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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: 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
Lodge Ledger: Alabama Lodge Teams with Venturing Leaders at Council Camp

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.

Aug 19, 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: Centennial Blaze #3 - Special Opportunities

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:

Aug 02, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: NLS - Not Your Ordinary Leadership Seminar

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.

Jul 02, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Ohio Lodge Creates Program to Engage Membership

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.

Jul 02, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Community Outreach - Scatacook Chapter of Owaneco Lodge Reaches Out to Local School

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.

Jul 02, 2013   Lodge Ledger
Lodge Ledger: Lodge History Spotlight - Tetonwana Lodge

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.

Jul 02, 2013   Lodge Ledger