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1973 - 1992
1946 - 1972
1938 - 1945





Need to show councils with disbanded lodges that either recharted with a new name OR merged into a council with existing lodge.

Two years before the 1948 integration into the BSA's 12 Regions, Area U was changed over to Region 12. In the August 1946 issue of the National Bulletin, Area U was shown as "omitted now." Instead, these lodges were listed as Areas 12-A, 12-B, and 12-C. However, at the local level 12-A was referred to as "Section A of Area U," up until perhaps as late as 1950.

Bill Topkis writes:

"The reality is that starting as early as 1934, the integration into the BSA had begun. By 1946 it was a fait accompli, just needing final approvals. There are many references in National Executive Committee Meeting minutes (the immediate predecessor to the modern National OA Committee) regarding the advantages to the OA utilizing the BSA's 12 Region supply and alignment systems. I have seen in programs (such as the 1947 Tamet Lodge hosted Area Conference) references to 'Area U South.' So it seems the new system did not catch on right away, but the Order's growth as they were incorporated into National was too extreme to continue with the old system."





  • Area 12-B was created from the northern portion of Area U:

    Area 12-B (1946-1949)
    1949: Stanford-Oljato 207 (nc)
        Stanford 207
    Mow-A-Toc 262
    Swegedaigea 263
    Royaneh 282
    1948: Machek N'Gult 375
    1948: Kaweah 379
    1948: Tribe of La Porte 395 (to 12-C by 1949)


    Area 12-B (1952-54)
    Stanford-Oljato 207
    Mow-A-Toc 262
    Swegedaigea 263
    Royaneh 282
    Machek N'Gult 375
    Kaweah 379
    Hungteetsepoppi 466
    Oo Yum Buli 468


    Area 12-B (1955)
    Stanford-Oljato 207
    Royaneh 282
    Machek N'Gult 375
    Kaweah 379
    Hungteetsepoppi 466
    Oo Yum Buli 468


  • description

    Area 12-B (as of 1960)
    Stanford-Oljato 207
    Mow-A-Toc 262
    Royaneh 282
    Machek N'Gult 375
    Kaweah 379
    Hungteetsepoppi 466
    Oo Yum Buli 468
    1957: Pomponio 528 (from ? in 1959)
    1958: Talako 533 (from ? in 1959)


  • description

    Area 12-B (as of 1971-72)
    Stanford-Oljato 207
    Mow-A-Toc 262 (to 12-C by 1972)
    1965: Achewon Nimat 282
        Royaneh 282
        Machek N'Gult 375
    Kaweah 379
    1964: Miwok 439 (rc)
    Hungteetsepoppi 466
    Oo Yum Buli 468
    Pomponio 528
    Talako 533


Region 12-B timeline:

  • 1941: Stanford 207
  • 1944: Mow-A-Toc 262
  • 1944: Swegedaigea 263
  • 1945: Royaneh 282
  • 1948: Machek N'Gult 375
  • 1948: Kaweah 379
  • 1948: Stanford 207 changes name to Stanford-Oljato 207
  • 1950: Miwok 439 chartered, disbands 2 years later (Arapaho II says ch 6/15/50; dis' 10/50)
  • 1951: Hungteetsepoppi 466
  • 1952: Oo Yum Buli 468
  • 1955: Mow-A-Toc 262, Swegedaigea 263 moved to 12-C
  • 1957: Pomponio 528 chartered, doesn't join 12-B until 1959
  • 1957: Esselen 531
  • 1958: Talako 533 chartered, doesn't join 12-B until 1959
  • 1960s conclaves hosted directly by area instead of lodges
  • 1964: After 12 years, Miwok 439 recharters
  • 1965: Royaneh 282 and Machek N'Gult 375 merged to form Achewon Nimat 282

Reference: W-3A "Local & Regional History" power point presentation. Craig Leighty, 2002




  • Area 12-C was created from the central portion of Area U:

    Area 12-C (1946-1949):
    Mirimichi 102
    Yo-Se-Mite 278
    Yowlumne 303
    1948: Sumi 342 (nc)
        1946: Stanislaus 342
    1946: Wiyaka 346
    1947: Mayi 354
    Tribe of La Porte 395 (from 12-B in 1949)


  • description

    Area 12-C (1950-54):
    Mirimichi 102
    Yo-Se-Mite 278
    Yowlumne 303 (dis '51)
    Sumi 342
    Wiyaka 346 (dis '53)
    Mayi 354
    5/1/50: Kowaunkamish 395 (rc w/ new name)
        Tribe of La Porte 395 (dis 10/49)
    1954: Tehama 485


  • description

    Area 12-C (as of 1955 up to maybe 1961)
    Mow-A-Toc 262
    Swegedaigea 263
    Yowlumne 303 (rc '56)
    Kowaunkamish 395
    1961: Tannu 346 (nc)
        3/18/55: Wiyaka 346
    Mayi 354
    Kowaunkamish 395
    Tehama 485
    1955: Nebagamon 312 (dis '57)
    4/26/55: Canaku 511*
    10/1/59: Cabrosha 537

    *Canaku 511 was most likely in 12-C as of 1955. Earliest evidence, hosted 12-C conference in 1963.


    Area 12-C (as of 1972)
    Mow-A-Toc 262
    Swegedaigea 263
    Tannu 346
    Mayi 354
        Canaku 511 (m 12/31/70)
    Kowaunkamish 395
    Tehama 485
    Cabrosha 537




  • Prior to 1955, Area 12-D consisted of a single lodge in Hawaii: Kamehameha 454.

    Area 12-D (1951-54)
    3/30/51: Kamehameha 454 (to 12-H)

    The 1952 National Bulletin also mentioned that that year's 12-D conference was hosted by Kamehameha. Since they were the only lodge in that area, it might be more appropriate to consider it to have been a local lodge event.


  • By 1955, 12-D covered central California:

    Area 12-D (as of 1955/56)
    Canaliño 90 (from 12-A)
    Mirimichi 102 (from 12-C)
    Yo-Se-Mite 278 (from 12-C)
    Miwok 304 (from 12-A)
    Sumi 342 (from 12-C)


  • 1962 Area 12-D patch lists lodges:

    Area 12-D (1962)
    Mirimichi 102
    Yo-Se-Mite 278
    Yowlumne 303
    Sumi 342
    Esselen 531 (host)
    Sha-Cha-Quoi 548
    1962: Chumash 304 (rc w/ new name, not on patch*)
        Miwok 304 (dis '60)

    *Although Chumash rechartered in 1962, they were not listed on the area conference patch for that year. Perhaps they simply couldn't attend that summer? In any case, they were listed in 12-D no later than Jan. 1967 (per BB). Plus they hosted in 1968.


  • 1970 Area 12-D patch lists lodges:

    Area 12-D (1970)
    Mirimichi 102
    Yo-Se-Mite 278
    Yowlumne 303
    Chumash 304
    Sumi 342 (host)
    Esselen 531
    Sha-Cha-Quoi 548


  • description

    Area 12-D (as of 1972)
    Canaliño 90
    Mirimichi 102
    Yo-Se-Mite 278
    Yowlumne 303
    Chumash 304
    Sumi 342
    Esselen 531
    Sha-Cha-Quoi 548




  • description

    Area 12-E (1955-56)
    Tamet 225 (from 12-A)
    Walika 228 (from 12-A)
    Spe-Le-Yai 249 (from 12-A)
    Siwinis 252 (from 12-A)
    Topa Topa 291 (from 12-A)
    Ta Tanka 488 (from 12-A)


    Area 12-E (as of 1972)
    1972: Malibu 566
        Tamet 225
        Walika 228
    Spe-Le-Yai 249
    Siwinis 252
    Topa Topa 291
    Ta Tanka 488






  • description

    Area 12-G (1955-66 & as of 1972)
    1954: Tu-Cubin-Noonie 508
    1955: Twoa-Ba-Cha 514
    1956: El-Ku-Ta 520
    1957: Tatanka 529
    1966: Oala Ishadalakalish 561




  • Area 12-H met one final time in 1973-- the event patch issued was erroneously marked 12-G-- at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, and was hosted by Pupukea Lodge #557.

    Area 12-H (1955-73): first met in 1966
    Kamehameha 454 (d '59, rc before 65?)
    1964: Maluhia 554 (nc)
        1963: He-Dia 554 (nc)
               6/62: Haleakala 554
    1962: Pupukea 557
    1970: Achsin 565




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