Catawba Lodge

Mecklenburg County Council


2024 Order of the Arrow  Section E-7 Cornerstone Conclave

Updated 4.1.24

Cornerstone Conclave 2024 STANDARD Registration is CLOSED!

The Catawba Lodge is hosting the Cornerstone Conclave held in April 2024!  This event is a gathering between all of the Order of the Arrow Lodges in Section E-7 which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Georgia.  Arrowmen are able to join together in fellowship with one another as well as compete in various areas ranging from Ceremonies, Native Dance and Sing, Trainings, and QUEST events. These various competitions all contribute towards the annual Lodge of the Year Award which is only given to one Lodge a year. Conclave is a great way to meet new Arrowmen from other lodges and join together in fellowship with your brothers.

If you are interested in learning more about Conclave, please contact the Conclave Committee Chair:  Al Nedrich or Conclave Committee Co-Chair:  Tim Morgan

NEW!!!  Catawba Lodge Workday Schedule

The following is our Lodge workdays:

o    Saturday, April 12-14, 2024 - Camp 2nd prep (1st round of Golf Cart camp drivers’ tests) – Limited Troop Camping (continuation of camp site and facilities cleaning)

o    Saturday, April 20, 2024 - Full camp set up and (2nd round of Golf Cart camp drivers’ tests)

Host Lodge - Catawba Registration is CLOSED!

Conclave Proposal - FINAL VERSION - CLICK HERE

Conclave Calendar and Deadlines - CLICK HERE

Vigil Honor 2024

Posted 1.11.24

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following: their Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout Camp.  Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered Lodge is eligible for recommendation to the national Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. A Lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor petition, found in the annual re-charter packet. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.  Please submit completed forms online or give to Larry Banks at breakfast of Spring Fellowship.


CLICK HERE for Vigil Honor Eligibility list for 2024.

NEW FOR 2024... 


Your Lodge Inductions Team has made signing up for this year's Elangomat and Nimat efforts EASY!!!  The following are hyperlinks for both of those service efforts.  Additionally, the Inductions team is also providing REQUIRED training for both roles.  All information on event and training dates are available in the following sign up pages.  



All Events 2024 - Now Available

Update posted 12.4.23

Catawba Lodge Brothers:

2024 ALL EVENTS Registration - available until March 6, 2024

Catawba Lodge, the 2024 ALL EVENT Registration is now open until March 6, 2024.  Princing for this year is $80.00 for OA members and $85.00 for Vigil Honor member.  The ALL EVENTS pass covers Arrowmen for every Lodge event for 2024 (except for Cornerstone Conclave) and includes the 2024 Lodge patch set!  Vigil Honor members also receive the 2024 Vigil Honor breakfast patch as part of their annual purchase.

Please pay ALL EVENT FEES online contact Mr. Sasser with your BSA health form and copy of your insurance card for 2024.  These items are required to process/complete your 2024 ALL EVENTS Registration purchase.




Louis Maillet

Catawba Lodge Chief


Eric Sasser

Crew 1465, Crew Committee

Etowah District, Unit Commissioner

Catawba Lodge, Membership Adviser

Catawba Lodge, Cornerstone Conclave Adviser

Cell: 704.254.6897

Catawba Lodge 459:  2023 Inductions Bulletin #1 

Update posted 1.13.23

Order of the Arrow Membership Eligibility:

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, the National Order of the Arrow Committee deemed it appropriate to allow all of the pandemic-era policies, including those relating to membership, to expire.  In addition, the national committee decided that as of January 1, 2023, individuals selected as candidates for membership in the Order of the Arrow retain that eligibility for a period of 18 months from the date of their selection.  After that period, individuals may be considered again for selection if they continue to fulfill the eligibility requirements.  This increase from the previous 12 months will give lodges and individuals additional time for induction opportunities and aligns with the 2022-23 National Business Plan objective of membership growth.  For the latest membership information, please visit

Catawba Point Information

Updated: 1.12.24

Catawba Point is our new meditation garden on the property of Camp Grimes near the new Belk Dining Hall.  It consists of a Flagpole, Totem Poles from our 2015 Dixie Fellowship incorporated with local plants and flowers.  But your help is needed to make PHASE 2 of this dream come true.  Through the purchase of commemorative bricks and commermorative jacket patches, you can help see this plan to fruition.  Help honor a loved one such as an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver Recipient, Woodbadge Participant/Staff Member, or someone special who has passed. 

Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

Please click on the following links for Commemorative BRICKS and JACKET PATCH orders:


Other Lodge News

Chapter Election Results

Congratulations to the following Arrowmen and their officer elections within the Apache, Etowah and Sehwatu Chapters for 2023-2024:

Apache Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Karis Hunt

Vice Chapter Chief - Derek Leswing

Chapter Secretary - Colin Turner

Chapter Quartermaster - Charles Thompson

Chapter Spirit Chair - Nash Pelak

Etowah Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Rachel Kauffman

Vice Chapter Chief - Megan Todd

Chapter Secretary - Julia Pearce

Chapter Quartermaster - Evan Lind

Chapter Spirit Chair - Taylor Vernon

Sehwatu Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Ben Bruh

Vice Chapter Chief - Skyler Phelps

Secretary - Hunter Welch

Chapter Quartermaster (appointed) - Brayden Kaminski

Chapter Spirit Chair (appointed) - Reed Hinson

Lodge Election Results

The following are our New Lodge officers for 2023-24. 

Lodge Chief - Louis Maillet

Vice Chief of Program - Nick Daniels

Vice Chief of Inductions - Jolie Coughlin

Vice Chief of Indian Affairs - Adam Shaw

Vice Chief of Administration - Reed Coleman

Lodge Quartermaster - Andrew Maillet

Thank you for your continued service to the Lodge!!

Lodge Calendar and Events Update

Good Day Catawba Lodge 459!

Updates to the calendar will be posted here as they arise,

Yours In Brotherhood,

Louis Maillet

Catawba Lodge Chief

What's New!

Catawba Lodge has launched a revamped web site that is geared toward supporting desktops, tablets and phones.

The banner at the top of the site will show breaking items of interest.

Reminders of events and activities will be posted in the slideshow and some slides will have links to the details.

A handy agenda style calendar is posted below that quickly shows upcoming events and it is scrollable to look further out.

Additional work will continue toward cleanup of old data and some new features so you will see more changes.

If additional information is needed please contact us @

Email Key Three:

Chief: Louis Maillet

Adviser: Al Nedrich

Staff Adviser: Brian Sweeney

Flash cards

Page Revised: 9/9/2023