• Vision

    Vision

    The Order of the Arrow......is not an end unto itself, but is for a higher purpose. Individuals are inducted into the Order of the Arrow “not so much for what you have done, but for what you are expected to do.” Taking that Obligation of the Order requires a promise, on one’s honor, “to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others.” Read More
  • Membership

    Membership

    Becoming Inducted into the OAScouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members. The induction ceremony, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership. During the experience, candidates maintain silence, receive small amounts of food, and give service. The completion of the tasks taught lessons about brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service – the three principles of the Order of the Arrow. Read More
  • Nawakwa

    Nawakwa

    Lodge #3Each local Boy Scout council is encouraged to have an Order of the Arrow lodge. The OA lodge helps the local council provide a quality Scouting program through recognition of Scouting spirit and performance, development of youth leadership and service, promotion of Scout camping and outdoor programs, and enhancement of membership tenure. Read More
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Nawakwa Lodge is hosting the 2019 Section Conclave during our Lodge's Centennial Anniversary. Please help us make this Conclave the best in recent history.

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Chief's Bonnett, February 2018

Brothers,

We are already off to a great start in 2018, our 99th year as a lodge! Our lodge events, Conclave, and LLD are going to be a blast for us.

The Spring Service Weekend will once again see us descend upon Camp T. Brady Saunders to participate in cheerful service - and yes, we will be holding the service weekend on the Boy Scout Side of the reservation.

Conclave at Camp Rock Enon will be an excellent opportunity to meet Arrowmen from across Virginia, enjoy training from some of the Section's most seasoned leaders, and get to play and eat our hearts out. To find out more on Conclave, check out sr7a.org or speak with another Arrowmen who has attended before. If you'd like, you can even ask me about Conclave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration is at the link below:

https://sr7a.conclaveregistration.org/

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Adviser Minute, February 2018

Brothers,

Welcome to 2018!!  What an exciting year we have in store for us.  With Spring just around the corner, we have three big events to keep our Springtime active.   In March we will host our Lodge Leadership Development training and our Spring Induction and Service weekend in order to start preparing our council camps for the busy 2018 camping season as well as welcome our newly elected Scouts as they endeavor to complete their Induction in this our great and honorable Brotherhood.

In April, we head to Camp Rock Enon for CONCLAVE!!!  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be part of over 1,000 fellow Arrowmen from across Virginia, meeting in an annual pilgrimage to one of our six Lodge camps to participate in Training, fellowship and in the spirit of great competition amongst our Lodges for the highly coveted Spirit Award and Lodge of the Year.

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About the OAScouting's National Honor Society

  • Organization
  • Eligibility
  • Purpose

Lodge

Each local Boy Scout council is encouraged to have an Order of the Arrow lodge. Each lodge is granted a charter from the National Council, BSA, upon annual application. The OA lodge helps the local council provide a quality Scouting program through recognition of Scouting spirit and performance, development of youth leadership and service, promotion of Scout camping and outdoor programs, and enhancement of membership tenure.

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Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach. To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced fifteen days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The fifteen days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.

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The Order of the Arrow was created to serve as a useful purpose: to cause the Scout Oath and Law to spring into action in all parts of the nation. To this day, we are dedicated to this high purpose. The Order is a thing of the individual rather than a thing of the masses; the ideals of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service spring to life in each of us. The Order is a thing of the outdoors; from life in the wilds comes a precious ingredient that our country needs to survive-self-reliance. One of the Order’s greatest achievements is, and will continue to be, the strengthening of the Scouting movement as an outdoor experience.

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Lodge News

Lodge Idea Submissions and Marketing and Branding

 
Are you are artistic, like to draw, or have an idea for a cool patch or shirt design? The Marketing & Branding Committee is always looking for your ideas and support! Submit your designs and/or come be apart of our committee!  Read more ...

Section SR-7A Officers

Congratulations to newly-elected Section Chief, Seth Greiling (Blue Heron 349) and Vice Chief Trey Lyle (Nawakwa 3)!
The SR-7A Council of Chiefs met and elected new officers to fill the position of Section Chief, which was vacated due to Anthony Peluso's election as National Chief.  Gabe Plichta (Tutelo 161) will continue to serve as Section Secretary.
Thank you for your leadership Anthony and congratulations all!

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National Leadership Seminar (NLS)

What is the National Leadership Seminar (NLS)?

NLS is a weekend conference focused on the skills and attributes of leadership. During the seminar, you will make a contract with yourself to apply the skills learned on projects in the lodge, council, and community.

Who Should Attend?

Every Arrowman will benefit in some way from attending NLS. Youth participants should be at least 14 years of age or a lodge officer. Completion of a Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) course is desirable, but not mandatory.

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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..

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Annual Lodge Officer Elections

How does the OA get everything done?  With the dedication and commitment of its Lodge Officers and Committees.  Now is also the time to be considering running for a Lodge Officer position.  Elections are conducted for the 2018-2019 Lodge year at the June Induction and Service weekend. 

     Positions  Up for Election (contact them with questions):
          Lodge Chief- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Vice Chief of Administration- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Vice Chief of Program- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Vice Chief of Communications- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This will be a very significant Lodge year as the young men elected this year will

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2018 Spring Service Weekend

Online Registration Available Here

Registration Form Available Here

The Spring Service Weekend is scheduled for March 16-18, 2018. The registration form can be downloaded here. Register by Sunday, February 25 to receive a $5 Early Bird Discount. The deadline for registration is Sunday, March 11 ($10 late fee added for any registrations received after Sunday, March 4).

The Printable Registration Form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

2017 Lodge Leadership Development (LLD)

LODGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

We want you!!!

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WHAT: Lodge Leadership Development is NOT like any other training event you have ever attended. Not only does it sharpen your leadership skills, but you also have the opportunity to meet Arrowmen from every corner of Nawakwa Lodge. During the course, you will advance your leadership skills by means of a wide variety of presentations from notable speakers.  Engage in building exercise, collaborative brainstorming and fun activities. Start bonding with Arrowmen from around the lodge.

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Council of Chiefs Report

October COC

10/7/2017

Lodge Status Report

Brothers,

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.

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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


Slots are still available.   Please sign up now to get your seat.  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. 

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2018 Conclave

Conclave will be in April hosted by Shenshawpotoo lodge at Camp Rock Enon. It is the Largest Gathering we do as a Lodge each year.  We have awesome training, games, competitions, exhibits and other activities.  A weekend filled with activities for everyone.  The cost is $55.00 per person. The theme is Elevate. Our lodge goal is to have 200 Arrowman from the lodge to come to the Conclave. 

Click on the Image Register Here to be taken to the SR-7A, Southern Region web page for registration and other information.

 

Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Witchindin Chapter Meeting
Fri Mar 02 @ 7:00PM - 06:00PM
Lodge Leadership Development Training
Tue Mar 06 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Absegami Chapter Meeting
Tue Mar 06 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Pamunkey Chapter Meeting
Mon Mar 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Karakona Chapter Meeting
Mon Mar 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Nagatamen Chapter Meeting
Thu Mar 15 @ 7:00PM -
Takachsin Chapter Meeting
Fri Mar 16 @12:00AM
2018 Spring OA Service Weekend and Ordeal
Tue Apr 03 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Absegami Chapter Meeting
Tue Apr 03 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Pamunkey Chapter Meeting
Thu Apr 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Witchindin Chapter Meeting
Fri Apr 06 @12:00AM
2018 Trail Crew Service Weekend
Fri Apr 06 @12:00AM
Section Ceremonies Weekend
Mon Apr 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Karakona Chapter Meeting
Mon Apr 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Nagatamen Chapter Meeting
Thu Apr 19 @ 7:00PM -
Takachsin Chapter Meeting
Fri Apr 27 @12:00AM
2018 SR-7A Conclave
Fri Apr 27 @ 5:00PM - 10:00AM
2018 SR-7A Conclave
Tue May 01 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Absegami Chapter Meeting
Tue May 01 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Pamunkey Chapter Meeting

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Identifying Chapter Membership

Scouts with a 3-digit troop number...

  • starts with 1: Karakona Chapter 19
  • starts with 2: Chesakawon Chapter 23
  • starts with 3: Chesakawon Chapter 23
  • starts with 4: Abesegami Chapter 4
  • starts with 5: Negatamen Chapter 5
  • starts with 7: Pamunkey Chapter 7
  • starts with 8 (located in Powhatan or Chesterfield--North of Powhite Pky. and Old Hundred Rd.): Witschindin Chapter 18
  • starts with 8 (located in Chesterfield--South of Powhite Pky. and Old Hundred Rd.): Takachsin Chapter 28
  • starts with 9: Karakona Chapter 19

Scouts with a 4-digit troop number...

  • starts with 6 (Cumberland, Buckingham, and Prince Edward Counties): Witschindin Chapter 18
  • starts with 6 (Amelia and Nottoway Counties): Takachsin Chapter 28
  • starts with 7: Karakona Chapter 19
  • starts with 18:  Witschindin Chapter 18
  • starts with 28: Takachsin Chapter 28

Southern Region Order of the Arrow

Scouting's National Honor Society
  • 2018 OA Service Grant Recipients Announced
    Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants.  For 2018, 27 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.

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  • Zach Callicutt Elected 2018 Southern Region Chief
    The 2018 Order of the Arrow southern region chief was elected Thursday morning at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Zach Callicutt! Zach is a Vigil Honor member from Chicksa Lodge, Yocona Area Council in Oxford, Mississippi. He has served as the SR-6 section

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  • Spirit of Excellence – Preparing the Submission
    With another year nearly finished, we can look back fondly on the trail we’ve blazed. We hope the inaugural Spirit of Excellence issues have helped orient your lodge for its 2017 JTE goals. Throughout the year, you have been equipped with the tools to succeed.

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  • Florida NLS & DYLC CANCELLED
    With the approach of Hurricane Irma and out of concern for the safety of affected Arrowmen, the decision has been made to cancel this weekend’s (Sept 8-10) National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) scheduled for the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland

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  • Spirit of Excellence – Are We There Yet
    In this fourth edition of the Spirit of Excellence, we will take a look at strategies for success at summer camp. With a busy summer ahead, now is the best time to refresh your data in LodgeMaster and get on track for JTE Gold! Read

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