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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 Lodge 104 5-Patch CSP Set Debuts at Fall Fellowship

Occoneechee Lodge 104 is now only 2-weeks out from our Fall Fellowship (Sept. 20-22) which means the release of the Lodge’s first monochromatic CSP (X70). This will be the first in a series of 5 new odd shapes from the Lodge. The neon orange border will be released first, followed by a purple monochromatic version …Read More

Occoneechee Lodge 104 Fall 2014 Patch News

The Occoneechee Lodge’s Executive Committee created a new event last year at LLD. The new event is called Fall Gathering & Banquet and was held at Camp Durant on October 17-19. Since ordeals are now conducted during Pow-Wow, Fall Gathering and Banquet was created to replace the once ordeal free Pow-Wow event with some fun …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

Summer Occoneechee Lodge 104 TOR News

While the summer has us perspiring due to the sultry NC heat, there is sweet cool relief in sight. Occoneechee Lodge 104 will be hosting a NOAC Fundraiser Trade-O-Ree at Camp Durant on August 22-23, 2014. The Trade-O-Ree will be housed in the air-conditioned Grand Lodge…aka dining hall for all non-Occoneechee folks. We even have …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

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

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 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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