Arrowman recruits 30 others to serve on Project 2013 staff
By Brent Wessel, Staff Writer
The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is the biggest Scouting event next year. But
an event that size cannot be executed without the work and service of many Scouts
and Scouters across the country. The Order of the Arrow recognizes this need and
is helping out with the Project 2013 program, providing Arrowmen to the Jamboree
to serve and help in certain necessary support and program capacities. One Arrowman,
Brady Kumler, took it upon himself to get the word out about this great project
and was able to recruit 30 Arrowmen from his lodge and surrounding area to serve
on the Project 2013 staff.
Brady Kumler is the service chairman from Mowogo Lodge serving North Georgia
Council and this role put him in the perfect position to promote Project 2013. Kumler's
experience and love of cheerful service first attracted him to Project 2013 and
similar programs in the past. Kumler's decision to start promoting Project 2013
started when he served in a similar capacity on the OA Service Corps at the 2010
National Scout Jamboree. His own experience there got him fired up to get more Arrowman
to participate in the similar program he had. He began relating the stories, experiences
and lessons he learned at the 2010 Jamboree to his fellow lodge members.
Kumler's lodge also took a large contingent to SummitCorps during the summer
of 2011, allowing these Arrowmen to see a preview of the jamboree and to help prepare
the site for the event. For these reasons and others, several of Kumler's fellow
lodge members became very excited about the opportunity at Project 2013 afforded
Kumler and the other members of Mowogo's Project 2013 staff contingent were attracted
to the program for two reasons. First, it is a less expensive way to attend the
jamboree. Secondly, the Project 2013 staff will be the first to try out the new
jamboree programs before the event begins.
"Fun, cheerful service is what the Order is all about," said Kumler. "And that's
exactly what Project 2013 will be for those that serve on staff."
The Mowogo Lodge members are excited to be part of the first OA Service Corps
at the new jamboree site, and leave their mark of service in the mountains of West
To learn how you and your lodge can make Scouting history with Mowogo Lodge at
Project 2013, go to