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Cardinal Conclave

Section SR-7B includes six OA lodges that cover the eastern two-thirds of North Carolina.  The following lodges make up the section:  Tsoiotsi Tsogalii #70, Occoneechee #104, Croatan #117, Wahissa #118, Nayawin Rar #296 and Klahican #331.  From North Carolina’s earliest area meeting in the 1940s to today the territory covered by these lodges has remained in the same section.    Through the years the section has added and lost a few lodges and had different designations.  It went from Area I to Area 6A, Section SE-3A to SE-7, and from SR-7 to SR-7B.  The section uses the name “Cardinal Conclave” for its big annual event.  While the section has only six lodges it claims the designation of holding the nation’s largest conclave each April.  In 2013 a total of 1,701 Arrowmen attended the section’s conclave at Camp Durant.

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2015 Cardinal Conclave Registration is Open

Last year’s 2014 Cardinal Conclave broke the record for the largest OA conclave ever held with 1700 arrowmen.  The 2015 event is being hosted by Nayawin Rar Lodge 296 at Camp Tuscarora.  Registration is now open including the memorabilia preorder form.  The folks in charge are hoping to get 1500 brothers for this The registration …Read More

Klahican Lodge 331 Cardinal Conclave Host Issues for 2014

Klahican Lodge 331 will host the 2014 SR7B Conclave at Camp Bowers the weekend of April 25-27.  The conclave is expected to bring over 1,000 Arrowmen to White Oak, North Carolina.  In a stroke of luck for patch hounds the neighboring council and lodge are hosting the 2014 Dixie Fellowship just under two hours drive …Read More

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Memorabilia History

25 Years Later… “North Carolina Patches of the Order of the Arrow” By Rick Horne and John Pleasants

It has been twenty-five years since John Pleasants and I issued the book “North Carolina Patches of the Order of the Arrow” in 1989.  This was in the day before cell phones and the Internet.  Personal computers existed but were very expensive and only businesses were using them.  Patch trading was done primarily person-to-person at …Read More

1945 Area Fellowship Meeting

The Order of the Arrow lodges of North Carolina were invited by Tali Taktaki Lodge to a gathering at Camp Graystone in September 1945.  Greensboro Council’s former Assistant Scout Executive Bob Wolff was the leader in organizing and promoting this event. Earlier in the year he had accepted a new job as Scout Executive of …Read More

History of Section SR-7B – The OA Comes to North Carolina

The OA comes to North Carolina In early 1933 Greensboro Council hired a new Scout Executive, Frank W. Braden.  He was an experienced professional Scouter having worked in Birmingham, Alabama.  While there he was a charter member of their Order of the Arrow Lodge, Cherokee Lodge 50.  In a Special Camp Bulletin he advised Scout …Read More

Early NC Collectors Publication – Section 3A Traders

Section “3-A Traders” was an early attempt to catalog North Carolina OA issues for lodges in Section 3-A shortly after it was changed from Section 6-A.  I printed these on a mimeograph machine in the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity office located in the basement of Smith Building on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Download the PDF Booklet Submitted by …Read More

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