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  • Area 1, which by 1940 had been renamed Area A, was the Area Territory that corresponded to BSA Region 1. It included all lodges in New England.
    References: Feb. 1938 letter from National Chief Joseph H. Brinton, and "List of Lodges by Areas," dated 2/28/40, from National

    Area A (1938-49):
    Allogagan 831947: Apinakwi Pita 277 (nc)
    7/30/38: Noquochoke 124    8/21/44: Nonotuck 277
    8/13/38: Kahagon 1316/1/45: Uncas 297
    6/23/39: Winnepucket 158 (dis '1/1/45)7/10/45: Tsutsusid 309
    1946-48: Manomet 1649/7/45: Watatic 319
        7/27/39: Doog Gni Tuocs 164 (dis '1/1/45)*1/1/46: Nikiwigi 329
    3/4/41: King Philip 195**8/21/46: Wisie Hal'a Con 351
    8/26/41: Pamola 21111/19/47: Chi Sigma (ΧΣ) 369
    5/29/42: Mattatuck 21711/19/47: Massasoit 370 (dis '12/29/48)
    6/12/42: Passaconaway 2206/48: Samson Occum 388
    5/5/43: Keemosahbee 2346/48: Mauwehu 389
    8/2/43: Tulpe 2456/48: Abake Mi-Sa-Na-Ke 393
    5/13/44: Missituck 2618/48: Memphremagog 398
    7/10/44: Madockawanda 2711/4/49: Chief Pomperaug 408
    8/9/44: Wangunks 2745/13/49: Musketahquid 414

    References: 1943-46 Area lists, and "OA AREAS as of September 1948" from National.
    Map of Local Councils-Boy Scouts of America, Rural Scouting Service, 1/15/1957

    *Doog Gni Tuocs, "Scouting Good" spelled backwards, was the name of an early camp honor society. Arapaho II states that lodge 164 chartered with this name, before changing it name to Manomet at some later date. On the area lists published by National, Doog Gni Tuocs 164 is shown in Area A in 1940. Lodge number 164 appears on the 1942 and 1948 area lists (which didn't include lodge names), but is missing on the 1944-46 lists. The name Manomet first appears in a 1949 Area Lodge list. One source-- that I am attempting to verify-- says that Doog Gni Tuocs 164 disbanded in 1945. It could've then rechartered with a new name by 1948.

    It is also entirely possible that the lodge was chartered as Manomet in the first place, without having adopted the name of the honor society that it had replaced-- perhaps similar to the Ma-Ta-Cam/Moswetuset history as shown below.

    **While Arapaho II and other sources list Ma-Ta-Cam 195 as the lodge name prior to the 1965 merger with Moswetuset 370, a lodge history page, as well as lists published by National as far back as 1944, show the name as King Philip Lodge #195. In the article "Researching Lodge Names" (Journal of the American Scouting Historical Society, Winter 1998), Bruce Shelley speculates that Ma-Ta-Cam might actually have been the name of a local lodge program.

    In September 1948, as part of the integration into the 12 Regions, the lodges of Area A were reorganized as Area 1-A.
    References: "OA AREAS as of September 1948," and "Area, Area Leaders, and Lodges," dated 5/13/1949, from National.

    These lodges met as Area A one final time in 1949, at Camp Collier.

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