Dixie Fellowship

The Dixie Fellowship is the Order of the Arrow conclave for 11 lodges that stretch along a center line across the North Carolina / South Carolina border.  In the west it reaches Asheville, NC (Tsali 134) and dips down into eastern Georgia with Augusta (Bob White 87) and Savannah (Tomo Chi Chi 119).  The name was first coined for the event in 1952 and this annual gathering has been held every year except 1969 when no conclaves were held across the country.  Through different alignments the Dixie has contained as many as 14 different lodges in multiple configurations over time.  Since the early 2000s the current makeup of 11 lodges has held firm.  The memorabilia issued by the Dixie is highly collectible and has a history that dates back to the 1947 Area Z patch.  The modern Dixie includes a variety of items including member lodges producing memorabilia promoting their spirit theme for the weekend.


OA Belt Buckles of CarolinaOA.com with Matt Delk

Matt Delk has been collecting OA belt buckles for many years. During that time he has put together an impressive accumulation of buckles from the Carolinas including the Georgia lodges Bob White 87 and Tomo Chi-Chi 119.  In this video shot in January 2014 he shares his collection and explains a little of the history …Read More

Hardest Patch To Get At The 2014 Dixie Fellowship

Now that the dust has settled I’d like to write the story of how some of the host lodge patches became among the toughest pieces for Arrowmen attending the 2014 Dixie Fellowship at Camp Coker to attain.  Similar to other lodges Santee 116 issued a host service flap for the event.  The deal here was …Read More

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Memorabilia History

First Ever Dixie Fellowship Mug Issued in 1965

One of the pieces of memorabilia that Dixie Fellowship collectors have been picking up for almost fifty years now is a coffee mug.  You might be surprised to know that Dixie mugs actually can claim a longer run that the more popular neckerchiefs.  It all started in 1965 when Santee Lodge 116 hosted the Dixie …Read More

Dixie Fellowship History (20 Years Ago!)

Dixie Fellowship History The following was the original information that I shared on my first website Santeeswapper.com in a section titled Dixie Fellowship. This was my attempt to kinda summarize some history and outline the memorabilia for the event. The last edit on this information was February 8, 2002 so yes 20 years later it’s …Read More

1960’s Dixie Fellowship Neckerchiefs Are RARE

There are many collectors who have attempted to put together a patch collection for the Dixie Fellowship.  Far fewer is the number that have tackled trying to get all the official neckerchiefs issued for the Dixie. You can take the patch collection back to 1947 if you want to go deep into the era of …Read More

1956 Dixie Fellowship Sign Blows Them Away

For the website I don’t usually make posts about individual items for sale but this one caught my attention. Somehow a seller in Iowa ended up with a sign that somebody grabbed as a souvenir from the 1956 Dixie Fellowship held at Camp Old Indian. Whoever created the sign had some skill. It’s a piece …Read More

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