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Formal announcements from the Order of the Arrow.

2015 Conclave Training Initiative

<p>Two sessions are available for the 2015 Conclave Training Iniative:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/program/training/conclave-training-initiative#session2015a">Building an Effective Social Media Program</a><br /> It’s no secret or surprise that social media is a powerful force. This session will expand your understanding of social media and challenge you to think differently about how the Order of the Arrow can effectively use this powerful tool.</p> <p><a href="/program/training/conclave-training-initiative#session2015b">Journey to Excellence</a><br /> Journey to Excellence is exactly what it sounds like: a journey. Journey to Excellence’s objective is to help every lodge improve each year. That improvement isn’t a one step push to get everything right; it is a process of constantly trying different methods to better the lodge, even in areas of current strength. This CTI will help lodges plan for improvement.</p> <p>Both of these sessions are available in the <a href="/program/training/conclave-training-initiative">CTI section</a>.&nbsp;Sections are encouraged to download the latest material for use in upcoming conclaves.</p>

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
Social Media Policy Revised

<p>During the December 2011 National Planning Meeting, the national committee approved a resolution that set a new standard for Order of the Arrow social media use, overturning the restrictive social media policy announced in the 08-5 Operations Update. The new resolution has three points that must be met before a social media presence may be created.</p> <h4>Social Media Guidelines</h4> <ol> <li>Lodge Key 3 approval</li> <li>Posting in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law, <a href="http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx">Guide to Safe Scouting</a>, <a href="/resources/publications#fog">Field Operations Guide</a>, and <a href="/resources/publications#goa">Guide for Officers and Advisers</a></li> <li>Properly maintaining and supporting the social media presence</li> </ol>

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
Arrowmen Press Corps FAQ

<p><strong>Q: What is the Arrowmen Press Corps (APC)?</strong><br /> A: The purpose of the Arrowmen Press Corps program is to identify local Arrowmen producing content and bring them on to the national OA communications team to highlight local&nbsp;happenings at the chapter and lodge level.</p> <p><strong>Q: How can I become involved in the Arrowmen Press Corps?</strong><br /> A: You can become involved in the Arrowmen Press Corps by signing up for at least one of the following teams: photography, videography and writing.</p> <p>Team Descriptions</p> <ul> <li> <p>Writers should submit at least 3 articles a year. Articles should be about interesting events from one’s chapter, lodge or section. Additionally, writers should submit at least two pictures that are relevant to each individual article.</p> </li> <li> <p>Photographers should submit at least 10 photographs a year, along with a caption that describes each photograph. Photographs should be able to capture the image of what being an Arrowman truly means or images of Arrowmen in action.</p> </li> <li> <p>Videographers should produce at least 3 videos a year. Videos should be about unique chapter, lodge or section events or showcase Arrowmen in action.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Q: How do I sign up for the Arrowmen Press Corps?</strong><br /> A: You can sign up by clicking the “sign up” link at the bottom of the Arrowmen Press Corps page. Within 2 weeks of registering, you should receive a confirmation email welcoming you to the team with more details.</p> <p><strong>Q: Is there a recognition item for being an Arrowmen Press Corps representative?</strong><br /> A: Yes there is! Each of the three teams has its own set of requirements to earn either a silver or gold level patch. Requirement details are available on the Arrowmen Press Corps page</p> <p><strong>Q: By participating in the Arrowmen Press Corps, am I guaranteed a spot in the APC at the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)?</strong><br /> A: Although the year-round program is based off the popular APC program at NOAC, the year-round program operates separately from the NOAC APC. Registration for APC at NOAC will be conducted separately from registration for the year-round program.</p> <p><strong>Q: What if I have a question about the Arrowmen Press Corps that is not listed above?</strong><br /> A:You may contact apcsubmit@gmail.com for any other questions or concerns on the Arrowmen Press Corps program.</p>

Oct 29, 2016   Announcements
Introducing the National Training Coordinator

<p>The national Order of the Arrow Training subcommittee is proud to announce the recruitment of Anthony Johnson as the national training coordinator. Anthony is from Sequoyah Lodge in East Tennessee. Anthony’s OA service record includes Sequoyah lodge&nbsp;chief, 2016 SR-6 section chief, and a key youth leader for the Inspiration Committee at NEXT.</p> <p>As national training coordinator, Anthony will work hand-in-hand with the vice chairman of training to revitalize the following training offerings:</p> <ul> <li>On-line training for lodge advisers</li> <li>Specialized training for chapter officers and advisers</li> <li>Section adviser online training</li> <li>Developing new training videos and resources</li> <li>Revamping the LLD Program</li> <li>Assisting with the finalization of the Developing Youth Leaders Conference</li> </ul> <p>Anthony will also focus on creating a cohesive training approach throughout the OA while maintaining a firm grip on the committee’s many deadlines. Anthony will serve as liaison with the national communications coordinator to promote the various training resources offered to our membership.</p> <p>“This is a great opportunity to help develop training that makes a difference in the lives of our members and the greater Scouting community,” Anthony said. “We are actively looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with the training committee, by writing syllabi, storyboarding online trainings, and brainstorming and piloting new sessions. If anyone is interested, please contact <a href="mailto:training@oa-bsa.org">training@oa-bsa.org</a> for more information.”</p>

Oct 19, 2016   Announcements
NEXT Security Brief

<p>The NEXT Security Staff welcomes you to the conference and wishes you a pleasant and safe visit in Bloomington. We ask that you review and abide by the 2016 Next Code of Conduct during your stay.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The NEXT security office is located in Briscoe Quadrangle Room C232. When our office is closed, we can still be reached 24/7 using the NEXT conference phone number, which will be available on site.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Look for security staff in the bright orange caps and tan shirts for assistance.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy the conference but please remain alert. Always lock your room door and never leave belongings unattended. YOU are responsible for YOUR valuables. We suggest that you lock your room even if you’ll be back “in just a minute” or you’re “just visiting a friend in the next room.”<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Please make sure any valuables are not exposed in your vehicle. Do not tempt thieves by keeping anything of value with your vehicle, particularly within view.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Additional security and safety information for NEXT 2016 can be found online at <a href="https://oa-bsa.org">oa-bsa.org</a> under “Events”. Please review the "NEXT: A New Century – Contingent Leader Guide."</p>

Jul 13, 2016   Announcements, NEXT 2016
NEXT Strategy

<p>NEXT delegates will face tough problems as they look beyond into the second century of the Order of the Arrow. Some of these problems may seem familiar and some will be daunting, but each lodge selected delegates who can be the ones to solve these problems. The topics of membership engagement, program diversity and communication will be at the center of many of these discussions. Throughout NEXT, these delegates will have the unique opportunity to help shape the next strategic plan for the OA.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> NEXT delegates can better prepare themselves for their task ahead by contemplating the following:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 1. Why is your lodge sending <em>you</em> as a delegate?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. What do you hope to learn at NEXT while surrounded by the select group of leaders from around the country?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. What three things will you be able to teach your fellow brothers?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Throughout each day, delegates will be asked questions similar to these. By utilizing each delegates firsthand knowledge and expertise to shape the Order’s next strategic plan, we can determine the direction the OA will take for the many years to come. As delegates from across the nation, we are depending on you to help shape our Order. Be excited and energized for NEXT!</p>

Jul 13, 2016   Announcements, NEXT 2016
Boy Scouts of America Resolution Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow

<p>WHEREAS, in the fledgling years of Scouting, E. Urner Goodman, a young camp director, and Carroll A. Edson, his assistant, searched for a meaningful way to recognize those Scouts in camp who best exemplified the Scout Oath and the Scout Law in their daily lives;</p> <p>WHEREAS, on July 16, 1915, the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service began with the first induction ceremony conducted at Treasure Island Scout Camp;</p> <p>WHEREAS, throughout its history, the Order of the Arrow, has focused on reinforcing and instilling the values of Scouting through service, example, ceremony, and tradition;</p> <p>WHEREAS, the Order of Arrow became an official part of the Boy Scout program in 1948 and, with the formation of the National Committee, began to develop and provide significant leadership opportunities for its youth members;</p> <p>WHEREAS, in the 1970s, members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee recognized the need for the Order of the Arrow to be self-supporting and provide program support and funding sources for the development of new programs and opportunities focused on service, integration, and leadership development, and to set an example for lodge and council leadership;</p> <p>WHEREAS, the Order of the Arrow's service has grown, expanded, and continues from the early days of providing support, service, and maintenance at local camps, to the service corps and day of service conducted at National Jamborees, service and leadership development at each of the BSA's high adventure bases, and service to our national forests and nationals parks;</p> <p>WHEREAS, building on its history of service and youth leadership development, the Order of the Arrow became known as Scouting's National Honor Society in 1999 to recognize the significant place and responsibility it had gained within the Boy Scouts of America through its example of servant leadership;</p> <p>WHEREAS, the Order of the Arrow&nbsp; celebrated its 100th Anniversary during the Centennial National Order of the Arrow Conference from August 3rd to 8th, 2015, at Michigan State University, with more than 15,000 participants and staff members in attendance; and</p> <p>WHEREAS, the officers and members of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America take great pride in the example, service, and leadership that has been and will continue to be provided by members of the Order of the Arrow.</p> <p>NOW, THEREFORE,</p> <p>BE IT RESOLVED</p> <p>That the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America congratulates and expresses its sincere appreciation to the more than three million past and present members of the Order of the Arrow who have served diligently and faithfully during the past century to provide leadership in service to their council, community, and country; and, as the Order of the Arrow embarks on its second century of service, to its future members who we call upon and dare to continue to observe and preserve the traditions of the Order of the Arrow through their cheerful service to others.</p> <p>The undersigned, being duly elected and qualified officers of the Corporation, hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation on 7th day of October 2015.</p> <hr /> <p>Robert M. Gates</p> <p><em>President</em></p> <p>Tico Perez</p> <p><em>Commissioner</em></p> <p>Michael B. Surbaugh</p> <p><em>Chief Scout Executive&nbsp;and Secretary</em></p>

Oct 05, 2015   Announcements, Centennial 2015
The New Brotherhood Ceremony

<h2>The Big Picture</h2> <p>In our history of nearly 100 years as the Order of the Arrow, few changes have been made to our ceremonies. Many of these changes were made around the time of our founding. The last time a new ceremony was introduced was 1979. The last time the Ceremony for the Brotherhood was revised was around 1961-over fifty years ago.</p> <p>The path that brought us here is unique. The introduction of the new Ceremony for the Brotherhood text occurred in 2013 at Section Conclaves throughout the Order of the Arrow. In the largest ever effort of its kind the national Order of the Arrow committee sought the feedback of Arrowmen around the nation on this proposed change. Over 3000 Brothers from 200 lodges in 45 sections had the opportunity to view and comment on the proposed ceremonial text through a Brotherhood Demonstration consisting of a live ceremony or a DVD presentation. The 3700 responses that were received informed changes made to the proposed text before its scheduled release in mid-2014. The overall response from the nation was positive though a few changes were clearly desired.</p> <h2>Why a New Ceremony?</h2> <p>The Brotherhood Ceremony is a special and unique time for an Arrowman. Indeed, many are excited to “receive their bars” after months of service to their unit by describing their commitment to the lodge, and their newfound understanding of the Obligation. Many Arrowmen find personal meaning in the three tests (now called “seals”) of the ceremony and are inspired to deepen their service commitment to Scouting and the outside world.</p> <p>Until now the Brotherhood Ceremony has focused on brotherhood as membership and said almost nothing about brotherhood itself. Many Arrowmen have found the Brotherhood Obligation unnecessary, the progression of the tests clumsy, and the tone of the ceremony administrative. It has been characterized by dramatically unequal parts, actions that are often frightening, and a lack of connection to the symbolism of the previous ceremonies. Many ceremonialists have been reluctant to fully memorize and properly conduct this ceremony.</p> <p>The new Brotherhood Ceremony addresses these shortcomings while retaining the familiar tokens and tests of the current ceremony. It features a “legend within the Legend” where Uncas encounters a warrior from an enemy tribe while on the trail to warn the other Delaware tribes of invaders. The face to face encounter of enemies, their struggle to understand one another, and the eventual resolution of their conflict is a demonstration of Brotherhood that builds upon the lessons of the pre-Ordeal and Ordeal ceremonies.</p> <p>The new ceremony holds a number of updates and advantages to inspire Arrowmen to greater service:</p> <ul> <li>It rewards those who have seen the Arrow with a rich exploration of brotherhood and its application in daily life.</li> <li>It offers attending members opportunities for rededication.</li> <li>It is written completely in verse, like the pre-Ordeal ceremony, which makes the lessons easier to retain for new Brotherhood members and the ceremony easier to memorize for ceremonialists.</li> <li>The four spoken parts are balanced.</li> <li>It encourages dramatic interaction among the principals, making them more three-dimensional.</li> <li>The traditional Brotherhood seals provide a historical connection to previous Brotherhood ceremonies.</li> <li>It simplifies the procedures for administering the seals and presenting sashes.</li> <li>It provides a rich, symbolic meaning for the two bars on the Brotherhood sash, the hailing sign, and watchwords.</li> <li>The Brotherhood Obligation is eliminated.</li> <li>Updates the Closing Ceremony, with emphasis on the lessons learned from each principal, and creates the possibility of removing the Ordeal Ceremony Closing in the future.</li> </ul> <p>Even more than the collected effect of these changes, there is a renewed emphasis on the Admonition and Obligation which is only appropriate as we approach the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. With our historic milestone fast approaching the new Brotherhood ceremony will become optional in 2014 and made the official Brotherhood Ceremony of the Order of the Arrow on January 1, 2015.</p> <h2>Where can I find the new ceremony?</h2> <p>The ceremony text can be found in the <a href="/resources/publications#cbrotherhood">Publications Section</a>.</p> <h2>How do I learn more?</h2> <p><em>Conducting the Brotherhood Ceremony: Notes for Ceremonial Principals and Advisers</em>&nbsp;provides insight into key areas of the new ceremony. Interested Arrowmen and ceremonialists are encouraged to review the document for hints on symbolism, suggestions from the principals, and other useful commentary.</p> <p><a href="https://oa-bsa.org/uploads/publications/gti/ConductingtheBrotherhoodCeremony.pdf">Conducting the Brotherhood Ceremony</a></p> <p>NOTE: These documents are password protected using Brotherhood Membership Safeguards.<br /> For password information, please see the<a href="/safeguarded-material"> Safeguarded Material page</a>.</p>

Jun 29, 2014   Announcements
ArrowTour Boarding Pass

<p>This week at the BSA National Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, 500 ArrowTour boarding passes were distributed to council leaders and they were asked to give the boarding pass to Arrowmen in their home council. The boarding pass program is meant to help promote the 2015 ArrowTour by getting Arrowmen excited for the event and getting them engaged with the program.</p> <p></p> <p>The boarding pass is a red lanyard with a card that has a QR code on the back that you can scan with a smartphone. Once scanned, the QR code will take Arrowmen to the <a href="http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org" target="_blank">ArrowTour website</a>&nbsp;and give them more information about the program. Then the Arrowman will be asked to register the boarding pass using the 6 digit code on the bottom of the front side of the card. Once you register, the website will display where all the boarding passes are on a map and how far they've gone outside of Nashville. After registering, the Arrowman is asked to "pass it on" and give the pass to another Arrowman who needs to know more about ArrowTour. Once the next Arrowman registers the pass, the Arrowman who shared it will become eligible for lots of cool prizes such as t-shirts, stickers, two $50 Scout Stuff gift cards, and two $50 Visa gift cards! The more often the pass is shared, the more chances you'll have to win prizes.</p> <p>You definitely do not want to miss out on getting a boarding pass! If you see someone with a boarding pass and you want a chance to get a prize, ask the pass holder "How do I get on board for ArrowTour?" Once you register the boarding pass online, don't forget to pass it on to another Arrowman so they can get on board too!</p> <p>You don't need to have a smartphone to register the pass! All you need to do is go online to <a href="http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org" target="_blank">arrowtour.oa-bsa.org</a> and click "register boarding pass." If you don't have a pass and want to see who does have one in your council, click "register boarding pass." Then you can click a button that says "I don't have a pass" and you will be able to see a map with the locations of registered boarding passes.</p> <p>The contest will run from now until October 1, so keep your eyes out for a boarding pass at your council's next Scouting event!</p>

May 23, 2014   Announcements, Centennial 2015
National Trails Day - June 7, 2014

<p>The Order of the Arrow has teamed up with American Hiking Society (AHS) to offer our Scouts and Scouters more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. For years, it has been our purpose to enjoy the outdoors as well as to be its stewards.</p> <p>Now, the Order has a chance to build upon the great work that our high adventure programs, <em>ArrowCorps<sup>5</sup></em>, and <em>SummitCorp - The New River Experience</em> have been able to accomplish. With this partnership, the Order is asking for your support. The AHS not only promotes hiking and the outdoors but they also work to restore its beauty through their many nationwide trail events.</p> <p>To be a part of something larger than us is something that greatness hinges upon. The Order asks that you take advantage of this opportunity by becoming an integral part of stewardship and outdoor enjoyment. Check out American Hiking Society at their <a href="http://www.americanhiking.org" target="_blank">website</a>. On the website you can find out how to host or join one of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® (NTD) events. Your lodge, chapter, troop, or Scout unit can be leaders in your local area by getting involved in NTD now!</p> <p>Has your unit, chapter or lodge participated in a National Trails Day event? Send a brief summary and pictures to share on the Order's website and social media. Have questions? Please contact us at <a href="mailto:NTD@oa-bsa.org">NTD@oa-bsa.org</a>.</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>From the American Hiking Society</strong></h2> <p>Dear Order of the Arrow Member,</p> <p>American Hiking Society is excited to be a partner with the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America. We would like to introduce you to American Hiking Society and our National Trails Day ® and share how you can be part of the nation's largest trails celebration! Since its founding in 1976, American Hiking Society has been the only national voice for hikers - dedicated to promoting and protecting America's hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas and the hiking experience.</p> <p>American Hiking Society works every day by speaking for hikers in the halls of Congress and with federal land managers, building and maintaining footpaths through our trails and volunteer programs, educating and supporting hikers by providing information and resources, and supporting all hiking and trail organizations nationwide.</p> <p>On June 7, 2014, American Hiking Society and outdoor enthusiasts across the country will participate in the 21st annual National Trails Day® (NTD), a long-standing celebration of America's magnificent trail system. More than 2,000 events will take place around the country including trail maintenance projects, hikes, paddle trips, bike and horseback rides, wildlife viewing activities, trail dedications, and so much more!</p> <p>Happy National Trails Day and Happy Trails,</p> <p><em>John Michels</em><br /> Trail Programs Manager<br /> <a href="http://www.americanhiking.org" target="_blank">www.AmericanHiking.org</a></p> <hr /> <h2><strong>Lodge Resources</strong></h2> <p>To help plan unit, chapter or lodge National Trails Day event, visit the National Trails Day website for resources including an organizer's manual, general facts, frequently asked questions, style guide, and press information. The resources are available <a href="https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/" target="_blank"> here</a>.</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>How You Can Host a National Trails Day Event</strong></h2> <p>National Trails Day is a year long opportunity and just doesn't happen on the first Saturday in June. Chapters and even Sections are encouraged to participate in a National Trails Day event at any time that is available and all Arrowmen can participate in more than one event over the course of the year. Arrowmen should check the National Trail Days events <a href="https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/" target="_blank">page</a> regularly to find opportunities in their local area.</p> <h3><strong>Host an Event</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Plan your very own event. It can be as small or as big as you want it to be. If you can't plan a new event, register an event that you already have scheduled for spring, summer, or fall 2014. This could be a maintenance project, hike, paddle trip, bike ride, or anything celebrating trails. Get creative!</li> <li>Let your scouts know that they are taking part in a trails celebration that is occurring in all 50 states with over 1,500 events and 100,000 participants around the country.</li> <li>Let your event count towards the total numbers of Scout events across the country and be a part of the important national community of trail volunteers and stewards.</li> <li>Events do not have to take place only on June 7, 2014. They may occur any day throughout the year. You can register for more than one event.</li> </ul> <p>Register your event as public or private. Public events are viewable on the AHS website and open for others to participate. Private events are only open to your lodge and will not be advertised to the public on our website. Both public and private events will count towards the total number of Scout events. Register your event <a href="https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/" target="_blank"> here</a> and direct any questions to <a href="mailto:jmichels@AmericanHiking.org">jmichels@AmericanHiking.org</a>.</p> <h3><strong>Partner with a Retailer or Local Organization</strong></h3> <p>Visit the <a href="https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/" target="_blank">NTD page </a>to find events in your area. Call the host and ask how your group can help in the planning or by volunteering. If their event is already registered on the AHS website, ask them to email <a href="mailto:jmichels@AmericanHiking.org">jmichels@AmericanHiking.org</a> to add your troop to the partner list.</p> <p>Contact a local retailer or group and encourage them to host an event and offer your volunteer support.</p> <h3><strong>Participate in an Event</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Attend an event near you! Visit <a href="http://www.americanhiking.org" target="_blank">www.americanhiking.org</a> to view the map and events in your area. New events are added weekly so continue to check back.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Record Your Service Hours</strong></h3> <p>Help your council while you help the environment! Lodges are encouraged to track their NTD service hours. Your lodge's service hours count towards your council's overall efforts on their Journey to Excellence. Each local council has an OA lodge ID that can be used to log Order of the Arrow service hours. The Unit ID of OA units begin with 200 and a 3 digit council number. The OA lodge for council 087 is 200087. The unit id for council 112 is 200112. Anyone from the lodge can create an account and record hours with that unit it. All OA units are "troop" unit type. The unit number is a 1, 2 or 3 digit number that matches the council number. Council 1 OA unit number is 1, council 212 OA number is 212. If the council has units with the same number as the council number, that is not a problem because the unit ID will help the computer differentiate between the various accounts. Follow the same instructions for units recording their service hours. The Journey to Excellence website, which contains a link to the on-line form to record the hours, is found at: <a href="http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx" target="_blank"> http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx</a></p> <hr /> <p><em>Recognize June 7th as the National Trails Day </em>(but remind Scouts that anytime is a good time for trail cleanup project - not just June 7th). <em>Schedule a trail cleanup and show the world your commitment to keeping our trails clean!</em></p>

Mar 30, 2014   Announcements
NOAC 2015 - 100 Plus Club

<p>With an expected attendance of 10,000 Arrowmen, a lot of recruitment among local lodges will be needed. The 100 Plus Club is a challenge to lodges to bring 100 or more of their members to <a href="http://event.oa-bsa.org" target="_blank">NOAC 2015</a>. Lodges that meet this goal will be specially recognized for their accomplishment during the conference. They must also meet the basic criteria for the Centennial Challenge.</p> <p>The lodges below have accepted the challenge of the 100 Plus Club and includes their attendance goal.</p> <p>If your lodge is not in the list, please have the lodge adviser or lodge chief contact your Centennial Guide to discuss these opportunities so we can track your progress toward the big centennial celebration! See you at Michigan State University for the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference!</p> <h4>Central Region</h4> <div class="table-responsive"> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col">Section</th> <th scope="col">Lodge</th> <th scope="col">Council</th> <th scope="col">Goal</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>C-1A</td> <td>Totanhan Nakaha</td> <td>Northern Star</td> <td>175</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-1B</td> <td>Ag-im/Awase</td> <td>Bay-Lakes</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-2</td> <td>Noquet</td> <td>Great Lake</td> <td>200</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3A</td> <td>Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock</td> <td>Hawkeye Area</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3B</td> <td>Illinek</td> <td>Abraham Lincoln</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3B</td> <td>Shawnee/Anpetu-We</td> <td>Greater St. Louis</td> <td>205</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-5B</td> <td>Tamegonit</td> <td>Heart of America</td> <td>200</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-6B</td> <td>Ku-Ni-Eh</td> <td>Dan Beard</td> <td>100</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h4>Northeast Region</h4> <div class="table-responsive"> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col">Section</th> <th scope="col">Lodge</th> <th scope="col">Council</th> <th scope="col">Goal</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>NE-2A</td> <td>Tschitani</td> <td>Connecticut Rivers #66</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-2A</td> <td>Owaneco</td> <td>Connecticut Yankee #72</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-4B</td> <td>Allohak Menewi</td> <td>Laurel Highland #527</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-5B</td> <td>Witauchsoman</td> <td>Minsi Trails #502</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-6B</td> <td>Sasquesahanough</td> <td>New Birth of Freedom #544</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-6B</td> <td>Octoraro</td> <td>Chester County #539</td> <td>100</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h4>Southern Region</h4> <div class="table-responsive"> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col">Section</th> <th scope="col">Lodge</th> <th scope="col">Council</th> <th scope="col">Goal</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>S-2N</td> <td>Mikanakawa</td> <td>Circle Ten #571</td> <td>150</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Tipisa</td> <td>Central Florida #83</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>O-Shot-Caw</td> <td>South Florida #84</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Aal-Pa-Tah</td> <td>Gulf Stream #85</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Seminole</td> <td>Gulf Ridge #86</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Echockotee</td> <td>North Florida #87</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Semilacheee</td> <td>Suwanee River Area #664</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7A</td> <td>Shenshawpotoo</td> <td>Shenandoah Area #598</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7A</td> <td>Nawakwa</td> <td>Heart of Virginia #602</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7B</td> <td>Tsoiotsi Tsogalii</td> <td>Old North State #70</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7B</td> <td>Occoneechee</td> <td>Occoneechee #421</td> <td>104</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>Ta Tsu Hwa</td> <td>Indian Nations #488</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Coosa</td> <td>Greater Alabama #1</td> <td>200</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Egwa Tawa Dee</td> <td>Atlanta Area #92</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Mowogo</td> <td>Northeast Georgia #101</td> <td>101</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h4>Western Region</h4> <div class="table-responsive"> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col"><span>Section</span></th> <th scope="col"><span>Lodge</span></th> <th scope="col"><span>Council</span></th> <th scope="col"><span>Goal</span></th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>W-1S</td> <td>Wauna La-Mon`Tay</td> <td>Cascade Pacific #492</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-6W</td> <td>Wipala Wiki</td> <td>Grand Canyon #10</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-5S</td> <td>Tahosa</td> <td>Denver Area #61</td> <td>125</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4N</td> <td>Malibu</td> <td>Western L. A. #51</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4S</td> <td>Wiatava</td> <td>Orange County #39</td> <td>150</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>

Mar 17, 2014   Announcements, NOAC 2015
100 Plus Club and Chiefs' Circle

<p>The 100 Plus Club and the Chiefs' Circle challenge are for lodges that have made a commitment to the number of attendees they will bring to NOAC 2015. The lodges who make the commitment and achieve their goals will be recognized in several ways after all fees have been paid. Initial reasons to be included will be preferential housing assignments at NOAC and a special 2015 recharter certificate. Be on the lookout for more information as there will be additional incentives announced during 2014. Check out the <a href="/article/noac-2015-100-plus-club">100 Plus Club list</a> and the <a href="/article/noac-2015-chiefs-circle">Chiefs' Circle list</a> to see where your lodge stands!</p> <p>If your lodge is not in the list, please have the lodge adviser or lodge chief contact your Centennial Guide to discuss these opportunities so we can track your progress toward the big centennial celebration! See you at Michigan State University for the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference!</p>

Mar 17, 2014   Announcements, NOAC 2015