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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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

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Elangomat Patch Set

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

Cloth Talk 2.0 Episode #10: Putting Together Themed Collections

As Boy Scout memorabilia collectors how many of us have side collections that we started to have fun with? In this episode of Cloth Talk 2.0 Hank and I take turns discussing and holding up to the camera side collections that we have put together. One thing that many of these themes have in common …Read More


Santee Continues Dixie 2014 Design In Activity Patches

Several lodges including recently Un A Li’yi, Muscogee 221 and Atta Kulla Kulla 185 have decided to use the design of their Dixie patch as a template for their event patches during that year.  For collectors that has added some extra spice since not everyone collects lodge issues but there is something special about a …Read More

Occoneechee 104 News for February 2014 – New Issues!

The Occoneechee Lodge LEC met the last Sunday in January and approved a few new programs that include patches. The first program approved was the Occoneechee Lodge Eagle Scout. Occoneechee Lodge 104 youth members earning the rank of Eagle after May 15th will be given a congratulatory Lodge 104 Eagle Scout flap upon completing an …Read More

Itibapishe Iti Hollo 188 Celebrates the OA Birthday

Itibapishe Iti Hollo just released the first issue in celebration of our lodge’s 75 anniversary in 2015 and 100th anniversary of the OA. The patch (R6?) is 3.25″ in diameter and is screen printed on felt with a plastic backing. The patch was made by Stadri Emblems. Shared by John Watson Please Leave Comments Below!

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