JACCOS TOWNE LODGE
Order of the Arrow
Crossroads of America Council
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.
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!
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!
BROTHERHOOD CHEERFULNESS SERVICE
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