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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104 PATCH FORECAST – 1ST QUARTER 2014

There is not much activity in the way of patches as of this date so I thought I would give you the forecast of patches to come in the first quarter of 2014. The newest Occoneechee Lodge 104 patches will be issued at Pow-Wow in March 2014. They are as follows: Pow Wow – Ordeal …Read More

Is The Occoneechee Lodge 104 X1 An Activity Issue?

From the brochure, “Explorer Scouts and Scouters attending the Council Camporee were introduced to the new basic Emblem approved by the Camping and Activities Committee.  Here’s the plan with details.  The basic Emblem with Council name and year will be given to Explorer Scout and Scouter as they attend the activity or meet the requirements.  …Read More

Occoneechee 2020 Patch Set Honors The Military

Occoneechee Lodge 104 Patch Set for 2020 The Occoneechee Lodge’s themed event set + 1 for 2020…”Salute to the Military.” The Air Force Thunderbirds is an “R” issue but it completes the set and what would the set be without the AF Thunderbirds for a Lodge that utilizes the Thunderbird as our totem. Since the …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

Summer Occoneechee Lodge 104 TOR News

While the summer has us perspiring due to the sultry NC heat, there is sweet cool relief in sight. Occoneechee Lodge 104 will be hosting a NOAC Fundraiser Trade-O-Ree at Camp Durant on August 22-23, 2014. The Trade-O-Ree will be housed in the air-conditioned Grand Lodge…aka dining hall for all non-Occoneechee folks. We even have …Read More

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Memorabilia History

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

Occoneechee Tall Tales: The “Micro” Story

Seeing the Occoneechee Lodge S9 recently sold on eBay reminded me of a story told to me by Johnny Pleasants some years back now. The Occoneechee Lodge S9 flap was the first over-seas embroidery flap of the Lodge. Apparently, there was confusion when the measurements were converted from inches to millimeters thus the smaller size …Read More

Occoneechee Lodge 104 September 2014 Report

If you missed the Occoneechee Lodge’s Trade-O-Ree you missed out on a lot of fun, new acquisitions and a discussion about a newly found issue to some folks. The discussion was all centered around Occoneechee Lodge’s S18 now to be listed with an “a” and “b” variety for those of us that collect backs. The …Read More

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