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
In preparation for the Tomo Chi-Chi Lodges upcoming 75th anniversary, it was suggested by one of the “lodge elders” that the lodge make both a jacket patch and a lodge flap. I leaned forward on this and contacted Todd Knaperek from Tsali Lodge who is a Graphics Artist and had done a lot of patch …Read More
Each year in January, the Eswau Huppeday lodge hosts the Carolinas Indian Seminar that is held in Statesville, N.C. The Indian Seminar is a great place to learn anything and everything about Indian events, drumming, dancing, etc. Capped off on Saturday evening with a pow-wow. This event is attended from Indian enthusiasts from across the …Read More
For all interested, “A Patch Collector’s Guide To Occoneechee Lodge 104” has been recently updated to include all of Occoneechee Lodge’s newest issues including the latest Chapter issues. Plans from this point forward are to only update the required pages with new issues and not the entire Patch Guide. You can obtain the most current …Read More
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