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Revenge of the Hornets – Killer Catawba Flaps

Revenge of the Hornets – Killer Catawba Flaps

One of the hardest flaps in the collection of Catawba Lodge Flaps to find, the S-14 had a production run of 200 units and was designed and produced to honor the 30th  Anniversary of Catawba Lodge. The S-17,known as the upside down triangle, is the hardest flap in the Lodge Collection for collectors to find. …Read More

Catawba Lodge Ceremony Ring Dedication Ceremony

Catawba Lodge Ceremony Ring Dedication Ceremony

Sometime during 2001, expansion of the Webelos area of Clear Creek Scout Camp (now known as Belk Scout Camp) forced the Lodge to consider the relocation of our ceremonial ring. Working with the Camp Ranger and members of the council properties committee, a new location for our ring was selected. It was determined that if …Read More

Catawba Lodge History N-1Classic Neckerchief

Catawba Lodge History N-1Classic Neckerchief

The cartoon bee, as it is affectionately known, was designed to be worn by the Catawba Lodge Delegates to the 1965 NOAC Convention.  Unfortunately, these did not arrive in time for the convention and were not issued to the delegates.  As a result of the delayed shipment of the N-1 Neckerchief, the Lodge chose to …Read More

History of the Catawba Lodge 459 Dance Team Jacket Patches & Neckerchief

History of the Catawba Lodge 459 Dance Team Jacket Patches & Neckerchief

In the later part of 1965, the Lodge Dance Team decided to produce a jacket patch that could be earned by the Dance Team Members.  At the time, the Lodge Dance Team was very prominent and chose to use a Fancy Dancer as a basis for the design of this Jacket Patch. In 1966, the …Read More

Catawba Lodge F1 First Flap

Catawba Lodge F1 First Flap

The Catawba Lodge A-1, F1, F2, and S1-S4 were one per life.  If you have ever gotten one of these flaps or patch series and noticed the tiny snaps in the corners, these were there to prevent sewing the flap onto the pocket.  In order to receive the S4 Brotherhood Flap that was distributed in …Read More

Catawba Lodge History of the A-1

Catawba Lodge History of the A-1

The A1 was created by Gene Grimes, one of the founders of Catawba Lodge in recognition of Ordeal Candidates.  The design of the A1 includes the hornet’s nest, which is the totem of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  The long running Catawba Lodge tradition of the hornet’s nest with the crossed peace pipe and tomahawk, and …Read More