OA Service Day / Weekend

OA Service Days and Weekends are an opportunity for Arrowmen to give back by providing much-needed service to council camps! Some service weekends are held on the same weekend as an Ordeal.

Help is needed from all Arrowmen. Elangomats are also needed on Ordeal weekends.

Register

There is no charge for Service Days. Service weekends are only $15 per person and includes meals and a patch.

Register (click on date) Event Location Address
October 26, 2019 OA Service Day Camp Strake Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
(Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358
)
November 1-2, 2019 OA Service Weekend, Ordeal,
and Brotherhood Ceremony
Bovay Scout Ranch 3450 County Road 317Navasota, TX 77868 
November 16, 2019 OA Service Day Camp Strake Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
(Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358
)
December 13-14, 2019 OA Service Weekend and Ordeal Bovay Scout Ranch 3450 County Road 317Navasota, TX 77868 
February 15, 2020 OA Service Day Camp Strake Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
(Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358
)
March 7, 2020 OA Service Day Camp Strake Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
(Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358
)
March 15-21, 2020 Trail Crew Camp Strake Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
(Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358
)
April 24-26, 2020 Spring Fellowship Bovay Scout Ranch 3450 County Road 317Navasota, TX 77868 
May 8-10, 2020 Camp Commissioning Camp Strake Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
(Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358
)

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B for all Scouting events)
  • Work clothes (jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves, hat)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Two full water bottles
  • For Service Days bring lunch or $5 for food
  • Optional: loppers, bow saw, shovel

Tentative Schedule

This schedule is tentative and may change at any time. Please refer to the final schedule provided at check-in.

Service Weekends

Friday
7:00 pm Check-in begins
7:30 pm Service begins
9:00 pm Ceremonies begin (on Ordeal weekends)
10:00 pm Staff meeting/lights out
Saturday
6:30 am Wake-up
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Service projects begin
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Service projects resume
4:00 pm Ceremonies begin (on Ordeal weekends)
4:30 pm Activities
5:30 pm Dinner
5:30 pm New member orientation (on Ordeal weekends)
6:15 pm Parent meeting (on Ordeal weekends)
6:30 pm Depart
 

Service Days

Saturday
7:30 am Check-in begins
8:00 am Service projects begin
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Service projects resume
5:30 pm Dinner 
6:30 pm Depart

Opportunities

Service Hours: Scouts can earn service hours for Scouting and school. For Star Scouts, these projects will serve to meet the Life Scout requirement for conservation project hours. 

Take Care of Texas Patch: The hours of service will also help qualify towards the service hours requirements for the Take Care of Texas patch. Texans have a special connection to the great outdoors. From the peaceful inlets of Goose Island State Park to the rugged canyons of Big Bend Ranch, the Lone Star State has a vast array of wonders to experience. As Texans and Scouts, it is our job to preserve these abundant gifts for this generation and for all those who follow. We believe in personal responsibility and service to others. We have combined those core values with innovation, dedication, and old-fashioned hard work to ensure that the air we breathe and the water we drink are clean. It is with that spirit that we protect our state's public health and natural resources. The Take Care of Texas Award recognizes Scouts who are doing their part to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste. The Award shows a commitment to both learning and educating others on how we can keep our state great. 

Take Care of Texas

Hornaday Award: There are opportunities for Hornaday Award projects.  William T. Hornaday awards are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conservation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Boy Scouts may earn the William T. Hornaday Awards Badge, the William T. Hornaday Awards Bronze Medal or the William T. Hornaday Awards Silver Medal. 

Hornaday Award

Late-Breaking Information

For late-breaking news and announcements, like our lodge Facebook page

Contacts

Miguel Chapela
Lodge Vice Chief of Service

service@colonneh.org

Robert Smallwood
Associate Lodge Adviser of Service

service@colonneh.org