104 Occoneechee

Occoneechee Lodge began as an idea when Claude Humphrey's recognized the potential of the Order of the Arrow at the 1937 National Jamboree. The application for membership was approved on August 30, 1937 and early in 1938 the lodge members voted to utilize the name of the Council. At that time, an arrowhead with two arrows was the totem of the lodge. Later in the 1950's, the totem was changed to the thunderbird. There are 3 Council camps served by Occoneechee Lodge: Camp Durant and Camp Reeves in the Carthage, NC area, and Camp W. D. Campbell on Kerr Lake reservoir.

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Occoneechee Collector’s Guide Update

For all interested, “A Patch Collector’s Guide To Occoneechee Lodge 104” has been recently updated to include all of Occoneechee Lodge’s newest issues including the latest Chapter issues. Plans from this point forward are to only update the required pages with new issues and not the entire Patch Guide. You can obtain the most current …Read More

The Inside Scoop on Occoneechee 104

The Executive Committee of Occoneechee Lodge 104 met at their 2013 Fall Fellowship in late September. Several patch items were brought up for vote at the Sunday morning meeting. The first item was a motion to make a 2015 Order of the Arrow 100th Anniversary/NOAC fundraiser flap. This is NOT part of the themed set …Read More

La Fiesta With The Thunderbirds of Lodge 104

Occoneechee Lodge 104 will be utilizing the “Fiesta” theme for the 2014 Cardinal Conclave at Camp Bowers. The trader flap (S105) has a sombrero with two “red hot chili peppers.  “J  “Cali” on one of the chili peppers and “Ente” on the other pepper. Very loosely translated, this means HOT. Our thunderbird is one attractively …Read More

104 All Events Flap….eS or S?

Occoneechee Lodge 104 recently issued an “All Events” flap to 66 of its members that paid for all of the year’s events at or before the Lodge’s 2014 Pow-Wow. This piece is unique as it also includes a second patch that is attached to the flap with a snap. The “wheel” patch has all of …Read More

Occoneechee’s M3 & Arrow Tour Host

On May 15-17 Occoneechee Lodge held their Spring Inductions at Camp Durant. A new metal flap (M3) sporting the centennial logo was issued that weekend. It sold out early on Friday evening leaving many disappointed folks without one. The original order was for 250 pieces…the same amount for previous metal flaps. Due to the quick …Read More

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Memorabilia History

Mystery of the Camp Durant Bossman Frames

Many camps have patch frames displayed in buildings at camp and for many boys they have fond memories of staring up at those for years and years.  It just so happens that Camp Durant of the Occoneechee Council has some rather famous frames that are currently missing.  This discussion captured on Facebook shares images of …Read More

Occoneechee Lodge 104 First Issue Is This Tiny Rocker

This small rocker patch is really Occoneechee Lodge’s first issue, even before the R-1 WAB (1952) patch which is usually recognized by most collector’s as the Lodge’s first patch. This very small patch is roughly only a 1/2″ square that fits around the blue and gold Occoneechee Council ’48-’50 council patch. As many of you realize, when …Read More

The Basics on How to Make a Guide to Your Lodge’s Patches

Have you ever wanted to create a guide to all of the patches issued by your Lodge but just were not sure how to start? This is intended to give you some information on how the Occoneechee Patch Guide was done in an attempt to make it easier for you when you do one for …Read More

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