"Western Pennsylvania has a dynamic history and features several early lodges within the Order of the Arrow. It hosted early National Meetings at Camp Twin Echo and featured large, robust and vibrant Area meetings as early as [1940]. The explosive growth of the Order resulted in attendance of over 600 members at the 1953 Area III-B meeting Camp Twin Echo, one of the largest gatherings outside of a National Conference."

Reference: A Guide to Collecting Western Pennsylvania Area Meeting & Section Conclave Memorabilia, by Tom Price and Todd Rogers


  • From 1943-48, Western Pennsylvania was covered by Area F. Before then, the Area was called Area E, of which there is little known and with only one known event in 1940.

    Area E
    Wagion 6
    Eriez 46
    Kuwewanik 57
    Anicus 67
    8/13/38: Sagamore 130
    11/3/38: Ah'Tic 139
    9/8/39: Unalachtigo 168
    1940-1942 Area E Conferences
    1940 host? location?
    {1941} held? held?
    {1942} held? held?

  • By Dec. 1942, Area E was renamed Area F.
    Reference: Dingwerth, Frank, and Chris Jensen. Order of the Arrow Conclave Handbook, vol. 1.



    Area F
    Wagion 6
    Eriez 46
    Kuwewanik 57
    Anicus 67
    Sagamore 130
    Ah'Tic 139
    Unalachtigo 168
    7/1/43: Chimalus 242
    11/4/43: Ho-Squa-Sa-Ga-Dah 251
    3/21/44: Cornplanter 255
    3/23/44: Deer Rock 256
    8/14/44: Monachgen 275 (dis '46)
    8/1/46: Wopsononock 347
    1943-1947 Area F Conferences
    {1943} held? held?
    1944, Sep. 2-4 Wagion 6 Camp Wesco
    1945, Aug 24-26 Eriez 46 Camp Sequoyah
    1945, Sep 1-3 Anicus 67 Camp Twin Echo
    1946, Aug 16-18 Deer Rock 256 Camp Coffman
    1946, Aug 31-Sep 2 Chimalus 242 Camp Anawanna
    1947, Aug 30-Sep 1 Kuwewanik 57 Hubbard SR

    "In some cases due to travel distances, there were two meetings held in a given year, usually two or three weeks apart at a northern or southern camp." (Price 3)

    The Sep. 1948 edition of the National Bulletin includes an article on the 1948 meeting held at Camp Twin Echo. While the program booklet and the patch issued for the event call it "Area F," the article specifically refers to it as the "Area III-b Fellowship meeting. This is because this event occurred immediately after the integration into the 12 BSA Regions was announced.

    The article describes how the "delegates from Anicus Lodge hurried from the [1948] National Meeting [at Indiana University] directly to Camp Twin Echo of their East Boroughs Council of Wilkinsburg, Pa., to take up their duties as hosts for the Area III-b Fellowship meeting slated for September 4-5-6. This meeting had a registration of 365 Scouts and Scouters from 12 lodges in this area..." All subsequent 3-B events have been numbered from 1948.

    Trivia: Camp Twin Echo was also the site of the 1940 National Meeting.





    Area 3-B
    Wagion 6
    Eriez 46
    Kuwewanik 57
    Anicus 67
    Sagamore 130
    Ah'Tic 139
    Unalachtigo 168
    Chimalus 242
    Ho‑Squa‑Sa‑Ga‑Dah 251
    Cornplanter 255 (dis 1/50)
    Deer Rock 256
    Wopsononock 347
    7/20/1949: Packanke 419
    9/8/1950: Amadahi 441
    6/18/1951: Allegewi 455
    7/29/53: Shingis 497
    Summer 1953: Indiana 275

    1948-53 Area 3-B Conferences
    1948 Anicus 67 Camp Twin Echo
    1949 Eriez 46 Camp Sequoyah
    1950 Ah'Tic 139 Camp Mountain Run
    1951 Unalachtigo 168 Camp Bucoco
    1952 Chimalus 242 Camp Anawanna
    1953 Anicus 67 Camp Twin Echo



  • 1948 Area 3-B Conference 
    Camp Twin Echo
    Anicus 67

    image from eBay
    patch was ordered before the 12 BSA Region integration
    1949 Area 3-B Conference n/c slide 
    Camp Sequoyah
    Eriez 46

    image courtesy of Todd Rogers




    1950 3-B Conference 
    Camp Mountain Run
    Ah'Tic 139

    image from eBay
    1951 3-B Conference 
    Camp Bucoco
    Unalachtigo 168

    image from eBay
    1952 3-B Conference 
    Camp Anawanna
    Chimalus 242

    image from eBay
    1953 3-B Conference 
    Camp Twin Echo
    Anicus 67

    image from eBay


  • At the 1953 3-B Area Conference at Twin Echo, there were 620 attendees from 16 lodges. Up to that time, it was the largest Area Fellowship Meeting ever to be held-- larger than all but four National Meetings. According to the 1967 Area 3-B Meeting booklet, it was at the 1953 Conference that it was decided to divide the Area into two new areas: the 8 lodges in the Pittsburgh area, and the 8 remaining lodges. A coin toss at the 1953 meeting determined that the first group of lodges would be become the new Area 3-F, and the second group would remain as Area 3-B (Price 3).
    Reference: 1953 3-B Area Conference newsletter

    Old Area 3-B


    Area 3-B (1954-73)
    8/72: Langundowi 46
        Eriez 46
        Ho-Squa-Sa-Ga-Dah 251
        1959: Skanondo Inyan 256 (nc)
              Deer Rock 256
    Ah'Tic 139
    1960: Gyantwachia 255 (nc)
        1954: Chief Cornplanter 255
    9/70: Nachamawat 275
        Hopocan 275 (from 3-F)
        Wopsononock 347
        Amadahi 441
    Packanke 419
    Allegewi 455

    to Area 3-F by 1954
    Wagion 6
    Kuwewanik 57
    Anicus 67
    Sagamore 130
    Unalachtigo 168
    Chimalus 242
    Shingis 497

    Trivia: these new areas closely corresponds to the original telephone area codes 814, for 3-B, and 412 (now 724 & 412), for 3-F.



Area 3-B Conferences
1954 Ah'Tic 139 Camp Mountain Run 1964 Ah'Tic 139 Camp Mountain Run
1955 Eriez 46 Camp Sequoyah 1965 Pachanke 419 Camp Agawam
1956 Packanke 419 Camp Agawam 1966 Amadahi 441 Roaring Run SR
1957 Gyantwachia 255 Camp Olmsted 1967 Gyantwachia 255 Camp Olmsted
1958 Wopsononock 347 Camp Wisawanik 1968 Wopsononock 347 Blair Bedford SR
1959 Amadahi 441 Roaring Run SR 1969 Skanondo Inyan 256 Camp Coffman
1960 Skanondo Inyan 256 Camp Coffman 1970 Allegewi 455 Camp Elk Lick
1961 Allegewi 455 Camp Elk Lick 1971 Eriez 46 Camp Sequoyah
1962 Eriez 46 Camp Sequoyah 1972 Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da 251 Custaloga Town SR
1963 Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da 251 Riverside Park, Greenville, PA 1973 Ah'Tic 139 Camp Mountain Run





1954 7th 3-B Conference 
Camp Mountain Run
Ah'Tic 139
1955 8th 3-B Conference 
Camp Sequoyah
Eriez 46
1956 3-B Conference 
Camp Agawam
Packanke 419



1957 3-B Conference 
Camp Olmsted
Gyantwachia 255

image from conclavepatch.patchtrade.com
1958 11th 3-B Conference 
Camp Wisawanik
Wopsononock 347
1958 11th 3-B Conference 
Camp Wisawanik
Wopsononock 347

image from eBay



1959 3-B Conference 
Roaring Run Scout Reservation
Amadahi 441

image from conclavepatch.patchtrade.com
1960 13th 3-B Conference 
Camp Coffman
Skanondo Inyan 256
1961 3-B Conference 
Camp Elk Lick
Allegewi 455



1962 15th 3-B Conference 
Camp Sequoyah
Eriez 46
1962 15th 3-B Conference 
Camp Sequoyah
Eriez 46
1963 16th 3-B Conference 
Riverside Park, Greenville, PA
Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da 251



1964 17th 3-B Conference 
Camp Mountain Run
Ah'Tic 139
1965 3-B Conference 
Camp Agawam
Pachanke 419
1965 3-B Conference 
Camp Agawam
Pachanke 419



1966 19th 3-B Conference 
Roaring Run Scout Reservation
Amadahi 441
1967 3-B Conference 
Camp Olmsted
Gyantwachia 255
1967 3-B Conference 
Camp Olmsted
Gyantwachia 255

image from eBay



1968 21st 3-B Conference 
Blair Bedford Scout Reservation
Wopsononock 347
1969 3-B Conference 
Camp Coffman
Skanondo Inyan 256
1969 3-B Conference 
Camp Coffman
Skanondo Inyan 256



1970 23rd 3-B Conference 
Camp Elk Lick
Allegewi 455

image courtesy of Todd Rogers
1971 24th 3-B Conference 
Camp Sequoyah
Eriez 46
1972 25th 3-B Conference 
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation
Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da 251

1973 3-B Conference 
Camp Mountain Run
Ah'Tic 139

image courtesy of Todd Rogers






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