JACCOS TOWNE LODGE
Order of the Arrow
Crossroads of America Council
FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2015 AVAILABLE
The first newsletter of 2015 is available on the forms page for by clicking here. Check out the news and happenings of the lodge!
COME SUPPORT THE LODGE AND THE NOAC CONTINGENT AT THE FISH/CHICKEN FRY ON FEBRUARY 7TH
The Lodge will hold a Fish/Chicken Fry (Dan's Fish Fry, Inc.) on Saturday, February 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Camp Belzer. Tickets purchased in advance of the event are $10 for adults (age 13 and older) and $5 for youth ages 6-12. Tickets at the door will be $11-adults and $6-youth. Children under 5 and under are free.
Tickets will be available at January Roundtables, University of Scouting, Trade-O-Ree or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING FELLOWSHIP MARCH 13-15, 2015 AT CAMP RANSBURG
The Lodge's annual fellowship will be held at Camp Ransburg March 13th to 15th. There will be fellowship and fun, ceremonial competitions, and the LEC on Sunday. More information to come!
ARROWTOUR TO VISIT CROSSROADS OF AMERICA COUNCIL ON JULY 15, 2015
ArrowTour will be at Camp Belzer on July 15, 2015. Each ArrowTour stop will consist of a full day of program centered on the Order of the Arrow’s centennial. From branding and fun activities, to free giveaways and interactive exhibits, ArrowTour will be an amazing opportunity whether you’re an OA member, a member in the Scouting community, or just a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. Now is your chance to be a part of the centennial anniversary of the Order of the Arrow in your local area. So what are you waiting for? Save the date and plan on visiting an ArrowTour venue today!
Staff opportunities are available for ArrowTour. Please visit http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org/ for more information.
WINTER GATHERING IS JANUARY 9-11, 2015 AT CAMP BELZER
The Lodge's annual gathering on ceremonies and inductions will be held January 9-11, 2015 at Camp Belzer. Anyone interested in learning or improving their ceremonies should attend! Adults interested in advising or helping youth ceremonial teams should attend! Youth and adult Arrowmen involved in the Inductions process - Unit Elections, Callouts, and Ordeals should attend! There will also be a "Make & Take" and plenty of fellowship! Click here to register online.
FOUNDER'S AWARD PRESENTED AT LODGE BANQUET
The Lodge honored Lodge Chief Robby Kile and Mr. John Pratt with the Founder's Award at its annual Lodge Banquet in November. Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder's Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowmen who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of achievement as described by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson.
IT IS UNIT ELECTIONS TIME! CONTACT UNITS IN YOUR CHAPTER FOR ELECTIONS AND CAMP PROMOTIONS!
It is time for unit elections and camp promotions! Contact the troops and teams in your chapter about holding a OA unit election! Take the opportunity to do a camp promotion! Fillable PDF forms for youth elections and adult nominations can be found on the forms page.
2015 OTTER PASS AND EVENTS FLYERS AVAILABLE
The 2015 Otter Pass and Events Flyers are available in fillable PDF format on the forms page. For $100, the Otter Pass gives the holder entry to the 2014 Winter Gathering, Spring Fellowship, Lodge Ordeal, Lodge Leadership Development course, and Lodge Banquet and includes 2015 dues. Otter Pass holders also get all event patches plus a special Otter Pass patch only available with the Pass when they purchase the pass. The Pass also includes 2015 dues. If you have already paid your 2015 dues, that payment will be deducted. See the forms page.
ARROWMAN SERVICE AWARD
Beginning in July 2014, registered members in good standing with the BSA, their local council and their Order of the Arrow lodge have been able to commemorate the OA’s centennial by working to complete the Arrowman Service Award. This award, which some are referring to as “the sash patch,” will be recognized as one of the few patches that have ever been approved by the national Order of the Arrow committee to be worn on an OA sash.
The purpose of the Arrowman Service Award (ASA) is to encourage Arrowmen to recommit themselves to the ideals of the Order, increase their level of service to their local unit and council, and participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of the OA. The award will have three categories of criteria with various requirements that Arrowmen can complete. These include components on personal growth, service to Scouting, and participation in the centennial celebration.
Forms for youth and adults are available on the forms page.
FOLLOW THE LODGE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
The Lodge has both Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow Jaccos Towne on Facebook and Twitter!
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