Chanco Lodge 483 Emblems
Chanco Lodge 483 was chartered under Old Dominion Area Council of Suffolk, VA, on September 25, 1952. The Lodge was named after the Indian brave who in 1622 saved the Jamestown colonists from a bloody massacre by warning them of an impending Indian surprise attack. On January 1, 1996 Chanco Lodge 483 merged with Kecoughtan Lodge 463 to form Wahunsenakah Lodge 333, chartered under Colonial Virginia Council of Newport News, VA. Colonial Virginia Council was formed in 1992 by the merger of Peninsula and Old Dominion Area Councils, the former parent councils of 463 and 483.
The History of Chanco Lodge 483 (3.8 MB PDF) was published in 1972 on the occasion of their 20th anniversary. The Chanco Chronicles, A History of Chanco Lodge 483, 1952-1992 (2.3 MB PDF) by former Lodge Chief Ben Vincent was published on the Lodge's 40th Anniversary and later updated to include history through 1996. Longtime Chanco member DeWitt Holland provided the Chanco Lodge Issues 1952-1995 emblem reference and the Chanco Lodge 483 Bylaws from 1971.

You can also view over 80 issues of the Lodge newsletter in the Chanco Courier online archive.
Flap Issues
Image
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BB6
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
DYL
R
GRN
First flap (1957)
DYL
R
GRN
Solid embroidery (1962)
WHT
R
GRN
20th Anniversary (1972), Qty=200
DYL
R
GRN
27mm "Chanco," FDL, cloth back, (1977)
DYL
R
GRN
Plastic back
DYL
R
GRN
Plastic back, lighter green background
LGY
R
GRN
25th Anniversary, FDL, LGY "1952-1977"
WHT
R
GRN
30th Anniversary, FDL, WHT "1952-1982"
DYL
R
GRN
33mm "Chanco," 13mm high FDL, CD (1986/87)
GRN
R
WHT
35th Anniversary, GRN "1952-1987"
DYL
R
GRN
26mm "Chanco," 10mm high FDL, CD, (1989) YEL name & FDL
DYL
R
GRN
26mm "Chanco," 10mm high FDL, CD, (1993) DYL name & FDL
DYL
R
GRN
30mm "Chanco," (1990)
WHT
R
RED
92 Conclave Host, border ends at bottom point
WHT
R
RED
92 Conclave Host, border ends upper corner
WHT
R
RED
92 Conclave Host, 2mm wide arrow shaft
WHT
R
RED
40th Anniversary, FDL, WHT "1952-1992," Qty=500
X (Other) Issues
Have
BB98
AR2K
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
Yes
X1
YEL
C
GRN
90mm keyhole shape
Yes
X2
DYL
C
GRN
120mm keyhole, brown Native American, 10mm fletchings
See pictures of front and reverse for comparison
Yes
X2b
DYL
C
GRN
120mm keyhole, reddish-brown Native American, 8mm fletchings
See pictures of front and reverse for comparison
Yes
X3
DYL
R
GRN
Quarter Circle, issued with yellow neckerchief
Yes
X4
GRN
R
DYL
Diamond shape, 10th Anniversary (1962)
No
X5
GRN
R
GRN
Oval, 15th Anniversary (1967)
Yes
X6
WHT
R
DYL
Shield, 20th Anniversary, GRN "1952-1972"
No
X7
DYL
R
GRN
Quarter Circle, with FDL, issued on neckerchief
Yes
X8
WHT
C
RED
Keyhole, 40th Anniversary, BLK "1952-1992"
No
X9
DYL
R
GRN
Quarter Circle, with FDL, computer designed, on neckerchief.
See article about recent fakes of this patch selling on eBay.
No
X?
-
-
GRN
Vigil Rededication piece given at Lodge's 35th Anniversary celebration in 1987. Green plexiglas triangle with white painted emblem.
Hat Pins
Have
Issue
Year
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
Yes
?
GLD
-
GRN
Same design as P1 neckerchief patch, no FDL
Yes
?
YEL
-
GRN
Flap shape with FDL (like S6)
Yes
1982
GLD
-
GRN
Same design as P1 neckerchief patch, no FDL, "30" at bottom
Yes
1987
GLD
-
WHT
Same design as S7 (35th Anniversary flap)
Mugs
Have
Issue
Year
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
NO
?
-
-
-
Similar design as J2a jacket patch, without FDL
NO
?
-
-
-
Same design as X5 shield shaped 20th anniversary patch
NO
?
-
-
-
Christmas Banquet (1972?) Same design as 1965 Spring Fellowship patch.
Round Issues
Have
Issue
Year
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
Yes
R1
BLK
R
WHT
E. Urner Goodman, 50th Anniv. of OA, BLK "1915-1965"
Yes
R2
LGY
R
GRN
25th Anniversary, LGY "1952-1977"
Yes
R3
GRN
R
WHT
35th Anniversary, GNR "1952-1987"
No
R4
RED
R
M/C
40th Anniversary, BLK "1952-1992"
Jacket Issues
Have
BB98
AR2K
BDR
E
BKG
Comments
Yes
J1
DYL
R
GRN
large keyhole, DYL FDL (1978)
Yes
J2a
YEL
R
GRN
175mm round, 2 FDL's, BRN face, computer designed
No
J2b
YEL
R
GRN
175mm round, 2 FDL's, LBR face, computer designed (1995)
No
-
YEL
-
GRN
Diamond, Native American & Deer, SPC Chenille Type 11, reverse, see also feature article about 483 YC1
Activity Issues
are listed on the Chanco Lodge Activities Emblems Page
Have? - is the patch in my collection?
BB6 - issue number in Blue Book 6th edition
BDR - emblem border color
E - edge type (usually Rolled or Cut)
BKG - emblem background color
FDL - fleur de-lis
NOAC - National Order of the Arrow Conference

This web site is dedicated to the memory of E. Bailey Tudder, longtime Kecoughtan Lodge Advisor, and Dr. Ron Godby, former 463 Arrowman and co-author of the most comprehensive reference on Lodge 463 emblem issues.

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