The End of the Three Flap System

October 24, 2009


At the 2007 LLDC the lodge leadership was informed by the scout executive of a new policy approved over the summer by the OA National Committee.  This strict policy banned all forms of flaps issued to commemorate honors such as Brotherhood and Vigil flaps.  The scout executive informed the lodge officers that Santee would be following the policy.  The lodge chief informed the lodge members about the situation and it was decided that at the 2007 Fall Fellowship a decision would be made in the business meeting as to how to move forward. The lodge voted to continue selling the current inventory of flaps rather than enacting any drastic measures.  As 2008 rings in it is unclear what the lodge body will decide to do regarding possible changes to a one size fits all combination honors flap.