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Who to bring to NOAC 2018? Unali’yi & Colonneh Lodges institute creative ideas for NOAC attendees

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.

Aug 09, 2017   Lodge Ledger, NOAC 2018
Malibu Lodge hosts spooky fundraiser

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.

Mar 23, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Making sense of JTE

The Journey to Excellence (JTE) program helps lodge officers measure their lodge’s performance and steer the local Order of the Arrow (OA) program to stay on track with our national mission.

Mar 15, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Making JTE work for you

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. 

Mar 15, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Success Stories: Reaching Gold

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.

Mar 15, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Mar 12, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Sending Delegates to Another Lodge's Function

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Ideas for Your Next Fall Event

Whether your lodge has a spring or fall fellowship, new activities are always a great way to get Arrowmen out to the event and can trigger new traditions that the lodge will do for years to come.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Going For Gold: Tips For Winning ‘Quest’-Style Competitions

As conclave season starts to wind down, many Arrowmen look back with fondness to the various events and activities, most likely still trying to decide what their favorite was. Many land on the quest competitions and the gold trophy that their lodge may have brought home.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Journey to Excellence program to change in 2015

Since 2012, Journey to Excellence (JTE) has been used to help lodges evaluate their performance, plan for the future and develop better, more effective programs.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Redefining excellence in Section NE-1

Anyone who has spent time in the Order of the Arrow knows that it is designed to be a youth-led organization. In order for the Scouting program to be successful, it needs to have quality youth who serve as trained leaders given the proper tools to succeed.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Unali’yi Lodge sets the standard for camping promotions

In 1969, the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award was established in honor of the Order of the Arrow's co-founder. This award was developed with the vision of inspiring lodges to increase their efforts in camp promotions.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger