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Plastic & Metal Neckerchief Slides







Mid 1950's
Lodge Ritual Chief
Neckerchief Slide

     Hammered & stamped sheet metal with applied silver & turquoise Katchina charm.

   Members of the Tamet Lodge and chapter ritual teams occasionally crafted special items that could be worn as part of their scout uniforms to distinguish themselves
 as Indian dancers.


 
    1961
Area 12-E
National O.A. Conference
Indiana University, Bloomington



Stamped polished nickel with
a
ttached metal chain.

Several Tamet Lodge members joined with other Arrowmen from Area 12-E (Lodges from Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties)  attending  the 1961 National Conference (NOAC). These slides were awarded to members of the Area 12-E contingent. They may have been made by Siwinis Lodge who used stamped copper slides for their Vigil Honor members.
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Manufactured Slides
 
           Manufactured Tamet Lodge neckerchief slides emerged in the mid 1960's. These slides were made by Lodge members,  most notably Sandy's Plastics, operated by the Sanford family, and Camp Sales Co. run by Glenn Gordon. These souvenir items were available for purchase at Lodge banquets & functions.
 
Sandy's Plastics Slides

Sandy's Plastics was owned by Crescent Bay Scouter Oliver "Sandy" Sanford with help from sons Frank & Guy, both very
active scouts and Tamet Lodge Arrowmen. Between the early 1960's-1970's, they made slides for councils all over the country
including Crescent Bay slides for Scout-O-Rama, Emerald Bay, Wolverton, Catholic Retreats, JLT and District events.
          Construction: objects and writing (on decals), sandwiched between a clear and colored layer of poured resin.


 
Mid 1960's
Order of the Arrow


The red oval Order of the Arrow slides were used by Tamet Lodge and were also available to other Lodges in California and
around the country. Different varieties of the slide were created by changing the directions of the arrow and lettering decals.
 
 
Arrow Facing Right - Above Letters                   Arrow Facing Right - Below Letters

 
 

 

 


 
Arrow Facing Left - Above Letters

           Vigil Honor

                 
          While clearly a Vigil Honor insignia, these slides were generally available for sale to all Tamet Lodge members.



 
National O.A. Conferences

SeveraTamet Lodge members joined with other Arrowmen from Area 12-E (Lodges from Los Angeles, Venturaand
Santa Barbara Counties) attending  the 1963 & 1965 National Conference (NOAC). Sandy's Plastics made these slides to trade
and sell to Arrowmen in attendance. They were also worn by the Tamet Lodge members.

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    1963
Area 12-E  •  National O.A. Conference
University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana
 
  1963
National O.A. Conference
 University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana
 
   
                      

1965
National O.A. Conference
Indiana University, Bloomington

 


 


Sandy also made a popular line of arrowhead slides that included a gold arrow and often, other totems. 
Theses slides were part of Sandy's Plastics stock inventory and for many years during the 1960's were available 
for purchase at Tamet Lodge events for use by local arrowmen.
  
Early 1960's
  White Arrowhead
  Arrow with Glitter

   Mid 1960's
Yellow Arrowhead
Arrow & Indian Chief
  Mid 1960's
Dark Blue Arrowhead
Arrow & Tepee
  Mid 1960's
Blue Arrowhead
Arrow & Longhorn

       
 The earliest of Sandy's slides
 used glitter in the plastic.



   

   

   

Mid 1960's
Red Arrowhead
Gold Arrow-Slide
  Mid 1960's
Red Arrowhead
Gold Arrow-Key Chain
  Mid 1960's
Red Arrowhead
Arrow - Indian Chief
Silver
  Mid 1960's
  Red Arrowhead
Arrow - Indian Chief
Gold



 
 






 
By 1963, Sandy's Plastics was manufacturing slides for specific Tamet Lodge events.



1963
Tamet Lodge
Indian Chief


      1963
Area 12-E Fellowship
Tamet Lodge Host 

       Mid 1960's
Indian Chief
 





        





Possibly among the first of the Sandy's plastic slides to say
Tamet Lodge - Crescent Bay


     
For Tamet Lodge members attending
the Area 12-E Fellowship Conference at
Loyola College.


Generic slide available for sale to
Tamet Lodge members.




    Mid 1960's
Tamet Lodge
Indian Chief
  Mid 1960's
Chief & Bear
 
  Mid 1960's
Area 12-E
Thunder Bird
   
 
  
 
    One of several versions of oval shaped Tamet Lodge slides made by Sandy's plastics


  Generic slide available for sale to Tamet Lodge members. May also have been used by Achewon Nimat Lodge 282 from the San Francisco Bay Area Council.

  Issued for Area 12-E Conference.



 



 Mid 1960's 
California OA
Indian Chief and Arrow
Another Sandy's Plastics slide from stock inventory available to
Tamet Lodge members.




    Mid 1960's
Tamet Lodge Flap
Sun and Arrow
           
Mid 1960's
Tamet Lodge Flap
Medicine Dancer









Similar in design to the Red Tamet flap patch.
Possible use was for ritual team members.    


1967
25th Anniversary
Camp Josepho, January 7.


 
        

 
 
          Camp Sales Co. Slides
 






  Late 1960's                       Early 1970's
  Red Letters-Gold Center      Gold Letters-Red Center
 
           
1970
Cloisonne Flap Slide
 



               
   




Fabricated with a printed and embossed plastic disc
about 1 ¼" across and applied to a brass slide base.

Manufactured in Taiwan for
 Frank Sanford's company:
Pins A-Go-Go.





   


2010's
 
Painted Wooden Flap Slide




Carved and painted. Souvenir slide made AFTER the time of Tamet Lodge.


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 Sandy's Plastics Sample Set  

1962-63

In the early 1960's, Sandy's plastics began marketing their neckerchief slides nationally to Boy Scout councils and Order of the Arrow lodges all across the country. Sample sets were made as promotional items showing a variety of different shapes and uses for
Sandy's Plastics possibilities utilizing their unique technique of gold charms sandwiched between a colored and clear layer of resin, 
Different backs were also available for different uses in addition to the normal neckerchief slide ring.

NOTE: The shapes, backings and silver Indian Chief charm used on the keychain red arrowhead are not known
 to have been used by Tamet Lodge or produced for any other OA or Scout group in the country.


1962-63

Red Arrowhead
Chief with Glitter
Key Chain
1962-63
Red Bar with Gold Arrow 
Tie Clip
1962-63
Red with Chief 
Cuff Link
1962-63
Red with FDL
Tie Tac

FRONT


Gold Arrow was a very popular element in Sandy's Plastics objects and slides.



BACK


Metal tie clip glued to the back.



FRONT


Gold Chief was also popular charm on OA items.


BACK

Traditional cuff link hardware glued on back.
FRONT


FDL charm is not known to have been used on other Sandy's Plastic items.


BACK

Simple tie tac hardware glued on back.
Glitter was used in 1962 Sandy's Plastics slides but apparently not after that.







Buttons & Bolo Ties  


        Early 1970's    
    1971
Arrow Power



Made by Frank Sanford's company,
Pins A-Go-Go, these buttons were used as souvenir items by the
Tamet Lodge delegation at the
1971 National OA Conference (NOAC).


1971
Co-Ed OA



Today, the Order of the Arrow includes women and senior girls. But back in the early 1970's, Co-Ed OA was a highly controversial topic.
                   







   

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Name Tags  

Many of the name tags made for Tamet Lodge arrowmen were used at Area Conferences.

1949
Area 12-A Conference
  Canalino Lodge Host
Camp Drake, Santa Barbara



Issued to Loren Tarvin, Tamet Lodge Chief.



1956
Area 12-E Conference
  Tamet Lodge Host
Camp Josepho


  Delegate
 
  Conference Staffman
 
 
     



1958
Area 12-E Training Conference
  Tamet Lodge Host
Camp Josepho
 

1960
Area 12-E Conference
  Canalino Lodge Host
San Marcos High School
Santa Barbara, CA



 
 
Issued to Gene Lauxman, Tamet Lodge


Dymo Tape on plastic back.
General issue item from the period.
Issued to Glenn Gordon, Area Leader
 in 1959-1960.

1961
Area 12-E Conference
  Tatanka Lodge Host
  Rosemead High School, Rosemead, CA

                 


1963

 
 
National B.S.A. name tag holder
Issued to Tamet Lodge Chief Marc Medoff
NOTE: misspelled name "Mark"


Area 12-E Conference
  Tamet Lodge Host
  Loyola College, Westchester, CA





George Moore Delegate





1965
Area 12-E Conference
  Walika Lodge Host
  Jubilee Scout Ranch



        


Engraved melanin. Issued to Keith Bair.
NOTE: error on lodge number "255".


Engraved melanin. Issued to Roger Piper.
NOTE: error on lodge number "255".





1966
Area 12-E Conference
  Canalino Lodge Host
  San Marcos High School Santa Barbara





                                            

       




Engraved melanin.
Issued to Area 12-E Chief Keith Bair.
NOTE:  misspelled name "Blair".







1969-70
Area 12-E
Tamet Lodge Host
Conference Committee











       






Issued to Jeff Morley - design




Issued to Glen Gordon - advisor




Dymo Tape on a masonite backing.  Tamet Lodge hosted the Area12-E conference in 1970.
These name tags were made up for members who served on the conference committee.



    
Late 1960's
Plastic
Paper Tamet Sun
 


                    Early 1970's
Plastic
Camp Sales Co.Tamet Sun
 




Dymo name strip meant to be applied in slot across top of holder.
 
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Arrow Objects  


Mid 1940's
Camp Josepho Contest Arrow
 
 
  The "Arrow Contest"
Excerpt from 1945 Camp Josepho Staff
Personal Handbook p.5 & 6
 




Wooden arrow painted red. 2½ inches long.

           In 1944, the Camp Josepho staff (made up almost exclusively of Tamet Lodge Arrowmen) created a camp-wide competition held each session aptly named: the Arrow Contest. The contest was billed as a 24 hours-a-day steeplechase of inspections, songfests, wide games & field meets throughout the entire ten days in each summer camping period.
          Staff viewed the Arrow Contest as a
" tool" in molding character, inspiring teamwork, & teaching self discipline; all without the scouts realizing they were "learning" anything.

          These small wooden arrows were presented to campers within the eight camp tribes for performing and winning contest events. Placards with each tribe name were mounted between the tall windows on the east wall of the Camp Josepho lodge. Awarded arrows were accumulated under each of the names. The tribe with the most arrows was rewarded with a fabulous chicken dinner the last night in camp

see film of inspections & games of the
Arrow Contest at Camp Josepho in 1944
 
        






 
1956
Brotherhood Arrow Memento

 

Pen on wood. Personal memento for Johnnie Winsauro who received his Brotherhood Honor
at the first Area12-E Conference hosted by Tamet Lodge at Camp Josepho.



1964
Appreciation Award
Doris Grabhorn


Engraved brass plaque on wooden arrow.
Inscription reads: "In Appreciation -Tamet Lodge O/A  Doris Grabhorn   1964"
Doris & Earl "Grabby" Grabhorn served as the resident rangers at Camp Slauson.

 
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Trophy Ornaments  

1961
Past Lodge Chief Award
Marc Medoff

 
         
              

Photo of original trophy when it was awarded to
Marc Medoff for service in 1961.

 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 Plaque from 1961 Trophy     Plaque from 1960 Trophy
Chapter Chief Culver Palms
   
 

Engraved brass with applied cloisonne Vigil pin
 
 
 

Engraved plastic.

   



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