What is the Occoneechee Lodge Trade-O-Ree?
The Trade-O-Ree is a smaller event put on by the Lodge’s Finance sub-group. This event is specifically geared to patch traders and those who are interested in patch trading. The event is completely free to attend and to set up a tent overnight. Food is available for purchase and you can rent a cabin on Friday night. You can also rent table space to display patches. This event is perfect for any new member who wants to learn more about patch trading!
Date: August 20 – 21, 2021
Time: Friday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Camp Durant, Grand Lodge
What is patch trading?
Patch trading is one of the most popular activities in the Order of the Arrow. Each lodge produces patches that are then sold its members. You obtain patches from other lodges by trading with other members of the Order. It’s like an internal game to see who has the best set and can get every piece.
Aww shucks, we’re all sold out of tables and cabins. But don’t worry, our event is still free to attend and tent camping is always 100% free. Simply stop in when you arrive and we’ll direct you to the best campsite.
Tent camping won’t do? There are a few local Airbnbs and a hotel not too far away. Use the buttons below to find them.
Date: August 22, 2020
Location: Camp Durant, Sullivan Center
What is Gentgeen 101?
Gentgeen is the place to be for those who want to experience the AIA in our lodge. With a schedule full of sessions on ceremonies, dance, and crafts from expert instructors from within our lodge and beyond, there’s plenty for anyone with any level of knowledge to learn.
Ceremony Team Training
One of the first things new Arrowmen get to experience in the OA is a ceremony. Come be a part of a team of fellow Arrowmen. Ryan Showman from Wahissa Lodge is going to be showing teams the best way to conduct a quality ceremony.
Dancing and Drumming
Dancing is a great way to get involved with the lodge! You will learn from the best of the best in our lodge on the ways of Native American dance styles. New Arrowmen are welcome to sit at the drum and learn to sing the songs with Bill Morris, the lodge’s singing advisor.
If you are new to the AIA scene, this is the perfect start to get started! We will be having sewing machines and craft sessions ready to go and you can make your very own outfit for dance or ceremony.
Camping is available on Friday night of that weekend. Please RSVP with Past Lodge Chief and recognized Dancer Jeff Brewer using the form below.