Our Association manages a vast collection of local historical Scouting memorabilia relating to the Old Hickory Council and the local area. Our main museum location is at Camp Raven Knob located near Mount Airy, North Carolina. We are open during the summer camp season and by appointment during the remainder of the year. Also at Camp Raven Knob are various displays located in the Harry R. Vaughn Dining Hall, the Program Center Scoutmaster’s Lounge, and the G. Kellock Hale Training Center/Wahissa Lodge Building. Additionally, we have a display area at the Old Hickory Council’s Service Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Throughout the year, our Association presents mobile displays at various council, district, and lodge events.
Through our efforts to collect and preserve the history for our council and local area, the central themes of our collection forms around the Old Hickory Council, Camp Lasater, Camp Raven Knob, and Wahissa Lodge #118. We encourage you to visit our feature pages on each of these central themes to learn more.
Located near Walkertown in Forsyth county, this camp served the local Scouts and Scouters from 1923 until 1953. Named after Mr. Robert E. Lasater, Camp Lasater became the site of troop camping trips, camporees, summer camp, and leadership training events. Take a look for more information.
Camp Raven Knob
Serving thousands of Scouts and Scouters since 1954, Camp Raven Knob is the Old Hickory Council’s permanent training/summer camp located near Mount Airy. From the breath-taking view from the ‘Knob’ to the tranquility of the mountain campsites, any individual is sure to enjoy this outdoor experience.
Wahissa Lodge #118
As the local Order of the Arrow lodge established in 1938 at Camp Lasater, Wahissa Lodge #118 has a rich history of service, fellowship, and leadership. Many current and past members serve at section, regional, and national levels. With a translation of “Happy Place,” Wahissa truly encompasses deeps bonds of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.