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Piedmont Area Council
Lynchburg, VA
Lodge Data
Chartered: 1939
Lodge Totem: Owl
Name Translation: Wise Old Bird of the Forest 
Changes: 1952: Changed name from Ne-Pah-Win
1972: Merged with Powhatan 456 to form Tutelo 161


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J1a BLK R YEL RED   dome; LBR owl holding RED arrow; O's are rounded   
J1b BLK R YEL RED   O's are squared   
N1     RED     loom EMB w/ WHT stripe   
N2a   RED   Taiwan EMB w/WHT stripe; ORG and YEL below WWW; BRN woodland owl   
N2b   RED   Taiwan EMB w/WHT stripe; ORG and YEL above and below W's; BRN woodland owl   
N2c RED  RED   Taiwan EMB w/WHT stripe; ORG and YEL below W's; RBR owl   
N3   RED   Taiwan; EMB w/GRY stripe; WHT (LGY) snow owl   
N4     RED     Taiwan; EMB w/WHT stripe; WHT snow owl   
R1 RED C GRN BLK  4 mm high name; BRN wings protrude; TR; MVE: name tags and does not tag border   
R2a RED C GRN BLK  6 mm high name; BRN wings protrude; TL   
R2b RED C GRN BLK  6 mm high name; DBR wings protrude; TL   
S1 BLU C ORG BLK  course VER ORG bkgd; FF   
S2 BLU R ORG BLK  fine VER ORG bkgd   
S3 RED R M/C RED  PUR/BLU mountains; 35 mm wingspan; F R/E   
S4 RED R M/C RED  GRN mtns.; HOR BLU sky/water; LB; MVE: color of owl   
S5 RED R M/C RED  GRN mtns.; VER BLU sky/water   
ZS2?        (Handmade fake) 

Lodge Event Patches

(Listings from the last edition of Blue Book.)
eR1967-1 RED R MAN BLK  Spring Fellowship   
eR1967-2 LYL R GRN BLU   Fall Ordeal   
eX1968 GRN R BBL RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1969-1 RED R WHT RED  Fall Ordeal   
eR1969-2 TAN R M/C GRN   Spring Fellowship   
eX1970-1 LBR C WHT RED  Spring Fellowship   
eR1970-2 RED R M/C RED  Fall Ordeal   
eR1971 BBL R M/C RED  Fall   
eR1972-1 BLK R PUR DYL  Spring Fellowship   
eR1972-2 LBL R LBL RED  Fall Ordeal, 1939-1972   
Data for 29 patches from this lodge and type(s) are shown above.

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