Meeting Notes

Chapter Meeting Changes for Tonight!

Hi Eveyrone,

Sorry, I know this last minute, but I would like to make a small change to our Chapter meeting tonight. Instead of gathering at 7:15, performing opening flags at 7:30, and starting our chapter meeting close to 8:00, I would like to try and reverse the order for tonight with the goal better accommodating some of the adults who may need to attend a different breakout so they don’t have to choose where they go. Therefore, for tonight we will:

  • Conduct our Chapter Meeting from 7:00 PM – 7:25 PM in our new location (see below)
  • Then head down to the main room and perform opening flags at 7:30 PM

After opening flags, all who wish to stay for the announcements, Big Rock Topic, and other break outs are welcome to, however not required. This should also help scouts who are attending just for the OA portion to get home earlier on a school night than they otherwise would.

New Location
As a reminder, our location has changed. We now meet at Holy Family Catholic Church. We will meet in the same room as last time, marked with the blue star below.

 

Chapter News

2019 Foothills District Camporall – We Need Your Help!

Dates: October 25-27, 2019
Location: Woodruff Scout Reservation

The Kennesaw Chapter of the Order of the Arrow will be staffing Foothills District Camporall again this year. We need help from as many chapter members as we can get. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event, but staff positions will range from:

  • Greeters/Info Booth
  • Activity Supervisor
  • Flag Color Guard
  • Etc.

We need both youth and adult to help as staff members for this weekend. All staffers will get a staff special staff patch! This is the prime time for troops to promote themselves to the Arrow of Light Scouts they invite. Putting on a good event for them helps make sure they stay interested in scouting, so we want to make sure we give them the best weekend possible and we can’t do it without you!

If you are able to help on staff, please fill out the Staff Sign Up form below so we know how best to utilize the skills you bring as well as for future staff communications.

 

Camporall Staff Sign Up

Chapter News

OA Kennesaw Chapter Outing

We had a great turn out even though I know there were some scouts who wanted to come who were unable to. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, so I definitely think this will be an event that the chapter holds again!  Click the collage below to see the full album and don’t forget, as summer winds down Fall Fellowship and Fall Induction are right around the corner!

 

Don’t forget, our next chapter meeting is scheduled for next Thursday, August 1st at Maple Ave United Methodist Church beginning at 7:30pm. Check the calendar for more details.

Foothills District

Marietta 4th of July Let Freedom Ring Parade

Description: Marietta 4th of July Let Freedom Ring Parade
Location: Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell St, Marietta)
When: Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:30 AM (EDT) – 11:15 AM (EDT)

Additional information:
Join the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Venture Scouts in carrying the largest flag in Cobb County.
No registration. Just show up in full Class A uniform (required).

Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, Venture Scouts, and adults will carry the largest flag while the Cub Scouts will carry a smaller (but still large) flag.

STARTING LOCATION: Meet at the parade staging area at the northwestern parking lot of the Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell St, Marietta, map link pinpoints starting point for the flag.) by 9:30 am or earlier. This is located at the corner of Roswell St. and Victory Dr.

Although the parade starts at 10 am, the flag is in the middle of the parade and we usually won’t start walking until after 10:20.

DETAILS: (if your first time, read everything below very carefully.
There will be no one person in charge of the event or your child.
Cub Scouts MUST have an adult in charge of them AND WITH them at all times during the walk.
Boy Scouts must have an adult or a buddy.

The parade WILL BE HOT! and could take an hour or more to walk. Younger children may not be able to walk the entire route. Make plans for picking up mid route accordingly.

Bring Water! And lots of it.
Let me repeat this… BRING WATER! We will have SOME water to refill bottles on route but we can’t assure you there will be enough to go around to the end of the parade.

And sometimes we have to say the obvious …

  • Drink the water your brought. Make sure your Scouts do, too.
  • Watch weather forecast for potential rain. Dress accordingly.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • We recommend that toddlers and strollers NOT attend.
  • Parents walking in the parade should be able to attend to their Scouts if needed.
  • Roads near the parade start point will close at some point. You may have to walk a bit to the church.
  • Bring something for the Scouts to do to pass the time while we wait to start. (Electronics are easy, but let’s find something “scouting” for them to do instead.)
  • BSA rules forbid us from carrying or displaying any political advertisements as part of the Scout group.
  • There will be Port-a-Johns in the starting area.

The route is approx. 1.5 miles traveling along Roswell Rd past the Marietta National Cemetery. It takes a right onto East Park Street/Cherokee St in the square and ends at the corner of Cherokee and Kennesaw Ave.

There is a parking lot on the above mentioned corner that we will move into to fold the flag. (Map link pinpoints this parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/oMdN1)

We ask that you walk with your scout, but if you’re unable to, you can pick them up in this parking lot or in the parking lot next to the Cobb County Police HQ across the street OR elsewhere near this corner.

There will be a free City buses that can shuttle you back to the church
OR you can have someone waiting for you
OR you can return to the square for July 4 activities
OR watch the rest of the parade.

Questions: Please contact Chase Crowson at chasecrowson@gmail.com

Lodge News

OA Day – Ice Cream Help at Woodruff

We need your help! We need 3-4 OA Members to go up to Woodruff each week of summer camp on Wednesday evening to serve ice cream and to help promote the lodge and the upcoming lodge events. You will need to arrive at Woodruff by 8:30 pm or sooner. Ice Cream is served ~ 9:50pm ish after the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Just go to the dining hall and ask the staff for the ice cream, bowls, spoons, gloves, scoops. If you are able to help, that would be very much appreciated! If you’re unit is already going to be up at Woodruff, that’d be an even better week to help[ out at!

Please sign up here if you’re able to help!

Chapter News

Mountasia Night

Looks like everyone who came out to Mountasia last night had a great time! We had 15+ people show up from several different troops. I would call this a very successful chapter event. Watch the video below to see all the fun everyone had in the Go Karts and Miniature Golfing or click the link below to see the full album of pictures! Whether you were able to make it out last night or not, I hope to see you at our next chapter event. We will be having a chapter bowling night tentatively planned for Tues July 23rd. Stay tuned for updates and sign up.

Reminder: We will NOT be holding June or July chapter meetings.

Full Photo Album

Chapter News

Congratulations to Our New Members!

The Chapter would like to congratulate all our new members who came out to this hot weekend at Bert Adams Scout Camp for their Induction Weekend.This was another BIG weekend for the chapter as we had 24 new members inducted and numerous members sealed their membership  by completing the Brotherhood Trail.
 
Also, the Chapter would like to give a HUGE shout out to all our members who helped the Lodge by being an elangomat. Without people like you, weekends like this would not be possible. Our Chapter alone this weekend provided a third of all elangomat volunteers. Thank you all for your dedication and service to the OA. Check out some of the pictures to the right or click here and please read on to learn about next week’s Chapter Night of Fun!

 

Upcoming Event Sign Up
The Chapter has decided to have a night of fun at Mountasia in Marietta! That means a night of Go-Karts, Mini Golf, arcade games and more! If you missed them at induction, this is a great time to come out and welcome some of our new Chapter members. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, but feel free to stay longer if you like, at Mountasia on Barrett Parkway in Marietta.  Each Chapter Member is responsible for their own cost and transportation, pricing is available online at: Mountasia and  there are Groupons available as well for even better deals! Check out the Champ Pass on Groupon that offers unlimited Go-Karts & Mini Golf for $17! Be sure to wear close toed shoes and I would suggest eating before as there is not a lot of food options available here.
 
Reach out to OAKennesaw@gmail.com if you have any questions and sign up at HERE to let us know to expect you!
 
Hopefully everyone can come out and have some fun with at least one round of mini golf and one round of go karts.

 

Chapter News

Congratulations to Our New Members!

The Chapter would like to congratulate all our new members who braved the weather this past weekend up at Woodruff Scout Camp during their Induction weekend! Although we had a fair amount of rain Saturday afternoon and night, over all the weather was pretty good. Our chapter alone had 19 candidates get inducted into the OA and the very first female youth to be inducted in the entire Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge! Congrats everyone, you all deserve it. Check back soon for our sign up for an upcoming Chapter Member only event and in the mean time, check out some pics from this weekend.

Chapter News

Conclave

Just a quick review from Conclave. We had quite a few chapter members attended the Order of the Arrow Section 9 Conclave a couple weeks ago. The Conclave includes lodges from all over Georgia and parts of Alabama. We got to experience a new scout camp, Black Creek scout reservation which is operated by the Coastal Georgia Council, and located about 60 miles from Savannah.

Lots of fun trading patches, talking with various presenters (the Georgia Crime Scene Investigator was pretty cool), games, and we got exposure to Native American regalia, drumming, and dance. And a special thanks to all the chapter members who help the lodge by participating in or judging events. Great weekend! Check out more pictures here!