January 16, 2016
Cockrell Service Center
Lodge Leadership Development (LLD)
All Arrowmen are invited to attend Lodge Leadership Development. This event is a dynamic, annual leadership training where participants learn more about the OA and Colonneh Lodge, and how to become a better leader. Youth and adult training classes include leadership development, event planning, goal setting, and other tools needed to improve chapters. Check-in and the opening activity start at 8:00 am. The program will begin at 9:00 am.
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 and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments.
The following awards are presented at the banquet. Applications are due December 31, 2015:
Arrowman Achievement Award
Dabney Kennedy, former Colonneh Lodge adviser, created the Arrowman Achievement Award to recognize those youth Arrowmen who do service to the lodge and chapter. The requirements for this award include attendance at chapter meetings and being part of ceremonial teams.
Application for Arrowman Achievement Award!
Service clan sash: The service clan sash requires that an Arrowman do a number of hours of service in his chapter, for his council, and for council camps. Service comes in a variety of forms, and a member of the service clan should exemplify a spirit or service. The service clan sash is a white arrow imposed on a green background.
Elangomat clan sash: Serving as a guide to a new member of the Order of the Arrow is one of the most important services an Arrowman can perform, and the Elangomat clan recognizes those who have done this at least three times. In addition, a member of the Elangomat clan has guided at least 50% of the candidates he is assigned through the ordeal, and through sealing their membership in the Brotherhood. They have also served on staff for an ordeal. The Elagomat clan sash is a white arrow imposed on a blue background.
Ceremony clan sash: The ceremony clan recognizes those Arrowmen who provide service to their chapters and to the lodge, by serving in the lodge’s ceremonies year-round. To become a member of the ceremony clan, an Arrowman must participate in each primary ceremony in the Order or the Arrow – Arrow of Light, pre-ordeal, ordeal, and brotherhood. The service clan sash is a white arrow imposed on a black background.
Dance clan sash: Our continuation of the spirit of our Native American heritage is an important element underlying the spirit of the Order of the Arrow, and the dance clan sash recognizes those individuals who have supported the Native American events program in Colonneh Lodge. Whether in traditional Native American dancing or in singing, these individuals have grown in their knowledge of the Native American culture. The service clan sash is a white arrow imposed on a red background.
Camp promotions clan sash: When founding the Order, Dr. Goodman saw the promotion of summer camp and camping as an important objective for the Order and for lodges. The camp promotions clan sash recognizes those individuals who have done camp promotion visits to local units, as well as creating a working display for camping promotions in their district. The service clan sash is a white arrow imposed on a blue background.
Application for Clan Sash!
Journey To Excellence
The Journey To Excellence is a recognition program adopted by BSA and the Order of the Arrow as a way to measure performance. Each chapter has the opportunity to achieve one of three different levels of recognition: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Points are received in five categories: finance, membership, program, council service, and leadership and governance. Membership impact and brotherhood conversion are both required items to qualify for Journey to Excellence.
Ralph Rivera Memorial Award
The award is presented annually at the OA banquet to the chapter that best exemplifies the Native American spirit in drumming, singing, dance, ceremonies and service to our community, council and lodge. Applications will be available soon.
Chapter of the Year
The Virgil L. Smith Chapter of the Year award is presented annually at the OA banquet to a chapter that continues to go above and beyond the expectations for a chapter in Colonneh Lodge, and sets the benchmark for chapter operations and delivering the program to their area of service. Applications will be available soon.
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