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Now collecting 2017 OA dues online. Payment is easy! Remember you are ‘on time’ if dues are paid prior to 1 March. If you didn’t pay as part of your Unit Recharter you can take care of it on-line or download the payment form to give to Scouter Services. >>Read More
Mark your calendars – NOAC 2018 dates are July 30 through August 4 2018 at Indiana University.
From the OA Guide to Advisers – “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 beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.”
Click for the 2017 Vigil Eligible list -> 2017 Vigil Eligibles. Don’t forget all nomination forms must be postmarked by 12 March or submitted at Camp Cedars no later than 13 May. Click here for the Vigil nomination form.
Nomination forms are due no later than 30 September 2017. Awards include the following, go here for more information;
James E West
Spirit of the Ordeal
Chapter Arrowman of the Year
Applications are due no later than 30 September 2017. Form can be found here.
Camp Wa-Kon-da Shelter
A focal point of the Lodge last year was been the OA Service Grant Project at Camp Wa-Kon-DA. We removed the old shelter, dug out new holes for the piers, had the holes inspected and approved, and poured the concrete. Over a series of planned work days we then built the platform, erected the walls and rafters, added siding, trim, steps and the roof, and finally shingled the roof! We’re happy to report that the new shelter is complete.
Need a new sweatshirt for the colder weather coming? You know those extra layers are helpful in the winter months. Visit the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Online Trading Post, for sweatshirts, T-shirts or a cap celebrating Order of the Arrow’s 100 years of service. Current Vigil Honor members and Vigil Honor candidates can select from three new items selected by the Vigil Honor Committee – a T-shirt, a wicking polo shirt, and a windbreaker, each embroidered with the Vigil Honor triangle and our Lodge name. Orders placed by Nov 24 will be available for pickup at the Lodge Trading Post while at the Winter Banquet, Dec 5. If you prefer, you may have items shipped directly to your home, but you will be charged for shipping.
Commemorative Lodge Flaps
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut lodge we’ve created this unique 3 piece flap set. We still have a few of these 3 piece sets, costs $15.00 and is available for sale at the OA Trading Post. Remember this is a limited edition set, we will not be ordering more.