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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.
The Order of the Arrow began the implementation of Journey to Excellence in 2012. Due to its incorporation into the lodge recharter process, every lodge in the Order participated in the past year's JTE program.
Seeking a way to serve the community, the Old Dominion Chapter of Amangamek Wipit Lodge in the National Capital Area Council found it right on the side of the road.