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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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Mighty Cardinal 2014 Flaps Rolling Out

From the pages of the latest issue of the Apensuwi we have the design of the Mighty Cardinal flaps that will be issued at Camp Bowers for the 2014 Conclave.  These flaps have been a hit at conclaves for the last several years.  The trick is that these are not preorder items. You have to …Read More

2012 SR7B Cardinal Conclave Report

The 2012 SR-7B Section Conclave was held at Cherokee Scout Reservation located near Yanceyville, NC on April 20-22 and hosted by Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70. Dustin Cocklereece served as Section Chief replacing David Joyner in December 2011 when David was elected to the position of Southern Region Chief. The conclave started with nice weather and …Read More

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Memorabilia History

Area 6-A goes to 1958 NOAC

The six lodges currently in Section SR-7B have enjoyed being together in the same section for over 70 years.  This close association has led to friendships between Arrowmen and a number of traditions.  This camaraderie can be traced back to the 1950s. On August 23, 1958 a contingent of 37 Arrowmen from Area 6-A boarded …Read More

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

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