NOAC Registration Deadline Extension

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 has decided to extend the registration deadline for NOAC 2018 to December 1st, 2017. The National Order of the Arrow Conference is a fantastic opportunity for members to meet their brothers in the Order on a national scale. Held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, this week-long event will take place from July 30th – August 4th, 2018. The conference fee for attendees will be $525 per participant with an additional $100-300 estimated cost of transportation to and from the event.

For more information and for registration click here:

http://www.leatherstockingcouncil.org/NOAC

Please contact communications@oalodge34.org with any questions or concerns about NOAC 2018. We hope to see you join us at our Lodge’s first national event!

Octo-Bear Fest and Fall Induction

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge #34 held its first Fall Induction Weekend and Octo-Bear Fest at Camp Kingsley in Eva, New York, from September 29th to October 1st, 2017! On Saturday, 4 candidates were inducted into our Order after completing their Ordeal. Later, members came together to enjoy fun and fellowship from Saturday evening into Sunday afternoon. Members played Ga-Ga Ball, card games, and had fun at a Saturday evening campfire. Congratulations to the new members of our Order!

Fall Induction Weekend / Octo-Bear Fest

Come join us September 29th – October 1st for our Lodge’s first Fall Induction Weekend / Octo-Bear Fest! We will be holding an induction event Friday night into Saturday evening, and later a fellowship event Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. Candidates planning on completing their Ordeal must arrive no later than 8:00pm Friday night. Current members are invited to arrive Friday night to watch their brothers complete their Ordeal.

New and current members are then invited to stay Saturday night into Sunday afternoon for Octo-Bear Fest, an event with food, fellowship, and fun! Our Oct0-Bear Fest event will end with check-outs at 3:00pm Sunday afternoon. Come join us in welcoming our new members and bonding with your brothers in our Order!

Preregistration for this event is not mandatory, but highly encouraged to ensure the lowest possible cost to every member in attendance:

https://www.leatherstockingcouncil.org/OAInductionOct

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!