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Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge was formed in the fall of 1994 from the merger of Keyauwee Lodge 70 and Tsalagi Lodge 163. The lodge name in Cherokee means “We Three Friends”, referring to the three original lodges that existed in the area for over 50 years – Tali Taktaki Lodge 70 (chartered 1933), Tsalagi Lodge 163 (1939), and Uwharrie Lodge 208 (1941). The lodge totem is the Red-tailed Hawk.
The lodge is chartered to Old North State Council which covers eight central North Carolina counties. The Council operates two summer camp programs, one for Boy Scouts at Cherokee Scout Reservation near Yanceyville and one for Cub Scouts at Woodfield Scout Preservation located west of Asheboro. There are two additional camp properties – Hagan Sea Base on High Rock Lake and Hemric Scout Reservation on Kerr Lake.
On the weekend of March 21 – 23 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge held its Spring Fellowship. The lodge kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration with this event. Attendance was lower than normal because some of the local school systems had school on Saturday to make up for days lost due to winter snow and ice. The …Read More
On the weekend of November 8 – 10, 2013 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 held a great fellowship. The weekend included four major activities: Stew Fundraiser, an Ordeal, Webelosree, and Museum Dedication. For over thirty years the current lodge and its predecessor (Tsalagi Lodge 163) has made its version of Brunswick Stew. On Friday over 1,400 …Read More
Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge has set an ambitious goal of taking 100 delegates to the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. As of August 21, 2014 with NOAC still a year away the lodge already has 55 Arrowmen signed up. To help promote this event the lodge is issuing an “early bird” patch to the …Read More
On May 16 – 17, 2014 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge held its Lodge Leadership Development course. The newly elected lodge and chapter officers and their advisors gathered at Cherokee Scout Reservation for training on how to run the lodge. There were sessions on team building, leadership roles, and goal setting for the coming year. This session …Read More
On the weekend of November 7 – 9 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge held its Fall Fellowship. About 200 Brothers gathered at Cherokee Scout Reservation for fun, fellowship and to celebrate the lodge’s 20th anniversary. Friday started early with a small crew preparing the lodge’s annual fundraiser activity. For over 30 years the lodge has made its …Read More
Three early pieces from Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 were issued for Elangomat service. In Blue Book they are designated as X2, X3, X4 and were earned in order clockwise on the picture included in this post. The patch set was intended to be worn on the pocket of the uniform and would encourage a brother …Read More
For over 30 years the Order of the Arrow lodge in Greensboro, NC has sponsored a historic trail. On March 15, 1781 American troops and militia under the leadership of General Nathanael Greene fought British forces led by General Cornwallis in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Two hundred years later on February 6, 1981 Tali …Read More
In 1996 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 sent a delegation of 29 Brothers to the National OA Conference held at Indiana University. For this event the lodge issued its second flap, identified as the S2. The patch featured the lodge totem red-tailed hawk with his wings spread. The patch was popular although some traders mistakenly thought …Read More