Pow Wow set for August 8-10 2013-2014 Lodge Officers Chief Logan Young Texarkana, TX [email protected] 1st Vice Chief Michael Robertson Texarkana, AR [email protected] 2nd Vice Chief Robert Hoover Ashdown, AR [email protected] Secretary Ben Northam Texarkana, TX [email protected] Quartermaster Max Campbell Texarkana, AR [email protected] 1 Dance Team Chairman Jared Scott Texarkana, TX [email protected] Lodge Advisor Glenn Crowder Texarkana, AR [email protected] The 2014 Pow-Wow is set for August 8-10 at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Arkansas. If you were called out for membership in the Order of the Arrow at summer camp this year, this is your first of three opporitunities to complete your ordeal. If you have been an ordeal member for ten months, then you are eligible for Brotherhood membership in the order. By becoming a brotherhood member, you seal your membership in the Order of the Arrow and demonstrate your cheerfulness, ideals, and leadership to others. Pow-Wow is an excellent time to seal your membership in the Order of the Arrow by becoming a brotherhood member. To learn more, ask a lodge officer or log on to the lodge web site at www.lodge232.org. How to register: Online at www.lodge232.org In person at the Scout Office or at the event. By phone, (903) 793-2179 or at (800) 903-7467 Cost: Ordeal Candidates $60.00 (Includes annual dues) Brotherhood Candidates $40.00 Regular Members$25.00 Late Registration Fee $15.00 (For registration at event) In order to attend a lodge event you must be a current member in good standing of the lodge and the Boy Scouts of America. If you have not paid your lodge dues, you will be asked to pay them at check in. www.lodge232.org Pow-Wow Edition Table of Contents Chiefly Speaking, 2 Camp Report, 2 Spring Arrowee Report, 3 Upcoming events report, 4 LECs, 4 NOAC 2015, 5 Conclave Information, 6 Words of the Founder, 7 Got Brotherhood?, 7 Dance Team News, 7 Lodge Code of Conduct, 8 Lodge Officer Forms, 9 July 2014 Chiefly Speaking Greetings my brothers, I am very excited for a great many reasons. For one Pow Wow is coming up. This fellowship weekend is the first weekend available for Ordeal Candidates, or those called out at summer camp, to go through their Ordeal. This is the first step towards living a life of cheerful service. It also is a great weekend for those Ordeal members wanting to further their knowledge in the Order of the Arrow by becoming a Brotherhood Member, or just those who want to come volunteer some time up at Camp Pioneer and join us for fun and fellowship! In addition to this, next year is the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. We will start registering people for the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Convention. Our Lodge plans on taking around 20 members to the NOAC up in Michigan. With this said there is still lots of fundraising and volunteer opportunities. We will talk about all sorts of projects and upcoming events at Pow Wow. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you all at the Pow Wow in August! Yours in Brotherhood, Logan Young Summer Camp Report This summer at Camp Pioneer, the brothers of Akela Wahinapay Lodge 232 conducted four legendary Call-Out ceremonies. To the delight of hundreds of scouts, scouters, family, and friends, youth and adults were called out for membership in our order. Following each ceremony, the candidates were taken to the stands and reminded that their journey to cheerfulness and service has just begun. Welcome and Congratulations The annual Spring Arrowee was held June 6-7 at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Arkansas. The event was attended by many arrowmen, and many acts of cheerful service were painted upon the lodge of the warriors of this tribe. The lodge welcomed (NUMBER) new members to its ranks upon completion of their Ordeal. In addition, (NUMBER) of arrowmen sealed their membership in the lodge by becoming Brotherhood members. We encourage all Ordeal members to become a Brotherhood member. The candidates who became Or- The Ordeal members who bedeal members in our lodge are: came Brotherhood members in our lodge are: David Cheney Anthony Culp Devon Culp Rowen Erikson Matt Nannemann Robert Nannemann Matthew Nunley Jordan Strictland Joshua Asher Austin Bennett Trevor Peavy Alex Quinn Dylan Sutton Upcoming Events OA Elections Elections for the 2015 offices will Pow-Wow: August 8-10, 2014 be held at the upcoming Pow-Wow. The term of office for the newly elected ofFall Arrowee: December 5-6, 2014 ficers is one year, starting January 1, 2015. As an officer you will be expectWinter Banquet: January 10, 2015 ed to attend monthly Lodge Executive Committee Meetings. Holding an office LECs is a great way for arrowmen to become Lodge Executive Committee Meetings, or active in the lodge. If you, or a friend LECs, are an amazing way for any arrowman is interested in running for office, and to become active in our lodge. Regardless of you are an Ordeal, Brotherhood, or Vigyour position, any member of the Order of il member, please fill out the Lodge 232 the Arrow is allowed to participate in these Order of the Arrow officer form (which meetings. We have many people that are not is found on page four of The Gorget), or officers participate in Lodge Executive Com- contact Glenn Crowder, Lodge Advisor. mittee meetings, and they all, regardless of Each office has different tasks throughposition, want to make sure that their troops out the year. For example, the secretary know everything that is going on in the Or- is responisble for making three gorgets a der of the Arrow. Also, each troop should year, the dance team chairman is responelect an OA Representative. This position is sible for creating and organizing dance unlike the other positions in your troop. As team events, and the quartermaster is an OA troop representative, you will come responsible for all of the lodges regalia. to the LEC, and relay and information we Make sure you are passionate about the give to your troop in a short speech. It is position you choose to run for, because very important to make sure that your troop we want to make sure you have fun in the is current on all of the information of the Order of the Arrow, and we think that beOrder of The Arrow. So, if you want to start ing an officer is a step in becoming more getting active in the lodge, come to an LEC, active in our lodge. and get involved. Conclave Information Conclave is an event that is very similar to NOAC, but on a smaller scale. Conclave is a gathering of arrowmen from our section, SR2-3 North, where we have competitions, learn, and improve our understanding of the Order of the Arrow. Each year, events are held at conclave, we received many awards last year, and we hope to continue to have fun, and recieve awards at conclave. Also, on a more serious note, each year, we elect officers for our section. Our section chief this year is Jake Torpey, and our Secretary is Oliver Davidson. This year, our section vice chief is Taylor Potter from our lodge. He is extremely excited to be a part of organizing this event and wants to encourage all arrowmen to go. “We have already begun preparing for our next Conclave, and we believe it will be one of the best yet. There’s a great group of officers and advisers in place, and we have come up with some great ideas to make the event more exciting for everyone. If you have any ideas for the event, please tell your lodge at an LEC meeting, and they’ll pass it on. I look forward to seeing you at Conclave!” If you would like to be a part of the staff at conclave, applications have been posted, and you can reach them at www.sr2-3n.org. I encourage you all to go, and I look forward to seeing many of our arrowmen at the next conclave. Got Brotherhood? Many Scouts decide that they don’t wish to be brotherhood. But for what reason? A cool patch on their right pocket and a sash? Becoming a Brotherhood member is definitely worth the time and effort. Obtaining Brotherhood membership not only furthers your knowledge of the Order but entitles you to certain privileges as well. For example you get to wear an upgrade of re- galia: Leggings, bonnets, headdresses, ribbon shirts, and much much more! Brotherhood is not in any way a rank advancement. It is a fur- thering of your understanding of the Order of the Arrow and its ideals and principles. This, in turn, will allow you to contribute back to your lodge the life lessons that it has taught you. There are a set of six requirements a Scout must face before becoming a Brotherhood member: 1. Memorize the signs of OA Membership 2. Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal 3. Carve a six inch arrow out of wood 4. Serve cheerfully as an Ordeal member for 10 months 5. Write a letter to the lodge secretary (Ben Northam) explaining what the OA means to you and how you would continue interest in our lodge. Dance Team News Words of our Founder “Let it be remembered that the Order of the Are you interested in Native American dance? Do you want to try and become a Arrow was created to help the unit--to help Native American dancer? If so, you have a it present its member- ship a better ideal of chance to join the dance team. The dance the inner qualities of the good Scout camper. Qualities of character, like cheerfulness team participates in contests at events during conclave and NOAC. Our last Dance and service, are hard for a boy or a man to under- stand in the abstract. They come Team Chairman, Adam Lyons, received easier when seen in human life. Let us realthird place at the 2013 conclave. If you would like to join the dance team, you may ize the significance of the Order in the unitcontact Glenn Crowder, or the lodge Dance for the unit is our best hope in Scouting.” Team Chairman Jarod Scott for more inforDr. E. Urner Goodman mation. NOAC 2015 NOAC 2015 is a celebration of the Order of the Arrow from various lodges around the country. This is an event where many lodges come together for fellowship, fun, cheerful service, and learning. Our lodge is planning on taking around twenty members to NOAC next year, so be sure not to miss out! Part of the reason that this NOAC will be so special, is that it is the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. If you attend this NOAC, you will be presented with a once in a lifetime item, a red sash with a white arrow. This is to show that you attended NOAC in 2015. This sash will correspond to your current one. If you are an Ordeal, it will be an Ordeal sash, If you are a Brotherhood, it will be a Brotherhood sash, and if you are a Vigil, it will be a Vigil sash. NOAC will be from August 3-8, 2015, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The cost to go to NOAC is $475 and may go up depending on transportation fees. The next NOAC is in 2018, and registration for this NOAC opens in August 2014. We very seriously encourage you to go, and we hope to see many of you there. Akela Wahinapay 2014 Election Candidacy Forms • • • • This form must be filled out and turned in at check in to Pow-‐Wow. These leadership positions are a time commitment to the three weekend events, Spring Arrowee, Pow Wow, and Fall Arrowee, various service projects, all Lodge Executive Committee Meetings, and Summer Camp Callout Ceremonies. If you run for the position you must be able to attend all Lodge functions. When you run you may give a two minute long speech. You also may “trickle down” if you lose an election and want to run for the next spot down. You must be a Brotherhood Member in the Order of the Arrow at the check in of Pow Wow to run for Lodge Chief, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice, or Secretary. Name:__________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number:_______________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________________ Email:__________________________________________________________________________ Mark a check by the position you are running for: _______Lodge Chief _______1st Vice Chief _______2nd Vice Chief _______Secretary _______Treasurer _______Quartermaster _______Dance Team Chairman Candidate Signature:_________________________________________________________________ Parent Signature(if under 18):______________________________________________________ Akela Wahinapay Lodge 232 Code of Conduct Form 1. I will abide by the Scout Oath and Law while at Lodge Functions, and will set a positive example for other Scouts and Scouters through my actions. 2. The Scouting program in America has always included uniforms for its members and volunteers to identify members and show they are part of the Boy Scouts of America. I acknowledge that the various OA ceremonies undertaken at Lodge Functions are important steps for members in their Scouting lives. Accordingly, I agree to be in Class A Uniform at evening meals and ceremonies, including the Ordeal Ceremony, Brotherhood Ceremony, and Vigil Call-Out ceremony, unless I am a performing a role in the ceremony requiring Native American attire. 3. I will stay on the Camp Property during the event and will designate for emergency purposes the location where I will sleep. This is standard Camp policy in the event of an emergency. 4. I will be a registered, dues-paid member of the Akela Wahinapay Lodge, Order of the Arrow and with the Caddo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. 5. I will abide by the substance abuse and tobacco use policies of the Boy Scouts of America and the Caddo Area Council. I understand that if I am under suspicion of using alcohol or drugs, I give permission to Akela Wahinapay Lodge and Caddo Area Council, acting by and through its duly authorized agents, to perform drug and/or alcohol tests. 6. Hazing has no place in Scouting, nor do running the gauntlet, belt lines, or similar actions involving physical punishments or abuse. I will prevent, to the best of my abilities, any participant from being “initiated” into the OA. 7. Violation of this code may result in expulsion from the event and from future events. All decisions regarding violation of the Code of Conduct will be at the discretion of a review committee established by the Council and Scout Executive. All decisions will be final I agree to follow this “Code of Conduct”. _______________________________________ Participant’s Signature Date_____________ Event: __________________________________ Event Location: ______________________________________ Participant’s Printed Name: ________________________________ Event Housing Location: ________________________________ Policy: August, 2014 Akela Wahinapay Lodge 232 – Caddo Area Council, B.S.A.
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