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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

104 PATCH FORECAST – 1ST QUARTER 2014

There is not much activity in the way of patches as of this date so I thought I would give you the forecast of patches to come in the first quarter of 2014. The newest Occoneechee Lodge 104 patches will be issued at Pow-Wow in March 2014. They are as follows: Pow Wow – Ordeal …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

104 / 560 Red Centennial Sash

Eswau Huppeday Lodge 560 and Occoneechee Lodge 104 teamed up to make a red commemorative sash for the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. They went through all the proper channels to have them approved back in August of 2014 and kept it to themselves so that other Lodge’s wouldn’t take their idea …Read More

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

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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

Mystery of the Camp Durant Bossman Frames

Many camps have patch frames displayed in buildings at camp and for many boys they have fond memories of staring up at those for years and years.  It just so happens that Camp Durant of the Occoneechee Council has some rather famous frames that are currently missing.  This discussion captured on Facebook shares images of …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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