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Centennial Celebration of 100 Years of Cheerful Service.
The celebration will be held at Sand Hill Scout Reservation on March 14, 2015. We will begin with a reception at the Scoutmaster Lounge at the Hough Administration building which will begin at 5:30 PM. Dinner will follow at 6:15 PM at the dining hall with the Lodge Banquet program immediately following. Former officers and advisers will be recognized during the Lodge Banquet program. The evening will conclude at approximately 8:00 PM.
Cost for dinner is $15 and you must RSVP by March 9. Dress is business casual or BSA field uniform if you are still a registered Scouter. Please RSVP to Ken Knaebel.
Whether you can attend or not, we would ask for you to write a short memoir of your experience with Timuquan Lodge and the Order of the Arrow. These memoirs will be compiled into a scrapbook and available for members to read. If you have any old documents or photographs that you would like to share, we would appreciate those as well. Send you memoirs to Ken Knaebel.
New February 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!
Spring Fellowship Online Registration Now Open!
CLICK HERE to register today!
Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for our brothers to get together in fun and fellowship. Timuquan Lodge will host the Spring Fellowship at Sand Hill Scout Reservation on March 13th - 15th. This outstanding weekend pits the lodge’s chapters against each other in challenging, competition to earn the Silver Arrow for the next year. Maybe you have that special skill to help your Chapter win this quest? This event is a must for all lodge members!
Friday evening offers Ordeal members, who meet the requirements, the opportunity to seal their membership by attaining Brotherhood. Brotherhood counseling begins at 6:00pm in the dining hall and must be completed by 7:45pm. The Brotherhood ceremony begins at 8:00pm so plan to arrive early in order to get through the counseling. Immediately following the Brotherhood ceremony, Timuquan Lodge will call out it’s recipients for the Vigil Honor. These brothers in our Lodge have spent years serving Timuquan Lodge and West Central Florida Council, and it is only right that we honor them for their contributions.
On Saturday afternoon Lodge elections are held to elect the youth that will be responsible for Timuquan Lodge during the OA centennial year. Perhaps you want to be the next Lodge Chief or Chapter Chief? These leadership positions carry much responsibility and all lodge youth should be present to vote. If you desire to serve Timuquan Lodge, you need to discuss the requirements of the job with either the Lodge Adviser, or their representative. Details are on page 5 of The Eagle.The lodge year wraps up on Saturday evening with the annual Lodge Banquet.The banquet is as much about food as well as recognizing the contributions made by lodge members throughout the year and our newest Vigil Honor members. Other recognitions include the John C. Whitehurst Award and Best All-Around Chapter. The lodge will also recognize officers and advisers fromthe previous year and install the newly elected officers for 2015-2016. Sign up today for this action-packed weekend!
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.
Congratulations to Newly Elected Officers And Vigil Members!
Nick Fatolitis - Lodge Chief
Adam Ekblad - Administrative Vice Chief
Trevor Case - Inductions Vice Chief
Shawn Young - Tocobaga Chapter Chief
Daniel Viera - Osceola Chapter Chief
Dane Nichols - Calusa Chapter Chief
Kyle Denman - Lodge Secretary
Matt McLoone - Lodge Treasurer
PJ Aitken - Lodge Historian
|Year:||Recipient:||Vigil Name:||Vigil Name Translation:||Click to Enlarge:|
|2013||Zachary Bowles||Isaco Chano Eye||Smiling Pathfinder|
|Nicholas G. Fatolitis||Holata Quene Orobo||Chief Who Heals|
|Dane A. Nichols||Eane Hoba Gisano||Quiet Dedicated Cook|
|Theresa Ronayne||Isa Quene Tomo Chie||Mother Who Guides Creativity|
|Gregory C. Sammel||Abo Ibi Quachi||Traveling Water Teacher|
|Barbara Gieselman||Chico Chucu Aye Chara||Friendly Sand Hill Painter|
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/