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2016 Fall OA Weekend
The next OA Ordeal weekend for 2016 is online and ready for your registrations! Oct 14 – 16 at Camp Eagle! The lodge officers have planned a great weekend for new ordeal members as well as existing members. Registration link is https://scoutingevent.com/326-OAFall16
2017 Lodge Elections
Congratulations to the newly elected lodge officers who will take office at the Winter Banquet on Saturday, December 3!
Lodge Chief: Kendall E.
Vice Chief Administration: Michael W.
Vice Chief Program: Nick B.
Vice Chief Service: Steve B.
Vice Chief Finance: Zach S.
Section C5A Conclave
Registration is now live for the 9-11 Sept 2016 Section C5A Conclave at Cornhusker Council’s Camp Cornhusker. Go to the registration link for all the details; https://scoutingevent.com/326-conclave16. Our lodge’s final registration must be complete by 18 Aug. There is an event T-shirt available which if ordered thru your registration will have our lodge name printed on it and will be available for pick up at the event.
Camp Wa-Kon-da Shelter
A focal point of the Lodge this year has been the Service Grant Project at Camp Wa-Kon-DA. So far, we have taken down the old shelter, dug out new holes for cement, had the holes inspected and approved, and poured concrete. We are READY TO START building the structure!!!
- LOOKING for member lodge volunteers to assist with carpentry. The next step is to build the deck, walls and roof. We need all skill levels to help with the construction!
- When: Saturday August 27th. Start time: 8:00 AM at camp (402 Forest Drive Bellevue NE 68005) Please meet in the south campsite.
- You will be helping frame the deck, walls, etc. We need hammers, 25’ tape measures, screw guns. Bring a tool belt if you have one. Please wear appropriate work clothing (jeans, shirt, boots, gloves, hat). Bring a water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen.
- Register online at https://scoutingevent.com/326-SouthCabin Lunch provided for everyone who pre-registers! Thanks to those who have already given time to the project, and we hope to see you!.
2016 OA dues payment page is 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
Awards and Scholarships
Reminder that all Lodge Award nomination forms are due no later than 30 September. Nomination forms are available on the respective pages under the Lodge History and Awards page.
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. The 3 piece set 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.