Kahagon Lodge 131, Cambridge Council, Boy Scouts of America Records, 1954-1977
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Forrest Stearns was the first elected chief in 1938, and in 1946 with the election of David Walsh, Kahagon’s interest in Native American dress and customs grew, resulting in a nationally recognized Native American Dance Team. The Lodge designed its first patch and neckerchief using white and maroon as its ceremonial colors in 1954 and started its first newspaper, “The Smoke Signal,” in 1955. Later the publication was changed to “Kariwyo Kahagon,” or Good News in the Forest. The first newsletter of the Cambridge Council, “Cambridge Chatter,” was published in November 1954.
The Lodge’s held its 25th anniversary celebration at Camp Ted in Waltham, Massachusetts, which resulted in a historic publication of Kahagon by John Vernon and edited by Kenneth Simmons, titled, Long and Toilsome Journey: The First 25 Years of Kahagon Lodge. Camp Quinapoxet’s 50th anniversary celebration was held on July 6, 1975, in which another publication was written titled Camp Quinapoxet, 1925 – 1975: 50th Anniversary by Stephen Surette. In 1986, the Lodge received the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award. The 50th anniversary celebration of the Lodge was held on August 13, 1988 at Camp Quinapoxet, which was attended by over 225 people.
.3 Linear feet
1 boxes (Small clamshell box)
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Series 1: Bicentennial Historic Series
Series 2: Cambridge Chatter Newsletter
- Finding Aid to the Kahagon Lodge 131, Cambridge Council, Boy Scouts of America Records, 1954-1977
- Alyssa Pacy in 2013 and Allyson Doyle (EAD conversion in 2016) under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.
- 2 May 2013 and 3 September 2016
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