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Scouts BSA Troops welcoming girls

Shakori District has two new Scouts BSA Troops for girls: Troop 39 and Troop 835!

Troop 39 for girls is chartered at University United Methodist Church and meets Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Glyn Tomkins, Scoutmaster.

Troop 835 for girls is chartered at Amity United Methodist Church and meets Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Ruth Heaton, Scoutmaster.

January Meeting Recap

At the Saponi Chapter January Meeting, the chapter had the Occonechee Lodge Chief Michael Glennon(Illua Machque) and Vice Chief of Communications Parker Morrissette(Netami). The chapter even had the SR-7B Section Secretary Connor Bardin(Kiowa) and the 2019 SR-7B Conclave Chairmen John Sommers(Illua Machque). This meeting became a record for the chapter for most lodge and section officers at a Saponi Chapter meeting and the largest amount of section officers at the meetings. At the meeting, the chapter went through Unit Election Training which was conducted by the Occonechee Lodge Unit Election Chairmen Jessie Shipman(Eluwak Chapter). Jessie gave a great presentation of how to conduct an OA Unit Election and what the values you get from doing an election. Next, we had John Sommers talk about the SR-7B Cardinal Conclave that will be at Camp Durant on the Weekend of April 12th-14th. If you haven’t registered, then register by After the Conclave information, we then went into the chapters White Elephant Gift and Pizza. Arrowmen got a reindeer inflatable game, a free pass to 1 lodge event in 2019, NOAC 2018 Patches, a 2-pound Gummy Bear, and more. The gift exchange was a lot of fun and thank you to those who participated. After the gift exchange, we had pizza and a chapter trivia game of 2018. Arrowmen left the meeting with excitement for 2019 and left pretty hype and ready for the next meeting. The next Saponi Chapter meeting is on February 4th, 2019 at 7 pm at Orange United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. Wear your class A with OA sash and bring $2 per every slice of pizza you want. If you want to know more information about the chapter, meetings, etc. please contact the Saponi Chapter Chief at

Saponi Chapter at Winter Banquet!

Winter Banquet was a great finish to a year full of fun and fellowship. Your VC of Communications, Luke Chen, arrived at Camp Durant along with Mr. Wetzel and Mr. Neas and began working on the service project that the chapter was completing at Loblolly campsite. The Saponi chapter members from Troop 45 soon arrived and the chapter quickly wrapped up the service project. Your VC of Communications then went with Troop 45 back to their campsite where they were having their annual capture the flag outing. Chapter Chief Alberto Daniel and Chapter Advisor Carlton McKee soon arrived in time for the Winter Banquet EC meeting. After that, the whole chapter headed to the dining hall for Winter Banquet.

At the banquet, your chapter ate well and congratulated fellow arrowmen who received awards. Wayne Brock, the former Chief Scout Executive, attended the banquet as a guest speaker. Lodge officers were sworn in at the banquet as well. 

A few of our chapter members won awards from the lodge.
Chapter Adviser, Carlton McKee earned an award for helping out planning the logistics of NOAC 2018. He got a plaque that has the full NOAC 2018 patch set.
Mr. Keith Wetzel, Mr. Tomkins, and Chapter Chief Alberto Daniel earned the Serving the Thunderbird Award.
Chapter Chief Alberto Daniel also won the Ceremonialist Award.
Please congratulate our chapter members who won awards when you see them.
The chapter then took pictures at the photo booth. After singing the OA song at the end, the chapter left, knowing they had a great time at Winter Banquet 2018.
Luke Chen
Saponi VC of Communications
Thunderfest Chaiman
Saponi Chapter at Winter Banquet
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Saponi Chapter at Lodge Leadership Development 2018

Parties, classes, lecturers, and meetings are just some words you might use to describe college. On the Friday and Saturday of November 15-16, Arrowmen from Occoneechee Lodge 104 came together to learn about their position as a leader in the lodge. At Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, our chapter officers, committee chairmen, lodge officers, and prospective leaders came to learn about different leadership skills and Occoneechee Lodge events of 2019. Saponi Chapter had their Chapter Chief, Vice Chief of Program, Vice Chief of Admin (North), and Vice Chief of Finance attend the event. Two Chapter Advisers, Mr. Keith Wetzel and Mr. Neas, were also in attendance. At Lodge Leadership Development our brothers were taught how to become better leaders in their elected positions and how to excel beyond the limits. Some of our Brothers learned more about Conclave 2019, life at Summer Camp, Unit Elections, and Drumming and Singing. The Brothers in our Chapter who went to LLD enjoyed their time there, although they would like to have the chapter bring more people down to Campbell University for this one day. Our Chapter Chief and Adviser attended the weekend event.

Saponi Chapter has 3 youths as lodge Committee Chairmen: Luke Chen is Thunderfest Committee Chairman, Jake McCall is Troop Rep Committee Chairman, and Alberto Daniel is the Tipi Committee Chairman.


Luke Chen

Saponi VC of Communication, Thunderfest Chairman

Saponi Chapter Atttends LLD

2019 Occoneechee Lodge 104 Events

2019 Occoneechee Lodge 104 Events




What to expect?

Spring Pow Wow

March 15th-17th, 2019

Camp Durant

Ordeal, Brotherhood Trail, Vigil Nominations Due, AIA Competitions, Quest for the Golden Arrow, and Conclave Preparation.

SR-7B Conclave

April 12th-14th, 2019

Camp Durant

AIA Competitions, Quest for the Golden Arrow, Section Elections, Big Shows, and OAX.

Spring Inductions

May 17th–19th, 2019

Camp Durant

Ordeal, Summer Camp Preparations, and Conclave Reflection.


August 23-24

Camp Durant

Patch Trading and Silent Auction

Fall Fellowship

September 20th–22nd, 2019

Camp Durant

Ordeal, Brotherhood Trail, Vigil Nomination Ceremony, Lodge Elections, Service Projects.

Vigil Gathering (Vigil Members Only)

October 10th-11th, 2019

Camp Durant


Lodge Leadership Development Weekend Event

November 15-16

Campbell University

Leadership Training and EC meeting

Lodge Leadership Development Day Event

November 16th, 2019

Campbell University

Leadership Training and Guest Speaker

Winter Banquet

December 7th, 2019

Camp Durant

2019 – 2020 Lodge Officers Oath of Officer, Recognition Banquet, Cater food and Fellowship. 

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