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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

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

Occoneechee’s M3 & Arrow Tour Host

On May 15-17 Occoneechee Lodge held their Spring Inductions at Camp Durant. A new metal flap (M3) sporting the centennial logo was issued that weekend. It sold out early on Friday evening leaving many disappointed folks without one. The original order was for 250 pieces…the same amount for previous metal flaps. Due to the quick …Read More

Occoneechee Collector’s Guide Update

For all interested, “A Patch Collector’s Guide To Occoneechee Lodge 104” has been recently updated to include all of Occoneechee Lodge’s newest issues including the latest Chapter issues. Plans from this point forward are to only update the required pages with new issues and not the entire Patch Guide. You can obtain the most current …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

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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

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

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

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