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Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Issues New Patch With Innovative Program

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Issues New Patch With Innovative Program

At the Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Fall Fellowship this past weekend members received their First Year Arrowman patch. For this first year all members were eligible to earn the patch if they fulfilled the requirements of being active and attending several chapter meetings. In the future only new Brothers will have the opportunity to earn …Read More

2019 Dixie Fellowship Design Released

2019 Dixie Fellowship Design Released

In 2019 Eswau Huppeday Lodge of the Piedmont Council will host the Dixie Fellowship at Camp Bud Shiele.  The patch design for this year features the standard delegate (top left red) and staff patch (top right pink) along with a trio of fundraiser patches around a ghosted star center patch.  This will be the first …Read More

A Patch Collectors Guide To Santee Lodge 116

A Patch Collectors Guide To Santee Lodge 116

  Download the free PDF: A Patch Collectors Guide To Santee Lodge 116 (35 pages in color) In the post  Blue Book era of OA collecting the trend I see in the hobby is for dedicated lodge historians to publish their own lodge memorabilia books.  I first published this book in 2008 and followed it …Read More

Klahican Lodge 2018 Vigil Weekend

Klahican Lodge 2018 Vigil Weekend

I received the following message from Matthew Bull of the Cape Fear Council and Klahican Lodge 331 today. It explains the new patch that will be issued by the lodge at their upcoming Winter Fellowship and Vigil Weekend. We would like to invite you to attend the Klahican Lodge Winter Fellowship & Vigil Weekend to …Read More

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 After the National OA rescinded their outright ban on lodges making Ordeal-Brotherhood-Vigil flaps (now they just strongly discourage it) several lodges in the area are going back and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