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.
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.
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.
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!
******************************************** The Meet & Greet will take place in the Holy Grounds Cafe in the lower level of the church. Please park on the front right side of the church in front of the small house and enter through the lower level doors by the tee pee. ********************************************
The OA Kennesaw Chapter will once again be hosting a Meet & Greet event on March 29th, 2019 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This is a great event for newly elected candidates and their parents to come out, meet some of the current chapter members and learn more about the chapter and the induction weekends. This will be be a casual event where new candidates do not need to wear their scout uniform and food will be provided. Please use the below form to sign up for this event and email OAKennesaw@gmail.com for any questions.
The OA has more than 160,000 active members located in lodges affiliated with over 270 BSA local councils.
Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America with a TROOP, CREW, OR SHIP
The youth must have experienced 15 nights of Boy Scout camping while registered with a troop or team within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement. The balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each.
Note: Camping nights may be combined between various BSA organizations.
Youth must be under the age of 21, meet the rank requirement for the type of unit the election is being held at (see below), be approved by the unit leader, and be elected by the youth members of their troop, team, crew, or ship.
Troop = First Class
Crew = Discovery Pin
Ship = Ordinary Rank
A scout may be on an election ballot in more than one unit that they are registered with as long as they meet the rank requirements for the type of unit the election is being held in.
Adults (age 21 or older) who are registered in the BSA and meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to the lodge adult selection committee. Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition of service, including current or prior positions. Selected adults must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and must provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.
Safe America is also looking for some volunteers to help setup the event. Setup will start at 7:00am. Helping out would be a great way to show your appreciation for them oping this event up to all scouts! If you are able to come out and help, please let use know HERE.
Don’t forget, if you were elected in the 2018 election cycle earlier this year, this is your last chance to complete your Induction into the OA. If you miss this final opportunity, you will have to be re-elected by your troop at your next election to attend an Induction Weekend. Even if you have already been inducted into the Order of the Arrow, I encourage everyone to attend as there is a lot to do to make an Induction Weekend happen, so come on out and lend a hand if you can!
We had a great weekend out at Bert Adams Scout Camp for our Trailblazer Adventure Camp this past weekend. I’d like to thank everyone who attended and helped make it a success. We had nearly a thousand cub scouts from all over the Atlanta Area Council come out and participate with us. With all the different program areas available, it sounds like they all had a great time thanks to your help! I’d like to give a special shout out to Daniel Ripley and Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin who not only helped run the event during the day for the cub scouts, but also helped act as servers for all the OA meals. Good job you two!
As many of you already know, our current Chapter chief Avery has been elected as the Vice Chief of Inductions for the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge and as such, must step down as Chapter Chief at the end of his term in accordance with the Lodge’s operating procedures. We have held our elections and I’d like to congratulate Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin on being elected as the next Kennesaw Chapter Chief and Miguel Vila on becoming the next Chapter Vice Chief. Congratulations to both of you, we know the chapter is in good hands going forward and look forward to you being sworn in at the December OA Banquet.