Mark your calendars for March 11-13, 2016 to be OA Spring Fellowship and Vigil Call-out
March Fellowship Registration NOW OPEN!!!
Please CLICK HERE to register!
New February 2016 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!
2017 Section Conference!
Greeting Timuquan Lodge members,
On behalf of Section S-4 and O-Shot-Caw Lodge, I would like to invite you to attend the 2016 Section Conference on April 8-10, 2016 at Camp Elmore (previously Camp Seminole) in Davie, FL. We are less than 3 months away from the conference. Since the Order of the Arrow’s founding, lodges around the nation have met annually to celebrate and rededicate themselves to the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. Rich in Native American history, these conferences have often focused on Indian dance, drum, and ceremonies, as well as training to enhance leadership and craft skills. This year, Arrowmen of Section 4 will gather once more to honor a legacy that was set over 100 years ago by our founders Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson, and leave our conference ready to continue serving the vision of our Order.
The theme for this year’s event is “The Vision Continues” which serves to remember our past, but more importantly to pave our future through the bonds of Brotherhood. This event celebrates our 101th anniversary and will leave S-4 rekindling the ideals and principles laid out by our founders. For more information check out the Conference website at https://www.thevisioncontinues.org! We look forward to seeing you there!
Would you like to get your hands on Section Conference merchandise before April?? Check out the most updated Trading Post Pre-Order Form below or go to our online store to purchase the events merchandise. Remember that Pre-Order's and Limited Edition items are due on February 25, 2016.
Purchase Conference merchandise and Vigil Honor items at our online trading post at the link below:
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For more information regarding the 2016 Section Conference feel free to reach out to your Lodge Chief or send an email to myself William McKinley at email@example.com or the Conference Lead Adviser Brad Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Cheerful Service,
O-Shot-Caw Lodge #265
Winter Conclave Update!
|At the Lodge Business Meeting on Sunday, January 10, 2016, outgoing Lodge Adviser Ken Knaebel hands over the keys to new Lodge Adviser James E. Royal. We want to thank Ken for the years of service as he moves forward to a new position and we look forward to Jim’s leadership. Congratulations Timuquan Lodge|
|At the January weekend, the Ceremony team performed a Broken Arrow Ceremony for our lost brother B. Lee Smith.|
|Allowat Sakima and Meteu present the broken arrow and the Vigil sash to Mrs. Dianne Smith in honor of her late husband B. Lee Smith.|
2016 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 2015, you must renew your dues. Please register and pay online, or send this form with your payment to the Council office.
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.
2018 NOAC Announced
During the closing show of NOAC 2015, the next conference was announced. The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The last time the conference was held on the campus of Indiana University was in 2009. Also announced were the 2016 and 2017 national events. The 2016 national program of emphasis, “NEXT: A New Century”, seeks to inspire and train lodge leaders from across the nation. In 2017, Operation Arrow will take place at the National Boy Scout Jamboree. More than 750 Arrowmen will server to ensure the success of the Jamboree!
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
Collin Hurley - 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|
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/