Eriez 46 s1 
(1929 - 1972)
Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da 251 s3 
(1943 - 1972)
Skanondo Inyan 256 s4
(1944 - 1972)
image courtesy of Todd Rogers



French Creek s6
 
Langundowi Lodge #46 was founded in 1972 and is chartered to the French Creek Council in Erie, PA. Langundowi Lodge was formed when Eriez Lodge #46 merged with Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da Lodge #251 and Skanondo Inyan Lodge #256.

The lodge totem is based upon the legend of the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy. It describes how a tall pine tree was taken out of the ground in the Onondaga village while the chiefs of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca tribes threw all of their weapons into the hole. The tree was then replaced and became known as the Peace Tree, which was said to have the Five Nations as its roots and an eagle perched in its upper branches watching for anyone who would disturb the peace.



Langundowi 46 s1, FF
 
1973-76
The FIRST issue was a fully embroidered flap that had a dark blue solid background and a white rolled-edge border. The Great Tree of Peace totem was centered, with a light blue creek running diagonally behind it. The words "LANGUNDOWI LODGE" were stitched in yellow across the top, with a large "46" in yellow on the right side. "wWw" (monogram style) was stitched in large red letters on the left side and two red arrows along the bottom pointing away from the base of the totem. Was restricted to three-per-life: two at Ordeal, and one at Brotherhood.

Langundowi 46 f1
 
1976-77
The SECOND issue was not fully embroidered, and had a light blue twill background with purple mountains capped in white. A major change was made in the totem design, in which the pine tree was stitched in white, and the eagle and creek were larger and more detailed. "LANGUNDOWI" was stitched in yellow across the top, with "wWw" in small red letters on the left, and "46" in yellow letters on the left side.

Langundowi 46 f2, TL
 
1978-80
The THIRD issue was not fully embroidered, and had a purple rolled-edge border and a light blue twill left background. The totem was more closely patterned after the original Iroquois Tree of Peace design, with a larger green pine tree, smaller stylized eagle, and no creek. Yellow fleur-de-lis stitched in upper right corner.

Langundowi 46 f3, NT
 
1979-80
Identified by The Blue Book as a different issue, this patch is essentially the same as the THIRD issue, but has a no-twill background.

Langundowi 46 s2, 50th
 
50th Anniv. (lodge overall), 1979
In 1979, a special fully embroidered patch was issued to honor the 50th Anniversary of Lodge #46. It had the same design as the THIRD issue, except that all yellow was stitched with gold metallic thread, and had a large gold "50" in the upper left corner. Only 400 were issued.

Langundowi 46 s3b
 
1981-93
The FOURTH issue has the same design as the THIRD issue, only that it is fully embroidered and has a plastic back. Was restricted to one per lodge event and with dues payment (4/year). There were two varieties. The s3a had a purple border, while the s3b, which was more common, had a dark purple border-- although the difference in border color, which you can see, is very slight. This flap was issued for over eleven years before the S4 first appeared in the Spring of 1993.
Langundowi 46 s3a
 
1981-93

Langundowi 46 c1
 
1988, numbered 46/72
image from Lodge Archives
In 1988, a special chenille flap was issued in a limited edition of 72 patches that were individually numbered. The one pictured here is No. 46, which is part of the lodge archives.

Langundowi 46 s4, CD
 
1993-2009
The same design as the FOURTH issue, this version is distinguished by computer designed stitching and tags between the "UN". Current flaps are restricted to active dues-paying members, who may purchase one per lodge event and when paying dues (4/year).

Langundowi 46 s5
 
conclave ghost, 2002
Issued at the January 2002 Winter Conclave, the ghost flap in forest green was the first new lodge issue in over twenty years. Proceeds from the sale of the this issue were utilized to offset costs for the hosting of the 2002 Section NE-3A Conclave at Custaloga Town SR. Attendees of the Winter Conclave were allowed to purchase up to 5 flaps. Only 1,000 were distributed.

Langundowi NE3A s6
 
2002 NOAC/Section set
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
NOT A LODGE ISSUE. Designed in 2002, this flap is part of a set of eight created for the lodges of Section NE-3A to commemorate the 2002 NOAC. Each patch in the set is identical except for the Lodge name and number. The set was created by the Section and distributed by the each lodge. Only a limited number of these flap sets exist.

Langundowi s7
 
2004
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
Designed in 2004, this flap is part of an eight piece set created for the lodges of Section NE-3A for the 2004 NOAC at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Each patch in the set is identical except for the Lodge name and number. The set was created and distributed through the Section and is not considered to be a Lodge issue. A limited number of these flap sets exist.

Langundowi s8
 
2006
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
Designed in 2006, this flap is part of an eight piece set created for the lodges of Section NE-3A for the 2006 NOAC at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Each patch in the set is identical except for the Lodge name and number. The set was created and distributed through the Section and is not considered to be a Lodge issue. A limited number of these flap sets exist.

Langundowi s9
 
2008-2009
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
In 2008, the lodge switched patch manufacturers and at that time, slight modifications to the patch design (that had been used since the early 1980's) were made. This new design, the SEVENTH issue, moved the FDL to the left side of the flap. The lodge number, 46, was moved to be in line with the word LANGUNDOWI and took the place of the FDL. The blue stitching in the sky is vertical as opposed to previous and subsequent versions where the stitching is horizontal. The borders are a lighter purple than the S3 and S4 and the yellow is significantly lighter in color than the S3 and S4. This is the first of three flaps in this new style. The flap uses a lighter color brown thread and the grass is an olive green color. These flaps measure 128x58mm (MVE on size) and have the Stadri manufacturing plastic backing. Like their predecessors, flaps were restricted to active dues-paying members, who were able to purchase one per lodge event and when paying dues (4/year).

Langundowi s10
 
2009-2011
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
In 2009, the lodge switched patch manufacturers again and transitioned to Moritz Embroidery Works. While the patch design is the same as the S9, SEVENTH issue flap, there are slight variations. The borders are a lighter shade of purple than the S3, S4 and S9 and the yellow is significantly lighter in color than the S3 and S4. These flaps were significantly smaller and measured 115x52mm with a clear, plastic back and a Moritz Embroidery Works sticker. These flaps were also restricted to active dues-paying members, who were able to purchase one per lodge event and when paying dues (4/year).

Langundowi s11
 
2011-Present
This issue, is the current Langundowi Lodge flap. Identical in design to the SEVENTH issue, this flap has two key differences that distinguish it from the S10. The first difference is that it's much larger than the S10. The S11 is approximately 126x60mm (MVE - there is also a 128x60 size variation) and is similar in size to the S9 Stadri Flap. The backing of the flap is also different from the S10. The S11 issue has the BSA licensing seal and Moritz Embroidery plastic back design. Current flaps are restricted to active dues-paying members, who may purchase one per lodge event and when paying dues (valign="top"4/year).

Langundowi s12 40th
 
2012-13
Released in the fall of 2012, the EIGHTH issue is a tribute to the Lodge's 40th anniversary. The flap features a larger "Iroquois Tree of Peace" design similar to the "Friendship" patches of the late 80's and early 90's (see x4). Sales were limited to 5/event per member for the first few Lodge events; the restriction was then lifted in the Spring of 2013 after sufficient time had passed to allow all brothers the opportunity to buy a flap. Profits from the sale of the flaps support the Campership Fund and also help subsidize the cost of hosting the 2015 NE-4A Section Conclave which is to be held at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation.

Langundowi s13
 
Tyler Allen NE Region chief, 2013
The NINTH issue is the first of two lodge flaps commemorating Langundowi's First National Officer, 2013 NE Region Chief Tyler Allen. This issue has a full color background and Langundowi's totem, the Iroquios Tree of Peace, is prominently featured in the middle. There were approximately 400 of these issues made. Attendees of the Lodge Banquet in March 2013 were able to purchase two flaps and the remainder were distributed by Tyler Allen.

Langundowi s14
 
Tyler Allen NE Region chief ghost, 2013
approx. 100 made and were distributed exclusively by Tyler
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
The TENTH issue is the second of two lodge flaps commemorating Langundowi's First National Officer, 2013 NE Region Chief Tyler Allen. This issue is a semi-ghost and Langundowi's totem, the Iroquios Tree of Peace, is colored with SMY thread. This issue was Tyler's unique design. There were approximately 100 of this flap made and distributed exclusively by Tyler Allen.



Langundowi Friendship Patch x2 
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
Langundowi Friendship Patch x3 
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
Langundowi Friendship Patch x4a 
late 80's and early 90's
Langundowi Friendship Patch x4b 
image courtesy of Rob Hanes
Langundowi 2000 NOAC Patch x5 
image courtesy of Todd Rogers
Langundowi n4 
1978 NE-5C Conclave 
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation
Langundowi Host Lodge

image from eBay
1986 NE-5C Conclave 
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation
Langundowi Host Lodge
1994 NE-5 Conclave 
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation
Langundowi Service Lodge

Ceremonial Team backpatch x1 
image courtesy of Rob Hanes
2002 NE-3A Conclave 
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation
Langundowi Service Lodge
2009 NE-4A Conclave 
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation
Langundowi Service Lodge







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