American Indian Affairs (AIA)



Attend your third practice session and receive a FREE drumstick kit!

Dancers (and those who would like to be) are always welcome at any drum practice. A dancer who is familiar with Native American songs and singing will be a better dancer.

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10, 18 January 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
1, 14, 28 February 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
1, 7, 15 March 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
4, 12, 26 April 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
3, 9, 31 May 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
7, 20, 28 June 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
11, 19, 25 July 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
23 August 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
27 September 2015     2:00-4:30 PM
11 October 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
15 November 2015     2:30-4:30 PM
6 December 2015     2:30-4:30 PM

Many (but not all) Drum Sessions are held at the home of Troop 402, 845 Glenco Road in southeast Durham near Research Triangle Park and only a short distance from US Highway 70 (Glenwood Ave) and Miami Boulevard.

Directions to Lodge Drum practice:

From I-40, take the Durham Freeway exit (Highway 147), exit 279B and stay on the freeway north towards downtown Durham. Take the Ellis Road exit. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right (east) on Ellis Road and follow it to the traffic light (Miami Blvd). This is a “T” intersection. Turn left on Miami Blvd and go about one-quarter mile to the first traffic light (Angier Avenue). Wendy’s and KFC/Taco Bell will be on the left. At the light, turn right on Angier Avenue and go to the third street (Glenco Road). Turn right on Glenco Road and go about 0.4 mile. The Troop 402 Scout Hut is on the left; there is a sign and a flag pole.

From I-85, take the exit for US Highway 70 East. Follow US 70 to the traffic light at Miami Blvd (south toward RTP, I-40, and the airport) and Mineral Springs Road (north toward highway 98). From US 70, look for the signs for I-40. Turn right (south) on Miami Blvd towards Research Triangle Park and I-40. Go to the first traffic light (Angier Avenue). Turn left on Angier Avenue and go to the third street (Glenco Road). Turn right on Glenco Road and go about 0.4 mile. The Scout Building is still on the left.

From Raleigh and the southeast: Take the I-40 exit for Miami Blvd and continue towards Durham until you reach Angier Avenue (watch for Wendy’s and KFC/Taco Bell on the left. Turn right on Angier Avenue and go to the third street. Turn right on Glenco Road and go about 0.4 mile. The Scout Building hasn’t moved any.

From west Raleigh, use Glenwood Avenue / US 70 West. Turn left on Miami Blvd and continue as above.

Drum Team photos


2015 Carolinas Indian Seminar

Carolinas Indian Seminar (CIS) is imminent: 23-25 January 2015. If you are a dancer or singer (or are interested in giving it a try), you need to be there. A wide variety of classes will be available. Registration is $38. and that includes meals. Some attendees elect to sleep on the floor of the classrooms (free but on a space-available basis); some choose to stay in area hotels at their own expense. In the past, Lodge 104 members have registered by Chapter rather than as a Lodge contingent. More information is available at: Contact your Chapter Advisor or the Lodge 104 AIA Chairman about attending. Registration must be done by mail and must include payment; they are not being taken by email. The deadline for submission is 9 January. Attendance is capped at 400. Get your slot now! Note: This is a BSA event and all the usual requirements apply (Two-Deep Leadership, Permits, Medical Forms, etc.).

Haven’t been before? Click here the First Timer Guide.

Date: Friday, January 23 to Sunday, January 25, 2015
Location: Mitchell Community College Continuing Education Center 701 W Front Street Statesville, NC.
Size Limit: The College has set the limit to 400 participants. Register now to guarantee your space!
Registration Deadline: You must be postmarked by January 9, 2015. Registrations will be taken on a first-come (PAID), first-serve basis.

  • All registrations must be mailed in to the address shown on the form. No e-mail registration.
  • Registration will not be accepted without payment.
  • Registration fee includes meals, information booklet and a patch.
  • Non Registered walk-ins on Friday night will be charged full price and will not be guaranteed meals.

Cost: Participant – $38, Staff – $20

Bill Morris
Lodge Drum Advisor
919-949-7163 (C)