Have you ever found yourself calling all of your OA buddies or begging your parents to give you a ride to an OA event? Most Arrowmen without cars know this exact feeling. The Tutelo Lodge Executive Committee came up with a solution for its members.
Does your lodge struggle with attendance at lodge leadership development courses? Maybe it’s not the content or the trainers but the format. Echeconnee lodge takes having fun seriously at its LLD. Each year, the new lodge executive committee spends a weekend at a cabin owned by a lodge adviser.
It’s a pretty well-known fact: If events aren’t fun, attendance is going to struggle. That’s why Blue Heron lodge decided to inject some creativity into its lodge events by committing to a theme for each event. At a recent fall fellowship, for example, the lodge had a “zombie” theme.
One of the best experiences an Arrowman can have is participating in a National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC. Lodge leaders know this, and so lodges put the effort into making sure as many people can attend as possible. At least one lodge has taken fundraising seriously.
Many lodges struggle with two problems: Getting members to register for events, and dealing with the administrative aspects of registering participants for each event. Consider implementing the idea of the “event pass” in your lodge.
The Order of the Arrow is committed to providing opportunities for Arrowmen to grow as leaders. One way it accomplishes this is by offering an incredible leadership development seminar that challenges traditional notions of leadership and focuses instead on servant leadership.
The 2018 Order of the Arrow national vice chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Michael Kipp! Michael is a Vigil Honor member from Sakima Lodge, La Salle Council #165, in South Bend, IN.
The 2018 Order of the Arrow national chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Anthony Peluso! Anthony is a Vigil Honor member from Blue Heron Lodge, Tidewater Council #596 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Just like any other year, sections chiefs will converge in Dallas this winter for the National Planning Meeting (NPM) and everything it entails. From electing national officers and conference vice chiefs to planning the program of emphasis, a lot of things remain constant.