Dixie Fellowship will be held April 27th-29th at Ann Spring Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC. That weekend will be one of the highlights of the year for our lodge as we join together with our brothers from Southern Region Area 5 for fellowship that will be jammed packed with events: the Quest for the Golden Arrow, Ceremonial, Dance, and Sing competitions.
Register for Dixie Fellowship: 2018 Dixie Fellowship Registration
The theme this year is “Those Who Chose You Need You” to encourage Arrowmen in SR5 to remember our rich heritage while focusing on our bright future The goal is for each Arrowman to create his or her own legacy.
Here’s some info that will help you in planning for your trip to Dixie:
Camping at Dixie
Each lodge will be assigned a campsite prior to arrival. Campsite assignments will be made based on two criteria: (1) the size of the delegation and campsite capacity, (2) the timeliness of the payment of registration fees and pre–orders. Restroom facilities will be available throughout camp. Shower facilities will NOT BE available.
Dining at Dixie
All meals will be prepared at the camp’s Dining Hall. Delegates will dine in the designated areas in and around the Dining Hall.
In keeping with the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace ethic, we are making a conscious effort to make the Dixie Fellowship a “green” event, reducing the use of styrofoam and other difficult to recycle materials. Each delegate will be provided with a plastic mug/cup in their “ditty bag.” This bottle will be your meal ticket and should be used for beverages.
There will be very limited parking available. Please carpool as much as possible in order to conserve space. We request that each lodge plan their transportation in such a way that they bring not more than one vehicle for every four delegates. We reserve the right to issue and require vehicle passes to enforce this ratio.
Upon arrival at camp, each delegation will offload their gear at a designated area.
Anne Springs Close Greenway has very good cell reception throughout most of the property for most major carriers.
Cross Country Run
Dixie Grand Fair
The Grand Fair will be held at 10:30 p.m. on Friday night following the opening show and judges meetings. At the Grand Fair, Arrowmen will be able to experience a multitude of exciting activities while meeting Arrowmen from all over. These activities will include patch trading, a delicious cracker barrel, lodge booths, booths for OA High Adventure, NLS/DYLC, NOAC 2018, and a lodge chief pie–eating contest. This event will be led by the Section SR5 Officers and the Special Events Coordinator. The guidelines for the booths are below:
1) These booths will be very similar to those at the NOAC Founder’s Festival. Lodges will have the opportunity to set up their booth on Friday afternoon when they arrive.
2) Lodges have the option to “preview” their lodge display at this event before competition on Saturday. If this is to be done, the Administration Coordinator should be contacted prior to the Dixie Fellowship.
3) Each lodge is encouraged to host a special activity at their booth reflecting their spirit theme. Another option is the display of history, patches, and unique lodge items. This may also include giving out a food item or free promotional items from your lodge, council, or home camp to share with the SR–5 Arrowmen who visit the booth. Use your imagination and have fun!
4) The Service Lodge shall have full control over the facilities for the Grand Fair.
2:00-8:30 Check in – Adventure Center Front Porch
5:00-8:00 Dixie Expo – Along road in camp
6:00-8:00 Key Three Dinner/Council of Chiefs – TBA
8:30 Opening Show – Council Ring
Judges Meeting (following show)
10:30 Grand Fair –Parade Field & surrounding areas
Cracker Barrel – Field Trial Barn
Patch Trading – Dinning Tent
7:00 – Reveille
7:15-8:30 Breakfast (Ceremonialists, Trainers & Judges eat first) – Field Trial Barn
8:30 Assembly – Council Ring
8:45-12:00 Pre-Ordeal Competition – Amphitheater
8:45-12:00 Brotherhood Competition – Adventure CenterAmphitheaterAmphitheater
9:00-9:45 Training Session One – TBA
10:00-10:45 Training Session Two – TBA
11:00-11:45 Training Session Three – TBA
12:00-12:30 Tug-O-War weigh-in – Adventure Center
12:00-1:15 Lunch – Dining Tent (Dancers, Singers & Judges eat first) – Field Trial Barn
1:30 Assembly – Parade Field
1:40-2:00 Egg Toss – Field Trial Barn
2:00-2:30 Cross Country Run – Adventure Center
2:00-6:00 Quest Events – various locations
2:00-6:00 American Indian Affairs – Adventure Center Dance Arbor
6:15-7:30 Dinner Group – Field Trial Barn
7:45-10:00 Elections/Group Dance – Amphitheater
10:15 Cracker Barrel – Field Trial Barn
10:15-12:00 Patch Trading – Dinning Tent
10:30-12:00 American Indian Events Pow Wow – Dance Arbor
6:30 Vigil Rededication – Amphitheater
7:15-8:15 Breakfast Group – Field Trial Barn
7:30 Council of Chiefs – Adventure Center
9:00 Chapel/Awards Ceremony – Amphitheater
Friday Cracker Barrel
Ham or Sausage Biscuits
Orange Juice Milk
Saturday Cracker Barrel
Ham or Sausage Biscuits
Assorted Cold Cereal