January 20, 2018
All Arrowmen are invited to attend the new formatted Leadership Development event called Colonneh Summit. As always, training courses will cover leadership training and information about the Order of the Arrow and Colonneh Lodge. This year, we are focusing on giving chapters what they need to improve their Journey to Excellence (JTE)! The lodge leadership will be available to provide guidance and help with planning chapter calendars for the year. Templates, goals, event support, website suggestions, and more will be available to help chapter officers plan. So this means chapters need to mobilize both their youth and adult leadership/advisers and bring as many chapter members as possible. This event is open to any Arrowman wanting to improve his leadership or chapter! The larger your chapter attendance, the more effective planning will be. Register today to ensure this event is a success!
The Colonneh Summit is being held at the Cockrell Scout Center. Check-in and the opening activity starts at 8:00 am. The program will begin at 9:00 am.
After the Colonneh Summit, Arrowmen will gather for a night of celebration at the annual Colonneh Lodge OA banquet. Together, Arrowmen share an appreciation for the outgoing officers, recognize the Chapter of the Year, bestow awards on outstanding Arrowmen and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. This will overall be an exciting day and you don’t want to miss any of it! Sign up today!
Register for Colonneh Summit and/or Banquet
Arrowmen gather for a night of celebration at the annual Colonneh Lodge OA banquet each January. Together, Arrowmen share appreciation for the outgoing officers, recognize the Chapter of the Year, bestow awards on outstanding Arrowmen such as the Numbered Certificate and Founder's Award, and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments.
Register for Colonneh Summit and/or Banquet
2017 Vigil Class
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members. Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.
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 one or more of the following: the lodge, Order of the Arrow, Scouting community, or their Scout camps.
Congratulations to the 20 Arrowmen that were called out during Fall Pow Wow.
2017 Vigil Class
Lodge and Vigil Name Tags
Colonneh Lodge Arrowmen can order lodge name tags (red). Vigil Honor members can also order green name tags. Name tag(s) can be picked up from the trading post at lodge event, picked up from the council office one week after the event or mailed for an extra charge. The name tags are ordered two weeks before the following lodge events: • Arrowman Bash • Banquet / Lodge Leadership Development • LEC/Training • Fall PowWow • Vigil Weekend.
Order Name Tags
Limited Edition Lodge Flaps Honoring El Rancho Cima and Celebrating Camp Strake
Limited edition set of the patches honoring El Rancho Cima and our celebrating our new Lodge home at Camp Strake. All proceeds from the sale of these limited edition Lodge Flaps will go to building OA program facilities at Camp Strake. A two patch numbered set with metallic thread borders is available for $50. The individual patches (without metallic thread borders) will be sold for $15 each. All online orders must be paid for at the time of order; any additional patches available after the online ordering period will be made available for sale in person. The patches will be available for pickup at Fall Pow Wow (November 3-5, 2017) at Bovay Scout Ranch or at the Cockrell Scout Center beginning November 6, 2017, during business hours. You can choose to have them shipped for an additional $5 per order.
NOAC Registration Opens August 14th
July 30 - August 4, 2018
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 8,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
Registration opens on August 14th at 9:00 am. Due to expected high interest coupled with capacity constraints at Indiana University, the National Order of the Arrow Committee instituted a quota and are enforcing a 3:1 youth to adult ratio as well as a delegation size limit. So register early, so you don't miss out!
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Time to Pay your Dues
Colonneh Lodge dues are renewed annually online. Dues are $20 per year. Back dues do not have to be paid, pay the current year to get current. For questions regarding dues status or pocket flap orders, contact email@example.com. Don't wait, remember you must be a dues-paid member to participate in lodge activities.
The Order of the Arrow, Scouting's Honor Society, is made up of thousands of great Scouts and Scouters like yourself, who were elected to the Order by their fellow Scouts because they saw something in you, something special - those qualities of trust, leadership, friendship, brotherhood, and a desire to serve others - that set you apart.
You undertook the Ordeal to prove your dedication to the high ideals of service that is the hallmark of our Order. Perhaps you have achieved an even greater understanding of Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui by sealing your membership through the Brotherhood, or even now keep the flame of cheerful service alive through leadership in service. You are an Arrowman and we ask that you continue your support for the Order of the Arrow and its worthy goals which are more important now than ever.
An active member in Colonneh Lodge is someone who is a currently registered Scout or Scouter in the Sam Houston Area Council with current dues paid. With active membership, you are entitled to attend all functions of the lodge appropriate for your honor level. It also entitles you to wear your OA flap. Technically, if you don’t pay your dues, you are not a member, and the flap should be removed from your uniform.
Think back on your Ordeal. Remember the Obligation and Admonition. Remember ... "The ones, who chose you, need you."
2018 Lone Star Fellowship
July 13 – 15, 2018
University of the Incarnate Word
Section Conclave (also known as the Lone Star Fellowship) is an annual event where nine lodges from Southern Region Section 3 (SR3) 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.
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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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 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 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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