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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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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

The Inside Scoop on Occoneechee 104

The Executive Committee of Occoneechee Lodge 104 met at their 2013 Fall Fellowship in late September. Several patch items were brought up for vote at the Sunday morning meeting. The first item was a motion to make a 2015 Order of the Arrow 100th Anniversary/NOAC fundraiser flap. This is NOT part of the themed set …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

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

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Memorabilia History

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

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

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