70 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge was formed in the fall of 1994 from the merger of Keyauwee Lodge 70 and Tsalagi Lodge 163.  The lodge name in Cherokee means “We Three Friends”, referring to the three original lodges that existed in the area for over 50 years – Tali Taktaki Lodge 70 (chartered 1933), Tsalagi Lodge 163 (1939), and Uwharrie Lodge 208 (1941).  The lodge totem is the Red-tailed Hawk.

The lodge is chartered to Old North State Council which covers eight central North Carolina counties.  The Council operates two summer camp programs, one for Boy Scouts at Cherokee Scout Reservation near Yanceyville and one for Cub Scouts at Woodfield Scout Preservation located west of Asheboro.  There are two additional camp properties – Hagan Sea Base on High Rock Lake and Hemric Scout Reservation on Kerr Lake.

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Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Centennial Patches

As the Order of the Arrow prepares to celebrate its 100th Anniversary Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 has issued two patches to commemorate the occasion. The first patch is a pocket flap (S57) that features the lodge totem Red-tailed Hawk perched on a pine tree. The OA’s centennial logo appears to the right and “100 YEARS …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 2014 SR‐7B Conclave Issues

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge issued three patches for the SR-7B Section Conclave. 2014 marks the lodge’s 20th anniversary and everything issued this year will commemorate the occasion.  The first patch was a blue ghost flap restricted to members that signed up by mid-March for the conclave. The design includes the lodge totem red-tailed hawk, fireworks, and …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 2014 Fall Fellowship

On the weekend of November 7 – 9 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge held its Fall Fellowship. About 200 Brothers gathered at Cherokee Scout Reservation for fun, fellowship and to celebrate the lodge’s 20th anniversary. Friday started early with a small crew preparing the lodge’s annual fundraiser activity. For over 30 years the lodge has made its …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 2014 Spring Fellowship

On the weekend of March 21 – 23 Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge held its Spring Fellowship. The lodge kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration with this event. Attendance was lower than normal because some of the local school systems had school on Saturday to make up for days lost due to winter snow and ice. The …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 Unveils NOAC Fundraiser Sets

On October 3, 2014 during an Ordeal at Cherokee Scout Reservation Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge unveiled a set of five, two-piece sets as a fundraiser for its delegation to the 2015 National OA Conference. These patches commemorate the history of the lodge which is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary. S52 & X25 – The Order of …Read More

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Memorabilia History

Life Member Patches Carry Across Three Lodges in NC

In the mid-1980s Uwharrie Lodge 208 started a Life Member program.  While other lodges had these programs, Larry Warlick credits the NC Wildlife Commission’s offering of a lifetime hunting license as giving him the idea to suggest it for his lodge.  Following approval of the Lodge Executive Committee, Brothers could pay a flat fee and …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Elangomat Patch Set

Three early pieces from Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 were issued for Elangomat service.  In Blue Book they are designated as X2, X3, X4 and were earned in order clockwise on the picture included in this post.  The patch set was intended to be worn on the pocket of the uniform and would encourage a brother …Read More

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge 70 FIRST FLAP

Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge was formed through merger in the fall of 1994, but the lodge’s first flap (S1) was not issued until April 1995.  The flap was first available to members attending the SR-7 Section Conclave at Tuscarora Scout Reservation.  It features the lodge totem, the Red-tailed Hawk.  The lodge name in Cherokee means “We …Read More

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