There are 17 lodges that stretch across Order of the Arrow sections SR-5 and SR-7B covering North Carolina, South Carolina and a sliver of Georgia. CarolinaOA.com is a website built to share and preserve Scouting history and knowledge of memorabilia among Boy Scout collectors.
Each of the lodges represented in the site has a lodge editor(s) who is charged with providing the latest news on issues from that lodge and also helping to pass on the story of the memorabilia issued over the years.
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Some of you may know that in December of 2016 the National OA lifted their ban on lodges issuing flaps to recognize different levels of membership in the Order. While it’s strongly discouraged (I think that’s the language) there is no longer a prohibition. Many lodges in the Carolinas had Ordeal-Brotherhood-Vigil (OBV) sets prior to …Read More
I recently acquired a merit badge sash from Charles B. who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1942 in Tuscarora Council. In our conversation regarding his scouting days he commented on being inducted into the Order of the Arrow with his younger brother during summer camp in 1945. Soon after the camp season had …Read More
Three early pieces from Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 were issued for Elangomat service. In Blue Book they are designated as X2, X3, X4 and were earned in order clockwise on the picture included in this post. The patch set was intended to be worn on the pocket of the uniform and would encourage a brother …Read More
This is a very exciting year for the Eswau Huppeday Lodge, this year we turn 50 years old (youngins in the section). This year we have put together an interesting group of event patches that snap together when put together. Starting with the first piece(spring fellowship-musket), the fall fellowship oval, and the winter banquet tomahawk, …Read More
Itibapishe Iti Hollo (188) recently released its 2015 NOAC fundraiser set. The set is a three patch set of puff embroidery over felt with the 100th OA Anniversary logo as a riveted metal piece. Borders are Red, Black, and White and have been assigned OA Image designations of F6 (Red), F7 (Black), and F8 (White). …Read More
One Lodge member attended the 13th National Lodge Meeting In 1940 held at Camp Twin Echo in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. 615 Arrowmen attended representing 64 Lodges celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Order. The North Carolina Lodges were assigned to the Area H designation. The Area was changed to I in 1942. Camp Charles opened again …Read More
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