2017 Illowa Council
National Jamboree Contingent
July 16-28, 2017
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Mt. Hope, West Virginia
The Scouting Adventure lives on in 2017!
Your chance to participate in one of the BSA's most exciting adventures is here! Jamboree is held every four years with Scouts from all over the nation coming together for life-changing adventures! Don't miss being a part of it!
The Illowa Council is forming a contingent of Scouts and Leaders to travel together to this awesome event. There are perks to traveling as a group with the Council, including special stops along the way.
Illowa Council Details and Fees
Sign up now for the 2017 Jamboree!
WHAT? The 19th National Jamboree! Scouts will spend their time whitewater rafting, zip lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more with 50,000 other Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. The National Jamboree is held every four years; Scouts from all over the nation have the opportunity to attend.
WHEN? Tentative dates are departing July 16, 2017 and returning on July 28, 2017.
WHERE? The Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia.
WHO? We are looking for Scouts who will be at least the age of 12 and First Class by July 19, 2017, but have not yet reached their 18 birthday until after July 28, 2017. We will also be recruiting approximately 20 adults to provide leadership to our contingent.
We are looking for Venturers (co-ed) who must have graduated the 8th grade or be at least 14 years of age by July 19, 2017, but have not reached their 21st birthday by July 28, 2017.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? $1,800.00
This includes the Jamboree fee, travel, housing, tour (our group will have multiple sightseeing stops in route to the Jamboree. Our plans are to visit both Washington D.C., & Gettysburg) T-Shirts, some camping equipment and meals for all 14 days. Uniforms, personal gear, souvenirs, memorabilia and other related expenses are not included.
To reserve your spot visit Summit.Scouting.org and register, (registration opens May 2015) then submit your $200 deposit to the Illowa Council Service Center, 4412 North Brady St, Davenport, Iowa, 52806.
Participants must meet certain health and physical fitness standards and be in good standing with your home Troop or Crew.
(This site provides a wealth of information on the fun and excitement Scouts will experience at the National Jamboree.)
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The Vigil is the highest honor that the Order can bestow upon its mebers. It is a mark of distinction and recognition for those who have given distinguished service to their community, to the scouting organization, or to the OA. Last year was the first year that we used nomination forms in our Vigil selection process, and it led to an excellent class of Vigils.
In order to be elligible an Arrowmen must be currently registered in the Illowa Council, be a dues-paying member of Konepaka Ketiwa, and have been a Brotherhood member for at least two years, but these criteria alone do not qualify an Arrowmen for the Vigil honor. He or she must exemplify leadership through every action, going above and beyond what is asked of them. More insight into who is worthy is on the form so please read it thoroughly. Anyone can submit a nomination form. You do not need to be a Vigil member.
Please take your time and fill the form out completely. Remember that your words are very important in the committee's decision making process. Forms are due at the council office on May 11, which is the Wednesday immediately following Spring Conclave.
Konepaka Ketiwa Lodge #38
Order of the Arrow
Spring Fellowship 2016
Join us for Fun, Fellowship, and Food!
May 6th & 7th , at Loud Thunder Scout Reservation
Check-in will begin at 6:00 p.m. on May 6th
Ordeals MUST check check in Friday by 7:00 PM
Event concludes Saturday at 10:00 PM
Brat or Burger will be available for purchase for $5.00 - Friday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Brotherhood Candidates: All ORDEAL MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE!!!!
Brotherhood Candidates should have their letters ready to turn in Friday at registration.
Please review your handbook for requirements and memorize the obligation and song.
Lodge Elections at Spring Conclave:
If you are planning to run for an office (Chief, Vice Chief, Secretary, or Treasurer) please turn in your letters of intent to the Lodge Chief by the evening of May 6th.
Reservations are due by April 29th.
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 Conclave to work on their Ordeal. $40.00
Existing Ordeal Member - Existing Ordeal Members who will be attending the Conclave but choose not to work on their Brotherhood. $15.00
New Brotherhood Candidate - Existing Ordeal Members who will be attending the Conclave and are choosing to work on their Brotherhood. $35.00
Existing Brotherhood Member - Existing Brotherhood Members who would like to attend the Conclave. $15.00
Vigil Member $15.00
Please visit the following website online registration for the Spring Fellowship.
6:00-7:30 pm Check-In/Event Tables Dining Hall (Turn in T-shirts for Silk Screening)
Ordeals must check in Friday by 7:00 PM
8:00 Brotherhood Candidate Meeting in the Dining Hall
8:30 Ordeal Groups at the Kiva
10:00 Cracker Barrel in the 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)
1:30 Fun time!!
3:00 Lodge Elections, Council Ring
4:00 Ordeal Groups Meet Kiva
4:15 Ordeal Ceremony Brotherhood Site
4:15 Brotherhood Members Meet Council Ring
6:30 Brotherhood Candidates Meeting in the Kiva
6:30 Arrowman 101 for New Members in the Dining Hall
8:00 Brotherhood Ceremony at the Brotherhood Site
Pack up and go home