Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Dec 31, 2017 – Jan 17, 2018

Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen

Dec 31, 2017 – Jan 17, 2018

OA Elections for 2018 –2018 OA youth elections run from Jan 1st through April 15th. Your annual elections should already be scheduled. Ensure your peer troops are committed to visiting and providing an election team. The OA chapter web page on the district web site is up to date with all information, links, and files. Please contact me if you need forms or assistance along the way.

OA on the District Website

Vigil Nominations for 2018 – The link below provides all the information necessary to nominate eligible youth and adult OA members for the Vigil Honor. Nominations are due to chapter adult advisers by January 11, 2018. Downloadable and digital forms are available on line, as well as an on-line google form, new this year. Paper copy submittals work too. Please contact me with any specific questions as you get started on the nominations. Our chapter has typically seen low participation so here is your chance to recognize Arrowmen in our district.

January Chapter Meeting – January 4th – General Meeting and Winter Camping Discussions – In January, come and learn about the operations of the chapter. Join your youth officers in a phone-outreach campaign to call our Arrowmen and invite them to participate. Other agenda items are to discuss winter camping, the district winter camporee. The OA is a camping focused youth elected group of well-rounded scouts and they need your support for your activities.

February Chapter Meeting – February 1st – Winter Camping Discussions – Final planning meeting for OA activities at the District Winter Camporee. Fellowship, activities, and a bit of grease and sugar for dessert.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan 13, 2018 – Totanhan Nakaha 2018 Winter Banquet – Saturday January 13th at Base Camp. Save the date! Registration now open for winter banquet. Come and enjoy fellowship, a great catered meal, and recognitions received and awarded over the past year. Open to all dues paid youth and adult Arrowmen. Use the link below to register:
  • Feb 3, 2018 – Fort Snelling National Cemetery Service Project – Saturday February 3rd 2018. Helping to care for this very important place, which belongs to all of us and all our community, is one of the most satisfying projects we have ever been part of! Cub & Boy Scouts, Venture, family or community members, or anyone else wishing to help are welcome. Any OA youth or adult members willing to help as staff (free patch!) should arrive at 8:15 for instructions.
  • Mar 9-11, 2018 – Indian Winter, March 9-11 2018, Camp Wilderness. Indian Winter 2018 will offer an opportunity for Arrowmen across the section to participate in focus area including American Indian Crafts and OA Inductions and Ceremonies. The American Indian crafts will focus on learning about proper ceremony regalia. The construction and maintenance of individual regalia parts from roaches, chokers breast plates, breach cloths,leggings and moccasins to some of the less known. We will also cover regalia ranking though the use of accessories among the principal ceremonialist.
  • Jul 30 – Aug 4 2018 – NOAC 2018 – Indiana University. A Jamboree like experience and the largest gathering of Arrowmen in the country. Registration is through the lodge and there are limited slots. Registration deadline is NOW. Please find the current information at the following link. More information will be available at chapter meetings.

Thank you

Brett Schneider
OA Chapter Adviser
Lake Minnetonka District
Totanhan Nakaha Lodge #16, WWW
Northern Star Council, BSA

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