Order of the Arrow
The Blue Ox Lodge of the Order of the Arrow has served scouts in Gamehaven Council for more than 80 years, providing recognition of outstanding scouts, leadership training, and fun.
What Do We Do?
The Lodge puts on several events during the year. These range from the conclaves at camp to our awards banquet to the annual Camp-o-rama. The Lodge youth leaders plan, organize, and run these events.
Arrowmen can also attend National events such as the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) where 7,000 arrowmen will take over the Unversity of Indiana campus for fun, training, and fellowship.
There is also an opportunity to learn leadership skills - from the Lodge Leadership Development Conference, to region, level National Leadership Seminars.
And Arrowmen have special opportunities to go to Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base. The Trail Crew, Wilderness Voyage, and Ocean Adventure programs mix a week of service - maintaining trails, fixing portages, and reef habiliatation - within a week treking through the wilderness.
OA's 2011 National Events
This event is for all Arrowmen with the desire to learn more about American Indian culture and Arrowmen who wish to expand their skills and understanding of the Order’s ceremonies and induction process. More detail is provided on National's website. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Lodge Adviser, Shawn Peters.
This is next major service project. It will be at the New River Gorge National River Area in West Virginia. The OA will work with the National Park Service to build new biking and hiking trails in the park. More detail is provided on National's website. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Lodge Adviser, Shawn Peters.
Websites to visit:
For more information on Indian Summer or Summit Corps 2011 - click here.
For more information on the registration process for Summit Corps- click here.
To register for one or both events - click here.
We will doing some major trail reconstruction along the shores of Lake Superior, along with clearing some new mountain bike trails, and creating campsites and portage trails for recreation expansion into the primitive wilderness of northern Minnesota. Space is limited; if you are interested in attending, please contact the Lodge Adviser, Shawn Peters.
Registration and deposit is due by January 15, 2011. Registration Form
Contacting the Lodge:
|January - April, 2010||Unit Elections Packet||Troops should be holding their unit elections.|
Registration Form - Covers All Lodge events (not including section)
|November 5-7, 2010||NLS / NLATS||Parkville, MO|
|January - April 2011||Unit Elections||Troops should be holding their unit elections|
|January 15, 2011||ArrowPower2011||Registrations Due at Council Office|
|January 28-30, 2011||January COC||Tomah, WI|
|February 2011||2010 Banquet|
|April 8-10, 2011||NLS / NLATS||St. Croix, MN|
|April 29 - May 1, 2011||Section On Site||
Bear Paw Camp,
Bay Lakes Area Council,
|May 13-15, 2011||Spring Conclave||GSR|
|June 21-26, 2011||
Arrow Service 2011
|Grand Marais, MN|
|August 19-21, 2011||Fall Conclave||GSR|
|September 16-18, 2011||Section Conclave||
Bear Paw Camp
Bay Lakes Area Council,
|October 7-9, 2011||Lodge Leadership Development|
|November 4-6, 2011||NLS / NLATS|
|November 19, 2011||
Wulamoc - Lodge Newsletter - May 2010 Issue
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