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Lodge Ledger

News, ideas, and information for lodge leadership.

Lodge Ledger: Putting the WWW into Recognitions and Awards

The Order of the Arrow is always striving for ways to recognize its members. Whether at the chapter, lodge or even national level, leaders look for ways to thank and reward those who have put in hard work and made many sacrifices in the spirit of the brotherhood of cheerful service.

Dec 19, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Centennial Blaze #5 - Fundraising Ideas

Are you excited about going to NOAC 2015, but unsure how your lodge can raise enough money to bring along 100 Arrowmen? Hopefully, your lodge leadership is already thinking about fundraising; you may have even started already.

Dec 19, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Call to select your lodge history book chairman

The next step in the 2015 Legacy Project is fast approaching. Soon, your lodge will be asked to research and write a book on your lodge’s history.

Dec 19, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Don't forget to recharter your lodge for 2014

Lodge RecharterEvery year, each Order of the Arrow lodge must submit a charter renewal form in order to maintain their mem

Nov 17, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: New Innovation Award announced for lodges and chapters

Innovation AwardThe national Order of the Arrow committee recently introduced an Innovation Award, designed to recognize

Nov 17, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Summer fires blaze in the Western Region

Philmont PatchResidents of the southwestern part of the United States faced a summer of grueling and intense wildfire.

Oct 29, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Lodge charter renewal and JTE changes

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.

Oct 24, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Centennial Blaze #4 - Public Launch

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.

Oct 24, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Are you a winner? Compete in the 100th anniversary identity contest to find out!

100th Anniversary ContestThe Order of the Arrow is seeking input to develop the identity that will represent its 100 years o

Sep 14, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: The legacy lid project is underway!

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.

Sep 14, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Mikanakawa Lodge Performs First Brotherhood Ceremony at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

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.

Aug 19, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: T-Blaza: Overcoming the "All Work and No Play" Perception of Ordeals

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.

Aug 19, 2013   Lodge Ledger