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.

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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

Cloth Talk 2.0 – Episode 1 Hank Birdsong & Patch History Books

For more than three decades Hank Birdsong has been experimenting with making patch history books for Scouting memorabilia collectors. In this first installment of a new chat format for Boy Scout collectors Hank and I talk about that story using Google+ Hangout. Hank grew up in Wahissa Lodge 118 of the Old Hickory Council and …Read More

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Cloth Talk 2.0 Episode #11: OA Mugs Unboxing

You will see the smile on my face when one of my biggest regrets is erased with the Boy Scout collection that I unbox in this video. During a move I broke one of my most treasured OA mugs. Then through a stroke of luck the replacement mug literally landed in my lap. This video …Read More

1973 Dixie Fellowship Neckerchief A Rare Find

Many Dixie collectors were keeping their eyes on the auction featuring the rare 1973 Dixie neckerchief to see if she would hold her value. Let’s just say the question was answered in the affirmative. This n/c has a neat story for collectors. In 1973 the host lodge was pretty tight with their ordering of memorabilia. …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

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

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