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Nayawin Rar 296 Issues Throwback Officer Flaps

Nayawin Rar 296 Issues Throwback Officer Flaps

Nayawin Rar Lodge is releasing two new flaps with a throwback to the border designs common in the 70’s and 80’s.  These flaps commemorate the 40th anniversary of Rick Burton serving as the National Vice Chief in 1977.  He was the first National OA officer from North Carolina. 750 of the yellow border issue were …Read More

Santee Lodge 116 Brings Back The O-B-V

Santee Lodge 116 Brings Back The O-B-V

At the 2017 Fall Fellowship old blue is back at Camp Coker. After the National OA rescinded their outright ban on lodges making Ordeal-Brotherhood-Vigil flaps (now they just strongly discourage it) several lodges in the area are going back and reissuing sets. Catawba Lodge 459 was probably the first in the area to do this …Read More

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

Looking For Contributing Partners For The Website

Looking For Contributing Partners For The Website

Any Scout or Scouter is welcome to send in information and become a contributing partner with CarolinaOA.com.  The idea for the website is that it’s a community effort to share the knowledge and new issues from lodges in SR-5 and SR-7B (mostly North Carolina/South Carolina).  That means if the veteran collector that has everything wants …Read More

Catawba Brings Back The Vigil Flap

Catawba Brings Back The Vigil Flap

Some of you may know that in December of 2016 the National OA lifted their ban on lodges issuing flaps to recognize different levels of membership in the Order. While it’s strongly discouraged (I think that’s the language) there is no longer a prohibition. Many lodges in the Carolinas had Ordeal-Brotherhood-Vigil (OBV) sets prior to …Read More

Early Nayawin Rar Membership Pin

Early Nayawin Rar Membership Pin

I recently acquired a merit badge sash from Charles B. who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1942 in Tuscarora Council. In our conversation regarding his scouting days he commented on being inducted into the Order of the Arrow with his younger brother during summer camp in 1945. Soon after the camp season had …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Elangomat Patch Set

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

Cloth Talk 2.0 Episode #10: Putting Together Themed Collections

Cloth Talk 2.0 Episode #10: Putting Together Themed Collections

As Boy Scout memorabilia collectors how many of us have side collections that we started to have fun with? In this episode of Cloth Talk 2.0 Hank and I take turns discussing and holding up to the camera side collections that we have put together. One thing that many of these themes have in common …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Update Fall 2015

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Update Fall 2015

2015 Fall Fellowship / Council Camporee On the weekend of November 13 – 15 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge celebrated the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. The lodge decided to expand its traditional Fall Fellowship into a Council Camporee. Over 1,400 Scouts and Scouters gathered at Cherokee Scout Reservation for a weekend of fun and competition. …Read More

2016 Activity Set For Santee 116 Is Approved

2016 Activity Set For Santee 116 Is Approved

For the 4th year in a row Santee Lodge 116 will have an activity patch set for the upcoming 2016 year.  Paxton Roberts had his design approved at the recent fellowship with the first patch coming out in January for Winter Banquet. The set features some familiar parakeets and pulls on a lot of Santee …Read More

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