OA SUPPORTS COUNCIL CAMPOREE and ROKILIO EXPERIENCE at CAMP ROKILIO

The Order of the Arrow held their Spring Fellowship event at Camp Rokilio in April.  The focus of the event was to provide support to the council camporee for Scouts and Venturers, and the Rokilio Experience for Cub Scouts.  Over 500 Scouts, Venturers and Cub Scouts attended.  OA members provided program support, meal service, set-up & take-down help, planned and conducted the campfire program and performed many other tasks throughout the weekend.  The OA was able to also have some fun & fellowship, share information about suicide awareness and Native American culture, and welcomed new Brotherhood members during an early morning ceremony on Sunday.

OA HELP FOR COUNCIL CAMPOREE AT GARDNER DAM

OA members who are attending the council camporee at Gardner Dam, can help with set-up, take-down, parking, camp guides, OA call-out ceremony, etc.  After you have fulfilled responsibilities to your unit and able to help, find the lodge adviser, Mike Mailand, or check with the camporee chair, Adam Vandenbush.

OA UNIT ELECTIONS

Unit elections have been extended beyond the April 1st deadline.  If a unit has not held their OA election, they can request an election in May by contacting unitelections@konwapos.org.  If a unit is attending one of the council camporees in May, an OA election team can conduct an election at the camporee.  Eligibility requirements were modified for 2021.  If a Scout or Venturer has become eligible after a unit election has been held in 2021, the unit may be able to conduct another election.  Any Scout elected in 2020 who was not able to complete their Ordeal in 2020, remains eligible and can complete their Ordeal in 2021.  Adult nominations are submitted separately from the youth election by the unit committee chair.  Contact Unitelections@konwapos.org or the lodge adviser with any questions.

OA CALL-OUT CEREMONIES FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS

Call-out ceremonies will be conducted at council camporees in April and May, and during summer camp at Camp Hiawatha and Bear Paw, to recognize the newly elected members.  Units attending an out-of-council camp can request a letter from the lodge adviser authorizing the OA, at the camp you are attending, to call-out your elected youth and selected adult members.  The OA callout ceremony is not required for a candidate to participate in the Ordeal induction weekend. 

WELCOME MEETINGS FOR NEWLY ELECTED

Newly elected youth and their parents are invited to attend an OA WELCOME MEETING to learn more about the Ordeal induction weekend and how to prepare themselves to attend one of the conferences.  OA candidates (youth and adult) will receive an invitation to attend a Welcome Meeting on May 18 or May 20.  If you have questions, please contact the lodge adviser.

Choose to attend one.  If you are not able to attend one of the scheduled meetings, you can contact the lodge adviser.

SPRING CONFERENCES / ORDEAL INDUCTION WEEKENDS

The Order of the Arrow will conduct in-person Ordeal induction and cheerful service weekends in June, August and October.  These events are for all OA members and Ordeal candidates.  OA members and candidates will work on service projects to get the camps ready for the summer camp and other events.  Current Ordeal members who have been OA members at least 6 months, can complete requirements for their Brotherhood membership.  Vigil candidates can complete their Vigil.  More information for registration is available at the Bay-Lakes website and the Kon Wapos Lodge website.  Registration is open for the Spring Conferences in June.

When registering for a Spring Conference, choose the weekend and camp.

June 4-6, Gardner Dam Scout Camp or Camp Hiawatha

June 11-13, Camp Rokilio or Bear Paw Scout Camp

For more information and to register for a Kon Wapos Lodge Spring Conference, go to https://scoutingevent.com/635-37494.   

NEED HELP FROM ADULT MEMBERS

We are looking for adults who have skills or certifications to help with OA conferences and other events.  They do not need to be a current OA member to help, unless specified below.  Please contact the lodge adviser if you can help us in any of these areas:

  • Medical/health professionals certified to serve as health officers during events
  • Licensed physician
  • Licensed nurse practitioner
  • Nurse (RN, LPN or LVN)
  • Licensed physician assistant
  • Paramedic
  • EMT (basic, intermediate or paramedic)
  • Emergency medical responder
  • Food service (Do you have ServSafe Mgr certification or willing to get certified?  The council is looking to coordinate a training and certification program.)
  • Carpenters and those with carpentry skills (we have a current project that includes siding)
  • Electricians and those with electrical skills
  • BSA certified chainsaw operators
  • Female adult OA members (over 21) to serve in various adviser roles

Contact Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser: mike.mailand@konwapos.org

KON WAPOS LODGE CALENDAR

  • June 4-6 Spring Conferences, Gardner Dam & Hiawatha (Ordeal inductions & Brotherhood)
  • June 11-13 Spring Conferences, Bear Paw & Rokilio (Ordeal inductions & Brotherhood)
  • Aug. 20-22 Lodge Gathering, Camp Hiawatha (Ordeal inductions & Brotherhood)
  • Oct. 8-10 Fall Conferences, Bear Paw & Rokilio (Ordeal inductions & Brotherhood)
  • Dec. 3-5 Lodge Leadership Development, Gardner Dam

MONITOR THE LODGE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES & CHANGES: www.konwapos.org

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