560 Eswau Huppeday

Eswau Huppeday Lodge, bearing the national registration number 560, was one of the last Lodges to be chartered, although the Piedmont Council had been in existence since the early days of Scouting. Because the council leadership at that time was not well disposed towards the OA it was 1964 before the lodge was chartered and organized. On August 15, 1964, the first business meeting of the Piedmont Council Order of the Arrow Lodge was called to order by Mr. A.C. Bowman. During this meeting, training was conducted, officers were elected, committees were appointed, and the Lodge name and totem were chosen.

The explanation of the lodge name is that two Native American tribes, the Catawba and Cherokee in today what is central and western North Carolina fought many battles in the area that lay between the Catawba and Broad Rivers.  This portion of land encompasses most of the present-day Piedmont Council. It was referred to by the tribes as the Eswau Huppeday–the land between the rivers.

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Eswau Huppeday Wraps Up Its Big Golden Birthday

This year has been special for Eswau Huppeday Lodge, we have had a year full of fun events and memorabilia that we have enjoyed in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Two more pieces of memorabilia that were issued includes a fully embroidered backpatch along with a beautiful embroidered neckerchief. Both pieces were pre-ordered and very …Read More

Eswau Huppeday 2013 Winter Banquet

The Eswau Huppeday lodge held it’s annual winter banquet on Saturday January 4, 2014. The evenings festivities included past lodge speaker about some of the changes in our lodge over the past 50 years, lodge trivia game, chapter awards, awards and recognitions and a dinner including barbecue (North Carolina) style and a look to this …Read More

2014 Carolinas Indian Seminar Set

Each year in January, the Eswau Huppeday lodge hosts the Carolinas Indian Seminar that is held in Statesville, N.C. The Indian Seminar is a great place to learn anything and everything about Indian events, drumming, dancing, etc. Capped off on Saturday evening with a pow-wow. This event is attended from Indian enthusiasts from across the …Read More

Eswau Huppeday Ghost Flap A First

2014 is a very special year for the Eswau Huppeday Lodge, it marks the 50th anniversary for the lodge. Going along with the theme for this year, we have issued a “first” in our lodge history with the issuance of our ghost flap, it contains several different colors of yellow and gold to make the …Read More

Eswau Huppeday 50th Anniversary Memorabilia

I have an updated list of memorabilia that will be issued for our 50th anniversary. We will issue a set of 3 woven flaps, they will be our first woven issues. W1 will be the S1; W2 will be the pink issue; W3 will be S24, the idea is to depict a special flap that …Read More

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Memorabilia History

Eswau Huppeday Lodge 560 – True S1 Black vs Tan Teepee

David Cody shared some of the history of Eswau Huppeday lodge patches with Larry Lane in this recorded Zoom call. You can find Larry’s YouTube Channel and subscribe to see his other hobby related videos. Submitted by Webmaster Jason Spangler with thanks to Larry Lane and David Cody for making this video

Tough Eswau Felt Arrowhead Sitting on ICE

The Eswau Huppeday A1 idea was developed by membership development committee chairman Daniel Thompson and his advisor Kevin Gantt. I have the requirements and will forward them to you as soon as I find them. I had the felts printed locally. We made 150. They were given out at the 2004 winter banquet and because …Read More

Eswau Huppeday Lodge 560 S1 First Flap

The first flap Eswau Huppeday lodge issued for wear on the scout uniform, known as the “black teepee” issue or the “dark teepee”. However not many realize that this issue was by several in lodge opinion was not the actual first issue. I personally talked to a lodge member that was inducted into the lodge …Read More

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