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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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2014 Dixie Fellowship – Tsali Lodge 134 Flap

Here is a new design for the Tsali Lodge 2014 Dixie Contingent designed by Todd Knaperek. The flap has not yet been issued, this is a production scan from the patch company. The flap will be sold on the first day of Dixie fellowship. Todd went a little retro, putting the old five Indians (Tsali, …Read More

Creating The Definitive Muscogee 221 Insignia Guide – the Author’s Story Part 2

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

iLead…What’s that?

Itibap has recently put out a lot of color variations of the new standard beaver flap. The most sought out for is the I-Lead trained light blue flap. Now many may be thinking what is the significance of the flap and why were only 100 made? The I-lead conference was Itibap’s idea of changing a …Read More

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