2018 NOAC Announcement

Dear Arrowman,

Registration for the National Order of the Arrow Conference 2018 is now open! NOAC is Scouting’s second-largest national event, and carried out entirely by Arrowmen. This year, participants will be travelling to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, for a five-day conference from July 30th to August 4th. Participants will have the opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills, gather ideas from a national perspective on how to better their own lodge, and enjoy fellowship with Arrowmen from across the country.

Due to anticipated interest and the facilities available at Indiana University, our Lodge’s slots are limited. If you are interested in participating in this great national event, we must know in advance so we may organize a contingent. An initial deposit of $100 is required to secure your slot in our contingent, and must be paid by September 29th at the latest. The conference fee for NOAC 2018 will be $525 per participant, with an estimated additional cost of $100-$300 per participant for transportation.

To express your interest in attending as a part of our Lodge’s contingent, please visit www.leatherstockingcouncil.org/NOAC and complete the online interest form. Please note that your $100 deposit is nonrefundable but does apply to the conference fee. If our Lodge is unable to provide you a slot at NOAC 2018, your deposit will be refunded.

Join us in representing Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 for our Lodge’s first national event! We hope to see you there!

In Service,
Kegan Kleeschulte
Lodge Chief  

P.S.- Arrowmen looking to serve on staff for the national conference must register separately and will not count against our contingent’s quota of available participant spaces. For more information on serving as a staff member at NOAC 2018, visit www.oa-bsa.org for more information.

 

2017 Vigil Inductees

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge#34 is pleased to introduce our newest Vigil Honor members who kept their Vigil at Camp Henderson on August 11 – 12, 2017. In order from left:

Christopher Mateunas,
Nag’atamen Allogagan translated as Dependable Servant
Kegan Kleeschulte,
Ahoalan Nachpikin translated as He Who Loves the Haunts of Nature
Kristian Sierson,
Mehemikemosit Niskelenche translated as He Who Has Dirty Hands
Douglas Wilbur,
Chechpesu translated as He Who Disagrees

Congratulations again to all of our new Vigil Honor Members!

2017 Ordeal Induction

Come join us for a weekend of fellowship and service on August 12-13th at Camp Henderson! Our Induction for newly elected members will take place at this event, as well as various service opportunities for current members during the weekend. Elections for officer positions for the next year will also take place this weekend. Those who wish to run for a lodge officer position must bring with them a letter of intent. You may familiarize yourself with the election procedure found in our By-Laws here: http://oalodge34.org/wp2/resources/
Preregistration for this event will guarantee the lowest price of attendance for this event, and can be found below. Called-out candidates will be receiving a letter with further information regarding their Ordeal and what to bring.
Preregister here: https://goo.gl/oqa48i
We hope to see you join us in welcoming new members into our lodge!

2017 Brotherhood Weekend

Eleven arrowmen sealed their membership in the Lodge by obtaining brotherhood membership this weekend!

Attendees helped complete various work projects were around Camp Henderson, including clearing out old tent platforms and setting up new ones in various campsites.

Congratulations to our new brotherhood members!

 

2017 Brotherhood Induction

OA Brotherhood Weekend

Register Here!

Date:

Jun 9, 2017 to Jun 10, 2017

 

Location:

Camp Henderson
525 Boy Scout Road
Maryland, NY 12116
Location Phone: (607) 638-9050

 

Come join us for a weekend of service and fellowship June 9-10th at Camp Henderson! All Lodge members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will arrive Friday night (preferred) or Saturday morning and work around camp during the day Saturday. The event will cost $10 for all current Brotherhood and Vigil members and $30 for new Brotherhood candidates (those currently Ordeal and going through the ceremony) to cover food and other expenses of membership. Preregistration will guarantee the lowest price for attending this event, and can be found below.

Brotherhood Candidates (current Ordeal members who will be attending) should review the OA’s Jumpstart website, especially the section on the “challeneges” to be faced during the ceremony. Don’t worry, they are all self-reflection items and designed to be individual tasks. Visit Jumpstart at http://jumpstart.oa-bsa.org, and consult your OA handbook or Lodge Executive Committee for the password!

We hope to see you there!

Lodge Lock-In 2017

Our lodge will be hosting its first lock-in on Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th, 2017 in the Chase Physical Education building at SUNY Oneonta. Participants may arrive from 7:30-8:30pm, and will be departing from 6:30-7:30am Sunday morning.

Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities inside, including swimming, volleyball, basketball, racquetball, and other indoor sporting events. A Magic card game tournament will also be held for all interested, those planning to participate should bring $10 to purchase a pack of cards at the event.

Don’t forget your BSA health form and a swimsuit! The event cost will be $20 to cover facility costs, pizza, and breakfast in the morning. The Lodge will provide drinks, but participants are asked to bring a snack to share.

Don’t forget to preregister here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Winterfest 2017 a Success!

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 hosted its first Winterfest at Camp Kingsley on Saturday, January 28th.
Participants received information on getting involved with the Lodge Executive Board and training on how to conduct elections.
After lunch, participants went snowshoeing and got to see the snow-covered camp.
The day ended with a full lodge meeting where ideas were discussed on what youth would like to see in their lodge in the near future. Plans of a lock-in were put in place and more information will follow shortly.
Join us and give us your input on our next conference call on Friday, Feburary 10th at 7pm. A link to our GoToMeeting calling service is available in our calendar here. We hope to see you there!