New June 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!
Spring Fellowship Recap
At our last weekend, the Spring Fellowship, all of the chapters duked it out for the coveted Silver Arrow. After a long day of games and strategies, it was the Tocobaga Chapter that was able to pull ahead and win the Silver Arrow at this year’s event. Everyone had a great time during the weekend, and all of the chapters made a valiant effort to be the champs. Spring is now gone, and it’s time to jump into another great Timuquan summer! With elections behind us, and a new Lodge Executive Board in place, we are going to take a trip back to our roots. That’s right, the Summer Conclave will have a good old fashion theme that includes old style games like a burlap sack race and horseshoes. It will be a great time for fun, fellowship, and to beat the heat in the shade of Sand Hill Scout Reservation this June 3-5. Also, the newly elected Section Chief, Greg Yentz, will be joining us.
I hope that every one of our lodge members will come out and enjoy the weekend as we continue through Timuquan’s 70th anniversary year.
Newly Elected 2016-2017 Lodge Officers
Charles (Chaz) Baker - Lodge Chief
PJ Aitken - Administrative Vice Chief
Patrick Ronayne - Membership Vice Chief
Eric Renker - Tocobaga Chapter Chief
Collin Hurley - Osceola Chapter Chief
Corey Thoenon - Calusa Chapter Chief
Trevor Case - Lodge Secretary
Gerard Faughnan - Lodge Treasurer
Tom DeCanio - Lodge Historian
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!
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/