Order of the Arrow - Blue Ox Lodge #26
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.
Lodge Information Request
Are you feeling left out and not getting information from the Lodge? One of the issues raised this past spring was communication and not knowing what the lodge is doing or about events. Through the years contact information becomes outdated. In an effot to resolve this issue, we are asking all lodge members to fill out an information form and return it to the Council office. Lodge Information Form.
OA Operations Update: Effective January 1, 2013, the requirement for the nomination of adult unit Scouters to become candidates for induction into the Order has been modified. The changes will increase the number of currently-serving Scoutmasters and Varisty Team Coaches and other unit Scouters who can be nominated to be candidates. Learn more. The modifications are also in the 2013 Unit Election Packet.
Wisaweu Witahemui Event (OA Spring Conclave) May 17th - 19th at GSR
Brothers, join us for the Wisaweu Witahemui Event at GSR the weekend of May 17th -19th. We will welcome new brothers into our clan and work on some good projects out at camp. Please register by May 16th with the Council office and let us know what you would like to do that weekend - be an Elangomat (friend and project leader), or just participate in the weekend projects. We will also be holding a Brotherhood Class during the weekend. If you are a new candidate, please register using the Pre-Ordeal registration form.
Sukeu Witahemui Event (OA Fall Conclave) October 18th - 20th at GSR
Section Conclave, September 13-15, 2013 - An Unexpected Journey On a Mission From Goodman at Camp Decorah, Holmen, WI
Blue Ox Lodge is part of Section C1B. The section meets three times a year - once in January, once in April, and once in September for the Section Conclave. There is a link below to the section website.
The January Council of Chiefs meeting is being held January 25, 26, and 27, 2013 to start plans for the Section Conclave to be held in September, 2013. Watch for details.
OA Anniversary Patch, National OA has created an OA patch in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The Lodge has a limited number of patches to sell. These patches will be available only at Lodge events. The price of the patch is $15. Get yours today!
|2012 Blue Ox Lodge Calendar|
|January - April 2013||Troops should be holding their unit elections.|
|May 17, 18, & 19, 2013||
Wisaweu Witahemui Event
|June 9, 2013||
|July 14, 2013||
|August 22, 2013||
|September 8, 2013||
|September 13-15, 2013||
|Camp Decorah, Holmen, WI|
|October 18-20, 2013||
Sukeu Witahemui Event
|November 9, 2013||
|November 10, 2013||
Trading Post The Lodge Trading Post would like your ideas on what to stock and offer. Please fill out the survey and return it to the Council office with your answers.
Interests and Hobbies The Lodge would like to know what arrowmen are interested in. Please fill out the interest and hobby survey and return it to the Council office.
Some of the lodge records are out of date. If you are not receiving blasts emails or mailers, it might be because your information is out of date. Please send us an email with your updated information.
Resources and Links:
Wulamoc - Lodge Newsletter
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.