Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief – Support Scouting’s Recovery

After Hurricane Maria,
Puerto Rico Needs Your Help

The Scouts and Scouters of Puerto Rico have only just begun to recover from the massive devastation left by Hurricane Maria. They cannot do it alone, they need your help.

The storm badly damaged the Puerto Rico Council’s camp and repairs are likely to take a great deal of time and money to complete. The camp is a major source of revenue for the council and without it, the Scouting program may not be able to continue shaping the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

Your help is needed to keep Scouting alive in Puerto Rico and help our fellow brothers as they rebuild and recover.

How can you help?

Buy a patch

A patch set has been created to commemorate the recovery effort and help raise necessary funds to assist in getting Scouting in Puerto Rico up and running again.

The patch set will include a blue border for $5, a blue mylar border for $10 and chenille for $25. The chenille will be limited edition.

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Make a donation

A monetary donation of even the smallest amount will help further recovery efforts and help ensure Scouting in Puerto Rico doesn’t fade away.

Please consider making a donation to the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation’s Emergency Assistance Fund as Puerto Rico continues to rebuild.

Donate now »

Lodge Executive Committee Meetings

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge holds LEC meetings regularly over our GoToMeeting service. This is an online service that can be accessed via web browser or phone. Meetings may also be held in-person, and are regularly posted on our lodge’s calendar.

To join this call, go to tinyurl.com/lodge34lec in your web browser or call in at (872) 240-3412 and use the access code 229-867-645.
All members of the lodge, regardless of position, are encouraged to sign in and join this call! We hope to hear from you soon!

Calling All Lodge Members

Are you looking to take a greater role of leadership in the lodge or serve on a lodge committee? We are looking for all willing lodge youth to fulfill positions as chairmen or serve on various committees in our lodge. Various committees include elections, communications, ceremonies and more! Adult advisers are also welcome to assist with these committees. Contact Brandon Wilbur for more information. Come get involved and make a positive impact on the inner workings of your local Lodge!

NE-3B Conclave 2017- “Arrow Island”

Conclave 2017 was hosted by Kittan Lodge at Camp
Rotary from August 18-20th, 2017. Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge
joined arrowmen from all across the section in a largescale
event with fellowship, training, and fun! Among
training sessions Saturday, arrowmen had the
opportunity to meet Jon Hagenow, the 2017 Northeast
Region Chief. In the afternoon, participants enjoyed
inter-lodge competitions, with a luau held in the
evening. This consisted of food, games, and piña coladas
for everyone! On Sunday morning, a section meeting
was held with elections held for new section officers.
Thank you to all who attended!

Fall COC Meeting 11/4/17

Kegan Kleeschulte, Max Janis, and Brandon Wilbur attending Section NE-3B’s Fall Council of Chiefs Meeting today in Saratoga Springs, NY. Incoming Lodge Adviser Bret Sage and Staff Adviser Matt Lacy also attended the event. The boys reviewed this year’s past Conclave and started planning with section officers and lodge representatives for Conclave 2018 at Mt. Norris Scout Reservation. More information regarding registration and activities will be coming soon, stay tuned!

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!