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Woapalanne Lodge reignites ceremonies tradition

Ceremonies have been known as the foundation for the Order of the Arrow since its beginning. With the loud drum and the bellowing sounds of song echoing in the trees, ceremonies are a time for both new members and long-time Arrowmen to come together.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: National Awards Recognize Arrowmen Throughout History

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

Oct 29, 2016   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
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: Centennial anniversary events

This year, every Arrowman has the chance to earn the Arrowman Service Award.

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
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
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
Help needed to complete NEXT service project

Order of the Arrow membership is not a recognition. It is a call to serve. People embrace the Order not to join a group, but to make a difference. 

Jul 13, 2016   Lodge Ledger