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Making a great ceremonial team

Ceremonialists are a unique group of Arrowmen. If you walk through every council camp, you will likely not find a lodge ceremony ring identical or a team that performs the same way.

Oct 29, 2016   Lodge Ledger
Occoneechee Lodge Black Friday Contest

Last fall, Occoneechee Lodge held a unique contest, where its respective chapters embarked on a battle to see which chapter could get the most members signed up for its section conclave first. The competition started shortly before Thanksgiving when registration opened for the conclave.

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
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
Operation Arrow at NEXT

As we get closer to July 2017, planning for the Order of the Arrow’s presence at the 2017 National Jamboree is in full swing! Operation Arrow staff is already over 45% full, and we are eagerly accepting applications from youth Arrowmen ages 16-20 to fill the remaining spots.

SR-7A Ceremonies Weekend

On the weekend of April 15 - 17th, over 60 participants arrived at Camp T. Brady Saunders in the beautiful Heart of Virginia Council.

Jul 13, 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, NEXT 2016
Lodge Ledger: North Carolina Arrowmen present report to the state

Arrowmen from 11 councils and lodges in North Carolina came together to present an update on Scouting across the state.

Jul 02, 2015   Lodge Ledger
Spirit Through the Ages: Langundowi Lodge History

Located in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Langundowi Lodge was founded in 1972 with the merger of Eriez Lodge 46, Hoh-Squa-Sa-Gah-Da Lodge 251, and Skanondo Inyan Lodge 256.

Jun 10, 2015   Centennial 2015, Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Centennial Blaze #15 - Expectations at NOAC 2015

In the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony, Nutiket remarked, “fifteen blazes led you to us.” In January 2013, we began our Centennial Blazes to guide us all to this very special event. This National Order of the Arrow Conference will be like nothing any of us have ever experienced.

Apr 30, 2015   Centennial 2015, Lodge Ledger