Council of Chiefs Report

October COC


Lodge Status Report


On October 7 our Lodge sent a delegation to the SR-7A Council of Chiefs to talk about planning the upcoming Section Conclave.  Conclave is an event where a little over 1000 Arrowmen from across the six lodges that make up Virginia come together for an incredible weekend.  The next Conclave will be held on April 27-29 at Camp Rock Enon and hosted by Shenshawpotoo Lodge.  You will hear much more from your lodge leadership about it in the coming months, but it's an unforgettable event and we encourage everyone to sign up.  Registration is not yet open, but as soon as it is we will let you all know.

At the Council of Chiefs meeting our delegation provided the following report which details all we have accomplished and our plans going forward since the Council of Chiefs last met (this past April).  This report was given orally to everyone in attendance and submitted in writing to the Section Secretary.  Here it is:

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Nawakwa Lodge has had a successful year since our last Council of Chiefs.  Since then we have held two service weekends, in June and in September.  We have made significant progress on our lodge pavilion project and are closer than ever before to reaching our fundraising goal.  Our Trail Crew has been active at our state parks holding an event in April of this year, and they will be holding another one to perform more service in December.  Also this December, as is tradition, the lodge will give service to the Carillon Nativity Pageant in the city of Richmond.

This summer, many Arrowmen from our Lodge attended the National Scout Jamboree in July, with several serving on staff including the effort of Operation Arrow.  Our summer camp program included an Ice Cream Social for current Arrowmen and a call out ceremony for those soon to be inducted.  We will be looking to add a full time staff member in 2018 whose responsibility is to carry out the OA program at camp on behalf of the Lodge.

Our Fall Fellowship will be held the weekend of November 10-12, where we will be training our Arrowmen to be better leaders, recognizing those who have given service to our lodge, and having a blast with all our Arrowmen.

As we approach Conclave 2018, our Lodge looks forward to meeting our attendance goal and showing the rest of the section how much fun the Arrowmen of Nawakwa Lodge can bring to Conclave. In the long term, Nawakwa is preparing for our centennial by putting together our key leadership for the celebrations of 2019 including the Conclave we will be hosting that year.

Nawakwa has been continuing our tradition of excellent service to Central Virginia and we are continuing to improve our Lodge to serve our community better and turn our Arrowmen into more effective servant leaders.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kyle Hoffmann

2017-18 Nawakwa Lodge Chief

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If you want to know more about Conclave, the Council of Chiefs, or in general how to get more involved in the lodge you can always send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . I'll see you all at Fall Fellowship!  If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here .

Yours in WWW,

Kyle Hoffmann  |  Lodge Chief


NOAC 2018, July 30 - August 4 @ Indiana University

2018 NOAC
National Order of the Arrow Conference
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
July 30, 2018 through August 4, 2018

The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN from July 30th to August 4th, 2018.  NOAC brings countless opportunities for Arrowmen to learn best practices to bring back to our lodge, participate in training, and most importantly… to HAVE FUN! There are exciting games, sports, nightly shows, and all sorts of other activities for Arrowmen to experience. 

Read more: NOAC 2018, July 30 - August 4 @ Indiana University

Nawakwa's 2019 Lodge Pavilion Fundraiser


Nawakwa Lodge is currently raising funds for their OA Pavilion at T. Brady Saunders.  Here is a letter from our Lodge Chief and Lodge Adviser, and information on the gift sets that will be given to donors of this project (click on the image below).  For more information, contact the Lodge Adviser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We thank everyone for continued support of Nawakwa Lodge.


We Support Camping

We have a We Support Camping initiative in the Nawakwa Lodge. All proceeds go to support Camp Scholarships for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and ScoutReach programs, through the Nawakwa Lodge OA Campership Program.  This is an initiative of Camp Promotions.  Collections are made at check-in for Service Weekends and Fall Fellowship, or you can round up your purchase at the Trading Post. 


Thank you for your support!

From Raccoons to Cardinals: Nawakwa Lodge prepares to celebrate 100 years


by Ben Pycraft

Nawakwa Lodge has a special birthday coming up and the lodge is already getting a head start on preparations in 2019, this lodge, which serves the Heart of Virginia Council located in Richmond, Virginia, will be turning 100 years old! The lodge has a longstanding history and the celebration effort is being led by the current lodge chief, Trey L. 

Read more: From Raccoons to Cardinals: Nawakwa Lodge prepares to celebrate 100 years

Upcoming Events

Fri Dec 15 @12:00AM
2017 Trail Crew Registration
Sat Dec 16 @12:00AM
2017 Trail Crew Registration
Thu Dec 21 @ 7:00PM -
Takachsin Chapter Meeting