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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2014 Dixie Fellowship Design From Santee 116 Host

It is not official yet but it looks like the lodge leadership has settled on this design for their 2014 Dixie proposal.  The design was originally done by C.J. McIlrath and refined by well known graphic artist Todd Knaperek from Tsali 134.  The proposed theme for the event is “United In A Life Of Cheerful …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

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

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

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

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

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