January 18, 2014, 6:30pm @ Cockrell Scout Center
Arrowman gather for a night of celebration at the annual Colonneh Lodge OA Banquet on January 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Together we share our appreciation for the outgoing officers and welcome the new incoming lodge officers. The Lodge Banquet will be held at the Cockrell Service Center and is an opportunity to recognize the Chapter of the Year, new Vigil Honor Members, Colonneh Lodge Numbered Certificate recipients, Founders Award recipients and to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. It’s also a time to look back at all of fun that was had over the past year and to spend time with your fellow Arrowman.
To register for the banquet, please click here.
Dear Ordeal Candidate,
Congratulations! You have been elected as a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America’s National Honor Society. Its purpose to:
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrant similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
Read more: Colonneh Lodge Ordeals
Now, more than ever, the Troop/Team Representative is at the height of its effectiveness. The National Order of the Arrow Committee has recently tailored the program's focus to meet the needs and goals of units, Chapters, Lodges, and Councils. The duties of the Troop/Team Representative are now more specific and in harmony with a focus on service. Several of the additions are highlighted here. A Troop/Team Representative should:
- Make at least one high adventure presentation to the unit annually
- Coordinate the Ordeal induction process for newly elected candidates
- Participate in unit members’ paths to Brotherhood
- Lead community service projects for the unit
- Advocate environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping
A complete list of duties is located online at http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/troop.php. The website also includes links to resources a Troop/Team Representative can use when assisting with a unit election. With these new refinements in place, the OA Troop/Team Representative program will continue to serve its integral function as a way to enhance the experience of youth in the Order of the Arrow. The program also aims to help communications among the unit, Chapter, and Lodge thrive. Use the opportunity now to take your unit, Chapter, or Lodge to the next level by making involvement in the Troop/Team Representative program a priority!
Please register your OA Troop Rep with Colonneh Lodge by clicking here: http://bit.ly/OATrRep
Colonneh Lodge Native American Committee along with Crew 32 provides entry and advanced opportunities in these skills. We meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 3:00-5:00.
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We will also have opportunities to learn the dance styles and build your dance clothes.
Links: Map Flyer
When the Boy Scouts of America launched the new strategic plan, a transition was made to a new program to measure unit, district, and council performance. Following the Boy Scout's transition, the national OA committee adopted the Journey to Excellence program to replace the National Quality Lodge program. Journey to Excellence places emphasis on continuous improvement. Just as the Boy Scouts of America Journey to Excellence program recognizes each level of the organization (Unit, District, Council), the OA's program creates Journey to Excellence recognition for chapters, lodges, and sections.
Tall Timbers (Chapter of the Year)