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Issues of the Palmetto State Time Capsule Edition

Issues of the Palmetto State Time Capsule Edition

Issues of the Palmetto State This is an article that has not been on the web in at least a decade!  This was posted on the original Santeeswapper.com (my first website) and was likely written in the late 1990s.  I always had in my mind that this outline would make a great knowledge and training …Read More

Patch Artwork Proposal for 2015 Dixie Fellowship Hosted by Catawba

Patch Artwork Proposal for 2015 Dixie Fellowship Hosted by Catawba

  Submitted by Lodge Editor Larry Banks Please leave comments below!

Hardest Patch To Get At The 2014 Dixie Fellowship

Hardest Patch To Get At The 2014 Dixie Fellowship

Now that the dust has settled I’d like to write the story of how some of the host lodge patches became among the toughest pieces for Arrowmen attending the 2014 Dixie Fellowship at Camp Coker to attain.  Similar to other lodges Santee 116 issued a host service flap for the event.  The deal here was …Read More

1960’s Dixie Fellowship Neckerchiefs Are RARE

1960’s Dixie Fellowship Neckerchiefs Are RARE

There are many collectors who have attempted to put together a patch collection for the Dixie Fellowship.  Far fewer is the number that have tackled trying to get all the official neckerchiefs issued for the Dixie. You can take the patch collection back to 1947 if you want to go deep into the era of …Read More

OA Belt Buckles of CarolinaOA.com with Matt Delk

OA Belt Buckles of CarolinaOA.com with Matt Delk

Matt Delk has been collecting OA belt buckles for many years. During that time he has put together an impressive accumulation of buckles from the Carolinas including the Georgia lodges Bob White 87 and Tomo Chi-Chi 119.  In this video shot in January 2014 he shares his collection and explains a little of the history …Read More

2014 Dixie Fellowship Proposal

2014 Dixie Fellowship Proposal

The November Council of Chiefs meeting has come and gone which means that plans are really finalized for the 2014 Dixie Fellowship to be held at Camp Coker and hosted by Santee Lodge 116.  For memorabilia collectors this Dixie is going to be pretty typical as far as the items that will be issued.  It …Read More

Cloth Talk 2.0 – Episode 1 Hank Birdsong & Patch History Books

Cloth Talk 2.0 – Episode 1 Hank Birdsong & Patch History Books

For more than three decades Hank Birdsong has been experimenting with making patch history books for Scouting memorabilia collectors. In this first installment of a new chat format for Boy Scout collectors Hank and I talk about that story using Google+ Hangout. Hank grew up in Wahissa Lodge 118 of the Old Hickory Council and …Read More

First Ever Dixie Fellowship Mug Issued in 1965

First Ever Dixie Fellowship Mug Issued in 1965

One of the pieces of memorabilia that Dixie Fellowship collectors have been picking up for almost fifty years now is a coffee mug.  You might be surprised to know that Dixie mugs actually can claim a longer run that the more popular neckerchiefs.  It all started in 1965 when Santee Lodge 116 hosted the Dixie …Read More

2014 Dixie Fellowship Design From Santee 116 Host

2014 Dixie Fellowship Design From Santee 116 Host

It is not official yet but it looks like the lodge leadership has settled on this design for their 2014 Dixie proposal.  The design was originally done by C.J. McIlrath and refined by well known graphic artist Todd Knaperek from Tsali 134.  The proposed theme for the event is “United In A Life Of Cheerful …Read More