We have Spring Gathering which is a lodge event down at Bert Adams THIS weekend, March 9-11 with an LEC to follow. The theme is “Sprang Flang” and we will be making large catapults to compete with other chapters. OA Kennesaw has also volunteered to assist in the running and setting up of a few events for Webelos Woods which will also be held at Bert Adams on the same weekend. Registration for this event has closed, but I hope to see you all there as it is one of the most fun events of the year!
After School Pack Program
On March 16th, OA Kennesaw has offered to assist in the running of an evening program for an after school pack at Brumby Elementary School from 5:30PM-8:30PM. We will be in charge of a small flag retirement, campfire and campfire program, as well as assisting in cooking the provided food. if you are interested, please email OAKennesawChapterAdvisor@gmail.com for details. This will be a Class A event.
March Meet & Greet
On March 17th, OA Kennesaw will be hosting a Meet & Greet event at Transfiguration Catholic Church from 10:00AM-2:00PM. This event will be to allow newly elected candidates to come out and meet current chapter members and ask questions about the Order of the Arrow as well has some helpful tips and tricks for the Induction Weekends. There will be a lunch provided, however current OA Kennesaw members are being asked to bring either a single 2 liter drink or a bag of chips to share with our new candidates. PLEASE sign up for this event so we know how much food to prepare. Upon arrival at Transfiguration, look for the Troop 75 Boy Scout Trailer and we will have an OA Kennesaw Banner Hanging on the side of it.
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Calling all Kennesaw Chapter Ordeal Members!!!
Has it been at least 10 months since you went through your induction weekend with the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge? If so it is time to take the next step to engage with your Chapter & Lodge and take your next step in becoming a Brotherhood member of the OA.
Don’t worry, the process is much easier than the induction! We promise. You can go through the Brotherhood Trail any most Lodge events and it only take one evening to complete it.
The lodge events coming up where you can complete this are: http://www.aacegwa.org/calendar.htm
- Spring Gathering @ Bert Adams – March 9-11
- Induction Weekend @ Woodruff – May 4-6
- Induction Weekend @ Bert Adams – May 18-20
You do need to be an “Active” member to go through Brotherhood which means dues paid. Watch the quick video here to see how easy it is to log in online to get current and then join your Chapter as a Brotherhood member. https://youtu.be/ptJj8DOKB4A
We also need all levels of members to come to Spring Gathering to help run a game for the Cub Scouts in Foothills that will be camping for Weblos Woods the same weekend at Bert Adams as the Spring Gathering. Please register with the lodge today http://www.aacegwa.org/calendar.htm to come out and support your District, Chapter, & Lodge.
Kennesaw Chapter Chief
August 2017 Newsletter
Our chapter held our monthly meeting this past week and had a great turnout and lots of new faces. We hope that more Arrowmen will be able to join us for the next meeting on September 7th. Chapter & Lodge Calendars can be found on our website www.oakennesaw.com
OA Fall Fellowship will be held on September 15-17th at Woodruff Scout Camp. It is a fun filled weekend of games and activities. Anyone who is brotherhood eligible can also go through the brotherhood trail. In order to be eligible it must be at least 10 months since your ordeal. The cost is $15 and all food is provided. Register at http://www.aacegwa.org/fallfellowship_active.htm
OA Trail blazer will be held on October 6-8th at Bert Adams. At this campout OA members serve as staff to help teach cub scouts. It is a great way to give back to those who are coming behind us and to serve as good role models for the younger scouts. The cost is $15 and all food is provided.
On October 21st we will have a Lodge Day of Service at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Details can be found on the Egwa Tawa Dee Website. http://www.aacegwa.org/calendar.htm
OA Fall Ordeal will be held November 3rd -5th at Bert Adams. This is the last weekend of the year for candidates to go through their ordeal to become a brother. We are in need of Elangomats. Please keep in mind how appreciative you were to the Elangomat that served at your ordeal and please consider helping out. If it has been at least 10 months since your ordeal you can also earn your brotherhood at the same time as serving as an Elangomat. The cost is $15 and all food is provided. Please email email@example.com if you are able to serve an an Elangomat.
We will have troop election training on Friday, December 1st at Transfiguration Catholic Church in the Family Life Center. Troop Advisors and Troop Representatives need to attend. Please register at http://bit.ly/OATroopElection
If your fellow OA members in your troop are not receiving this email, please forward it to them and direct them to www.oakennesaw.com to signup for all Chapter emails.
Kennesaw Chapter Chief
Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
After the two spring ordeals held at Woodruff & Bert Adams Scout camps the Kennesaw Chapter has added 47 new Arrowmen to our ranks. Congratulations on your achievement! We look forward to seeing you at the Chapter Meetings and future Lodge events as well.
For each ordeal that the Lodge hosts, the chapters are expected to send enough current Arrowmen to serve as Elangomats to help guide your fellow scouts as they progress through the ordeal. This is a Brotherhood of Cheerful Service and sadly our chapter is not sending enough scouts and other chapters have had to cover us for too long. Come register for ordeals and give back to the Lodge as there were those who helped you on your path. It is time to get some dirt on those shiny white sashes!
New & Current Arrowmen: The next lodge event is the Fall Fellowship September 15-17th @ Woodruff Scout Camp. Registration deadline is September 4th Registration. If you have not completed your Brotherhood Trail and it has been at least 10 months since your Ordeal you should be able to complete Brotherhood at this event.
July Meeting Cancelled
There will not be a July Chapter Meeting. We will see everyone at the August 3rd Meeting.