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OA Haunted Hike Service
Haunted Hike Service Opportunity for the Order of the Arrow
Our Lodge needs a strong turn out to help make the Haunted Hike a success, so please sign up early to insure that we can make this another great event for the council. Location : Camp Big Timber - Elgin / Register online & check as many work shifts as you are able to assist so we know how many to expect!
Sat. Oct 4 - 8am-12noon Set-up
Sat. Oct 4 - 12noon-4pm Set-up
Sat. Oct 11 - 8am-12noon Set-up
Sat. Oct 11 - 12noon-4pm Set-up
Fri. Oct 17 - 6pm-11pm Night Hike Events
Sat. Oct 18 - 12:30pm-4pm Kiddie Hike Events
Sat. Oct 18 - 5:30pm-11pm Night Hike Events
Fri. Oct 24 - 6pm-11pm Night Hike Events
Sat. Oct 25 - 12:30pm-4pm Kiddie Hike Events
Sat. Oct 25 - 5:30pm-11pm Night Hike Events
Sun. Oct 26 - 9-4 or sooner - Take Down
Conclave Theme Submission
A theme for Conclave is important in order to provide Arrowmen with a meaningful message that is to be taken from Conclave. The theme will encompass every aspect of Conclave including shows, trainings, activities and special events.
For this year’s theme, we would like to tie in the Centennial Celebration somehow. It will be a spectacular conclave commemorating the 100th anniversary of the OA. Tie in the 100th anniversary with theme proposals without using the NOAC theme of Centuries of Service. YOU can submit a 'theme' to be voted on at the 2015 Fall Council of Chiefs! See the 2015 Conclave Theme Proposal for details! (Theme submission due Sept 28.)
C7 Fall Council of Chiefs
Fall Council of Chiefs Meeting – “Everyday Leadership. Everyday Service.”
The Fall Council of Chiefs meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Chicago – Palatine (1550 Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL) on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Arrival & Departure Time: The Council of Chiefs starts promptly at 10:00 am. Please arrive between 9:40 and 9:55 am. The meeting, including the service project, will end around 3:00 pm. FLIER WITH INFORMATION
PURPOSE: First and foremost, to facilitate inter-lodge communication and reporting, to update lodges on new National Order of the Arrow programs, overview this year’s conclave organization and timeline, as well as provide exclusive training opportunities designed to foster lodge success. This meeting is open to all Arrowmen who would like to attend and will be most beneficial for lodge and chapter officers.
THEME: “Everyday Leadership. Everyday Service.” – Arrowmen will explore different aspects of service in the context of the Order of the Arrow. As part of the Council of Chiefs gathering, participants will be able to participate in a Section C-7 service project in collaboration with the Palatine Opportunity Center.
FEE: $10 – This expense covers the cost of the meeting location, meeting materials, and lunch. In order to arrange for enough food for the meeting, register no later than Sun., Sept. 21, 2014.
OA Lodge Leadership Development
At Training Academy on November 8, 2014 - East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora, IL 60505
OA Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) Training (8am to 4pm) - Flier with Info This five session course is for OA training for both youth & adult Lodge leaders. LLD (Lodge Leadership Development) is a required class for all Lodge and Chapter officers and their advisers but it is open & encouraged for all OA members to take. The session will consist of topics that we need to discuss to help our lodge run better, such as communication, elections, events, etc. Registration includes patch & lunch & training materials. Please wear your OA uniform & sash.
Brotherhood Conversion at Training Academy (Ceremony assembly is at 1:30pm) Youth & Adult members who did their Ordeal in 2013 or before, may seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow by becoming Brotherhood members. The Brotherhood Conversion Fee was included in your 2013 Ordeal Fee and was paid when the Ordeal was done, so there is no cost to 2013 ORDEAL MEMBERS become a Brotherhood Member. If you did your Ordeal BEFORE 2013, then there is a $20 fee for the sash, etc., payable onsite at the Brotherhood Ceremony. Please pre-register for your Brotherhood by using the OA/LLD Registration above so that we have enough sashes and materials on hand. Youth & Adult members who wish to attend this ceremony & are not attending Training Academy should check in at the registration area to pick up a wrist band & room location for the ceremony. (No fee or registration needed for non-Training Academy Guests. We just have to have you pick up a wristband if you are in the School.) Ceremony assembly is at 1:30pm and will start shortly thereafter.
NOAC - August 3-8, 2015
2015 NOAC National Order of the Arrow Conference
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow
FLIER WITH INFORMATION
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting’s second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation will gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure and fun! During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, patch trading, midway booths, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs. There will be ceremony and dance teams, Chances to participate in sporting competitions as well as other competitions that our lodge can compete in.
The cost for our council to attend NOAC 2015 is $550 per person. Included in this fee are 6 unforgettable days full of fellowship, training, adventure, & fun!, meals once we arrive at NOAC, plus patches, hat, shirts and other surprises for our contingent (details to be announced as they become available).
NOAC Fee Payment Schedule:
$275 when you sign up online (must be by February 1, 2015)
Additional national late fee of $75 added after Feb 1st
Total payment due by March 31, 2015
Questions contact Roger Johnson-Lodge advisor, Wes Weems-OA Staff advisor or Geoff Dubbins-NOAC Contingent advisor / Arrowmen attending the 2015 NOAC will get as part of their fee, a once in a lifetime souvenir, a special edition red sash! These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors are reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2105 will receive them
To All Order of the Arrow Committee Members, E-Board Members, Adult Advisers, and Chapter Chiefs:
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (every 3rd Thursday of the month UNLESS otherwise noted), there is an Order of the Arrow E-Board Meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church, (8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, IL). The meeting starts at 7:30pm. All OA Committee Members are encouraged to attend, (in uniform and with your OA sash).
Committee Chairs should prepare a BRIEF report of what their committee has been doing since the last E-Board meeting, (preparing for fellowship, conclave, etc…, number of members on the committee, and plans for the next month). If you are not sure what you need to do, please work with your Adult Adviser. If you cannot make the meeting, please work with your Adult Adviser to get a report to the meeting through either them or your designee.
Directions to the Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, (where the meetings are normally held), are as follows:
Where to Go Camping
Want to find a great camp to take your unit camping? Our lodge has updated the Where to go Camping database & it is full of great places to take your troop, team or crew in the 5 state area! Click on the state you want, or download the entire list. Thanks, Diane Buri for your hard work on this project!