News, ideas, and information for lodge leadership.
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.
From July 16th, 2014 to December 31st, 2015, youth and adult Arrowmen will be able to commemorate our organization’s centennial by working to complete the Arrowman Service Award, also known as the “sash patch.” Indeed, the Order of the Arrow has a long history of awards for exemplary service to t
Every year, lodges recognize their members with distinctions such as the Founder’s Award and the Vigil Honor. However, in 2015, lodges have the opportunity to present an award that will only be bestowed once.
Dear lodge leaders,
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.