Catawba Lodge History
Catawba Lodge History
Past Lodge Chiefs
Past Lodge Advisers
Past National Officers
 
         
DSA Award
Founders Award
OA Crenshaw Award
Vigil Honor
Service to the Nest
History of the Golden Arrow
Ceremony Team Awards
Dixie & Conclave Awards
NOAC Awards
 

1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s








The Founders of Catawba Lodge #459:

(From Left to Right):
Fred Van Treece, John Holland, & Gene Grimes


1951...
CATAWBA
Lodge 459 chartered on June 18, 1951 in Area 6B, with Arrowmen John Holland, Gene Grimes, and Fred Van Treece, and was named after the Catawba Indians who lived in this area. First Ordeal held at Camp Steere on Lake Wylie hosted by Itibapishe Iti Hollo Lodge 188.

1952...
Catawba elects first Lodge Chief - Bill Dean.

1953...
Hosted our first Section event: Section 6B's Dixie Fellowship at Camp Steere with NC & SC Lodges. Dixie Fellowship Theme - "Information & Aims & Ideals of the Order of the Arrow", 94 Scouts and adults attended. Dance Team and Indian Games determined the winner of Fellowship.  Dixie Fellowship held April 16 - 18 and had 200 attended.

1954...
John Holland, Gene Grimes, and Jim Van Treece were our first Vigil Honor members. W. Frank Phillips served as Area 6B Adviser.  Catawba sends its first delegation to National OA Conference (NOAC).  Won 1st Golden Arrow at Dixie Fellowship.

1955...
Olvin Alexander (O.A.) Crenshaw, Jr. took Ordeal at Camp Steere.

1956...
Catawba sends delegation to National OA Conference (NOAC).

1958...
Hosts Section 6B's Dixie Fellowship at Camp Steere with NC & SC Lodges.  Dixie Fellowship Theme - "The Truest Arrow for Leadership & Safety" Catawba sends delegation to National OA Conference (NOAC).  Dixie Fellowship held April 25 - 27.

1959...
Won Quest for the Golden Arrow at Dixie Fellowship.