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70 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii

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.

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Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Centennial Patches

As the Order of the Arrow prepares to celebrate its 100th Anniversary Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 has issued two patches to commemorate the occasion. The first patch is a pocket flap (S57) that features the lodge totem Red-tailed Hawk perched on a pine tree. The OA’s centennial logo appears to the right and “100 YEARS …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 2013 National Jamboree set

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge recently released a two-piece set for the 2013 National Jamboree.  The flap features the lodge totem, a red-tailed hawk, which is found across North Carolina.  The bottom piece shows a Carolina Parakeet.  This species used to populate the Carolinas but has been extinct since the early 1900s.  The lodge made 1,000 sets …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 “Fall OA Experience”

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 70 Unveils NOAC Fundraiser Sets

On October 3, 2014 during an Ordeal at Cherokee Scout Reservation Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge unveiled a set of five, two-piece sets as a fundraiser for its delegation to the 2015 National OA Conference. These patches commemorate the history of the lodge which is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary. S52 & X25 – The Order of …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 2015 NOAC Early Bird Patch

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

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Memorabilia History

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii 70 S2 – 1996 NOAC

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

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 FIRST FLAP

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge was formed through merger in the fall of 1994, but the lodge’s first flap (S1) was not issued until April 1995.  The flap was first available to members attending the SR-7 Section Conclave at Tuscarora Scout Reservation.  It features the lodge totem, the Red-tailed Hawk.  The lodge name in Cherokee means “We …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Elangomat Patch Set

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

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