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Lodge sparks new interest in American Indian Affairs with weekend event

Mikanakawa Lodge of the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas, recently held an American Indian Affairs weekend. This was a new event for lodge, and it was where Arrowmen were encouraged to build regalia for ceremonies or learn how to dance in different styles.

Dec 02, 2016   OA Today
Arrowmen reach out in service to their local community

At their annual spring service weekend, one lodge decided to perform some community service in the local area where the event was held: Pipsico Scout Reservation, Chippokes State Park and the town of Claremont.

Nov 29, 2016   OA Today
Noquet Lodge recruits army of volunteers for council event

A Michigan lodge assembled an army of volunteers to help provide behind-the-scenes support for their annual council-wide camping event.

Nov 29, 2016   OA Today
OA Director Clyde Mayer to retire after 22 years of service to the Order

Clyde Mayer has seen many changes in his 22 years as the OA director. As his tenure comes to an end with his retirement in late 2015 Mayer is reflecting on the past and his final NOAC as director.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Centennial Update: Andy Chapman appointed Southern Region chairman

When he became involved as a youth, he didn’t know where his path would take him, he just wanted events to run smoothly. The incoming Southern Region chairman, Andy Chapman, is proof that opportunities within the Order of the Arrow are endless.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Alibamu Lodge Builds Volleyball Court

Ask any Scout or Scouter about his camp adventures as a youth and there will almost always be a reference to outdoor sports. These range from catch to ultimate frisbee and anything in between.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
2016 OA Service Grant Recipients

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. For 2016, 29 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Section chief hikes it up for OATC

Ask any of the hundreds of current and former section chiefs and they’ll tell you the same thing: the job takes a mindset.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
What’s in a theme?

If you attended the 2015 National OA Conference, you would be hard pressed to find someone who did not know the conference theme, It Starts With Us. This slogan represented a theme which radiated throughout the conference and sent a message to all of the guests and staff in attendance.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Centennial Belt Buckle

Back by popular demand... the Centennial Belt Buckle. Head on over to the Trading Post to get yours today.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today
Not So Long Ago, In a Lodge Not Too Far Away

One of the toughest and most consistent challenges for any lodge is the ability to host successful events. An often essential component for an event, especially a fellowship weekend, is a unique event theme.

Oct 29, 2016   OA Today