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A Message From the Chief

Brothers, 

As you all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the shutdown and hold of many everyday necessities, Scouts BSA and the OA included. Under guidance from the council, the Spring Conclave this year has been canceled. I'd like to thank you all for your cooperation during this time, and remind you to live by the principles of the OA in your daily life. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at chief@shawneelodge.org.

WWW,
Michael Colletti
Shawnee Lodge
Lodge Chief

Spring Conclave Update

The Spring Conclave has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19. Information is below about how the Shawnee Lodge will be handling the cancellation of the Spring Conclave. 

 

Refunds
Refunds will be offered for those that paid for the event individually. Compensation arrangements for Season Pass holders are being developed and additional information will be provided once those plans have been finalized.

Service Projects 
The Service Projects that would have been done as part of the Spring Conclave will now be done, to the extent practical, as part of the One Day of Service on May 2.

Pre-Ordeal 
Candidates that were called out in 2019 but still needed to do their Pre-Ordeal ceremony and sleep out can now do it on the 2020 Pre-Ordeal Make-Up date of August 22/23.  Candidates that will be called out in 2020 but still need to do their Pre-Ordeal ceremony and sleep out will also be able to do it on the 2020 Pre-Ordeal Make-Up date of August 22/23.

Ordeal 
Candidates that were called out in 2019 but still need to complete their service work and Ordeal Ceremony will be able to do so at the 2020 Fall Reunion.

Brotherhood 
Anyone that would have completed the requirements for Brotherhood at the Spring Conclave can now do so at the 2020 Fall Reunion.

Vigil 
The Vigil ceremony will be conducted on its own seperate weekend, which will be Saturday Aug 1 -  Sunday Aug 2

One Day Of Service

On May 2nd, 2020 the Lodge will be having the One Day of Service at the Beaumont Scout Reservation. We will be working on projects that were not done at the Spring Conclave. This will be an opportunity where everyone from the Lodge can come and help with a service project. No fee, lunch will be provided. Bring gloves and a water bottle. 

NOAC 2020

The National Order of the Arrow Conference is coming up. It will be held at Michigan State University on August 3rd-8th. Several thousand Arrowmen are expected to converge upon the campus of Michigan State University for a conference full of training cells, activities, and a multitude of brotherhood opportunities with Arrowmen from across the country. If you are interested in more information about attending the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference as a Shawnee Lodge Contingent Member, please click the button below to learn more and to register. The contingent registration fee is $800.
NOAC Info and Registration

Changes In Dues

The Shawnee Lodge Executive Committee has decided to include dues when you attend an event. When you register for an event, the system would check if you have paid your dues. If you haven't, it will add dues to the event cost. We hope to roll this system out within the next year. The Shawnee Lodge Executive Committee has also decided to raise the brotherhood fee to $30. All dues will still be $10. 

Virtual Elections

The National Order of the Arrow is allowing lodges to conduct virtual elections. If your unit is interested in a virtual election, please contact your chapter leadership. More information can be found by clicking the button below.
National Update on Virtual Elections

Camping Requierment for Ordeal

The Shawnee Lodge cannot waive or relax the camping requirement for election into the OA. However, the Shawnee Lodge would like to encourage you to think outside the box to get camping nights. Things such as backyard camping will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact your chapter or lodge leadership.
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