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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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Santee Lodge 116 Brings Back The O-B-V

At the 2017 Fall Fellowship old blue is back at Camp Coker. After the National OA rescinded their outright ban on lodges making Ordeal-Brotherhood-Vigil flaps (now they just strongly discourage it) several lodges in the area are going back and reissuing sets. Catawba Lodge 459 was probably the first in the area to do this …Read More

Muscogee Lodge Deja Vu

Sometimes when seeing a patch you have that déjà vu experience and you think to yourself, “Where have I seen that before?” Here are a few from Muscogee that conjure up that feeling. (Images are courtesy of Jason Shull unless otherwise noted) The 1985 Spring Fellowship patch was based on the 1959 Camp Barstow patch. …Read More

Tomo Chi-Chi 119 Merger: New Math (119 + 229 = 99)

In case you haven’t heard, this is the last year that Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119 and Pilthlako Lodge 229 will operate as Lodges within the Order of the Arrow. On February 3rd, 2014 the final Partnership Proposal was presented by the Merger Committees of Coastal Empire Council (99) and Okefenokee Area Council (758) to the …Read More

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