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In the Order of the Arrow (OA), a key point that we focus on is service, whether it be to your fellow Scouts, friends and family, or the community. In our mission to serve others, we must continuously act cheerfully and innovate, the latter so to maintain relevance.
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the one of the most exciting events in the Order of the Arrow. However, when thousands of Arrowmen converge onto a college campus, it takes a lot of planning and logistics. For this very reason, each lodge picks a youth and adult contingent lea
Attending a National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is an adventure in and of itself, but Kon Wapos Lodge took it one step further. Kon Wapos Lodge, headquartered out of Appleton, WI, covers the eastern half of Wisconsin north of Milwaukee, and the majority of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Ask anyone who attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2015, and they will most likely tell you it was one of the best weeks of their life. Turn to anyone who wished to go but was unable to, and they might have a different answer.
Many lodges across the country have different traditions for raising money to host activities for their members. Some have Christmas tree lots during the holidays and others hold spaghetti dinners. Some lodges, however, have less traditional and more unique traditions for raising funds.
The Journey to Excellence (JTE) is a thrilling expedition that has been crafted to help lodges continually improve their previous accomplishments. With a new year ahead, this is the prime time to take a look at your lodge's JTE data from last year and plan ahead for the future.
The Journey to Excellence (JTE) program was created by the Order of the Arrow (OA) a few years ago, and its purpose is to focus on the success and improvement of lodges. In order for my home lodge, Skyuka Lodge, to succeed in JTE, we go through several processes and program additions.
Visiting events of other lodges can be very advantageous. In the workplace and elsewhere, collaboration is widely seen as the quickest way to innovation. Owen Clapp of Occoneechee Lodge led a delegation to an event of neighboring Nawakwa Lodge. “We’re all unified under one arrow,” Clapp said.