Cardinal Conclave

Section SR-7B includes six OA lodges that cover the eastern two-thirds of North Carolina.  The following lodges make up the section:  Tsoiotsi Tsogalii #70, Occoneechee #104, Croatan #117, Wahissa #118, Nayawin Rar #296 and Klahican #331.  From North Carolina’s earliest area meeting in the 1940s to today the territory covered by these lodges has remained in the same section.    Through the years the section has added and lost a few lodges and had different designations.  It went from Area I to Area 6A, Section SE-3A to SE-7, and from SR-7 to SR-7B.  The section uses the name “Cardinal Conclave” for its big annual event.  While the section has only six lodges it claims the designation of holding the nation’s largest conclave each April. Typically the Cardinal Conclave draws well over 1,000 Arrowmen.

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2015 Cardinal Conclave Registration is Open

Last year’s 2014 Cardinal Conclave broke the record for the largest OA conclave ever held with 1700 arrowmen.  The 2015 event is being hosted by Nayawin Rar Lodge 296 at Camp Tuscarora.  Registration is now open including the memorabilia preorder form.  The folks in charge are hoping to get 1500 brothers for this The registration …Read More

Patch Trading Feeding Frenzy at the Cardinal Conclave

This video takes you inside the non-stop Boy Scout patch trading at the 2015 Section SR7B Cardinal Conclave. Held at Camp Tuscarora in Four Oaks, North Carolina this was the largest conclave in the nation during the centennial year of the Order of the Arrow. Please leave comments below and share!

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Memorabilia History

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 …Read More

25 Years Later… “North Carolina Patches of the Order of the Arrow” By Rick Horne and John Pleasants

It has been twenty-five years since John Pleasants and I issued the book “North Carolina Patches of the Order of the Arrow” in 1989.  This was in the day before cell phones and the Internet.  Personal computers existed but were very expensive and only businesses were using them.  Patch trading was done primarily person-to-person at …Read More

History of Section SR-7B – The OA Comes to North Carolina

The OA comes to North Carolina In early 1933 Greensboro Council hired a new Scout Executive, Frank W. Braden.  He was an experienced professional Scouter having worked in Birmingham, Alabama.  While there he was a charter member of their Order of the Arrow Lodge, Cherokee Lodge 50.  In a Special Camp Bulletin he advised Scout …Read More

2011 SR-7B Section Conclave Report

The 2011 SR-7B Section Conclave was held at Camp Raven Knob located near Mt. Airy, NC on April 15 – 17 and hosted by Wahissa Lodge 118. Rob Orr served as Section Chief.  He was not elected to the job, but took over after the untimely death of Michael Turner on May 1, 2010. Over …Read More

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