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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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
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
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
Occoneechee Lodge 104 recently issued an “All Events” flap to 66 of its members that paid for all of the year’s events at or before the Lodge’s 2014 Pow-Wow. This piece is unique as it also includes a second patch that is attached to the flap with a snap. The “wheel” patch has all of …Read More
Despite my eagerness to get started, I needed to first plan out the book’s format and its scope. It is well-known in the patch collecting community that many issues fall into more than one category and are not always easy to label. I had to decide if I wanted to follow traditional cataloging conventions or …Read More
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