become a police officer when he returns, not to shoot guns and blow things up.

The Sentinel-Review apologizes for any embarrassment this may have caused.

My Journey in the Military: Here we go again…

DoD Announces Force Adjustments

The Department of Defense announced today the alert of replacement forces scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves three brigades from the Army National Guard consisting of approximately 8,000 personnel.

These brigades will have a security force mission and be assigned tasks which will assure freedom of movement and continuity of operations in the country. Those tasks will include base defense and route security in Iraq and Kuwait.

These units are currently scheduled to begin deployment in the summer of 2009. They are receiving alert orders now in order to provide them the maximum time to complete their preparations. It also provides a greater measure of predictability for family members and flexibility for employers to plan for military service of their employees.

Specific units alerted are:

32nd Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard

41st Brigade Combat Team, Oregon National Guard

155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi National Guard

Unit deployments reflect the continued commitment of the United States to the security of the Iraqi people. The Department recognizes the continued sacrifices of these units and their family members.

DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments as they are identified and those units are alerted. For information on the units announced today or other units involved in this rotation, please contact Mississippi National Guard Public Affairs at (601) 313-6271, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs at (503) 584-3886 or Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs at (608) 242-3050.