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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 Recognizes Retiring ONSC Professionals

On December 31, 2013 Old North State Council saw the retirement of three long-term professionals. At the suggestion of the Supreme Chief of the Fire the lodge issued patches to recognize the contribution of these three Arrowmen. A patch was designed for each man and it includes their name, their image, final BSA position, and …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 2014 Fall Fellowship

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

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 LLD Jacket Patches

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

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 SR-7B Section Conclave Flaps

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge issued two flaps on April 19 for their delegates to the 2013 SR-7B Section Conclave.  The flaps show the lodge’s Spirit Theme of “Mardi Gras”.  The green border flap was the “early bird” issue, designated for Arrowmen that signed up early (by March) for the conclave.  Brothers received one patch when they …Read More

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Memorabilia History

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

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

Life Member Patches Carry Across Three Lodges in NC

In the mid-1980s Uwharrie Lodge 208 started a Life Member program.  While other lodges had these programs, Larry Warlick credits the NC Wildlife Commission’s offering of a lifetime hunting license as giving him the idea to suggest it for his lodge.  Following approval of the Lodge Executive Committee, Brothers could pay a flat fee and …Read More

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