OA Name & Number Flap Collection Project

For going on 25 years I have been toying with a collection of Order of the Arrow flaps. Since the 1997 National Scout Jamboree I’ve been keeping a list and trying to add new pieces. But in the last 6 months I’ve gotten much more serious and made a lot of progress developing a master spreadsheet tracking every lodge that ever issued a flap. In January a real breakthrough came as I purchased a massive 1500+ piece OA collection that was 45 years old.


In this video I go through the progress I’ve made in organizing all this and share some tips on how I did it. One big takeaway that you will hear over and over is my belief that as a collector you must define what you want to collect and the rules you set for yourself. I’m sure not everyone agrees with how I’ve decided to do it but that’s the idea – it’s personal choice.



Very interesting video. I collect pretty patches, however since I have been collecting since I was a scout in the 60s I have been slowing working on a name & number collection. Like you I like pre fld solids, but I also collect odd shapes if they are interesting or easier than the flap. I add the flap later when I find or can afford it. Since I keep my collection in notebooks I keep multiple issues of many lodges.

By DAVID WRIGHT on April 5th, 2021 at 2:11 pm


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