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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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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 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

Occoneechee 104 News for February 2014 – New Issues!

The Occoneechee Lodge LEC met the last Sunday in January and approved a few new programs that include patches. The first program approved was the Occoneechee Lodge Eagle Scout. Occoneechee Lodge 104 youth members earning the rank of Eagle after May 15th will be given a congratulatory Lodge 104 Eagle Scout flap upon completing an …Read More

La Fiesta With The Thunderbirds of Lodge 104

Occoneechee Lodge 104 will be utilizing the “Fiesta” theme for the 2014 Cardinal Conclave at Camp Bowers. The trader flap (S105) has a sombrero with two “red hot chili peppers.  “J  “Cali” on one of the chili peppers and “Ente” on the other pepper. Very loosely translated, this means HOT. Our thunderbird is one attractively …Read More

The New Lodge 104 Venturing Flap (X73)

The new X-73 odd shape patch was issued at Pow-Wow a few weeks ago. This was made specifically for the new Venturing uniform. I has been brought to my attention that we may just have a variety in this issue….OH NO!!! Collectors can decide for themselves whether or not it is or it isn’t. The …Read More

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Memorabilia History

Occoneechee Lodge 104 September 2014 Report

If you missed the Occoneechee Lodge’s Trade-O-Ree you missed out on a lot of fun, new acquisitions and a discussion about a newly found issue to some folks. The discussion was all centered around Occoneechee Lodge’s S18 now to be listed with an “a” and “b” variety for those of us that collect backs. The …Read More

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

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