Chapter News

November Chapter Meeting

 

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: This Thursday, November 19th
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: Attending Lodge Events & 2021 Lodge Calendar

 

Brothers,

 

OA Kennesaw Chapter will once again be holding a virtual Chapter Meeting this Thursday, at 6:30 PM using the Zoom from the email. For those of you who are OA Representatives for your units, please make announcements at your unit meetings and encourage all your unit’s OA Members to attend, especially anyone who was just inducted a week ago. We will be going over several things:

  • Info about attending lodge events
    (helpful for new members or those who haven’t attended a lodge event in a while)
  • How the Lodge Bead Totem program works
  • The 2021 Lodge Calendar
  • Upcoming changes to how OA Elections are going to be run in 2021. Spoiler, national is going (nearly) paperless!

 

Check your email for the Zoom link or reach out to OAKennesaw@gmail.com and include your unit number to request it!

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email OAKennesaw@gmail.com and don’t forget, attending chapter events, like chapter meetings, counts towards your units “OA Participation” and “New Member Activation” percentages for OA Unit of Excellence. If you’re unit is close to being an OA Unit of Excellence in 2020, be sure to encourage as many of your troop OA Members AND especially all your newly inducted members to attend this weeks chapter meeting!

 

WWW,
Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

Chapter Movie Night

All OA Kennesaw Arrowmen,
 
We WILL be having an OA Kennesaw Chapter Movie night THIS Friday, October 9th at 7:00PM at Unity North Atlanta. This event is open to current Chapter Members, their families, & elected candidates who have not completed induction!
 
Event: Chapter Movie Night
Date: Oct 9th at 7:00PM
Locations: Unity North Atlanta (OUTDOORS)
Attire: Any BSA Class B shirt (coat, hoodie, blanket)
What to Bring: Movie Snacks, Release Form (see below), water bottle, & CAMP CHAIR
 
We will start with a short 15min Chapter Meeting to go over some recent announcements and then start the movie just as the sun goes down. This will be outdoors, please dress accordingly. Please sign up with the Sign Up Genius to let us know you’re coming! You can also use the Google Form if you’d like to have a say in what movie we show! 
 
Sign-Up Genius Link: https://rb.gy/qyfqi6
Movie Preference Form: https://forms.gle/suAy7H6ifvLZhB5m7
 

COVID Precautions:

 
Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Chapter News

Oct. Chapter Meeting

Fellow Arrowmen,
 
We will NOT be holding our normal Chapter Meeting tonight as we did not want to interfere with Foothills District Roundtable who will be testing returning to in person meetings tonight.
 
Additionally, we are working on getting an Outdoor Chapter Movie Night approved for next week, Friday Oct 9th at about 7PM and currently plan to simply hold our monthly Chapter Meeting at that time. We should hopefully have this finalized and an additional email in the next day or two.
 
We apologize for the short notice and look forward to seeing many of you this weekend at Bert Adams for Trailblazer!
 
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Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin
OA Kennesaw Chapter Chief
 
Andrew Budzinski
OA Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

Sept Chapter Meeting Tongiht

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: Sept 3rd
Time: 6:30 PM (promptly)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: 2021 Chapter Calendar

OA Kennesaw Chapter Members,

Don’t forget, we have a Chapter Meeting Tonight!

At tonight’s meeting, we will be going over what outings, activities, and ideas everyone has for our 2021 Chapter Calendar. If you want your voice heard and have some great ideas for some new stuff to do, tonight’s meeting is the one to come to!

If you have ideas for Chapter Outings & Activities, please try and let us know them BEFORE tonights meeting using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/TqvT449fsf62XRfM6

Zoom Meeting Info:

Zoom Meeting Info has been emailed out at 10:15am this morning. If you did not receive this email, be sure to check all our “tabs” (if you use gmail, sometimes these messages go to te “Promotional” or “Forums” tabs) and spam folders OR use the form on the side of this page to sign up for emails! In the meantime, if you’d like to request the meeting info for tonight’s meeting, please contact OAKennesaw@gmail.com  and include your name and unit number.

 

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Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin
OA Kennesaw Chapter Chief

Andrew Budzinski
OA Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

The first OA Induction of 2020 has just completed and i’m really happy to say that we have 13 new members from 7 different troops who completed their Induction! Congratulations everyone, I know it’s a lot of work and not a ton of fun at first, but things only get better from here! Make sure you sign up for Chapter Emails using the form on the side of this website so you can stay up to date as Fall Fellowship, an OA Lodge event dedicated to nothing but fun and fellowship is just around the corner in a couple weeks and I hope everyone can come out to it!
 
I’d also like to give out special shout out to Troop 008, they really knocked it out of the park this weekend! Not only did two of their scouts offer to be Elangomats this weekend, which anybody familiar with the OA knows is a HUGE commitment and we’re really appreciative of it, but two of their other members, including the unit leader help out with the one of the candidate service project splitting and stacking wood for nearly the entire day! Way to go you guys. You guys rock!!
 
Lastly, we like to congratulate a few more of our Chapter Members as we had 3 scouts complete the Brotherhood Trail this weekend. Thank you for continuing your journey in the Order of the Arrow.
 
Click the collage to see a full album of photos from the weekend!
 

 

Chapter Meetings Review

Chapter Meeting Review: Leave No Trace 8/6/20

Meeting Announcements:

  • There is an OA Induction coming up August 21-23
    • For Candidate Registration, Click Here, scroll down, watch the “How to Register” video, and then click the Register Now link at the bottom of the page
    • For existing members, Click Here.
  • The Chapter is going to continue holding virtual meetings until the Foothills District returns to in person Roundtable Meeting. Our first potential in person Chapter Meeting could be as early as October. As a chapter, it will be our goal to also live stream our in person chapter meetings when we do return to in person meetings for anyone who is no comfortable meeting in person yet.
  • The 2021 Lodge Calendar has been posted and is available at: https://aacegwa.org/calendar/

Topic: 7 Principals of LEave No Trace (8/6/20)

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare 
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfires
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Presentation

(Click the image below to download the entire presentation)

Also, check out these great videos from REI about Leave No Trace!

Don’t forget, part of knowing how to Leave No Trace might involve knowing how to Poop In The Woods.

Resources

 

 

Chapter News

Aug Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: Aug 6th (TONIGHT)
Time: 6:30 PM (promptly)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: Leave No Trace

 

Hello Fellow Arrowmen,

OA Kennesaw Chapter will once again be holding a virtual Chapter Meeting TONIGHT promptly at 6:30 PM using the Zoom link below. For tonight’s Meeting, we are going to focus on Camp Cooking! We will be focusing on:

  • Leave No Trace
  • Upcoming Induction Weekends
  • Fall Schedule

Zoom Meeting Info:

Zoom Meeting Info has been emailed out at 10:15am this morning. If you did not receive this email, be sure to check all our “tabs” (if you use gmail) and spam folders OR use the form on the side of this page to sign up for emails! In the meantime, if you’d like to request the meeting info for tonight’s meeting, please contact OAKennesaw@gmail.com  and include your name and unit number.

WWW,
Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Lodge News

Bert Adams Work Days

Lodge Members: 

The rangers at Bert Adams have requested help from our Lodge for a set of work days this summer at Bert Adams.  We need at least 3 adults per session and a total of 10 volunteers for each session.   The Lodge Adviser will count this towards the Service Hawk award. Please only sign up for one week at a time to give others a chance to volunteer as well.   Each participant needs to bring work gloves, BSA Med forms, water bottle, a packed lunch, and face masks are recommended.   Space is limited please only attend if registered.

 
Sign up to volunteer at this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544aeaa23a6fd0-bert
 
Don’t forget that It’s that time to nominate deserving arrowmen for the Vigil Honor, the Founder’s Award, and the James E. West Fellowship. Each recognizes service to the Order of the Arrow and Scouting. Please take a moment to visit https://aacegwa.org/honors-awards/ read through the requirements for each then nominate a deserving arrowmen.