Tonkawa Lodge Activities
Report to State
Usually happens: 1st Saturday in February
The annual Report to State parade includes scouting units from across Texas. Units gather on the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin and march to the Capitol. Delegates from Councils and Districts are selected to participate in a “state of the union” presentation in the Texas House of Representatives. Tonkawa Lodge provides a service crew, with sashed Arrowmen posted at every corner on the parade route.
Usually happens: 2nd weekend in February
The Ceremonies Workshop is a hands-on opportunity to learn about Native American traditions, our ceremonies, how to make regalia, and complete your Brotherhood. Attendees receive copies of all ceremony scripts, and youth attendees can get a complete set of ceremony regalia at a deeply discounted rate.
Usually happens: First weekend in May
Sometimes the last weekend of Summer Camp in July
First weekend in October
Sometimes the first weekend of December
Offered in May and October, Assemblies are where elected candidates complete their Ordeal and become official members of the Order. Through Assemblies, Tonkawa Lodge provides service to Lost Pines Scout Reservation, our Council’s flagship camp. Lodge business meetings, Vigil tapout, Brotherhood ceremonies, and officer elections also take place at Assemblies, so all Arrowmen are encouraged to attend.
Usually happens: mid July
Tonkawa is one of nine lodges that make up the Section G-2, which covers the southern half of Texas. Under the name Lone Star Fellowship, all nine lodges come together every summer for fellowship and competitions. We usually meet on a university campus in central Texas and stay in campus dorms for the weekend. Recent venues have included our own Lost Pines, Camp Strake in Houston, and Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Lodge spirit is a huge component of Conclave, so we try to bring as many Arrowmen as possible!
National Order of the Arrow Conference
Lodge Leadership Development
Spring & Fall Fellowship
One Day of Service
Tonkawa Lodge Trading Post
The trading post is set up at Assemblies and Banquet, and may be available with limited inventory at other events. Current and past Tonkawa Lodge memorabilia are available for purchase, including patches, shirts, hats, and other gift items.
Make sure to check out our on-line Trading Post: https://tonkawa99.square.site/s/shop