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*Some sources have attempted to explain that Doog Gni Tuocs, "Scouting Good" spelled backwards, was the name of an early camp honor society. However, the existence of Doog Gni Tuocs Lodge #164 is confirmed by the March, 1940 Bulletin's announcement of New Lodges. Arapaho II also states that lodge 164 chartered with this name, before changing its 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 Area Lists (which didn't include lodge names), but is missing on the 1944-46 lists. This is explained, however, in a Dec. 1946 National Bulletin article "Manomet Lodge No. 164", in which the editor states "was organized way back about 1938" and then further apologizes for "missed listing this Lodge on its regular annual roster in 1944 which resulted in its being omitted from the 1945 and 1946 rosters." While the article doesn't mention any name changes, I will assume that the name Manomet goes back to at least 1944.
**While Arapaho II and other sources list Ma-Ta-Cam 195 as the lodge name prior to the 1965 merger with Moswetuset 370, the April 1942 issue of the National Bulletin listed King Philip 195 in its list of new lodges chartered since the 1940 National Meeting. 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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