During 1960 the first official
neckerchief for the Lodge was made available. The neckerchief was in five
colors and had red binding. All members of the Lodge were urged to purchase
the neckerchief to wear the following summer when the lodge hosted their
second Area 9-D meeting. The neckerchief, which sold for $1.00, "was not
to be traded, sold or given away to any member of another lodge."
SECOND LODGE NECKERCHIEF
The second Lodge neckerchief was designed by Jimmy Erwin and made available
to the members of Otena in the Spring of 1967. A fully embroidered patch,
for $2.25, was designed to be sewn on the back of a white satin neckerchief
with fringe. Each member was urged to buy the patch and make their own
neckerchief. Later, the neckerchief with patch sewn on was made available
by the Lodge. When all the patches were gone, each member made and wore
just the neckerchief with fringe. Today that is the official neckerchief
of the Lodge.
THIRD LODGE NECKERCHIEF DESIGNED
In recognition of the 50th
Anniversary of the Lodge a new neckerchief patch was designed by the Lodge
and issued in the Fall of 1994. This design featured all the previous emblems
of various flaps. It had the tepee, Indian head and Arrowhead plus Ordeal,
Brotherhood and Vigil sashes.
FOUR WINDS DESIGN
In 1996, a new neckerchief
patch was designed to feature the Four Winds Ceremony at Camp Billy Gibbons.
The patch is fully embroidered with a gold border.
OTHER NECKERCHIEFS OF OTNEA LODGE