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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
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
Lodge Ledger: Join the Arrowmen Press Corps

Calling all Arrowmen! Are you interested in journalism, photography or video production? If so, the Arrowmen Press Corps (APC) will enable you to combine your passion with the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen Press Corps representatives will sign up as members of their local lodge.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Philmont to be home to adviser’s conference this June

Registration is open! This June 22nd to 28th, the national Order of the Arrow committee is sponsoring its annual adviser's conference at the Philmont Training Center (PTC) in Cimarron, NM.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Last call for lodge history books

On display at NOAC were over 200 finalized and in-draft lodge history books. Now, as the centennial celebration draws to a close, there is one last step for the lodge history book project.

Oct 29, 2016   Centennial 2015, Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Best practices for the Centurion Award

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Learn about NEXT: A New Century

This summer, lodge and section leadership from across the country will be invited to Indiana University for a new kind of training experience.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger, NEXT 2016
Lodge Ledger: Changes coming to Journey to Excellence program

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.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger