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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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

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

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

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 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

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Memorabilia History

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

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

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

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