Ceremonial Team

Official Newsletter of the
Jaccos Towne Lodge, Order of the Arrow, BSA
Cheerfully Serving the Northeast and Pioneer Districts of Crossroads of America Council, BSA
Published by: WAP
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (317) 823-3740
Website: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/OA_WAP
Vol. No. 2014
March 2014
“Video Game Madness”
Lodge Spring Fellowship at Camp Belzer
2014 Wapsuchuppecatt Officers
Chapter Chief – Nicholas Swift
Vice Chief – Donny Baskerville
Secretary – Chris Covey
Northeast Vice Chief – Jona Mathioudakis
Pioneer Vice Chief – Joseph Ritter
Crossover Season in Full Swing
This year’s Spring Fellowship will be a weekend of
“Video Game Madness! All Arrowmen are welcome!
Spring Fellowship Schedule
On Friday, take a trip back in time as games and game
systems prior to 1990 will be played.
Saturday morning and afternoon will be a competition
for the coveted Lodge Shield.
Saturday night will consist of games and game systems
after 1990 with online gaming with other Arrowmen
across the world!
Sunday morning is the LEC.
An information packet is available on the lodge website:
Cost is $25 for the weekend
No cost for Otter Pass members – please pre-register
You can pre-register online at through Wednesday,
March 12th at
Onsite Registration begins at 6:30 PM on Friday
Email [email protected] for more
The Chapter’s Ceremonial Team has been busy
performing Crossover Ceremonies for Packs and
Troops in the Northeast and Pioneer Districts. The
Ceremonial Team can always use more help and
support. Youth Arrowmen, please consider joining
the team! In addition to Crossovers, the Team
performs Callouts, Pre-Ordeal, Ordeal, and
Brotherhood Ceremonies for the Chapter.
Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the
month at 7:00 PM at Camp Belzer. Callouts this
year are April 12th for Pioneer District and April
26th for Northeast District.
WAP Spring Ordeal May 16-18, 2014
The Chapter Spring Ordeal will be held
from May 16-18, 2014 at Camp Belzer.
The Ordeal Master will be James Coulter.
All WAP Arrowmen are encouraged to
come participate! Attend a Chapter Meeting March
20, April 17, or May 16 to learn more or to
volunteer for staff. You can also email the Chapter
at [email protected] to let us know you are
interested in attending and serving! Don’t forget to
encourage Ordeal Candidates from your unit to
Are You Ready for Brotherhood?
Seal your membership in the Order of the Arrow by
becoming a Brotherhood member! The Chapter
will hold a Brotherhood review and Ceremony at
both the May and August Ordeals. If you have been
active in your troop and a member of the OA for at
least 10 months, you are encouraged to become a
Brotherhood member! Requirements are in your OA
Order of the Arrow Representatives
There are many fun and
exciting events coming up
in the Order of the Arrow
this year! The Lodge and
the Chapter would like to
have a high attendance of
Arrowman at all events.
They would also like new
Arrowman and in some cases, old, to get active
within the OA. In order to do this they need Troop
OA Representatives to spread the word of OA
events and meetings within their troops.
If you are currently your Troop’s OA
Representative, please send an E-mail with your
name, troop number, and district to the Chapter
email at [email protected].
Remember that the position of Troop OA
Representative is an official leadership position for
rank advancement. OA Reps should be active in
both their troop and their Chapter and act as liaison
between them.
2014 Vigil Nominations due
The Vigil Honor is reserved for those Arrowmen
who, by reason of exceptional service, personal
effort, and unselfish interest, have made
distinguished contributions beyond the immediate
responsibilities of their position or office to one or
more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the
Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout Camp. The
candidate must be a registered member of the Boy
Scouts of America AND a due-paid member of the
Lodge. To nominate someone for the Vigil Honor,
the nominator must fill out and submit a completed
National Vigil Petition AND a Vigil Guide Form.
All nomination and guide forms, available at
www.jaccostownelodge.org, are due at the March
16, 2014 LEC to either the Vigil Chair or the Vigil
Adviser. The Vigil Selection Meeting will start at
3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6th.
All Chapters are asked to send two members who
are either Vigil Honor members or not yet eligible
for Vigil.
If possible, at least one of the
representatives should be a Vigil. The committee
would like the names of these Arrowmen by the
March LEC.
Chapter Continues
Ronald McDonald House
Service Project
The Chapter collects pop tabs for the Ronald
McDonald House as a service project. Bring your
tabs to Ordeals or Chapter meetings and make sure
you record the number you have turned in.
If you are not familiar with the Ronald McDonald
House, they exist to provide a home-away-fromhome for families of children who are being treated
in area hospitals, primarily Riley Hospital for
Children. Since its opening in 1982, the Ronald
McDonald House of Indiana has served more than
30,000 families from across Indiana, the U.S., and
the world.
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Troop OA Elections
All Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Teams are
allowed and encouraged to hold OA Elections.
Youth qualifications include:
1. A Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who holds the
First Class rank, is under the age of 21, and is
registered as an active member of the troop or
team may, with the approval of his unit leader,
be nominated for election. Prior to the annual
election, the unit leader must certify the
nominee's Scout spirit and youth membership
2. After registration with a troop or team, have
experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout
camping during the two-year period prior to the
election. The 15 days and nights must include
one, but no more than one, long-term camp
consisting of six consecutive days and five
nights of resident camping, approved and under
the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of
America. The balance of the camping must be
overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.
3. Voting for youth candidates will be based on
their spirit of brotherhood, cheerfulness (no
matter how tiresome their duties), and a
willingness to give unselfish and wholehearted
service to others at all times.
Each year, upon holding a troop or team election for
youth candidates which results in at least one youth
candidate being elected, the unit committee may
nominate registered unit adults (age 21 or over) to
the lodge adult selection committee. The number of
adults nominated can be no more than one-third of
the number of youth candidates elected, rounded up
where the number of youth candidates is not a
multiple of three. In addition to the one-third limit,
the unit committee may nominate the currentlyserving unit leader (but not assistant leaders), as
long as he or she has served as unit leader for at
least the previous 12 months. Recommendations of
the adult selection committee, with the approval of
the Scout executive, serving as Supreme Chief of
the Fire, will be candidates for induction, provided
all conditions are fulfilled.
OA Information Available Online
The Order of the Arrow has a wealth of information
available on line for Arrowmen at the national
website. Some handy OA web addresses are:
Lodge website:
National website:
OA Trading Post:
National Bulletin:
Chapter Email List
Does the Chapter have your current email
address? Announcements and notices are sent out
via email from [email protected]. If you
have not received any of these announcements, the
Chapter may not have your current email, your
firewall may be blocking it, or your dues may not
be paid. If you want to receive notices by email,
please act now.
If you are a youth and would be willing to
participate in the ceremonies, please contact the
Ceremonial Chair, Ceremonial Advisor, Chapter
[email protected].
OA High Adventure
Consider an OA High Adventure Service Program.
The Order of the Arrow has four service programs:
Philmont Trail Crew, Wilderness Voyage, Canadian
Odyssey, and Ocean Adventure. Arrowmen give
service to the high adventure camp. Then, they get
to take their own high adventure trip! Applications
are available on the National OA site at:
Fillable forms are available at the lodge website,
www.jaccostownelodge.org. All forms need to be
submitted to the Lodge at the March LEC. Forms
may be submitted in hardcopy form or by email to:
[email protected].
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Are your OA Dues paid?
Please turn in Dues Form with payment at a Lodge or Chapter meeting, event, or
by mail to: OA Staff Advisor, 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Last Name:______________________________________ First Name:____________________________ MI: ______
Birth Date:_______________________________
Unit Type & No. ___________________________
Address:__________________________________ City:_________________________ State:_____ Zip:_________
Home Phone: (_______) _____________________ Work Phone:
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Brotherhood: _________________
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Vigil Honor: _________________
Lowaneu Allanque
Lowaneu Allanque
Seke Macque
Wabash Valley
North Star
Old Trail
Iron Horse
Sugar Creek
Golden Eagle
Hou Koda
Check appropriate line
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Upcoming Order of the Arrow Events and Activities…
March 14-16, 2014
Lodge Spring Fellowship at Camp Belzer
March 16, 2014
LEC at Camp Belzer 10:00 AM
March 20, 2014
WAP Chapter Meeting 7:30 PM at Camp Belzer
April 11-13, 2014
Section C6A Conclave at Vincennes University
April 17, 2014
WAP Chapter Meeting 7:30 PM at Camp Belzer
May 15, 2014
WAP Chapter Meeting 7:30 PM at Camp Belzer
May 16-18, 2014
WAP Ordeal at Camp Belzer
May 18, 2014
Lodge Executive Committee 2:30 PM at Camp Belzer
August 17, 2014
Lodge Executive Committee 2:30 PM at Camp Belzer
August 21, 2014
WAP Chapter Meeting 7:30 PM at Camp Belzer
August 22-24, 2014
WAP Ordeal at Camp Belzer
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