Chapter News

Canoe Day Cancelled

I’m afraid the Chapter Canoe Day has been cancelled due to low lake levels. We were contacted earlier today by the council to let us know that the lake levels at the aquatics base are just too low to get the equipment out from their launch point without damaging it. We will unfortunately have to look for another day this spring to have a chapter canoe day.

We ARE still on schedule for our Chapter Campout scheduled for Jan 31st – Feb 2nd, check your emails over the next few days for more information.

Chapter News

Congrats to our new OA Vigil Honor Recipient

Our very own Avery Shumpert completed his Vigil Honor Induction this weekend at Trailblazer. A quick recap for those who don’t know, there are three levels in the Order of the Arrow, Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honor. Receiving Vigil Honor is exceedingly rare as the process involves getting nominated by your peers within the OA and getting approve by committee and national, before completing your Vigil Honor Induction. The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge had roughly 900 registered OA members at the end of last year, and out of all those members across the Atlanta Area Council only 12-15 were selected this year to receive the Vigil Honor and Avery was selected as part of that very small group. He is the first new Vigil Honor recipient from our chapter since 2011Next time you see him, be sure to give him a big congratulations as he is the first chapter member to receive the Vigil Honor is several years! CONGRATULATIONS AVERY, you deserve it!

Chapter News

Canoe Day!

There was an opening and the chapter will be having a last minute canoe day at Allatoona Aquatics Base! Sign up is required. We will meet up for Check In beginning at 7:30 AM, anyone arriving after 8:00 AM may have to wait and get checked in in between activities, so please do try and arrive on time. As this event is only $5, lunch will NOT be provided by the Chapter. Please plan to bring a lunch in a plastic bag with your name on and there will be a cooler with ice for you to put it in when you arrive. The chapter will bring some light snack foods as well as some mystery prizes.

What to bring:

  • BSA Medical Form Parts A & B
  • Copy of a BSA Swim check from the last 12 months
  • Close toed water shoes
  • Lunch
  • Towel/Goggles/etc.
  • A great attitude!

When: Sat, October 12th from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $5
Sign Up Link: HERE!

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