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New September 2015 Edition of the Eagle Published
The latest and greatest in Timuquan Lodge news has just been published. Click here to visit Timuquan's Library to read The Eagle!
Youth Receipients: Kenneth Knaebel and George Romagnoli. Adult Recipient: Paul Drouin.
For nearly 100 years, the Order of the Arrow has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.” The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who have meaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.
This award is a one-time recognition associated with the centennial anniversary of the OA that is bestowed by the national Order of the Arrow committee. It is modeled after a similar program in the BSA’s 100th anniversary celebration, the 2010 National Hall of Leadership. Accordingly, this recognition is an opportunity to highlight lodge development over the last century and the many individuals, both youth and adult, who were instrumental to this success. These honorees will serve as exemplars of leadership, modeling to others a commitment to cheerful service as the Order of the Arrow enters its second century. A hearty congratulations to the Timuquan recipients of the unique award!
Newly Elected Officers & Vigil Honor Members
Lodge elections were held at the recent March weekend. We appreciate all the efforts of the outgoing officers for their duty to the lodge. The newly elected officers:
Adam Ekblad - Lodge Chief
PJ Aitken - Administrative Vice Chief
Chaz Baker - Membership Vice Chief
Christopher Thornton - Tocobaga Chapter Chief
Brendan Mazza - Osceola Chapter Chief
Billy Kline - Calusa Chapter Chief
Trevor Case - Lodge Secretary
Andrew Case - Lodge Treasurer
Patrick Ronayne - Lodge Historian
|Year:||Recipient:||Vigil Name:||Vigil Name Translation:||Click to Enlarge:|
|2014||C. Adam Ekblad||Atichicolo Coboso||Energetic Entertainer|
|Jordan Q. Hoover||Tipopili Quene Gisano||Traveler Who Cooks|
|Todd R. Little||Isi Areca||Ceremony Builder|
|Raymond V. Coser||Eane Gisano Quene Cato||Quiet Cook Who Multiplies|
|William H, Haggard III||Chulufi Quene Tolobo||Eagle Who Publishes|
2015 Online Dues Payment Now OPEN!
To be a member of the Lodge, you must be a registered member of the West Central Florida Council and Timuquan Lodge
If you completed your Ordeal before the Fall Conclave in September 2014, you must renew your dues. Please register and pay online, or send this form with your payment to the Council office. You will be considered lapsed if your annual dues are not received by January 11, 2015
This covers the cost of national charter fees, Lodge support for our camps, printing and mailing of the lodge newsletter, and gives you the right to wear the Lodge flap on your uniform.
New Centennial Logo Released
The national Order of the Arrow committee is excited to release the totem and logo for the 100th anniversary celebration. Click on the logo for more info.
Meet the Designer of the Logo
It was just a regular day in Huntsville, Alabama when Nathaniel Kelton's phone rang. Not recognizing the incoming phone number, he answered the phone. The voice on the other end of the phone belonged to someone Nathaniel knew well but had never talked with. The caller said: “My name is Nick Dannemiller and I'm the national chief of the OA." Nathaniel immediately thought he was being pranked. “There was no way that the actual national OA chief was calling to tell me that the design I submitted for the 100th Anniversary identity contest had been chosen to be the Order’s official totem and logo for the centennial," Nathaniel reflected.
To read more CLICK HERE
Vigil Certificates in OA Museum
A fellow Arrowman is working to collect for the National OA Archives and museum a Vigil Certificate in either original form or a copy from each year the Vigil Certificates were first made in 1938.
Here are the years that need either a copy or an original certificate:
- 1938-1944, 1947, 1949
- 1953 Signed by Phillip Robbins
- 1958 Signed by Martin Mockford
- 1968 Signed by David Boshea
- 1989, 1993 Signed by Clyde Mayer
- 1994 Signed by Alan Mossman
Need original, already has copy
- 1945, 1946, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007
Please contact Terry Grove for more info at Groveagle@cfl.rr.com.
If you participate, your certificate will become part of the OA historic archives and become part of the OA history into our next 100 years.
Camp Promotions Visitation Form Posted!
One of the primary purposes of the OA is promotion of the Scouting year-round outdoor ex-perience. Timuquan Lodge believes that the summer camp experience is the highlight of the camping year, and therefore strongly encourages each unit to take advantage of the pro-gram opportunities offered at Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Timuquan Lodge believes that supporting Sand Hill Scout Reservation is critical to the Scouting experience by building ca-maraderie, spirit and pride in West Central Florida Council.
Each Chapter of Timuquan Lodge has a camp promotions team. This team visits units with camp promotions materials. Their goal is to promote Sand Hill Scout Reservation to all units of West Central Florida Council.
Troop Representative Application Posted!
The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative position is an official BSA position of responsi-bility within the Troop and may be used for meeting the leadership requirement for rank ad-vancement. The OA Troop Representative is a crucial link between the Order of the Arrow and your Troop. To fulfill the leadership responsibilities as a Troop Representative, a Scout should attend all Lodge functions during his term. He should inform the OA members in his Troop of upcoming Lodge functions and meetings. For more information, please check the following link: http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/ttr/