Words from the Outgoing Chief
Hello my fellow Arrowmen,
Words from the Incoming Chief
Hello everyone. As summer comes to an end, its time for us to come back to the Order of the Arrow. My goals this year is to have more youth come to this years meetings and events because right now we have less than two youth members coming to an OA meeting. We need to get more than two youth members to come to this years meetings and events so that this kind of problem doesnt keep on repeating itself. One goal that I do want to achieve this year is to get Most Indian Lodge Award. My new vice officers will do their best to make sure they will get the job done. I am looking forward to seeing you this year. Have fun.
Section W3S Conclave
Hungteetsepoppi Fall Ordeal
Hungteetsepoppi Fall Banquet
Lodge Business Meeting
Lodge Business Meeting
PoppiFest and Ordeal
All Lodge members are encouraged to sign up for the Section Conclave at Camp Royaneh! This will be the first conclave of the new Section W3S, and it should be a lot of fun. Never been to Conclave? Here are some FAQs about it:
Kevin's Canadian Odyssey 2009
Summer 2009, Ontario, Canada
I want to tell you about my wonderful Canadian Odyssey into the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. I went through OA High Adventure at a ridiculously low rate and had an amazing time. I was with eight fellow arrowmen from all parts of the US ranging from Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and a few other states. For the first week we constructed and rebuilt trails in the bug infested woods of Canada. One guy got so many bites that his eyes swelled shut but dont worry, every minute was worth it. Every morning we would wake up to the sounds of beavers slapping their tails and bald eagles flying without a care in the world. Then we would paddle two miles to our worksite and cover ourselves up as much as possible since we all ran out of bug spray within the first few days
We mostly were doing erosion prevention so lots of rock bars and check dams.
Then the second week we started our canoeing journey south to Ely, MN from Atikokan, Ontario. The Quetico is the most pristine wilderness I have ever ventured in and saw maybe ten people in the two weeks I was out there. It was one beautiful lake after another with extremely pure drinking water that did not even need to be filtered. Wow did it taste AMAZING! We would do about 20 miles a day and once or twice we did 30+ miles so my upper body definitely got a nice workout every day. One of the hardest parts on the trip was portaging which was always an adventure in its self. The Quetico only has six park rangers regulating the 1.2 million acre park so lets just say the trails were a little ruff to get through. One trail we had to walk through had water coming up to our waists and countless times we had to bushwhack to get to the other lake. Portaging means you have to carry all your gear to the other lake and we had to do it in one trip. So one person would have the 70 lbs canoe, one with a 60 lbs clothes pack, and one with the very heavy food. There were some short portages and some long ones which really took it out of me. While canoeing we saw two or three moose, numerous beavers, and countless bald eagles. This trip without a doubt tested my limits since we ended up paddling 140 miles in one week but I had the best time of my life. I am now thinking about working their next summer and experiencing the whole summer in the Canadian woods! I would highly suggest this program to anyone who is looking for an adventure and wants to give back to mother nature.
The lodge will hold the Annual Fall Ordeal weekend on October 23-25th, at Camp Augusta.
November 8th, 2009
The lodge will hold the Annual Fall Banquet on (tentative) November 8th, 2009 at Gibson Center. All lodge members are invited to atend. We will have a guest speaker, and a great dinner. New lodge members will attend free, but it's only $7.00 for all existing members.
Good food, scouting friends, special speaker... What more could you ask for?
See you in November!
Did you know....
That the OA participates in the National Jamboree?
Congratulations to lodge members Will and Mike C. on your Eagle!
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