Online registration is now closed. You can still register at check-in Friday night (subject to a $10 late registration fee).
Check-in begins at 6PM on Friday, May 3rd, at the Lost Pines Scout Ranch Dining Hall. The weekend will conclude with the JumpStart program...about noon on Sunday.
Candidates should be sure to download and print out the Candidate Letter...it's full of information you will need to Be Prepared for your Ordeal.
For those of you wishing to participate in climbing on DOK's Tower during Fellowship, please remember to fill out the necessary forms and bring them with you to registration! Forms located here.
The cost of the Assembly weekend will be...
- Ordeal Candidate $35. (Includes all meals and Ordeal sash)
- Brotherhood Candidate $25. (Includes all meals and Brotherhood sash)
- Member $15. (Includes all meals)
Spring Assembly Dates
The dates for Spring Assembly are May 4th - 6th. Registration will be opening soon but in the meantime please be add this date to your calendars.
NLS/NLATS in New Braunfels! April 26-29, 2013
The Southern Region is holding National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) trainings in New Braunfels April 26 - 29, 2013. This is likely the last time these trainings will be held in Texas for the next few years.
NLS is a weekend long training focusing on the skills and characteristics of leadership. Youth and adults are invited to attend. NLS is one of the premier trainings that the Order of the Arrow offers. Learn more about NLS at http://youtu.be/RGbhsiawhYg
More info including registration - http://southern.oa-bsa.org/nls-3/
NLATS focuses on skills and attributes of effective advisers. It is intended primarily to enhance an adviser’s knowledge of and connectivity with the OA’s strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills that are essential to the development of effective youth leadership and ultimately the OA’s service to the council. Adults in an adviser position are encouraged to attend NLATS.
More info including registration - http://southern.oa-bsa.org/nlats/
If you have any questions about either of these programs, please feel free to contact Jason Riley. Don't miss out on these great training opportunities in our back yard!
Conclave is just around the courner and as the host lodge we need to get camp set up. We have two workdays coming up to help get camp looking the best it can be.
Febuary 23 @ 9:00am
March 9th - 10th @10:00am
I hope you will join us for a great time at our work weekends. All those that attend will be feed and given a pin for the numbers of workdays they attend, a arrow for one work day and a shild if you attend both weekends.
See you at Lost Pines!
The 2013 Ceremonies Workshop is a great place for new ceremonies teams to get resources and training from experienced ceremonialists.
Fall Fellowship is coming up November 3rd at the Frank Fickett Center from 4:00-9:00pm! The cost will be $10 which will get you food and access to fun activities such as a televised football game, a gaming room, outdoor activities, and more. This is a great way to meet new people in the lodge and you are encouraged to spread the news to your OA friends.
We will be using one of the rooms as a gaming room during this event. There will be music and you are encouraged to bring your laptops, ds', etc. to partake in some multiplayer games. Also, if you own a small flat screen tv, please consider bringing it for us to use so we can hook up some xbox's or ps3's. Along those lines, if you have a scout appropriate game, extra controllers, etc. you would like to use, please bring them.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know.
One Day of Service
On Saturday the 20th from 10 to 2, the Lodge will be back out at Lost Pines Scout Reservation to conduct our One Day of Service. We will be finishing the new parking lot and working on projects to help get the camp ready for Winter Camp and the Section Conclave. Please come out and help our council camp in cherfull service. Bring water and a pair of gloves. We will have lunch at camp and you dont have to pay a thing.
Hope to see you all there!
There have been a few date changes for various events as well as few new dates announced. More information forth coming. The dates are:
* One Day of Service - Moved to October 20, 2012 - Lost Pines
* Lodge Fellowship Event - November 3, 2012 - Frank Fickett Center
* OA Banquet - Moved to January 12, 2012
* Conclave Work Weekend - February 23 and 24, 2013 - Lost Pines
* Conclave Work Weekend - March 9 and 10, 2013 - Lost Pines
* SR2-3S Conclave - March 15-17, 2013 - Lost Pines
Te Starr to receive the OA Distinguished Service Award
Longtime Lodge member Colonel Te Starr will receive the Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award in a presentation ceremony scheduled for September 8 5pm -7pm at the Fickett Center. All Lodge members are invited to attend.