News, ideas, and information for lodge leadership.
By now each lodge should have received the 2014 Lodge Charter Renewal Kit. It was mailed to Scout executives on October 1st. There are several changes to the charter renewal process and Journey to Excellence this year.
This is the fourth edition of this publication, and it is dedicated to NOAC recruiting kickoff. Previous editions described the work lodges should to do behind the scenes. Now this will discuss how to unveil NOAC promotions and build up hype within the entire lodge.
The Order of the Arrow is seeking input to develop the identity that will represent its 100 years o
It's been just over a year since NOAC 2012, and we are already on our second step of the legacy project. So far, over 70% of lodges have mailed their legacy rock to National Order of the Arrow Chairman Ray Capp, who is expecting to receive 90% of the rocks in the near future.
Think back to your Ordeal. Specifically, the time immediately after your ceremony. If you're like me, all you remember is feeling kind of sore, and hearing a few muted calls of friends to friends, asking whether anyone wants to play a few games of cards.
This summer, the Greater Alabama Council's Hugh M. Comer Scout Reservation got a big hand from some of Coosa Lodge's top Arrowmen. Coosa Lodge Chief Patrick Yim and Section SR-9 Chief Nathan Moore both worked on staff at the camp; however, they were not the only rising youth leaders on staff.
The 2013 National Scout Jamboree presented a series of firsts for the new Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Not only did the event mark the opening of the permanent base for future jamborees, it was also the first time that Scouts were able to use the property and its many features.
Two special opportunities exist for lodges as we draw closer and closer to NOAC 2015. With an expected attendance of 10,000 Arrowmen, a lot of recruitment among local lodges will be needed. Here are the two major recruitment challenges:
If you were elected by the fellow Scouts in your troop, or if you are an adult who was nominated to become a member of the Order of the Arrow, you should think about why they chose you.
Many lodges struggle with membership retention, and others with simply recruiting new ordeal members. Marnoc Lodge of Great Trail Council in northeast Ohio is no exception.
Lodges across the country make service to their council, camp and community a focus of their yearly program. Recently, the Scatacook Chapter of Owaneco Lodge took its community service a step further. The chapter wanted to provide service to the community in a meaningful and special way.
Not many lodges make it 50 years, let alone 75. Based in eastern South Dakota, northwest Iowa, and southwest Minnesota, Tetonwana Lodge is 76 years old.