Section Conclave 9/12/14 - 9/14/14
Section Conclave is only the greatest event ever! Section Conclave is only held once a year at a different camp every year! This year Section Conclave will be held at Camp Loud Thunder in Illinois City, Illinois. Something special for this Conclave is that you will be able to pistol shoot. Loud Thunder is only one, of a few camps in our area that has pistol shooting. The best part is that you don't have to pay to shoot. Its included in your registration fee! This whole weekend is only going to cost $35!
We are the host lodge for this years Section Conclave. Please visit the following link for information and registration.
Fall Fellowship 2014
Join us for Fun, Fellowship, and Food!
August 15-17, at Loud Thunder Scout Reservation
Check-in will begin at 6:00 p.m. on August 15th
Event concludes Saturday around 9:00 PM
Brats and Burgers will be available for purchase Friday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Reservations are due by August 8th
There will be NO LATE registrations, so please register on time!
New Ordeal Candidates MUST arrive by 7:00 PM Friday!!
If you miss this opportunity you will only have 1 more chance, at Spring Fellowship 2015. If you miss Spring Fellowship, you would have to be re-elected in 2016!
To help control food costs, we must know how many people we need to feed at least 7 to 10 days before an event. If you do not register and choose to just come out Saturday for work projects, we will be happy to see you but may not be able to feed you.
New Ordeal Candidate - Scouts and Leaders who have just been elected into the Order of the Arrow and will be attending their first Fellowship to work on their Ordeal. $40.00
Existing Ordeal Member - Existing Ordeal Members who will be attending the Fellowship but choose not to work on their Brotherhood. $15.00
New Brotherhood Candidate - Existing Ordeal Members who will be attending the Fellowship and are choosing to work on their Brotherhood. $35.00
Existing Brotherhood Member - Existing Brotherhood Members who would like to attend the Fellowship. $15.00
Vigil Member $15.00
Online registration for the Fall Fellowship. Please visit the following website
Build Tent Platform Supports in Campsites
Repair Steps at Eco-Con Building
Fix seat on bench at Council Ring
Assemble 30 tent platforms
Assemble 13 picnic tables
Clear brush at COPE & other areas
Build bridge at Broken Arrow
Repair rails on 2 bridges
Repair drain on latrine at Moccasin
Complete repairs on latrines at Arrowhead & Moccasin
Dig hose trench at Calumet, Tomahawk & Wigwam
Clear brush at Flint Campsite
Misc. painting projects
Replace light bulbs at shop
Work in Freytag (remove wall, drywall, misc)
Clean stoves in cabins
Spread mulch around trees
15 – 20 miscellaneous projects
Spread rock around Latrines
6:00-7:30 pm Check-In/Event Tables Dining Hall
Ordeals must check in Friday by 7:00 PM
8:00 Brotherhood Candidate Meeting Dining Hall
8:30 Ordeal Groups Kiva
9:45 Cracker Barrel Dining Hall
6:30 a.m. Wake-up
7:00 Breakfast Dining Hall
7:45 Begin Work Projects Meet in Dining Hall
11:45 Break for Lunch
12:00 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
LEC (during lunch)
1:00 Chapter Elections Council Ring
1:30 Continue Work Projects
4:00 Ordeal Groups Meet Kiva
4:15 Ordeal Ceremony Brotherhood Site
Brotherhood Members Meet Council Ring
6:30 Brotherhood Candidates Meeting Kiva
Arrowman 101 for New Members Dining Hall (New Member welcome)
8:00 Brotherhood Ceremony Brotherhood Site
9:00 Cracker Barrel
The 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.
Second only to the National Boy Scout Jamboree, the National Order of the Arrow Conference is the largest event for the Boy Scouts of America. Next year, it’s your turn to go big at #NOAC2015. The Order of the Arrow is celebrating its 100th anniversary in style, with the year-long theme "Centuries of Service" uniting an entire nation of Arrowmen. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
Would you like to attend the largest Order of the Arrow event in OA history? How about spending a week on a college campus with over 10,000 arrowman from across the country? WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US FOR THIS MEMORABLE AND ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT.
During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.
The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen can travel to NOAC with a contingent from their lodge, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.
Arrowmen attending the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will get a once in a lifetime souvenir, a special edition red sash. These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors will be reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2015 will receive them. Any extras produced will not be sold.
Don't miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won't be until 2018! To reserve you spot in your lodge contingent talk to your lodge chief, lodge adviser, or lodge staff adviser today.
Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2015!
Contingent fee is estimated to be no more than $550. This will include the conference fee, all meals and lodging at the conference. This fee DOES NOT include lunch on the way up or the way back. The final cost will be determined by October 1, 2014.
Our contingent needs to register the first week of August, your $100 deposit will reserve a spot and is due by AUGUST 04, 2014.
Go to the National OA link for more information. http://event.oa-bsa.org/events/n2015/
The question has been ask by some people what does the OA do for our council, and why do I want to be part of it? Well let’s crunch some numbers, 2008‐ 2013, Dues paying members, should be around 1200, right now we have 550. Where have you gone, 650‐ 700 members archived that could well still be active. The OA is not an AWARD, nor a REWARD, it is an HONOR bestowed upon you for being the Honor Scout, voted on by the members of your troop, even those not in the OA themselves. If you don’t pay the $10.00 per year dues, you are not considered an active member.
Now let’s look at some other numbers for the same period 2008‐ 2013.
DUNKIN LODGE‐ $5,000
JAMES E. WEST‐ $6,000
PUMP HOUSE‐ $5,610
HOURS OF SERVICE TO LOUDTHUNDER:
TOTAL HOURS‐ 46,421
The National Office says the appropriate amount to figure per hours of service is: $18.00.
TOTAL HOURS‐ 46,421@ $18.00= $835,578.00 yes read it again.
HEAVY EQUIP.‐ 16 days @ $1000.00= $16,000.00 THANKS JERRY SHELDON
TOTAL CASH‐ $33,195.00 GRAND TOTAL‐ $835,578.00+ $ 16,000.00+ $33,195.00= $884,773.00
Now my question to you is, “You wonder WHY you should be in the OA, and what do they do for the council?” $884,773.00. Why would you not want to be a supportive, and active member of the OA. We have done this with a membership of 500 per year, where could we be if we had the 1200 members. Our data base in Lodge Master is 6,000 members think of the possibilities if 50% were still active 3000 members. So my challenge to everyone is to get some members that are not active to pay their dues and become active, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Check out the ceremonies team, the dance team, elections team, or the specialized service corp, OA Troop Rep, and you adults there is a new position OA Troop Adviser. Again we need your help to do all we need to do.
W.W.W Greg Parrish
Lodge Adviser Konepaka Ketiwa #38