1993 - 2021
1973 - 1992
1949 - 1972
1938 - 1948


Section Changes:
  • The only conclave for Section SR-6 was held in April, 1993. That summer, the section "was split into two sections [SR-6A and SR-6B] because of extraordinary driving distances."


    Old SR-6

    New SR-6A

    New SR-6B
    Tseyedin 65
    Wa-Hi-Nasa 111
    Zit-Kala-Sha 123
    Talidandaganu' 293
    Waguli 318
    Wapiti 367
    White Feather 499
    Ittawamba 235 (from SR-9)
    Tutelo 161
    Sequoyah 184
    Pellissippi 230
    Shenandoah 258
    Shenshawpotoo 276
    Kawida 480


    Reference: Virginia Order of the Arrow, 1993 SR-6 Conclave

    Also that summer, Ittawamba 235 was transferred from SR-9 to the new Section SR-6A.
    Reference: Section SR-9 wiki


  • In 1995, Section SR-3 was split into SR-3A and SR-3B. However, before this came into effect, the lodges that would form SR-3B (western Oklahoma and a portion of northern Texas) held a final SR-3 conclave. The lodges that became SR-3A (eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas) instead held a Section Leadership Conference that year. The first conclaves for these new sections didn't take place until 1996:


    Old SR-3

    New SR-3A

    New SR-3B
    Wichita 35
    Ma-Nu 133
    Inola 148
    Wisawanik 190
    Ah-Ska 213
    Sekettummaqua 281
    Ta Tsu Hwa 138
    Quapaw 160
    Akela Wahinapay 232
    Washita 288
    Wazhazee 366
    Wachtschu Mawachpo 559



    Reference: The Warshield II- Compilation of Region 9 Issues, by John Conley Williams & Tracy Mesler, 1998 ed.


Mergers and Changes:




Area 4 Section Seminars:

From 1992-2001, and 2008-09 Section SR-4 held "section seminars", which were Fall gathering of the lodges that also included Council of Chiefs meetings. The Council of Chiefs meets all day Saturday and the other members of the lodges have seminars on Indian culture and other matters relating to the Order of the Arrow. It is my understanding that it is unique to S4 and one other section in the country.

In 2001 the section seminar was held at Camp Osborn (Immokalee Lodge 353) for the newly reformed and divided S4 section. In 2001 S4 was enlarged to include southern Alabama and west Florida and divided into south and north subsections. At that time Echeconnee 358 and Tomo Chi Chi 119 lodges were reassigned from S4 to other sections. The 2001 Section Seminar at Camp Osborn was the only section seminar ever held for all of S4 (both north and south). All 15 lodges of the new S4 and Echeconnee 358 and Tomo Chi Chi 119 (for a total of 17 lodges) were invited to attend. Consequently it was called the 'Great' S4 Section Seminar. SR-4S continued to hold Fall seminars from 2002-07, while S4N did not adopt the practice.

After the 2007 realignment, the new SR-4 held seminars for 2008-09.

Section SR-4 Section Seminar / COC
YearHost LodgeLocationCityST
1992Osceola 564C Franklin Miles, Price Sanders SRPunta GordaFL
1993Seminar not held, but patches were ordered for this event
1994Osceola 564C Franklin Miles, Price Sanders SRPunta GordaFL
1995O-Shaw-Caw 265McGregor Smith SRInvernessFL
1996Pilthlako 229Kings Bay Naval BaseKings Bay BaseGA
1997Echockotee 200C Shands, Baden-Powell SR?HawthorneFL
1998Go to 1998-2001

References: Immokalee Lodge #353: Section Seminar History, various issues of O-Shot-Caw Lodge #265's newletter, The Patchwork, and Riddle, Henry R. "Rusty". A Golden Legacy: 50th Anniversary of the Dixie Fellowships (1952-2002). Charleston, SC: Coastal Carolina Council, BSA, 2002



Dixie Fellowship Indian Seminars:

From 1977-1997, the Dixie Fellowship held a yearly Indian Seminar in addition to their section conclave. Information regarding the history of non-conclave section events can be challenging to find, and so I refer to Rusty Riddle's excellent book, A Golden Legacy: 50th Anniversary of the Dixie Fellowships (1952-2002):

"In an effort to be in compliance with the national OA guidelines regarding Indian Affairs and to show proper respect to Native Americans in outfitting and dance; the Council of Chiefs also approved the start of the Section Indian Seminar. All of the Indian Affairs rules were updated and, with a few minor changes, these are the rules we follow today.

The Section Indian Seminars
The first Section Indian Seminar was held in 1977. Seminars were scheduled for each year and on a few occasions more than one was held in a calendar year. Then again, in some years they were scheduled but not held. This was certainly not due to a lack of interest but more likely due to a lack of promotion and communication. The seminars that were held were well attended, had knowledgeable trainers, excellent programs, great dancing and singing, and memorable Pow Wows. The seminars were set up on a host rotation schedule, just like the Dixie schedule, but this was not always followed. They were usually held in the late fall or early winter.

In 1994 it was renamed the Section Seminar and the last three years, 1995-1997, it was called the Section Retreat. Added to the program were advanced administrative training sessions for lodge officers, advisers and committee chairmen. The annual Council of Chiefs meeting was also moved to the Section Retreat.

The Section Indian Seminar/Section Retreats were discontinued after the 1997 Retreat. The reasons for this were never due to lack of interest or poor attendance. Instead, the reasons went along these lines: After the 1997 Dixie, Eswau Huppeday moved back into the Dixie Fellowship. Each year in January they hold an event called the Carolinas Indian Seminar. This event, which has been held for nearly two decades, is probably the best weekend training session in the nation on Indian Affairs. They have some of the most knowledgeable trainers from around the country teaching arrowmen outfitting, dancing, singing and crafts. Lodges from around the South and East, including most of the Dixie lodges, send their dance and sing teams to this event. In terms of Indian events; we already have the best Indian Affairs training being held within the Section so why try to repeat it?"

Section SR-5 Indian Seminars and Section Retreats
YearHost LodgeLocationCitySTEvent Name
1992Go to 1982-92
1993Seminar not held, but patches were ordered for this event
1994Atta Kulla Kulla 185Camp Old IndianTravelers RestSCSection Seminar
1995Mowogo 243Rainey Mountain SRClaytonGASection Retreat
1996Atta Kulla Kulla 185Camp Old IndianTravelers RestSCSection Retreat
1997Tsali 134Camp HopeCantonNCSection Retreat

Reference: Riddle, Henry R. "Rusty". A Golden Legacy: 50th Anniversary of the Dixie Fellowships (1952-2002). Charleston, SC: Coastal Carolina Council, BSA, 2002, pp. 73-74.



Section SR-6B Native American Seminars:

YearHost LodgeLocationCityST
1994Pellissippi 223location?city?
1994Pellissippi 223location?city?




pre-1997 SR Realignment Section Listing
(1997 conclaves)
SR-1
Aina Topa Hutsi Lodge #60 Alamo Area Council #583 San Antonio TX
Tonkawa Lodge #99 Capitol Area Council #564 Austin TX
Wihinipa Hinsa Lodge #113 Bay Area Council #574 Galveston TX
Colonneh Lodge #137 Sam Houston Area Council #576 Houston TX
Wahinkto Lodge #199 Concho Valley Council #741 San Angelo TX
Wewanoma Lodge #272 Rio Grande Council #775 Harlingen TX
Karankawa Lodge #307 Gulf Coast Council #577 Corpus Christi TX
Hasinai Lodge #578 Three Rivers Council #578 Beaumont TX
Quelqueshoe Lodge #166 Calcasieu Area Council #209 Lake Charles LA
Ouxouiga Lodge #264 Attakapas Council #208 Alexandria LA
Chilantakoba Lodge #397 New Orleans Area Council #214 Metairie LA
Quinipissa Lodge #479 Istrouma Area Council #211 Baton Rouge LA
Atchafalaya Lodge #563 Evangeline Area Council #212 Lafayette LA
SR-2
Tejas Lodge #72 East Texas Area Council #585 Tyler TX
Mikanakawa Lodge #101 Circle Ten Council #571 Dallas TX
Tatanka Lodge #141 Buffalo Trail Council #567 Midland TX
Nakona Lodge #150 South Plains Council #694 Lubbock TX
Otena Lodge #295 Comanche Trail Council #479 Brownwood TX
Huaco Lodge #327 Heart O' Texas Council #662 Waco TX
Kotso Lodge #330 Chisholm Trail Council #561 Abilene TX
Loquanne Allangwh Lodge #428 NeTseO Trails Council #580 Paris TX
Nischa Achowalogen Lodge #486 Golden Spread Council #562 Amarillo TX
Nishkin Halupa a pe Lachi Lodge #489 Longhorn Council #582 Fort Worth TX
Gamenowinink Lodge #555 Direct Service Council #800 Irving TX
Caddo Lodge #149 Norwela Council #215 Shreveport LA
SR-3A
Wichita Lodge #35 Northwest Texas Council #587 Wichita Falls TX
Ma-Nu Lodge #133 Last Frontier Council #480 Oklahoma City OK
Inola Lodge #148 Will Rogers Council #473 Ponca City OK
Wisawanik Lodge #190 Arbuckle Area Council #468 Ardmore OK
Ah-Ska Lodge #213 Great Salt Plains Council #474 Enid OK
SR-3B
Ta Tsu Hwa Lodge #138 Indian Nations Council #488 Tulsa OK
Washita Lodge #288 Cherokee Area Council #469 Bartlesville OK
Quapaw Lodge #160 Quapaw Area Council #18 Little Rock AR
Wazhazee Lodge #366 Ouachita Area Council #14 Hot Springs AR
Wachtschu Mawachpo Lodge #559 Westark Area Council #16 Fort Smith AR
Akela Wahinapay Lodge #232 Caddo Area Council #584 Texarkana TX
SR-4
Seminole Lodge #85 Gulf Ridge Council #86 Tampa FL
Echockotee Lodge #200 North Florida Council #87 Jacksonville FL
Aal-Pa-Tah Lodge #237 Gulf Stream Council #85 Palm Beach Gardens FL
Semialachee Lodge #239 Suwannee River Area Council #664 Tallahassee FL
O-Shot-Caw Lodge #265 South Florida Council #84 Miami Lakes FL
Tipisa Lodge #326 Central Florida Council #83 Orlando FL
Timuquan Lodge #340 West Central Florida Council #89 Largo FL
Osceola Lodge #564 Southwest Florida Council #88 Fort Myers FL
Pilthlako Lodge #229 Okefenokee Area Council #758 Waycross GA
Immokalee Lodge #353 Southwest Georgia Council #97 Albany GA
Alapaha Lodge #545 Alapaha Area Council #98 Valdosta GA
SR-5 "Dixie Fellowship"
Bob White Lodge #87 Georgia-Carolina Council #93 Augusta GA
Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge #119 Coastal Empire Council #99 Savannah GA
Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge #129 Atlanta Area Council #92 Atlanta GA
Mowogo Lodge #243 Northeast Georgia Council #101 Jefferson GA
Echeconnee Lodge #358 Central Georgia Council #96 Macon GA
Santee Lodge #116 Pee Dee Area Council #552 Florence SC
Atta Kulla Kulla Lodge #185 Blue Ridge Council #551 Greenville SC
Muscogee Lodge #221 Indian Waters Council #553 Columbia SC
Unali'Yi Lodge #236 Coastal Carolina Council #550 Charleston SC
Skyuka Lodge #270 Palmetto Council #549 Spartanburg SC
Tsali Lodge #134 Daniel Boone Council #414 Asheville NC
SR-6A
Waguli Lodge #318 Northwest Georgia Council #100 Rome GA
Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge #111 Middle Tennessee Council #560 Nashville TN
Ittawamba Lodge #235 West Tennessee Area Council #559 Jackson TN
Talidandaganu' Lodge #293 Cherokee Area Council #556 Chattanooga TN
Talligewi Lodge #62 Lincoln Heritage Council #205 Louisville KY
White Horse Lodge #201 Shawnee Trails Council #200 Owensboro KY
SR-6B
Kawida Lodge #480 Blue Grass Council #204 Lexington KY
Sequoyah Lodge #184 Sequoyah Council #713 Johnson City TN
Pellissippi Lodge #230 Great Smoky Mountain Council #557 Knoxville TN
Tutelo Lodge #161 Blue Ridge Mountains Council #599 Roanoke VA
Shenandoah Lodge #258 Stonewall Jackson Area Council #763 Waynesboro VA
Shenshawpotoo Lodge #276 Shenandoah Area Council #598 Winchester VA
SR-7 "Cardinal Conclave"
Nawakwa Lodge #3 Robert E. Lee Council #602 Richmond VA
Wahunsenakah Lodge #333 Colonial Virginia Council #595 Newport News VA
Blue Heron Lodge #349 Tidewater Council #596 Virginia Beach VA
Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge #70 Old North State Council #70 Greensboro NC
Occoneechee Lodge #104 Occoneechee Council #421 Raleigh NC
Croatan Lodge #117 East Carolina Council #426 Kinston NC
Wahissa Lodge #118 Old Hickory Council #427 Winston-Salem NC
Itibapishe Iti Hollo Lodge #188 Central North Carolina Council #416 Albemarle NC
Nayawin̅ Ra̅R Lodge #296 Tuscarora Council #424 Goldsboro NC
Klahican Lodge #331 Cape Fear Council #425 Wilmington NC
Catawba Lodge #459 Mecklenburg County Council #415 Charlotte NC
Eswau Huppeday Lodge #560 Piedmont Council #420 Gastonia NC
SR-8
Cherokee Lodge #50 Central Alabama Council #2 Birmingham AL
Achunanchi Lodge #135 Choccolocco Council #1 Anniston AL
Kaskanampo Lodge #310 Tennessee Valley Council #659 Huntsville AL
Alibamu Lodge #179 Tukabatchee Area Council #5 Montgomery AL
Cowikee Lodge #224 Alabama-Florida Council #3 Dothan AL
Woa Cholena Lodge #322 Mobile Area Council #4 Mobile AL
Aracoma Lodge #481 Black Warrior Council #6 Tuscaloosa AL
Chattahoochee Lodge #204 Chattahoochee Council #91 Columbus GA
Ini-To Lodge #324 Flint River Council #95 Griffin GA
Yustaga Lodge #385 Gulf Coast Council #773 Pensacola FL
SR-9
Ahoalan-Nachpikin Lodge #406 Chickasaw Council #558 Memphis TN
Abooikpaagun Lodge #399 De Soto Area Council #13 El Dorado AR
Hi' Lo Ha Chy' A-La Lodge #413 Eastern Arkansas Area Council #15 Jonesboro AR
Watonala Lodge #169 Pushmataha Area Council #691 Columbus MS
Ashwanchi Kinta Lodge #193 Choctaw Area Council #302 Meridian MS
Chicksa Lodge #202 Yocona Area Council #748 Tupelo MS
Sebooney Okasucca Lodge #260 Andrew Jackson Council #303 Jackson MS
Ti'ak Lodge #404 Pine Burr Area Council #304 Hattiesburg MS
Comanche Lodge #254 Ouachita Valley Council #213 Monroe LA











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