In 2012, former Muscogee Lodge Chief and Vigil Honor member David Goza led an effort to produce “The Definitive Muscogee Lodge #221 Insignia Guide. This work built on and added significantly to the Muscogee memorabilia listing from the 1987 publication, “A History of Scouting in Central South Carolina (with Insignia).” Most of the images (2012 and earlier) and much of the information in this section, and other Muscogee memorabilia sections, comes from David Goza’s aforementioned guidebook. This webpage is an attempt to add to these works in a media that is free to access and easy to maintain.

Images are listed in chronological order based on best known information* of issuance dates.

*The most probable irregularity in the chronological listing is the first four “S” (solid) issues — S1, S2, S3, and S4. They are listed below in the generally accepted order of issuance, with the S1 (vertical stitch spread W) being the first solid embroidered flap. However, there is considerable anecdotal and photographic evidence that suggests that this ordering is not correct. Some believe that the correct order is S3, S4, S1, S2, with the S3 being produced circa 1960. Compounding the confusion is evidence that the lodge may have gone back and forth between issues. For example, Ordeal members in 1969 received the S2, but in 1970, members received the S3, yet there are photographs from 1962 of Arrowmen with S3 (or S4) flaps on their uniform. The S1 flap is unquestionably the most scarce of the first four solid issues, but it may not be the first.

ImageIssueDescription

F1aYear: 1955

Dimensions: 125x52mm

Notes: Standard issue. Yellow and red thread are both darker than the F1b and lettering is slightly thinner.

F1bYear: 1955 (it is probable that this variation came out a few years later in a re-order)

Dimensions: 122x50mm

Notes: Standard issue. Yellow and red threads are slightly lighter than F1a and lettering is slightly thicker.

S1Year: 1960s*

Dimensions: 120x52mm

Notes: Standard issue. Vertically stitched field, spread W's.

S2Year: 1960s*

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: Standard issue. Horizontal stitched field, spread W's.

S3Year: 1960s*

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: Standard issue. Dark green trees, light green grass.

S4Year: 1960s*

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal. Light green trees, dark green grass.

S5Year: 1971

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: Brotherhood.

YS1Year: early 1970's

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: This flap is NOT an official Muscogee Lodge issue, but nonetheless an interesting item. Former Lodge Chief John Coleman (1970) hand painted several yellow border S5 flaps (a few had the border removed and had stitched with silver thread) to create a "Vigil flap." These were given out to Vigil members at a Vigil breakfast. This set the precedent for silver border being used for future Vigil flaps F6 and S9.

F2Year: 1975

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal.

F3Year: 1977

Designed by: William McElroy

Dimensions: 115x53mm
Notes: Issue produced to coincide with the 1977 National Jamboree

F4Year: 1977

Designed by: Eric Carr

Dimensions: 112x51mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal "skinny fox"

F5Year: 1977

Designed by: Eric Carr

Dimensions: 112x51mm

Notes: Standard issue, Brotherhood "skinny fox"

F6Year: 1977

Designed by: Eric Carr

Dimensions: 112x51mm

Notes: Standard issue, Vigil "skinny fox"

S6Year: 1978

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons

Dimensions: 115x53mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal.

S8aYear: 1978

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons

Dimensions: 115x53mm

Notes: Brotherhood with bars, cloth back. Te isue number appears out of order for this patch, but nationally recognized legacy numbering incorrectly identified this as a later issue.

S7Year: 1981

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons

Dimensions: 115x52mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal.

S8bYear: 1981

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons

Dimensions: 117x53mm

Notes: Brotherhood, plastic back. Indistinguishable from S8a from the front. The plastic back is the difference.

S9Year: 1981

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons

Dimensions: 116x52mm

Notes: Vigil

S10Year: 1983

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons

Quantity Made: 377

Dimensions: 116x53mm

Notes: Nicknamed "Super Brotherhood," gold mylar border (a communication error with the manufacturer resulted in this patch which was intended to be a reorder of S8b).

F7Year: 1984

Designed by: Charles FitzSimons & Rick Roberts

Quantity made: about 200

Dimensions: 115x52mm

Notes: Lodge 40th anniversary. Patch was approved in 1982 but not released until 1984. It was approved by the lodge but privately ordered and funded by Charles FitzSimons and Rick Roberts because council leadership would not allow ordering of the patch.

S11Year: 1984

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity made: 1,400*

Dimensions: 118x58mm

Notes: Nicknamed "Brown arrow flap." This was a manufacturing error. This was supposed to be the first order for the S12 - S14 series, but all were incorrectly made with a red border and brown arrow. The lodge agreed to keep and sell one per member at the first event, Spring Fellowship 1984, and to return the rest to the manufacturer to be destroyed. All but about 100 were returned, but the manufacturer failed to destroy them and they "appeared" a few years later at a NOAC.

S12aYear: 1984

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity: at least 800

Dimensions: 118x59mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal. This series is nicknamed "Swamp fox flap." The "a" variation has light blue sky and light orange fox. Note also that the manufacturing sticker that is on the back of this image is uncommon.

S13aYear: 1984

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity made: at least 400

Dimensions: 118x58mm

Notes: Brotherhood. This series is nicknamed "Swamp fox flap." The "a" variation has light blue sky and light orange fox.

S14aYear: 1984

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity: at least 200

Dimensions: 118x59mm

Notes: Vigil. This series is nicknamed "Swamp fox flap." The "a" variation has light blue sky and light orange fox.

S15Year: 1984

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity: 2,900

Dimensions: 115x60mm

Notes: E. Urner Goodman fla, OA 70th anniversary. Actively sold outside of the lodge as a fundraiser.

S16Year: 1984

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity: 300

Dimensions: 115x60mm

Notes: E. Urner Goodman flap, OA 70th anniversary flap. The yellow border version was only available to Muscogee Lodge members and was not offered outside of the lodge.

S17Year: 1987

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity: 400

Dimensions: 115x60mm

Notes: Lodge 45th anniversary.

S12bYear: 1988?

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Dimensions: 119x58mm

Notes: Standard issue, Ordeal. This series is nicknamed "Swamp fox flap." The "b" variation has darker blue sky and darker orange fox.

S13bYear: 1988?

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Dimensions: 120x58mm

Notes: Brotherhood. This series is nicknamed "Swamp fox flap." The "b" variation has darker blue sky and darker orange fox.

S14bYear: 1988?

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Dimensions: 120x57mm

Notes: Vigil. This series is nicknamed "Swamp fox flap." The "b" variation has darker blue sky and darker orange fox.

S18Year: 1990

Designed by: Justin Ferrick

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 120x61mm

Note: Nicknamed "Turtle flap." OA 75th anniversary. Turtle totem taken from Unami Lodge 1 and used in the national logo for the 75th anniversary.

S19aYear: 1991

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: at least 2,250

Dimensions: 119x59mm

Note: Standard issue, cloth back.

S20Year: 1992
Designed by: Justin Ferrick

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 125x63mm

Notes: Lodge 5oth anniversary.

S21Year: 1996

Quantity made: 500

Dimensions: 113x62mm

Notes: 1996 NOAC

S22Year: 1997

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: at least 1,100

Dimensions: 118x60mm

Notes: Lodge 55th anniversary

S19bYear: 1997

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 119x59mm

Notes: Standard issue, plastic back.

S19cYear: 1998

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 117x58mm

Notes: Standard issue, cloth back. Stamped "UNRESTRICTED 221" on back

S23Year: 1998

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: at least 3,450

Dimensions: 118x60mm

Notes: Standard issue, plastic back.

S24Year: 1998

Designed by: Andy Goza

Quantity: 1,050

Dimensions: 125x63mm

Notes: 1998 NOAC

S25Year: 1998

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: 50

Dimensions: 115x58mm

Notes: First edition of the Nendawagan Elangomat Award, approved August 10, 1997.

S26Year: 2000

Designed by: Zac Cartledge

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 115x65mm

Notes: 2000 NOAC. White lettering glows in the dark.

S27Year: 2002

Designed by: Tripp Clark (modified from F1)

Quantity: 1,500

Dimensions: 123x51mm

Notes: Lodge 60th anniversary.

S28Year: 2003

Designed by: Chris Browy & Johnathan Campbell

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 122x62mm

Notes: Indian Affairs fundraiser flap.

S29Year: 2003

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 116x58mm

Notes: This was a reorder of S23 but the white border was a manufacturing error.


S30Year: 2004

Designed by: David Goza

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 121x60mm

Notes: 2004 NOAC. White lettering and fox glows in the dark. There are two variations in the backing of this flap. Some have a clear plastic backing, so the back is black. Some have a white plastic backing and appear white.

S31Year: 2005

Designed by: Justin Ferrick (modified from S18)

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 118x60mm

Notes: 2005 Dixie service lodge.

S32Year: 2006

Designed by: Sunshine Emblem & Decal

Quantity: 300

Dimensions: 120x60mm

Notes: 2006 NOAC delegate.

S33Year: 2006

Designed by: Sunshine Emblem & Decal

Quantity: 300

Dimensions: 120x60mm

Notes: 2006 NOAC trader.

S34Year: 2007

Designed by: Tripp Clark

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 121x62mm

S35Year: 2007

Designed by: Alex Cartledge

Dimensions: 119x61mm

Notes: Standard issue.

S36Year: 2008

Designed by: Modified from a flap produced the previous year by O-Shot-Caw Lodge 265

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 118x60mm

Notes: Created in recognition of Muscogee Arrowman Mason Thomas being elected and serving as Southern Region Chief.

S37Year: 2008

Designed by: Alex Cartledge (modified from S35)

Quantity made: 50

Dimensions: 119x61mm

Notes: Nendawagen Elangomat Award, second edition.

S38Year: 2009

Designed by: Jared Ott

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 120x60mm

Notes: 2009 NOAC delegate, silver mylar border.

S39Year: 2009

Designed by: Jared Ott

Quantity: 1,300

Dimensions: 122x61mm

Notes: 2009 NOAC delegate, white border.

S40Year: 2010

Designed by: Brad Hutto

Quantity: ??

Dimensions: 108x51mm

Notes: 2010 National Jamboree. This flap was produced by the Indian Waters Council as a component piece of the multi-patch National Jamboree set.

S41Year: 2012

Designed by: Matthew Clapp

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 120x60mm

Notes: Lodge 70th anniversary

S42Year: 2012

Designed by: Rich Hayes

Quantity: 333

Dimensions: 120x61mm

Notes: 2012 NOAC delegate, gold mylar border.

S43Year: 2012

Designed by: Rich Hayes

Quantity: 667

Dimensions: 120x61mm

Notes: 2012 NOAC trader.

S44Year: 2013

Designed by: Bryan Barnes

Quantity: 770

Dimensions: 120x62mm

Notes: 2013 National Jamboree issue. Designed as a part of a multi-patch set for Indian Waters Council for the Jamboree.

F8Year: 2015

Designed by: David Goza

Quantity: 600

Dimensions: 130x59mm

Notes: 2015 NOAC, trader flap, black mylar border

F9Year: 2015

Designed by: David Goza

Quantity: 1200

Dimensions: 128x58mm

Notes: 2015 NOAC, trader flap, black border (not mylar)

S45Year: 2016

Designed by: Alex Cartledge (modification of S35, modified by Tripp Clark)

Quantity: 1,500

Dimensions: 120x62mm

Notes: 2017 Dixie service flap. Green mylar border.

S46Year: 2017

Designed by: Brian Barnes (?)

Quantity: 800

Dimensions: 126x58mm

Notes: 2017 National Jamboree issue. Designed as a part of a multi-patch set for Indian Waters Council for the Jamboree.

F10Year: 2017

Designed by: Alex Cartledge

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 126x59mm

Notes: Muscogee Lodge 75th anniversary

F11Year: 2018

Designed by: Kevin Tidwell

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 127x60mm

Notes: 2018 NOAC delegate

F12Year: 2018

Designed by: Kevin Tidwell

Quantity: 1,000

Dimensions: 127x60mm

Notes: 2018 NOAC trader

S47Year: 2018

Designed by: Hunter Hackett and artist from Sunshine Emblems

Quantity: over 1,000 (3,000 ??)

Dimensions: 126x58mm

Notes: Standard issue. The background on this was taken from an online photo of Lake Murray. Only after the fact, was it realized that the image was of a different Lake Murray, not in South Carolina, but instead in Oklahoma.

S48Year: 2018

Designed by: Hunter Hackett (modified from S47)

Quantity: 50

Dimensions:

Notes: Nendawagen Elangomat flap, third edition.

S49Year: 2019

Designed by: Dan Wagner

Quantity: 500

Dimensions: 129x58mm

Notes: 2018 NOAC Prairie Chicken Dance National Champion, Caleb Barnes

S50Year: 2019

Designed by: Kevin Tidwell

Quantity: 400

Dimensions: 126x60mm

Notes: 2019 Dixie Fellowship delegate

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