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.


The cost is only $15 per person and includes meals and a patch.

If you previously registered for the canceled Service Weekend on May 10-11, 2019, please use the Golden Ticket option to register even if you do not hold the Golden Ticket so you are not charged twice.

Date (click on date to register) Location Check-in Check-out
October 26, 2019 Camp Strake    
November 1-3, 2019 Bovay Scout Ranch 6:00 pm 10:00 am
November 16, 2019 Camp Strake    
December 14-15, 2019 Bovay Scout Ranch    
February 15, 2020 Camp Strake    
March 7, 2020 Camp Strake    

What to Bring

  • Work clothes (jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves, hat)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Two full water bottles
  • BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B for all Scouting events)
  • 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.

Friday, July 12, 2019
7:00 pm Participant Check-in Begins
7:30 pm Elangomat/Service Trainings Begin
9:00 pm Ceremonies Begin
10:00 pm Staff Meeting/Lights Out
Saturday, July 13, 2019
6:30 am Candidates 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
4:30 pm Post-Ordeal Activities
5:30 pm Dinner / New Member Orientation
6:15 pm Parent Meeting
6:30 pm Candidates Leave Camp


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 / Lodge Texting Service

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

Lodge Texting Service:  remind logoColonneh 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.

More Information 

Text the message below to 81010 (to opt-out reply with 'unsubscribe'):
@colonneh General lodge announcements
@fallpowwow OA Fall Pow Wow announcements
@lsf137 Section Conclave lodge contingent announcements
@ab137 Arrowman Bash announcements
@noac NOAC lodge contingent announcements
@service137 Service Weekend announcements


Miguel Chapela
Lodge Vice Chief of Service


Robert Smallwood
Associate Lodge Adviser of Service