"Lodge numbers at one time had a historical value. However, when some lodges merged, they were able to choose whatever number was open. This resulted in lodge numbers no longer having the original historical values. Also, having a lodge number separate from the council number caused some confusion. For example, when a lodge is recognized as Wah-Sha-She Lodge 42, Ozark Trails Council #306, people have to know both the 42 and the 306. The rest of the BSA uses just the council number to identify councils. Since lodges are part of their council, national can just use the council number to also represent the lodge within it. Individual lodges can continue to use the lodge number on patches or any other memorabilia, but you will use the council number when registering for events like NOAC, rechartering, and so on. Unless you have the same number for both your lodge number and council number, you will not use your lodge number on national forms. When national recognizes a lodge, they will use the council number."
wagionvigil wrote:Thanks Bob. I asked my guys that went to NOAC for a copy but have not got it yet.
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