560 Eswau Huppeday

Eswau Huppeday Lodge, bearing the national registration number 560, was one of the last Lodges to be chartered, although the Piedmont Council had been in existence since the early days of Scouting. Because the council leadership at that time was not well disposed towards the OA it was 1964 before the lodge was chartered and organized. On August 15, 1964, the first business meeting of the Piedmont Council Order of the Arrow Lodge was called to order by Mr. A.C. Bowman. During this meeting, training was conducted, officers were elected, committees were appointed, and the Lodge name and totem were chosen.

The explanation of the lodge name is that two Native American tribes, the Catawba and Cherokee in today what is central and western North Carolina fought many battles in the area that lay between the Catawba and Broad Rivers.  This portion of land encompasses most of the present-day Piedmont Council. It was referred to by the tribes as the Eswau Huppeday–the land between the rivers.

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2014 Carolinas Indian Seminar Set

Each year in January, the Eswau Huppeday lodge hosts the Carolinas Indian Seminar that is held in Statesville, N.C. The Indian Seminar is a great place to learn anything and everything about Indian events, drumming, dancing, etc. Capped off on Saturday evening with a pow-wow. This event is attended from Indian enthusiasts from across the …Read More

Eswau Huppeday Ghost Flap A First

2014 is a very special year for the Eswau Huppeday Lodge, it marks the 50th anniversary for the lodge. Going along with the theme for this year, we have issued a “first” in our lodge history with the issuance of our ghost flap, it contains several different colors of yellow and gold to make the …Read More

Eswau Huppeday 50th Anniversary Memorabilia

I have an updated list of memorabilia that will be issued for our 50th anniversary. We will issue a set of 3 woven flaps, they will be our first woven issues. W1 will be the S1; W2 will be the pink issue; W3 will be S24, the idea is to depict a special flap that …Read More

Eswau Huppeday 50th Anniversary Event Patches

This is a very exciting year for the Eswau Huppeday Lodge, this year we turn 50 years old (youngins in the section). This year we have put together an interesting group of event patches that snap together when put together. Starting with the first piece(spring fellowship-musket), the fall fellowship oval, and the winter banquet tomahawk, …Read More

Eswau Huppeday 560 Anniversary Flap

Another new design for this year’s anniversary for the Eswau Huppeday Lodge is the 50th anniversary full color flap, it depicts two Indians sitting together, appear to be talking peace between the two tribes of Catawba and Cherokee. It has a gold mylar border with 50th anniversary in red. Submitted by Lodge Editor David Barger …Read More

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Memorabilia History

Eswau Huppeday Lodge 560 S1 First Flap

The first flap Eswau Huppeday lodge issued for wear on the scout uniform, known as the “black teepee” issue or the “dark teepee”. However not many realize that this issue was by several in lodge opinion was not the actual first issue. I personally talked to a lodge member that was inducted into the lodge …Read More

Eswau’s Unofficial Dixie Neckerchiefs

Eswau Huppeday Unofficial Dixie Fellowship Neckerchiefs Finally the truth has been told on oaimages.com blog by no other than Jimmy Arthurs. Six neckerchiefs all fake in my opinion due to them being private issued. ZN2? R M/C BLK patterned “Batman” cloth; issued for 2007 Dixie Fellowship ZN3? R M/C BLU patterned “Batman” cloth; issued for …Read More

OA 560 Tsungani Chapter Flap

Eswau Huppeday Lodge 560 Tsungani Chapter Flap Copied from oaimages blog: David Cody reminds us of a piece that has escaped Blue Book listing for a couple of decades. This piece was issued by Tsungani chapter and is very rarely seen. Few were made. I have to wonder if any made it outside of the …Read More

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