Colonneh Summit and Lodge Banquet
January 22, 2022
Colonneh Summit: All Arrowmen are invited to attend Lodge Leadership Development known as the Colonneh Summit, a lodge training event designed for all Arrowmen to gain better knowledge on how to get more out of the OA and learn how to use the resources of the lodge to benefit the units and Arrowmen in Sam Houston Area Council. This event will help to develop the Arrowmen in Colonneh Lodge by giving them the resources and skills to be successful cheerful servants not only at the unit level but at the chapter and lodge level as well. This event will be a great opportunity for chapters to grow and build a strong foundation for next year.
Lodge Banquet: Arrowmen gather for a night of celebration at the Lodge Banquet. Together, Arrowmen share an appreciation for the outgoing officers, recognize the Chapter of the Year, bestow awards on outstanding Arrowmen and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. The evening will be filled with fun and excitement as we kick off the new year with the induction of the the new officers and advisers!
Learn More and Register
The Golden Ticket is an annual, one-time registration fee for one year of dues, the main lodge events, Section Conclave, and unlimited Ordeal staffing. Golden Ticket holders still need to pre-register for each event to help ensure there is enough food and program supplies. For one low price of $175, Golden Ticket holders receive $250 of event registration value plus a limited quantity Golden Ticket lodge flap. Included with the Golden Ticket:
2022 Golden Ticket Lodge Flap
The Scholarship Golden Ticket includes everything offered for Golden Ticket plus Vigil Weekend (must be a Vigil member to attend) and $25 goes to scholarships to help offset the cost of attending lodge and/or section events for youth members needing financial assistance. For one low price of $225, Scholarship Golden Ticket holders receive $280 of event registration value plus both the limited quantity 2022 Golden Ticket Lodge Flap and the 2022 Scholarship Golden Ticket Lodge Flap.
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2022 Scholarship Golden Ticket Lodge Flap
National Order of the Arrow Conference
July 25-30, 2022 | University of Tenessee
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 8,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun! Join thousands of Arrowmen from across the country for the OA’s largest event!During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a five-day conference which includes top-notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs. Arrowmen can attend with the lodge contingent or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending the conference. #NOAC2022 #KNOXROCKS
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NOAC is a great opportunity for Arrowmen to learn more about the OA and Scouting (and maybe a little bit more about themselves), to get to know the rest of the members of the lodge, and to make new friends from around the country.
April 22-24, 2022
The Lone Star Fellowship (Section Conclave) is an annual event where nine lodges from Gateway Region Section 2 (G2) get together for fellowship, competitions, and lots of fun while celebrating the traditions of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen from south Texas have a blast participating in the numerous special events, games, over-the-top activities, fun, ceremony and dance competitions, awesome shows, LOTS of patch trading and so much more. Learn more about Section Conclave. The registration fee is $35 and includes admission to the full conclave program all weekend (Fr night through Sun. morning), four meals (Sat. breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sun. breakfast), and an event patch. The event is being held at Camp Strake (2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331).
Learn More & Save the Date
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.
Purchase Colonneh Lodge shirts, jackets, vests, beanies and more at our new online Trading Post.
Lodge and Vigil Name Tags
Colonneh Lodge Arrowmen can order lodge name tags (red). Vigil Honor members can also order green name tags. Name tags are ordered from the vendor one month before the following lodge events: Spring Fellowship, Banquet, Fall Pow Wow, Vigil Weekend. Pre-ordered name tags can be picked up from the trading post at lodge events or picked up from the council office one week after the event.
Order Name Tags
Time to Pay Dues
Colonneh Lodge dues are renewed annually online. Dues are $20 per year. Back dues do not have to be paid. For questions regarding dues status or pocket flap orders, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't wait, remember Arrowmen must be a dues-paid member to participate in lodge activities.
The Order of the Arrow, Scouting's Honor Society, is made up of thousands of great Scouts and Scouters like yourself, who were elected to the Order by their fellow Scouts because they saw something in you, something special - those qualities of trust, leadership, friendship, brotherhood, and a desire to serve others - that set you apart.
You undertook the Ordeal to prove your dedication to the high ideals of service that is the hallmark of our Order. Perhaps you have achieved an even greater understanding of Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui by sealing your membership through the Brotherhood, or even now keep the flame of cheerful service alive through leadership in service. You are an Arrowman and we ask that you continue your support for the Order of the Arrow and its worthy goals which are more important now than ever.
An active member in Colonneh Lodge is someone who is a currently registered Scout or Scouter in the Sam Houston Area Council with current dues paid. With active membership, you are entitled to attend all functions of the lodge appropriate for your honor level. It also entitles you to wear your OA flap. Technically, if you don’t pay your dues, you are not a member, and the flap should be removed from your uniform.
Think back on your Ordeal. Remember the Obligation and Admonition. Remember ... "The ones, who chose you, need you."
OA Trail Crew
2022 | TBD
OA Trail Crew is an opportunity for Arrowmen (ages 14 and older) to provide service to the trails at Camp Strake and establish a bond of brotherhood with fellow Arrowmen. OA Trail Crew is modeled after the National High Adventure Base programs. It is also an opportunity to learn how to do trail and conservation projects. The trail crew activities develop leadership and planning skills for all those involved through cheerful activities and serves as a method to continue to grow the spirit of the Order of the Arrow.
Arrowmen will work on building the five-mile hiking loop trail, mountain bike trail and ATV trails that will be used by Scouts at Camp Strake. The event starts at 5 pm on Saturday with dinner, training, fellowship and fun activities and ends 5:30 pm Sunday after the banquet. The cost is $13 and includes meals. There is no charge for Golden Ticket Holders.
The OA unit representative is a youth who serves their unit as the primary liaison to the unit’s lodge or chapter. The OA unit representative meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, they will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to their unit. The OA unit representatives and their advisers are encouraged to register with the lodge to receive important updates and information.
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