1945 Area Fellowship Meeting

The Order of the Arrow lodges of North Carolina were invited by Tali Taktaki Lodge to a gathering at Camp Graystone in September 1945.  Greensboro Council’s former Assistant Scout Executive Bob Wolff was the leader in organizing and promoting this event. Earlier in the year he had accepted a new job as Scout Executive of Tuscarora Council headquartered in Goldsboro.

About 175 Arrowmen from around the state arrived at camp, some on Friday night and many more the next morning.  An Ordeal was conducted during the weekend and candidates began the process on Friday night.

1945 Fellowship Meeting_Page_1The Opening General Session started at 10:00am on Saturday with a Welcome by Greensboro Council Scout Executive George Thomason.  The “Purpose of the Meeting” was explained by Winston-Salem Council Scout Executive W.E. Vaughan-Lloyd and Bob Wolff outlined the program for the weekend.

A special guest attended the Area Fellowship.  H. Lloyd Nelson, National OA Chief, addressed the participants after lunch on Saturday.  The afternoon was dominated by discussion groups.  The topics and leaders were as follows:

A – Selection of Candidates & Voting Procedures – Mr. Vaughan-Lloyd

B – Conducting Ordeal & Projects during Ordeal – Claude Humphries

C – Costumes – Bob Wolff

D – OA Projects – George Thomason

E – Lodge Officer Elections & Duties – G.E.Ashwill (Central NC Scout Executive)

At 4:00 everyone assembled to hear reports from each groups’ scribe and to have general open discussion.

Read the entire report and see the program by clicking this link

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Submitted by Website Editor Rick Horne
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David Goza - March 21, 2014

I enjoyed the article about the 1945 Fellowship Meeting. I was attending a Fellowship Meeting back in the seventies at the new camp in Tuscarora Council and found lying in the dirt one of these Fellowship Slides to my surprise. I donated it to Hammerstone Historical Society. I wonder how it got there and where it is now?

Jeffery T Vernon - March 23, 2014

Wow what a story! Hammerstone is still going as a Scout Museum. Wayne Farrar is on Facebook if you want to reach out and say hello to him. Thanks for sharing.

Jason Spangler - March 24, 2014

Rick … Thanks for sharing this Great information on the 1945 Area Fellowship Meeting!! Do you have similar information to share for the Fellowships that followed through 1950?

Hank - April 1, 2014