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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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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

New Occoneechee 104 Patches in Support of the Sullivan Training Center

There were 2 new patches were recently issued at Occoneechee Lodge’s Fall Fellowship one of which was the event patch. The patch is a shield shape that depicts an Ordeal scene without the principles. The second patch that was issued for the weekend was the X70, an orange monochromatic CSP shaped patch. Although the scan …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

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 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

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Memorabilia History

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

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

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

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