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Occoneechee Lodge began as an idea when Claude Humphrey's recognized the potential of the Order of the Arrow at the 1937 National Jamboree. The application for membership was approved on August 30, 1937 and early in 1938 the lodge members voted to utilize the name of the Council. At that time, an arrowhead with two arrows was the totem of the lodge. Later in the 1950's, the totem was changed to the thunderbird. There are 3 Council camps served by Occoneechee Lodge: Camp Durant and Camp Reeves in the Carthage, NC area, and Camp W. D. Campbell on Kerr Lake reservoir.

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Occoneechee Breaks New Ground in April Report

Occoneechee Lodge is going to the SR-7B Conclave with a “Tourist” theme this year. The trading flap for the weekend is a flap designed as a traveler’s suitcase full of stickers from all the places they’ve traveled to over the years. These flaps sold out in less than 2 hours when first issued at Pow-Wow …Read More

104 All Events Flap….eS or S?

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

Occoneechee’s M3 & Arrow Tour Host

On May 15-17 Occoneechee Lodge held their Spring Inductions at Camp Durant. A new metal flap (M3) sporting the centennial logo was issued that weekend. It sold out early on Friday evening leaving many disappointed folks without one. The original order was for 250 pieces…the same amount for previous metal flaps. Due to the quick …Read More

Occoneechee 104 Update – Winter 2013

The Lodge once again supported the Charley Sullivan Challenge 50-miler the weekend after Thanksgiving. That’s 50-miles in 24 hours folks! Neusiok Chapter hosted the event. This event was held at Falls Lake near Raleigh. There were 4 different patches issued at the event…well actually 5 because of the design. The main patch has a window …Read More

Is The Occoneechee Lodge 104 X1 An Activity Issue?

From the brochure, “Explorer Scouts and Scouters attending the Council Camporee were introduced to the new basic Emblem approved by the Camping and Activities Committee.  Here’s the plan with details.  The basic Emblem with Council name and year will be given to Explorer Scout and Scouter as they attend the activity or meet the requirements.  …Read More

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Memorabilia History

The Basics on How to Make a Guide to Your Lodge’s Patches

Have you ever wanted to create a guide to all of the patches issued by your Lodge but just were not sure how to start? This is intended to give you some information on how the Occoneechee Patch Guide was done in an attempt to make it easier for you when you do one for …Read More

Occoneechee Tall Tales: The “Micro” Story

Seeing the Occoneechee Lodge S9 recently sold on eBay reminded me of a story told to me by Johnny Pleasants some years back now. The Occoneechee Lodge S9 flap was the first over-seas embroidery flap of the Lodge. Apparently, there was confusion when the measurements were converted from inches to millimeters thus the smaller size …Read More

Occoneechee Lodge 104 First Issue Is This Tiny Rocker

This small rocker patch is really Occoneechee Lodge’s first issue, even before the R-1 WAB (1952) patch which is usually recognized by most collector’s as the Lodge’s first patch. This very small patch is roughly only a 1/2″ square that fits around the blue and gold Occoneechee Council ’48-’50 council patch. As many of you realize, when …Read More

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