2017 Lodge Officers

Vice Chief - Evan Blackledge
Vice Chief - Blain Blanchard
Chief - Clayton Bill
Vice Chief - Ethan Roberts
Vice Chief - Tyler Green
Vice Chief - Seth Griffith

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Section Conclave

Section Conclave was held in July in San Antonio.  Nine lodges from the Southern Region came together in the spirit of fellowship for a weekend of learning, shows, competitions, Epicenter, Arrowman Bash Lodgepalooza and fun.

Colonneh faired well in competitions and ended up taking home the coveted Conclave Spirit Award!

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Operation Arrow
National Scout Jamboree
July 19-28, 2017

The jamboree is a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Held once every four years, Boy Scouts and Venturers come together for 10 days of adventure at the Summit Bechtel National Family Scout Reserve in West Virginia.

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Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) and Lodge Banquet

January 21, 2017

LLD logoAll Arrowmen are invited to attend the new formatted Lodge Leadership Development (LLD) for 2017!  As always, LLD training courses will cover leadership training and information about the Order of the Arrow and Colonneh Lodge. This year, LLD will also have time built in for chapter planning!  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. The larger your chapter attendance, the more effective planning will be. Register today to ensure this event is a success!

LLD 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.

banquet graphicOA Lodge Banquet

After the LLD, Arrowmen will gather for a night of celebration at the annual Colonneh Lodge OA banquet. 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.

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Time to Pay your Dues

Colonneh Lodge dues are renewed annually.  Dues can be renewed online or through the mail. Dues are $15 per year. You do not have pay back dues, just the pay the current year to get current. For questions regarding dues status or pocket flap orders, contact admin.adviser@colonneh.org. Don't wait, remember you must be a dues paid member to participate in lodge activities.

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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."


Congratulations 2016 Vigil Candidates

The 2016 Fall Pow Wow Saturday night campfire ended with the call out of Colonneh Lodge's Class of 2016 Vigil Candidates.  Candidates must complete their Vigil experience during the upcoming Vigil weekend.  The circle widens again for new brothers and sisters of the Vigil.  Many are worthy, few are called.  

Youth called out:  Christian Arnold, Evan Blackledge, Erich Bordelon, Matthew Bowen, Hunter Burcaw, Jose Chapela, Hank Clemmons, Benton Cole, Mark Czarny, Tyler Green, Kaleb Green, Jacob Hamrick, James Klein, Spencer Lampkin, Zachary Lawrence, Ethan Roberts, Jonathan Skobel

Adults called out:  Richard Arnold, Matthew Bordelon, Patricia Chapela, Rita Ferguson, Eric Furler, Kim Groce, Heather Harden, James Ray Jones, Jr.  , Steve Martinez, Denise Milby, John Quezada, Jim Woods


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: 

Operation Arrow

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.
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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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OA Southern Region Section 3

The National Order of the Arrow is organized into four geographical regions. Colonneh Lodge is located in the Southern Region. The Southern Region is divided into 11 sections.

SR2-3 South is now Southern Region Section 3 (SR3). The lodges will remain the same.


Lodge Texting Service

remind graphicColonneh 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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Text the message below to 81010 (to opt-out reply with 'unsubscribe'):

@colonneh General lodge announcements
@fallpowwow OA Fall Pow Wow announcements
@txconclave Section Conclave lodge contingent announcements
@ab137 Arrowman Bash announcements
@noac NOAC lodge contingent announcements

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Troop/Team OA Representative Program

Troop representative patchThe 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 dancing pictureNative 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


Ordeals

ordeal sashBoy 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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