Northeast Region Order of the Arrow Patches

General Issues

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
OA R1 Blu Wht R Yel round Yel Roach, war club, and arrow superimposed on map of region; early 1990s
OA R2 LBl Wht R Yel round Yel Roach, war club, and arrow superimposed on map of region; early 1990s
OA R3 Blu Wht R Red round Yel Stylized eagle with city skyline; button loop; circa 2003
OA R4 Blu SMy R Red round Yel Stylized eagle with city skyline; button loop; 2003 Region Chief’s issue
Leadership Team Blk RMy C Wht square Wht Compass rose; ‘Leadership Team”; button loop
OA R5 Wht Gry R Blk round Wht Compass rose; button loop
OA 100th Blk Red R Wht dome Wht OA centennial totem in compass rose; button loop
OA 100th Blk Red C Wht round Chenille; OA centennial totem in compass rose; no FDL
OA 100th Blk Red C Wht round Blk Chenille; OA centennial totem in compass rose; hidden FDL

The first two undated patches were issued in the early 1990s. The roach and war club design was used on many Northeast Region OA patches from 1987–1998. In 1999, this was replaced with a second primary design featuring the compass from the new Northeast Region logo superimposed on an arrowhead; this second design has not appeared on a general-purpose patch.

Beginning in 2003, a third design appeared featuring a stylized eagle with a city skyline between its wings; a version with a silver mylar border was distributed by the Region Chief that year.

A new logo featuring a compass rose was introduced in 2012; the first patch with the new logo was a square emblem for the Region Leadership Team.

Event Issues

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1987 Region OA Seminar Wht Wht R Red/Wht round Yel Northeast Region OA Seminar 1987; 89mm round with button loop
1992 NOAC Blu Yel R Yel/Red round Yel Roach and club; NOAC 1992
1997 Jamboree Wht Blk R Blk round Wht Roach and club; 1997 National Jamboree
1998 NOAC Wht Grn R Blk round Yel Compass on arrowhead; NOAC 1998; button loop; general issue
1998 NOAC
(Region Chief)
Wht GMy R Blk round Yel Compass on arrowhead; NOAC 1998; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2000 NOAC M/C GMy R GMy round GMy Compass on arrowhead with flames; NOAC 2000
2001 Jamboree Wht Yel R Blk shield Yel Compass on arrowhead; 2001 National Jamboree; button loop; general issue
2001 Jamboree
(Region Chief)
Wht GMy R Blk shield Yel Compass on arrowhead; 2001 National Jamboree; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2002 NOAC Wht Yel R Blk tri Yel Arrowhead and skyline; NOAC 2002; button loop
2002 NOAC
(Region Chief)
Wht GMy R Blk tri Yel Arrowhead and skyline; NOAC 2002; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2004 NOAC M/C Blu R Wht/Grn vrect Red Bridge and cables; NOAC 2004; button loop
2004 NOAC
(Region Chief)
M/C SMy R Wht/Grn vrect Red Bridge and cables; NOAC 2004; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2005 Jamboree M/C Wht R Wht round Blu Stylized eagle in front of skyline; button loop
2005 Jamboree
(Region Chief)
M/C SMy R Wht round Blu Stylized eagle in front of skyline; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2006 NOAC M/C RBr R Red dome M/C Declaration of Independence and OA Legend; NOAC 2006; button loop
2006 NOAC
(Region Chief)
M/C GMy R Red dome M/C Declaration of Independence and OA Legend; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2008 ArrowCorps5 M/C Wht R M/C hrect Wht Snow-capped purple mountain; “Use Your Outside Voice!”; ArrowCorps5 2008
2008 ArrowCorps5
(Region Chief)
M/C SMy R M/C hrect Wht Snow-capped purple mountain; “Use Your Outside Voice!”; ArrowCorps5 2008; Region Chief’s issue
2009 NOAC M/C Blu R Wht vrect Olv Mountains; “The Power of One”; NOAC 2009; button loop
2009 NOAC
(Region Chief)
M/C SMy R Wht vrect Olv Mountains; “The Power of One”; NOAC 2009; button loop; Region Chief’s issue
2012 NOAC LGy Red R Blk/Wht dome Wht Arrowmen with crossed arms; “United We Leave a Legacy”; NOAC 2012; button loop
2012 NOAC
(Chiefs’ Patch)
LGy Blk R Blk/Wht dome Wht Arrowmen with crossed arms; “United We Leave a Legacy”; NOAC 2012; button loop; given to Section and Lodge Chiefs
2012 NOAC
(Chairman’s Recognition)
LGy SMy R Blk/Wht dome Wht Arrowmen with crossed arms; “United We Leave a Legacy”; NOAC 2012; button loop; Region Chairman’s recognition patch
NLS Germany
(Fundraiser)
Wht Red R Blk round Yel Black Eagle on compass rose; “National Leadership Seminar Germany”; button loop; fundraiser patch; 2012
NLS Germany
(Participant)
Wht Blk R Blk round Yel Black Eagle on compass rose; “National Leadership Seminar Germany”; button loop; participant patch; 2012
NLS Germany
(Staff)
Wht RMy R Blk round Yel Black Eagle on compass rose; “National Leadership Seminar Germany”; button loop; staff patch; 2012
Hurricane Sandy
(Fundraiser)
Wht Blk R Wht vrect Wht Hurricane and compass rose; “Scouts Helping Scouts”; “Hurricane Sandy Relief”; button loop; fundraiser patch; 2012
Hurricane Sandy
(Fundraiser)
Wht SMy R Wht vrect Wht Hurricane and compass rose; “Scouts Helping Scouts”; “Hurricane Sandy Relief”; button loop; fundraiser patch; 2012
2013 Jamboree Wht Blk R Wht vrect Wht Climber silhouette and compass rose; 2013 National Jamboree; button loop
2013 Key Three Summit Wht Blk R Blk round Wht Compass rose; “2013 Key Three Summit”; button loop
2015 ArrowTour Yel M/C C Red arc Gry Compass rose logo on arc segment; night skyline and US Capital; OA centennial totem
2015 ArrowTour (“Thank You”) Yel Yel C Red/Wht arc Gry Partial ghost of ArrowTour segment; “Thank You”; OA centennial totem
2015 ArrowTour Set M/C M/C C M/C Round Blk Jacket patch; design of four regional segments around central patch; OA centennial totem
2015 ArrowTour Wht Blk C Blk tri Wht Printed segment for center patch; text of OA purpose; OA centennial totem; complete set
2015 ArrowTour Wht Blk C Blk/Gry dmnd4 Blk Printed center patch; four region logos; OA centennial totem; fits four regional segments
2015 NOAC Red Blk R Wht/Blk dome Gry Arrowmen saluting; “It Starts With Us”; NOAC 2015; OA centennial totem; button loop
2015 NOAC
(Chairman’s Recognition)
Red SMy R Wht/Blk dome Gry Arrowmen saluting; “It Starts With Us”; NOAC 2015; OA centennial totem; button loop; Region Chairman’s recognition patch
NLS/NLATS Germany
DYl Blk R Blk/Wht round Red Compass rose surrounding Black Eagle, Scout sign, and arrowhead; “2016 NLS & NLATS Germany”; button loop
NLS/NLATS Germany
DYl RMy R Blk/Wht round Red Staff issue; compass rose surrounding Black Eagle, Scout sign, and arrowhead; “2016 NLS & NLATS Germany”; button loop
NLS/NLATS Germany fundraiser
DYl Blk C Blk/Wht round Red Chenille fundraiser patch; compass rose surrounding Black Eagle, Scout sign, and arrowhead; “2016 NLS & NLATS Germany”
2017 Jamboree Wht Blu R/C Blk/LGy square LGy/Red Compass rose, arrowman giving Scout sign; “Northeast Region”; button loop

The 1987 OA Seminar was a region-wide NLS weekend held on the Rutgers campus in August 1987.

OA High Adventure Issues

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
High Adventure Blk Blu R M/C round Blu Compass rose; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; button loop; fundraiser patch; 2013
High Adventure Blk SMy R M/C round Blu Compass rose; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; button loop; fundraiser patch; 2013
High Adventure
(Fundraiser/
Participant)
Blk GMy R M/C round Blu Compass rose; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; button loop; limited participant and limited fundraiser patch; 2013 and for 2014 participants
High Adventure
(Fundraiser/
Participant)
Blk GMy R M/C round Blu Compass rose; OA centennial totem; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; button loop; limited participant and limited fundraiser patch; for donors and 2015 participants
OA High Adventure
Philmont
Blk Red R Red/Wht round Blu Tooth of Time; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Trail Crew”; button loop
OA High Adventure
Philmont
Blk GMy R Red/Wht round Blu Tooth of Time; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Trail Crew”
OA High Adventure
Sea Base
Blk Red R Red/Wht round Blu Palm trees; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Ocean Adventure”; button loop
OA High Adventure
Sea Base
Blk GMy R Red/Wht round Blu Palm trees; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Ocean Adventure”
OA High Adventure
Northern Tier
Blk Red R Red/Wht round Blu Canoe; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Wilderness Voyage Canadian Odyssey”; button loop
OA High Adventure
Northern Tier
Blk GMy R Red/Wht round Blu Canoe; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Wilderness Voyage Canadian Odyssey”
OA High Adventure
Summit
Blk Red R Red/Wht round Blu Bridge; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Summit Experience”; button loop
OA High Adventure
Summit
Blk GMy R Red/Wht round Blu Bridge; “Order of the Arrow High Adventure”; “Summit Experience”

The OA High Adventure patches were created to help fund scholarships for participants in the OA’s programs at the BSA High Adventure bases. From 2013 through 2015, the fundraising sets included a mylar-bordered version of the patch that was also given to participants. In 2017, a new set was issued that had separate patches for each of the four programs/bases.

Standard and Quality Section

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1987 Standard Section LBl Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design; first Standard Section patch issued in Northeast Region
1988 Standard Section DBl Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1989 Standard Section Grn Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1990 Standard Section LPr Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1991 Standard Section Wht Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1992 Standard Section Blu Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1993 Standard Section Pur Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1994 Standard Section Grn Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1995 Standard Section Blu Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1996 Quality Section Gry Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1997 Quality Section LBl Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1998 Quality Section DBl Wht R Yel shield Yel roach and club design
1999 Quality Section Wht Yel R Blk shield Yel compass on arrowhead design
2000 Quality Section Wht Red R Blk shield Yel compass on arrowhead design
2001 Quality Section Wht Grn R Blk shield Yel compass on arrowhead design
2002 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design
2003 Quality Section Blu Wht R Red shield Yel stylized eagle and skyline design; button loop
2004 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2004 Quality Section Blu Wht R Red shield Yel stylized eagle and skyline design
2005 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2006 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2007 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2008 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2009 Quality Section Wht Grn R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2010 Quality Section Wht Blu R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2011 Quality Section Wht Pur R Blk shield Wht compass on arrowhead design; button loop
2012 Quality Section Wht Blk R Blk/Wht round Wht compass rose design; button loop

The first Standard Section patches used the same general design as those issued in the Southeast Region (and by Section SE-1) during the late 1970s. The Northeast Region began issuing these patches a few years after adding a handful of lodges that were formerly in SE-1.

I do not know why there were two different designs used in 2004.

Section Officers Seminar

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1996 Section Officers Seminar Blu LBl R Wht dome Yel Roach and club; button loop
1997 Section Officers Seminar Blu Wht R Wht dome Yel Roach and club; button loop
1998 Section Officers Seminar Blu Red R Wht dome Yel Roach and club; button loop
1996–1998 Section Officers Seminar Staff Blu SMy R Wht dome Yel Staff patch used for three years; roach and club; button loop
1999 Section Officers Seminar Wht Grn R Blk dome Yel Compass on arrowhead; button loop
2000 Section Officers Seminar Wht Yel R Blk dome Yel Compass on arrowhead; button loop
2001 Section Officers Seminar Wht Blk R Blk dome Yel Compass on arrowhead; button loop
2002 Section Officers Seminar Wht Red R Blk dome Yel Compass on arrowhead; button loop
1999–2002 Section Officers Seminar Staff Wht SMy R Blk dome Yel Staff patch used for four years; compass on arrowhead; button loop
2003 & 2007 Section Officer Seminar Wht Grn R Blk round Yel Same design used in two different years; compass on arrowhead; 102mm round; button loop
2004 & 2010 Section Officer Seminar Wht Blk R Blk round Yel Same design used in two different years; compass on arrowhead; 102mm round; button loop
2005 & 2008 Section Officer Seminar Wht Red R Blk round Yel Same design used in two different years; compass on arrowhead; 102mm round; button loop
2006 & 2009 Section Officer Seminar Wht Yel R Blk round Yel Same design used in two different years; compass on arrowhead; 102mm round; button loop
2003–2010 Section Officer Seminar Staff Wht SMy R Blk round Yel Staff patch used for eight years; 102mm round; compass on arrowhead; SMy button loop

This event, usually held in November, is a training weekend for all Section Officers in the region. The event has been running for many years but there were no patches issued prior to 1996.

Following the first cycle of round patches (2003–2006), I have been told the intent was to start a cycle of smaller round patches with a similar design. The patches actually produced, however, were almost indistinguishable from the ones used previously. For that reason, I have listed each border color once with a note about the years it was used.

Gathering of Leaders

Thumbnail Issue Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
2011 Gathering of Leaders Wht Red/Wht C M/C dome Wht OA logo; Wht edge around button loop; participant issue
2011 Gathering of Leaders Staff Wht RMy/Wht C M/C dome Wht OA logo; Wht edge around button loop; staff issue
2012 Gathering of Leaders Wht Blk/Wht R/C Blk dome Wht Compass rose logo; Wht cut edge around button loop; participant issue
2012 Gathering of Leaders Staff Wht SMy/Wht R/C Blk dome Wht Compass rose logo; Wht cut edge around button loop; staff issue
2013 Gathering of Leaders M/C RMy R M/C square LGy Puzzle pieces over compass rose; “Your Piece of the Puzzle”; button loop
2014 Gathering of Leaders M/C Grn R Wht round LGy Compass rose; “Charting the Course”; “Navigating our Future”; button loop; participant issue
2014 Gathering of Leaders Staff M/C SMy R Wht round LGy Compass rose; “Charting the Course”; “Navigating our Future”; button loop; staff issue
2015 Gathering of Leaders Tan Blk R Org/Blk square Tan Compass rose sunset; “The Aftereffect”; “GOL 2015”; button loop; participant issue
2015 Gathering of Leaders Staff Tan GMy R Org/Blk square Tan Compass rose sunset; “The Aftereffect”; “GOL 2015”; button loop; staff issue
2016 Gathering of Leaders M/C Gry R Red/Yel round Yel Hiker on overlook; “Challenge the Ordinary”; “2016 NER GOL”; button loop; participant issue
2016 Gathering of Leaders Staff M/C GMy R Red/Ye. round Yel Hiker on overlook; “Challenge the Ordinary”; “2016 NER GOL”; button loop; staff issue

In 2011, the Gathering of Leaders replaced the Section Officers Seminar. In 2012, the event was shifted from November to September. There was no separate staff patch for the 2013 event.

My needs are highlighted in the issue column above. Offers will be enthusiastically welcomed.