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Training Expo – Greater New York Councils

The Training Expo (TREX), hosted by the Greater New York Councils, is an annual event focused on training and educating their members in all areas of Scouting.

Dec 16, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Shenandoah Lodge’s Innovation Awards

The Order of the Arrow (OA) Innovation Award was created to recognize chapters and lodges for developing creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced during the implementation of their annual program plans.

Nov 14, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Colonneh Lodge Trail Crew

Instead of relaxing over spring break, members of Colonneh Lodge of the Sam Houston Area Council were at their local resident camp working hard to rebuild and revamp some trails over a week-long experience.

Nov 14, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Wiatava Scout-O-Rama Camp Promotions

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.

Nov 14, 2017   Lodge Ledger
Tipisa Lodge Winter Ordeals

As December quickly approaches, Arrowmen across the country begin to count down the days. For members of Tipisa Lodge of Central Florida Council though, it is the most wonderful time of the year for a slightly different reason.

Nov 14, 2017   Lodge Ledger
NOAC Contingent Leaders – Word on the Street

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

Aug 09, 2017   Lodge Ledger, NOAC 2018
All eyes on 2018

The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is officially less than one year away. Approximately 8,000 Arrowmen will converge at Indiana University from July 30 - August 4, 2018, in Bloomington, IN to partake in fellowship, training, and shows.

Aug 09, 2017   Lodge Ledger, NOAC 2018
The Road Less Traveled: Finding Creative Ways to Travel to NOAC

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.

Aug 09, 2017   Lodge Ledger, NOAC 2018
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