Monday, August 01, 2005
Kayanernh-Kowa Lodge #219 Private Issue?
To the best of my knowledge, this patch is part of the "Marmaduke" collection issued throughout a number of years by James "Marmaduke" Seton (now deceased) of the Hiawatha Seaway Council. "Marmaduke" was a close personal friend of William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt and made this patch in honor of of Mr. Hillcourt. Marmaduke was a tremendous human being and is known for his Scouting Spirit and generosity. He often gave many of these patches away as gifts to young Scouts and many have tried to collect all of the "Marmaduke" patches Mr. Seton created throughout the years. You are correct. It is not an official lodge issue, however, it is a private issue created by one of Northern New York's most beloved Scouters.