Scout Honor Societies

Honor Societies

The ONLY honor societies/programs which I personally have verified are Tipisa in Michigan and Indiana as well as OOBADOSTOOM in Missouri. ALL others were supplied by other individuals so I cannot say with absolute certainty that information on them is correct. Let me repeat that I am relying on information supplied by other people on this list or have found information in lodge histories that I am relying on as being accurate. The ideal situation is to have written documentation on them such as newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, lodge histories, etc. Going by peoples memories leaves a lot of room for error but sometimes that is all we have to go by. I hope to eventually scan in patches and other memorabilia from these societies at some point. Many of these honor societies issued patches, pins or other memorabilia which are highly sought after by collectors. It appears to me that that there were five major societies/programs that operated in multiple locations during the 1920's-1940's. They were Ku-Ni-Eh, Gimogash, Nani Ba Zhu, Firecrafters and WWW(Order of the Arrow). The majority of the "Other" societies/programs existed in one location although there were a few in two to five locations. There are a number of groups that exist to this day. They are independent societies/programs. Some exist where there has never been an OA lodge and some co-exist with an OA lodge. Among them are Mic O Say in St. Joseph, Missouri since 1925 and Kanasas City, Missouri since 1929; Firecrafters in Crossroads of America Council (Indiana) since 1920; Tribe of Tahquitz in the Long Beach Council (California) since 1925; Tribe of Torqua at Camp Cherry Valley (California); Tribe of Quivira in Quivira Council (Kansas) since 1923; Tribe of Golden Eagle (Kansas) since 1989; and Nani Ba Zhu which was reactivated in Omaha (Nebraska) in 1990. I would like to acknowledge the considerable help of Paul Myers, Bill Topkis and Dave Allen towards this project. Paul had collected information on over 70 groups and graciously shared it with me and that was the starting basis of this list. I have only tried to add to what he started and what has been added was through the efforts of many kind individuals. Anyone with knowledge on any group not listed is asked to send me an email so that I can add it these pages to share with everyone. If you have additional information on a known group/program or feel that there are errors in the list PLEASE let me know!

Black Crescent Society - Camp Waubeek, Hawkeye Area Council, Iowa became OA lodge 467. It was also known as the Tribe of Wapsipicon. (See Tribe of Wapsipicon)

Black Diamond Society - Camp Wapello, South Iowa Council. I am told this was Nani Ba Zhu. They just used a different name.

Blue Spruce Lodge - Existed at Camp Spruce Ridge in the General Sullivan Council in New York.

Braves of Decorah - Existed at Lacrosse, Wisconsin. It became OA Lodge 381.

Buckskin Camper Society - It existed in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Buckskin Men - Created by Dan Beard and used at the camps he maintained. Although not owned by scout councils, these camps passed boys on their scout ranks and were rather unique as far as camps go. Probably the most famous member of Buckskin Men was Howard Hughs (the billionaire) who attended one of Beard's camps in Hawley, Pennsylvania and passed Tenderfoot and Second Class ranks there in 1916. Howard received the camp's highest honor that year from Dan Beard himself. He agreed not to eat candy for a year as part of the investiture but temptation got the better of him at Christmas. Honor bound, he later sent the award back to Beard with an explanation and hope that he could return to camp the following year.

Buckskin Son's of Camp Wauwepex - Created in 1923 in Nassau County Council in Rosyln, New York by "Chief" Howard Covey and Irving "Southy" Southworth. It took it's name from Dan Beard's "Buckskin Men" society. It existed through 1948 when it became Buckskin Lodge 412. The group had a special neckerchief and each member wore a white squaw feather at special camp functions.

Camp Manatoc Honor Patrol - Manatoc means "high plateau". The society became the Marnoc OA Lodge #151 in the Great Trail Council in 1939 when the new OA lodge was officially chartered.

Chadwick Braves - Existed at Camp Chadwick in the Greater Lowell Council, Massachusetts from 1929-1935. When the camp closed the group was renamed the Wah Tut Ca Braves after their new camp, Camp Wah Tut Ca. It lasted until 1951.

Chi Sigma Society - Existed at Camp Sequassen in the Quinnipiac Council in Connecticut. Also existed at Camp Barton in Ithaca, New York.

Clan of the Mystic Oak (CMO) - Created in 1928 at Camp Roosevelt in the Salem-Gloucester Council. It existed for 20 years and was replaced by the OA in 1949. CMO reportedly worked well and was dissolved grudgingly.

CMR Honor Society (Camp Mountain Run Society) - Created in 1937 in the Bucktail Council in Dubois, Pennsylvania. It was converted into Ah'Tic OA Lodge 139 one year later in 1938.

Council Fire Circle - Created in the Cleveland Area Council in 1923. Members were nominated and elected by the Senior Camp Officers. There was an induction ceremony and requirements for consideration into the group.

Elgae - An honor society for Eagle Scouts In central South Carolina. Elgae is Eagle spelled backwards.

Firecrafters - Created in 1920, it still exists in the Crossroads Of America Council. In the past it was located in Indianapolis, Indiana; Richmond, Indiana; Muncie, Indiana; Anderson, Indiana; Camp Pottatamie in the Potawatomie Council in Michigan City, Indiana; Camp Rotakiwan in the Fruitbelt Area Council in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1930's); Decatur, Illinois; Buffalo Trace Council and elsewhere. It existed in over 20 known camps in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Texas and Kansas. (go to the "More Information" page for additional details)

Four M - (Muscles, Morals, Mind and Manhood) An honor program that existed at Camp Elk in Elk Springs, Missouri at least as far back as 1915. It was a camp used jointly by scouts in Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Scouts could receive yellow, red or blue ribbons to wear on their uniform sleeve by winning competitive tests in the areas of muscles, morals, mind and manhood. It also existed at Camp Dan Sayre in the Kansas City Council at least as far back as 1928. It is assumed that 4M ended the following year in 1929 at Kansas City when H. Roe Bartle arrived and started the Tribe of Mic O Say in the council. At Camp Sayre, it was not a competition but a set of requirements in the four areas that had to be passed. There was a printed record card for it to keep track of progress made. It reportedly also existed in Wichita, Kansas in the 1920's.

Gimogash - The earliest known of all scout honor societies/programs in the U.S. It was created in the Toledo Area Council, Ohio in 1914 and was used in many councils. Go to the "More Information" page for additional details.

Golden Tomahawk - It existed in Iowa City and became OA Lodge 344.

Indians of Treasure Mountain - Existed at Camp Treasure Mountain at Teton Peaks in Colorado. It was an Indian Lore program.

Kanawa - It existed in Palmetto Council, South Carolina

Keokuk (The tribe of) - It existed at Camp Teetonkah in the Land-O-Lakes Council, at Jackson, Michigan. It is believed to have been created in 1936 and lasted until Teetonkah Lodge #206 was organized in 1941. Keokuk was reactivated at the camp in 1943 because the OA lodge didn't have enough members to support the camp. The camp was built in 1912 making it one of America's oldest. The patch was a twill tipi with crossed golden arrows. Pictures of the ceremonial regalia show the crossed arrows. According to a news clipping, "The Keokuk's aim is to encourage respect at camp for the boy Scout laws and to stress a scout byword - service".

Knights of Dunamis - San Francisco, California, It was an organization for Eagle Scouts. It had at its peak 110 chapters. It was taken over by the National Council in 1972 and became NESA (National Eagle Scout Association)

Knights of Yawgoog - Existed at Camp Yawgoog in the Narragansett Council in Rhode Island.

Ku-Ni-Eh - This society was in existence from the Great Lakes area to the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic coastal states. It was created in 1923 in the Cincinatti Area Council in Ohio by Arthur E. Roberts, their Scout Executive and camp director. It was based at Camp Edgar Friedlander. The symbol of the society was the "We-Hin-Ah-Pay" (means rising sun) which was a design taken from the base of the Maidu Indian ceremonial basket of the same name. Ku-Ni-Eh means "Order of Manhood". It was a Maidu Indian ceremony that was a rite of passage from boy to man. A ceremonial handbook was published in 1926 A number of OA lodges were born or converted from Ku-Ni-Eh. Ku-Ni-Eh reportedly existed at the following councils (and others):Cincinatti Area Council, Pee Dee Council (S.C.), Palmetto Council (S.C.),Blue Ridge Council (S.C.), Commanche Trail Council (TX), Southwest Texas Council, Caddo Area Council (TX.), Concho Valley Council (1929-1932) Texas, Blue Grass Council (KY), Four Rivers Council (KY), Western Kentucky Council, Upper Cumberland Council (KY), Louisville Area Council (KY), Northern Kentucky Council, Lonesome Pine Council (KY), Milwaukee County Council, Wisconsin (became OA #231), Indian Trails Council, Wisconsin, Potawatomi Area Council, Wisconsin (became OA Lodge 280), Tuscarora Council, North Carolina (became OA #296) and Waco, Texas in the 1930's. It is interesting to note that although Conquistador Council in New Mexico never had Ku-Ni-Eh, their camp has always been called Wehinahpay. I have read more than once that Ku-Ni-Eh at it's zenith was bigger than the OA during that same point in time. Whether it is true can probably never be proven but Ku-Ni-Eh was a very large and widespread organization.

Manhawka - Created in St Joseph, Missouri in 1919 by Scout Executive Tilden and in Wichita, Kansas in 1923. Reportedly existed in Spartanburg, S. Carolina as well.

Mic O Say (The Tribe of) - Started by H. Roe Bartle in St Joseph, Missouri in 1925 and in 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mic O Say still exists in both locations. The Kansas City Mic O Say is considered by some to be the strongest camp society group in the country, OA or otherwise. Mic O Say also existed in the Western Colorado Council. It was organized there in 1954 by council executive Earl Ring. It lasted until 1959 when it was converted to and became Order of the Arrow Mic O Say Lodge #541. Go to the "More Information" page for additional details.

Mohawk Indians - Mentioned in the 1926 report. It was located in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Moon Scouts - Became lodge 108 in Iowa

Mound Builders - Mentioned in the 1922 national report.

Nani Ba Zhu - (Also known as the Order of the Black Diamond and also the Black Diamond Society) Created at Camp Gifford in Omaha, Nebraska in 1919, it lasted until 1939. Henry Fonda, the actor, was an early member of Nani Ba Zhu. I am told Nani Ba Zhu was reactivated in 1990 in Omaha using the Mic O Say program. Since 1990 they have inducted over 2,300 members into the "new" NBZ at Camp Cedars. NBZ reportedly existed at the following locations.

              Hutchison, Kansass
              Bartlesville, Oklahoma
              Tulsa Council, Oklahoma, became OA #138
              Fort Worth, Texas              
              Council Bluffs, Iowa
              Kinza Council, Kansas, became OA #321
              South Plains Council, Texas, became OA #150
              Buffalo Trails Council, Texas, became OA #141

Old Guard - Camp Mitigwa, Des Moine, Iowa, became OA lodge 450

OOBADOSTOOM (Mystic Order Of The Sons Of Daniel Boone) - Existed in the Jefferson City Council in the 1930's in Missouri at Camp Maries which was on the Maries River. If you take the first letters of Mystic Order Of The Sons Of DAniel BOOne and spell it backwards you have "OOBADOSTOOM". The ordeal consisted of candidates piling into a car then driving to Daniel Boone's last home near Wentzville, Missouri and sleeping in the Boone Family Cemetary for one night. Candidates had to place their hands on different tombstones in the dark and then write down whatever feelings or "messages" they received. It is unknown if the society had a patch. There are two known surviving members of the society, both of whom are Eagle Scouts and attended the 1933 World Jamboree.

Order of the Black Arrow - Existed in the Concho Valley Council, Texas from 1934 to about 1940 at Camp Fawcett (became OA Lodge 199) and the council had Ku-Ni-Eh at Camp Connellee from 1929 to 1932.

Order of the Black Diamond - (Also known as Nani Ba Zhu) Located in the Southwest Iowa Council, it became OA #97 in 1936; Also in the Covered Wagon Council, it became OA #445 in 1950.

Order of Kamp Kia Kima - It existed at Kamp Kia Kima in the Memphis Council in Tennessee.

Order of the Modern Merit Scholars - Listed in the 1922 national report. No location given.

Order of Nikiwigi - (also known as the Tribe of Nikiwigi) Existed at Camp Sachem in the Sachem Council in Lexington, Massachusetts. It was displaced by OA lodge 496. They coexisted for a couple of years but it didn't work out. It also existed at Camp Collier in the Monadnock Council in Gardner, Massachusetts and became Nikiwigi OA Lodge 329 in 1946. There were three levels of membership. The first level was ranger, the second was Order of the Trail and the third level was the coveted Nikiwigi. Members were issued a membership card, a brass colored button and a suede leather "Nik" bag which was worn around the neck. The Sachem Council Tribe lasted until about 1963. The Tribe also had it's own newsletter called the "Nik-News".

Order of Owls - Existed at Camp Caudle in the West Arc Council, Arkansas prior to 1938. It was also referred to as "Triple O". The group provided service to the camp and was similar to the OA. The ordeal involved face painting and silence. The honored camper was called out at midnight on the night before the last day of camp and one per session was chosen. Patch

Order of the Arrow - Originally known as "WWW", it was started in Philadelphia Council in 1915 and became the National Program. It was not popular in some locations where it replaced existing societies. Most of the Michigan Tipisa members refused to join it in 1946 and ten years later the OA lodge (#332) that replaced Tipisa still only had 48 members total on their membership list.

Order of Cochipainee - Existed at Camp Cochipainee in Bristol Council, Connecticut. Time period unknown.

Order of Taunkacoo - It existed prior to 1953 in the Algonquin Council in Framingham, Massachusetts. It became Taunkacoo OA Lodge #487 in 1953.

Order of the Blue Knot - Existed in the Mt. Baker Area Council in the State of Washington.

Order of the Golden Sun - Created in 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was originally called: Golden Sun Lodge of the Tribe of Quivira. It became OA lodge 74. It also existed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and also in Dubuque, Iowa.

Order of the Links - Existed in the Indian Trails Council in Janesville, Wisconsin prior to the early 1930's. Membership was bestowed upon nomination by peers and successful completion of an initiation. The symbol of membership was by wearing a single link of chain on the uniform. In the early 1930's Ku-Ni-Eh replaced the Order of the Links and members had an embroidered patch they wore on their right uniform sleeve. Ku-Ni-Eh was replaced in 1944 by Wag-O-Shag OA Lodge 280.

Order of the Pawnee - Existed in Mecklenburg County Council prior to 1951 when the Catawba Order of the Arrow Lodge was started.

Order of the Red Arrow - It existed in El Paso, Texas and in Coronado Area Council, Kansas from 1944-1949 where it became OA Lodge 434. The Kansas location was the Mic O Say program. It was started by St. Joseph, Missouri scout executive Leonard Lewis when he transferred to Kansas. It also existed in Conquistador Council, New Mexico from 1928-1935 then became Kwahadi OA Lodge 78. The New Mexico program was based on what they thought the OA was.

Order of the Rising Sun - Existed at Camp Baiting Hollow in Suffolk County Council in New York.

Order of the Silver Marmot - Created in the late 1920's, it existed at Camp Parsons in the Chief Seattle Council in Washington as a honor camper society until it was replaced by the OA in 1953. The Silver Marmot is still given out today for service to the camp as staff or volunteer and for high adventure treks in the Olympic Mountains. The OA Lodge there is Tope Kwis Kwis Chinook. Camp Parsons has been in continuous operation since 1917.

Order of the Solo Hiker - Alameda Council - Created in 1941. Currently exists as an alumni association of its previous OSH inductees, but only holds reunions on major anniversaries .

Order of the Spear - Hawaiian variation of the OA. Created in the early 1950's by Claude Yamamoto, scout executive of the Kileauea Council. Approved by National Council to use Hawaiian culture instead of American Indian.

Order of the Tipi - Existed at Camp Delmont in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania prior to 1928. It became Delmont OA Lodge 43.

Order of the Uinta Moon - Existed at Camp Steiner in the Salt Lake Council in Utah.

Order of the White Swastika - Existed at Portsmouth, Ohio; Camp Russell, New York; and St. Joseph, Missouri. At the St. Joseph, Missouri location it was sort of a tough man competition for scouts using scout skills. Over a period of twelve weekends scouts would compete with a different skill each weekend. If you didn't meet the standard at a given competition you were dropped until the following year. While a hundred scouts might have started on weekend one, perhaps four or five were left after the last weekend. These boys were given the white swastika badge. It is unknown if the same program was used at the other two locations or if it was just a coincidence that they used the same name.

Pathfinders of the Golden Trail - Existed at Lancaster County Council, Pennsylvania and at Susquehanna Council, Pennsylvania.

Pequoket - Crescent Bay Council in the 1930's.

Pipestoners - Canton, Ohio

Polaris Lodge(non OA) - Los Angeles Council in the 1930's & 40's. Became OA Siwinas Lodge.

Scout Legion - 1922-1926

Scouts of the Mountain - Existed in Greenwich Council in West Virginia and became OA lodge 475. Reportedly also existed in Buckskin Council, Charleston, West Virginia.

Secret Order of the Black Arrow - Existed in the Southwest Texas Council in the early 1930's. It should not be confused with the Tribe of the Black Arrow which was a seperate society that existed in the Commanche Trail Council during the same time period.

Senior Honor Degree Society - Existed in Montcalm, New Jersey and in Brooklyn Council with chapters in each district. It was an older boy program and not a camp society.

Sequoia Indians - Mentioned in the 1926 national report. No location was given.

Silver Tomahawk - Burlington, Iowa early 1950's, This was the Mic O Say program. It was started by Earl Ring, a scout executive, who transferred there from Kansas City.

Teton Indians - Camp Treasure Mountain in Colorado.

TIPISA, The Order of the Red Lodge - Tipisa is a Sioux Indian word that means "Red Tipi". This society was created in 1930 at Camp Kanesatake (Wolverine Council) in southeast Michigan. The scout executive transferred to the Meshingomesia Council in Indiana in 1932 and started a second Tipisa there. His replacement at Wolverine in 1932 transferred to Central Florida Council in 1938 and started a third Tipisa there. The Michigan Tipisa became OA lodge 332, the Indiana Tipisa became OA lodge 269 and the Florida Tipisa became OA Lodge 326. The Florida OA Lodge still bears the name of Tipisa. Each of the three Tipisa Society locations issued a membership patch to their members and the Florida Society actually had two different patches. The second one was also used as the first lodge patch when they converted to the Order of the Arrow in January 1946. The members of all three societies wore the membership patch in the same way. It was worn on the merit badge sash and almost always in the bottom point of the sash over the hip. Michigan Patch

Tribe of Ahwanee - North Orange County Council

Tribe of Aquanuschioni - Juniata Valley Council, Pennsylvania - I was advised that this was NOT a society or program but was a camp only patch from 1948. The patch says Aquanuschioni Tribe and there are two varieties with one of them having "staff" on it. It doesn't seem logical that a society patch would have "staff" on it.

Tribe of the Black Arrow - Commanche Trail Council, Texas, 1931-1935. It was replaced by Ku Ni Eh in 1935 and Ku Ni Eh was later replaced by the OA.

Tribe of Chawanakee - Sequoia Council, California

Tribe of Chickamauga - Chattanooga Council, Tenn. 1926-1945. Became Chickamauga OA Lodge #293 in 1945. The Tribe of Chickamauga also existed in four other Tennessee Councils: Knoxville Council, Jackson Council, Nashville Council and the Johnson City Council. It is reported that the five tribes held state gatherings similar to an OA conclave. Memphis Council was the only council in Tennessee that did not have the Tribe of Chickamauga. They instead used their own society, the Order of Kamp Kia Kima, which lasted into the 1950's.

Tribe of Chief Tonnaleuka - Existed at Camp Her-Co-Sli-Bra, East Burroughs, Pennsylvania in the 1920's.

Tribe of Golden Eagle - Manhawka Council, Kansas. Started in 1989, it has an extensive 100 page+ ceremonial book, tribal newsletter, and has nearly 1,000 members. It is the Mic O Say program. They have an annual festival (gathering) with a major Indian feast called "Potlatch". It is held at Camp Hansen.

Tribe of Gorgonio - Created in 1927 at Camp RoKiLi in the Orange County Council, California. It lasted until 1944 when it was converted to OA Lodge 298.

Tribe of Ingawanis - Existed at Camp Ingawanis in Waterloo, Iowa through the 1940's.

Tribe of La Porte - Buttes Area Council, Marysville, California. Existed until it was replaced by the Tribe of Laporte OA Lodge on June 1, 1948.

Tribe of Manatee - Sunnyland Council, Florida. Started in 1931 at Camp Flying Eagle by their executive, Charles Wilson.

Tribe of Matilija - Created in the 1920's at Camp Grey in the Ventura County Council. It was replaced by OA Lodge 291 in 1944.

Tribe of Mazasha - Existed at Camp Patterson in Mankato, Minnesota. It became OA Lodge 69.

Tribe of Nacopen - Nevada Area Council and Tahoe Council

Tribe of Nikiwigi - See the Order of Nikiwigi.

Tribe of Oh-Hit-E-Kah - Mentioned in the 1926 national report. No location was given.

Tribe of Oljato - Established in 1976. It exists at Camp Oljato in the Stanford Council in Palo Alto, California. No other information is available at this time. OA lodge 207 exists there.

Tribe of Pahatsi - Created as a honor camper society in 1930 by Pop Warner at Camp Pahatsi in California, it still exists there. It also exists at Camp Winton in the same council (Golden Empire). It is a four year program, 1st year is Brave, 2nd year is Warrior, 3rd year is Medicine Man and 4th year is Chief. Pahatsi is a Maidu indian word meaning "Top of the Mountain". Complete information is located at: "

Tribe of Papago - Created in 1923 at Camp Lawton in Catalina Council in Tucson, Arizona. It was created by Harry Ogle, Camp Director and scout executive. It had different degrees of membership.

Tribe of Pemescal - West LA, California, Honor SCOUTMASTER Society

Tribe of Pokagon - Existed at Camp Betz in Hammond, Indiana. The blue buckeye was an award within the Tribe.

Tribe of Quivira - Started in 1923, It still exists in the Quivira Council, Kansas. The OA also operates with it and they have a mutual piece of regalia that both organizations are part of. It is called the Scout Coup Thong. It takes five years to complete the five ranks of the Tribe. First year is Tracker, second year is Hunter, third year is Brave, fourth year is Warrior and fifth year is Old Warrior.

Tribe of Sierra - Existed at Camp Lassen in California.

Tribe of Siniwa - Existed in Bristol Council, Connecticut and in Manitowoc, Wisconsin (1920's).

Tribe of Siwinis - Grayback Council, California 1940's

Tribe of Tahoe - Existed at Camp Audrain in the "Old" Golden Empire Council, California, from the 1920's until the beginning of WWII when the camp was closed. It had four types of membership; Braves, Warriors, Medicine Men and Chiefs. The Mayi OA Lodge followed it.

Tribe of Tahquitz - Created in 1925 at Camp Tahquitz in the Long Beach Area Council, California, it still exists there. The Tribe is renowned for the intricately detailed regalia they make and wear. They are invited each year to perform at native American festivals in California. The Tribe also existed in Riverside County Council and became OA lodge 127 there.

Tribe of Talako - Existed in the Marin Council in San Rafael, California. Became OA lodge 533 in 1950.

Tribe of Tonkawampus - Existed at Camp Tonkawa in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It became OA lodge 16. It was also known as the Nation of Tonkawampus.

Tribe of Torqua - Camp Cherry Valley, California, (still exists there).

Tribe of Wakpominee - Listed in the 1926 national report. No location was given. It should be noted that OA lodge 48 has the same name.

Tribe of Wapsipicon - Existed at Camp Waubeek in the Waubeek Area Council in Iowa. It became OA lodge 467. It was also known as the Black Crescent Society. (See Black Crescent Society)

Tribe of Winston - Existed at Camp Winston in the Golden Empire Council.

Tribe of Wokanda - Buffalo, New York 1919, had a crimson arrow rank or award. OA Lodge 186 in Bath, New York was named Wokonda. If the lodge came from the society is unknown.

Tribe of Yosemite - Yosemite Area Council, California, Camp McBride. Yosemite is a Mi-Wuk Indian word meaning "Bear". Existed from 1934-1944 then converted to the OA.

VI Et Concilio - Existed at Camp Merriwether for over 20 years in the Portland Area Council. The name came from the Merriwether Lewis crest (the family that donated the land for the camp) and meant "by power and knowledge". There was a patch as well as a pin. The patch was a felt cut out fir tree.

Wabiningo Honor Campers Society - Camp Wabiningo

Wah Tut Ca Braves - See: Chadwick Braves

Wakondale Tribe of Ohiyesa Indians - Existed at Buffalo, N.Y. in 1915. It was apparently followed by the Tribe of Wokanda in 1919.

White Bears - Existed at Tecumseh Council, Ohio from 1938-1944. Tarhe Lodge 292 followed in 1945.

White Feather Society - Western Kentucky Council, became OA lodge 499. The society did have a patch as well as red sash that had a white feather silkscreened onto it. The bottom of the sash was not sewed together but had the two loose ends tucked into the shirt.

Wigwam Lodge - Created in the late 1920's at Camp Wildwood in Westmoreland-Fayette Council, Pennsylvania. The society dissolved when Camp Wildwood was closed in about 1940. Members were allowed to join the already existing Wagion OA Lodge 6 at Camp Wesco in the council.

Wincheck Indians - Existed at Camp Yawgoog in the Narraganset Council, Rhode Island. It became OA lodge 534.

Wonnux Tribe - Existed in the Berkshire Council in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, it became OA lodge 507

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