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".
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Tribe of Pahatsi
The Tahoe Area Council also
had a Scout Honor Society before
“Order of the Arrow’s” Canaku
Lodge. Organized in 1929, and
called the “Tribe of Pahatsi”, it
existed at Camp Pahatsi. There
were four degrees a boy could
earn: “Brave”, “Warrior”,
“Medicine Man”, and “Chief”.
This tribe continued to function
beyond 1955, when Canaku
Lodge was formed and after the
Tahoe Area Council merged with
Golden Empire. In fact, the
“Tribe of Pahatsi” still endures
at its original camp.
Some of the Tribe’s memorabilia [is shown below]. The
four arcs were sewn around the
council patch in the 1950’s. The
diamond shaped patch was used
in the 1980’s. No other items are
known to exist.
From: Journal of The American Scouting Historical Society, "The Tribes of the Golden Empire Council" by Alan O’Connor, No. 7, 1999. Text and images used by permission of the author.
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