Welcome to Fall Fellowship from the National Chief

The Nation Chief, Alex Call, visited Lodge 3, Nawakwa, today and gave us some words of wisdom. He spoke to todays Order of the Arrow (OA) Members about his experiences as a young OA member. He was just a 13 year old ordeal member when he first raised his hand and volunteered to run as the treasurer for his lodge and surprisingly won. This began his leadership in the OA. He said that he was not prepared for what he jumped into, but he was willing to learn and put in the hard work that was needed to get the job done. The same was true for his experience as Naional Chief. He has traveled over 90,000 miles to spread his message to the Scouts of the Nation. You may not feel prepared for the position that you are about to take on, but if you just raise your hand, you will definitely learn some thing that will help you in the future. As OA members it is our responsibility to encourage our fellow Scouts to continue on the legacy of scouting. We must reach out to our fellow OA members (active & less active) and units to expand the membership of Scouting so that each person can find out why Scouting is important to them.

NOAC 2015


During the first week of August about 17,000 Arrowmen gathered at Michigan State University to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow and reflect on its history as well as prepare for its future. The week was filled with fun and excitement for everyone, from the new Arrowmen to the those who stood before the four principals many years ago. Over the course of the conference Arrowmen had the opportunity to learn a variety of skills from how to run an effective ordeal to how to make a roach and everything in between.

Read more: NOAC 2015

Conclave 2015

With 1,239 participants, the 2015 SR-7A Conclave at Bayport Scout Reservation is in the record books as being the biggest Conclave our section has ever held! Our Conclave celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Order of the Arrow and provided brothers with leadership training, fun activities, and fellowship. Most importantly, it welded tightly the links that bind our section in Brotherhood.

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Lodge Design Contest

The Lodge is holding a patch design competition for their 2016 event patch, lodge flap and t-shirt.

The requirements of the event patch and t-shirt are as follows:

  • incorporate the theme of the Lodge for next year, which is “Passing the Spirit”
  • a torch (ex. Olympic torch) incorporated into the design
  • the fleur-de-lis
  • the cardinal
  • WWW
  • the lodge name
  • room for text to be added to the bottom of the patch.

The Lodge flap is required to have all of the above except having to be based off of the theme for next year.

Read more: Lodge Design Contest

ArrowTour

Tuesday June 30, 2015, Arrowmen, Scouts and Scouters came to Camp T. Brady Saun- ders to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Order of the Arrow. T. Brady Saunders was chosen to host ArrowTour, Our National Centennial Experience on this historic day. Other lodges represented included, Amangamek Wipit (National Capital Area Council), Blue Heron (Tidewater Council), Mowogo (Northeast Georgia Council), Nentico (Baltimore Area Council), Shenandoah (Stonewall Jackson Area Council) and Wahun- senakah (Colonial Virginia Council). 261 participants checked-in for the event, several walk-ins and camp participants came to check out the event. A big thanks to all who helped before, during and after this event to make it a huge success.

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