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Formal announcements from the Order of the Arrow.

New 2014 JTE Resources Released

<p>Two new resources have been posted to the national website to assist lodges and chapters in earning their 2014 Journey to Excellence (JTE) recognition.</p> <p>JTE is a program of continuous improvement where lodges and are given benchmarks in seventeen different categories. Since the program's implementation in 2011, the national OA committee has been able to gain insight in the strengths and weaknesses of lodges across the country, and begin adjusting programs to help lodges improve. For 2014, the benchmarks in each requirement have been adjusted to reflect the scores received the past two years; gold level represents information from the top 10% of lodges, silver the top 50%, and bronze the top 80%.</p> <ul> <li>Lodge JTE petition and workbook: this form is contains both an update of all the JTE requirements for 2014, and a workbook to help lodges track progress and compute projected scores in each category. This form is not suitable for submission.</li> <li>Chapter JTE workbook: this form is new for 2014.&nbsp;&nbsp;It contains the updated chapter JTE requirements,&nbsp;but has placed them in a workbook that chapters may use in consultation with lodge leadership to establish goals, track progress, and achieve JTE recognition.</li> </ul> <p>More information on these resources is in the <a href="/resources/ucl-support/journey-to-excellence">Journey to Excellence Program Section</a>.</p>

Mar 10, 2014   Announcements
NOAC 2015 - Chiefs' Circle

<p>With an expected attendance of 10,000 Arrowmen, a lot of recruitment among local lodges will be needed. The Chiefs' Circle is a challenge&nbsp; for lodges that might not have the resources to qualify for the <a href="/article/noac-2015-100-plus-club">100 Plus Club</a>, but still want to participate in the challenge to bring more attendees to <a href="http://event.oa-bsa.org" target="_blank">NOAC 2015</a>. Lodges will qualify for the Chiefs' circle by either:</p> <p>1. Double the lodge attendance from NOAC 2012</p> <p>OR</p> <p>2. Bring 15% the lodge's re-chartered membership for the 2015 year.</p> <p>Lodges that meet their Chiefs' Circle 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 Chiefs' Circle 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>Wahpekute</td> <td>Twin Valley</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-1A</td> <td>Naguonabe</td> <td>Central Minnesota</td> <td>24</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-1A</td> <td>Pa-Hin</td> <td>Northern Lights</td> <td>44</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-1B</td> <td>Blue Ox</td> <td>Gamehaven</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-1B</td> <td>Ni-Sanak-Tani</td> <td>Gateway Area</td> <td>15</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-1B</td> <td>Tom Kita Chara</td> <td>Samoset</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3A</td> <td>Konepaka Ketiwa</td> <td>Illowa</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3A</td> <td>Wenasa Quenhotan</td> <td>W.D. Boyce</td> <td>70</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3A</td> <td>Sac-n-Fox</td> <td>Winnebago</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-3B</td> <td>Nisha Kittan</td> <td>Lewis &amp; Clark</td> <td>52</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-4A</td> <td>Marnoc</td> <td>Great Trail</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-4A</td> <td>Sipp-O</td> <td>Buckeye</td> <td>70</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-4A</td> <td>Wapashuwi</td> <td>Greater Western Reserve</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-4A</td> <td>Onondaga</td> <td>Ohio River Valley</td> <td>36</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-4B</td> <td>Menawngihella</td> <td>Mountaineer Area</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-4B</td> <td>Chi-Hoota-Wei</td> <td>Buckskin</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-5A</td> <td>Kansa</td> <td>Quivira</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-5A</td> <td>Kit Ke-Hak-O-Kut</td> <td>Mid-America</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-5B</td> <td>Mitigwa</td> <td>Mid-Iowa</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-5B</td> <td>Nampa-Tsi</td> <td>Great Rivers</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-6A</td> <td>Nischa Chuppecat</td> <td>Hoosier Trails</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-6A</td> <td>Takachsin</td> <td>Sagamore</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-6B</td> <td>Miami</td> <td>Miami Valley</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-6B</td> <td>Mawat Woakus</td> <td>Black Swamp Area</td> <td>45</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-6B</td> <td>Tindeuchen</td> <td>Erie Shores</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>C-7</td> <td>Pachsegink</td> <td>Des Plaines Valley</td> <td>25</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-1</td> <td>Madockawanda</td> <td>Pine Tree #218</td> <td>46</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-4B</td> <td>Kuskitannee</td> <td>Moraine Trails #500</td> <td>34</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-4B</td> <td>Allohak Menewi</td> <td>Laurel Highlands #527</td> <td>70</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-5B</td> <td>Unami</td> <td>Cradle of Liberty #525</td> <td>58</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-5B</td> <td>Lowappaneu</td> <td>Northeastern Pennsylvania #501</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-6B</td> <td>Kittatiny</td> <td>Hawk Mountain #528</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-6B</td> <td>Wunita Gokhos</td> <td>Pennsylvania Dutch #524</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NE-6B</td> <td>Guneukitschik</td> <td>Mason Dixon #221</td> <td>12</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-1A</td> <td>Atchafalaya</td> <td>Evangeline Area # 212</td> <td>40</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-1B</td> <td>Tiak</td> <td>Pine Burr Council # 304</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-2N</td> <td>Penateka</td> <td>Texas Trails # 561</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-2N</td> <td>Tejas</td> <td>East Texas # 585</td> <td>54</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-2N</td> <td>Netopalis Sipo Schipinachk</td> <td>Longhorn # 662</td> <td>72</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-2N</td> <td>Nakona</td> <td>South Plains #694</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Osceola</td> <td>Southwest Florida #88</td> <td>24</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-4</td> <td>Timuquan</td> <td>West Central Florida&nbsp; # 89</td> <td>46</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7A</td> <td>Shenandoah</td> <td>Stonewall Jackson #736</td> <td>40</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7A</td> <td>Wahunsenakah</td> <td>Colonial Virginia #595</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-7B</td> <td>Croatan</td> <td>East Carolina #426</td> <td>45</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>A-Booik-Paa-Gun</td> <td>Desota Area # 13</td> <td>13</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>Wachtschu Mawachpo</td> <td>Westarc # 16</td> <td>35</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>Wisawanik</td> <td>Arbuckle Area # 468</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>Washita</td> <td>Cherokee Area # 469</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>Ema’o Mahpe</td> <td>Cimarron # 474</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-8</td> <td>Ma-Nu</td> <td>Last Frontier # 480</td> <td>57</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Alibamu</td> <td>Tukabatchee #5</td> <td>54</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Chattahoochee</td> <td>Chattahoochee # 91</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Ini-To</td> <td>Flint River #95</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Withlacoochee</td> <td>South Georgia # 98</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Waguli</td> <td>Northwest Georgia #100</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>S-9</td> <td>Pilthlako</td> <td>Okefenokee Area # 758</td> <td>30</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h4>Western 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>W-1N</td> <td>Tatalyia</td> <td>Grand Columbia Council #614</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-1S</td> <td>Tsisqan</td> <td>Oregon Trail #697</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-1S</td> <td>LoLa`Qam Geela</td> <td>Crater Lake #491</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-1S</td> <td>T`Kope KwisKwis</td> <td>Chief Seattle #609</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-3S</td> <td>Ohlone</td> <td>Pacific Skyline #31</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-3S</td> <td>TaHeetch</td> <td>Sequoia #27</td> <td>15</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4N</td> <td>Chumash</td> <td>Los Padres #53</td> <td>25</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4N</td> <td>Siwinis</td> <td>Los Angeles #33</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4N</td> <td>Spe-Le-Yai</td> <td>Verdugo Hills #58</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4N</td> <td>Topa Topa</td> <td>Ventura County #57</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4S</td> <td>Cahuilla</td> <td>Cal. Inland Empire #45</td> <td>50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4S</td> <td>Puvunga</td> <td>Long Beach</td> <td>40</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-4S</td> <td>Ta Tanka</td> <td>San Gabriel Valley #40</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td>W-5S</td> <td>Ha Kin Skay A Ki</td> <td>Pikes Peak #60</td> <td>45</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>

Mar 07, 2014   Announcements, NOAC 2015