Welcome To CarolinaOA.com

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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Looking For Contributing Partners For The Website

Any Scout or Scouter is welcome to send in information and become a contributing partner with CarolinaOA.com.  The idea for the website is that it’s a community effort to share the knowledge and new issues from lodges in SR-5 and SR-7B (mostly North Carolina/South Carolina).  That means if the veteran collector that has everything wants …Read More

Catawba Brings Back The Vigil Flap

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

Early Nayawin Rar Membership Pin

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

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Croatan Lodge 117 Service Flap Changes

At the 2013 Fall Fellowship, the Lodge youth voted to approve an amendment to the Lodge By-Laws regarding the Service Flap (Red Border Attached). Croatan will no longer be using Service Hours for eligibility to purchase a Flap. To eliminate the uncertainty and validity of Service Cards, Croatan will now have a Single Lodge Flap …Read More

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 3

The nice thing about working alone for the majority of the book was that I was able to work at my own pace. I could sit down and knock out just a page or two, or I could work until two o’clock in the morning and finish an entire chapter. When I met up with …Read More

2003 Nayawin Rar 296 Conclave Service Flap

How to tell the REAL Flap from the fake In the past few days I have noticed on eBay a few of these FAKE service flaps being sold. The REAL flap that was issued at the 2003 Conclave is shown below. You will notice that the flap has left and right borders that go all …Read More

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