Regalia - the first impression the Order of the Arrow leaves upon its newly inducted brothers. So often it is neglected how influential the indigenous cultures are within our Order. They shape, define, and grant us an identity as a brotherhood of service and caretakers of the outdoors. The traditions of our ceremonies are the first impactful experiences a candidate has in the OA. The question then becomes: Why do we not capitalize more so on this unique opportunity to engage newly inducted Arrowmen?
Each and every Arrowman at some point in their Scouting career wishes to leave a legacy within our Order, wishes to make their voice known, and wishes to make a positive, lasting impact for generations to come. Each has a great idea waiting to be implemented into our organization, however, many go unheard. This past January, Section NE-5 leadership recognized this invaluable opportunity to obtain perspective, and coordinated a leadership conference to foster a positive environment for their lodges to exchange best practices.
Within the Greater Los Angeles Area Council (GLAAC), many youth gathered together along with the Tuku’ut Lodge Chief, Ben Deveau. Ben currently serves as the Section W-4N Vice Chief and is a Vigil Honor member of Tuku’ut Lodge and had the opportunity to speak before the fifteen members of the Governing Board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains and Conservancy (RMC).
Are you excited about going to NOAC 2020, but unsure how your lodge can raise enough money? Hopefully your lodge leadership is already thinking about fundraising and may have even started already. The more money you raise, the more Arrowmen can attend this outstanding event August 3-8, 2020 at Michigan State University!!