July 15 - 17, 2016
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX
Section Conclave is an annual event where nine lodges from Southern Region Section 2-3 South get together for fellowship, competitions, and lots of fun, while celebrating the traditions of the Order of the Arrow. Scouts from all over South Texas have a blast participating in the numerous special events, games, over the top activities, fun, ceremony and dance competitions, awesome shows, LOTS of patch trading and so much more.
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Prism: An OA Summit Experience
Join the Order of the Arrow this summer for Prism, a once-ever experience for youth Arrowman and adults at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR). Prism is a four-day, three-night experience open to both youth and adults. Participants will experience all of the adventure the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (Scott Summit Center) in West Virginia has to offer and participate in the inaugural rededication ceremony at the Summit Circle.
The Summit Circle is the relocated original ceremony circle from Treasure Island, which has been combined with the rocks donated by lodges in 2015 to form a national ceremony ground that connects all Arrowmen across our 100-year history.
For $180, guests will receive all meals and accommodations at one of the seven sessions. Do not miss this timeless opportunity to reflect on the very foundation of the Order. Witness the entire spectrum of your OA experience this summer. Space is limited. If you are interesting in attending Prism, contact the Lodge Chief Brett Randall or Lodge Adviser Alan El-lahham and then enter the drawing at prism.oa-bsa.org for a chance to attend.
Vigil Honor Nominations Due
August 1, 2016
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members. The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions to the Lodge, Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camps. To be eligible for the Vigil Honor, the individual must be a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years.
Nomination forms can be submitted via e-mail or mailed to the council office. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2016
. It is very important to attach a photograph to the nomination form, and include a recommended Vigil Honor name with a short explanation for the name.
Please contact your chapter adviser
for phone numbers and addresses.
Colonneh Lodge Vigil Chairman
September 9-11, 2016 at Camp Brosig
SHAC Corps is an opportunity for troops and crews to give back to camp in the form of a day of service. The Order of the Arrow is leading this opportunity, but this service project is open to all Boy Scouts and Venturers. Campers only need to bring their personal camp gear. Camp is providing the food and a special council shoulder patch that will only be available to those who provide service. Service projects will include creating new campsites and clearing new programs areas for activities. Letters will be given to youth who need school service hours. Units or individual Arrowmen (OA members) may register for this free event.
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National Scout Jamboree
July 19-28, 2017
Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit website.
Scouts and Scouters will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Garden Ground hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories.
You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Scouting experience. There are three ways to attend the jamboree:
Arrowmen can sign up for OA Service Corps and experience the jamboree program while serving alongside their brothers from across the nation. Operation Arrow staff members support the jamboree program in three primary OA program areas: the Service Corps, the Trek Guides and the Indian Village.
- The Service Corps will help support the jamboree program by providing manpower to service projects all across the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
- The OA Trek Guides will lead jamboree participants on an all-day adventure beginning at the unit campsite and ending at the highest point at SBR, Garden Ground Mountain.
- The OA Indian Village will provide jamboree participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in American Indian history in fun and interactive ways.
Serving on OA staff at a jamboree is a demanding, yet rewarding experience. Staff members should be prepared to work a full day on most days, with at least one full day off to enjoy the exciting jamboree program. Youth staff members have access to evening recreation opportunities, along with special programming exclusive to OA staff.
The summer of 2017 seems like a long time away, but planning for the next national Scout jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) is already well underway. Join the corps for what is sure to be the experience of a lifetime, as a part of Operation Arrow at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree!
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Lodge Texting Service
Colonneh Lodge is taking communications to a new level! Remind is a program that allows us to safely and efficiently interact with Arrowmen about upcoming events. All personal information is kept private.
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||Arrowman Bash announcements
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The Raucous Raven is the lodge newsletter that is sent to all lodge members several times per year.
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The OA troop/team representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison to the troop’s lodge or chapter. He meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.The OA troop/team representatives and their adviser are encouraged to register with the lodge to receive important updates and information.
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Native American Singing and Dance
The Order of the Arrow is rich with Native American culture. The Colonneh Lodge Native American Committee provides dance and singing instruction, from beginner to advanced levels. Arrowmen can learn the different dance styles, and receive help building their dance clothes. The committee meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm at the VFW Post 8905, 21902 Northwest Frwy (290), Cypress, Texas 77429. Map
Boy Scouts who were elected into the Order of the Arrow by their troop must complete an Ordeal within one year, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge. Please keep in mind that weekends in the fall are full of football games, band competitions, and other outside obligations, so please plan to attend one of the Ordeal earlier in the year, if possible. A candidate can only complete his Ordeal in our lodge.
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2016 Lodge Officers
||Lodge Vice Chief of Communications
||Lodge Vice Chief of Chapter Operations
||Lodge Vice Chief of Program
||Lodge Vice Chief of Service
||Lodge Vice Chief of Membership
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