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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.
One of the unique ways that SR-7B makes the budget for its conclave is by running an online preorder system. The beauty of this is that you don’t even have to be attending to complete an order. You have to make arrangements for someone in your lodge to pick it up – but if you …Read More
This video takes you inside the non-stop Boy Scout patch trading at the 2015 Section SR7B Cardinal Conclave. Held at Camp Tuscarora in Four Oaks, North Carolina this was the largest conclave in the nation during the centennial year of the Order of the Arrow. Please leave comments below and share!
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
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
The 2011 SR-7B Section Conclave was held at Camp Raven Knob located near Mt. Airy, NC on April 15 – 17 and hosted by Wahissa Lodge 118. Rob Orr served as Section Chief. He was not elected to the job, but took over after the untimely death of Michael Turner on May 1, 2010. Over …Read More
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