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Sea Scouts, BSA

Sea Scouts, BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 21. The Purpose of Sea Scouts For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and

Unit Award of Excellence

As the primary platform where the Scouting program is delivered to youth, the unit is the most vital and important level of the BSA for the Order to support. The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into

James E West Recipients

The James E West Fellows recognizes gifts to the Occoneechee Council Endowment fund in the amount of $1000 or more.    The award consists of a square knot and certificate indicating the date of the award. The Occoneechee Lodge presents one or more awards annually in the name of an outstanding Arrowmen as a token of

Lodge Presents Founder’s Awards

The Occoneechee Lodge recognized four Arrowmen during their Annual Awards Banquet with the presentation of the Founder’s Award. Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies

OA Centurion Award

The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who have meaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps. The Occoneechee Lodge accepted nominations for this award through January 31st, 2015 and a selection committee made up of youth

Order of the Arrow

History For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.  Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term

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