Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Unveils NOAC Fundraiser Sets
On October 3, 2014 during an Ordeal at Cherokee Scout Reservation Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge unveiled a set of five, two-piece sets as a fundraiser for its delegation to the 2015 National OA Conference. These patches commemorate the history of the lodge which is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
S52 & X25 - The Order of the Arrow started in North Carolina in 1933 with the chartering of Tali Taktaki Lodge 70. All of the lodge’s patches featured the lodge totem, a white, young blue heron. The two-piece set features that young heron on a gray stone in a scene reminiscent of the lodge flap design. The bottom shows the lodge name, number, and the dates 1933 – 1992.
S53 & X26 – Cherokee Council chartered Lodge 163 in 1939. The traditional flap design included an Indian in headdress on a horse. For about fifty years the lodge spelled its name as Tslagi, but after researching the proper spelling in the Cherokee language the lodge corrected its name to Tsalagi. The new name and the dates 1939 -1994 appear on the bottom.
S54 & X27 – In 1941 Uwharrie Lodge 208 was chartered by Uwharrie Council. Its totem was a turtle which appeared on all of the lodge’s flaps. The council and lodge were named for an ancient mountain range, the Uwharrie Mountains, which are located in the area. In 1992 Uwharrie Lodge and Tali Taktaki Lodge merged to form Keyauwee Lodge.
S55 & X28 – With the merger of General Greene and Uwharrie Councils Keyauwee Lodge 70 was formed in early 1992 by Old North State Council. The lodge chose the river otter as its totem. Keyauwee Lodge existed for only about 2 ½ years as it merged with Tsalagi Lodge in 1994.
S56 & X29 – Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 was chartered 20 years ago in 1994. The lodge chose the Red-Tailed Hawk to be its totem. This fifth set features a beautiful hawk soaring across a colorful Carolina sky.
These five two-piece sets were scheduled to be released at the lodge’s Fall Fellowship in early November. With the arrival of the patches in early October the lodge decided to sell a few sets at their recent Ordeal. The patches are only available as a group that includes all five two-piece sets. The lodge has not yet established an order form for the purchase of the patches through their Council Office. There is no restriction or limit on quantities purchased, but the mechanism is just not yet in place.
Submitted by Website Editor Rick Horne
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