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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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A Patch Collectors Guide To Santee Lodge 116

  Download the free PDF: A Patch Collectors Guide To Santee Lodge 116 (35 pages in color) In the post  Blue Book era of OA collecting the trend I see in the hobby is for dedicated lodge historians to publish their own lodge memorabilia books.  I first published this book in 2008 and followed it …Read More

Klahican Lodge 2018 Vigil Weekend

I received the following message from Matthew Bull of the Cape Fear Council and Klahican Lodge 331 today. It explains the new patch that will be issued by the lodge at their upcoming Winter Fellowship and Vigil Weekend. We would like to invite you to attend the Klahican Lodge Winter Fellowship & Vigil Weekend to …Read More

Nayawin Rar 296 Issues Throwback Officer Flaps

Nayawin Rar Lodge is releasing two new flaps with a throwback to the border designs common in the 70’s and 80’s.  These flaps commemorate the 40th anniversary of Rick Burton serving as the National Vice Chief in 1977.  He was the first National OA officer from North Carolina. 750 of the yellow border issue were …Read More

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Itibapishe Iti Hollo So Why The Beaver?

Many patch collectors have noticed the recent change in Itibapishe Iti Hollo’s identity. The infamous “Creek Indian in the canoe wearing a vest with a single feather” has been replaced with the beaver. But why? Many of the newer collectors may not know, but the original charter totem of Itibap in 1940 was the beaver …Read More

Croatan Lodge 117 History – the 1960’s

The 1960’s saw increased Lodge activity. Woody Harrison, from Wilson, was elected Lodge Chief in 1960. Dick Auger served as the Lodge Staff Adviser from 1960 until 1963. The first Lodge flap was issued in this year with the restriction of one per life. as well. The first Lodge Newsletter, “Smoke Trails”, was started. This …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Update Fall 2015

2015 Fall Fellowship / Council Camporee On the weekend of November 13 – 15 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge celebrated the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. The lodge decided to expand its traditional Fall Fellowship into a Council Camporee. Over 1,400 Scouts and Scouters gathered at Cherokee Scout Reservation for a weekend of fun and competition. …Read More

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