Chapter News

May Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting (In-Person Outdoors)

Date: Thursday, May 6th
Time: 6:45pm – 7:30pm
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church
Topic: Fellowship with New Members

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to remind you that we will be holding our monthly OA Kennesaw Chapter Meeting this Thursday, May 6th from 6:45pm-7:30pm In Person at Holy Family Catholic Church. We will be focusing on fellowship and welcoming our newly inducted chapter members with outdoor games and activities. Parents of members are welcome to stay, socialize, and play games as well!

Upcoming Calendar Additions & Changes
Check them out below and make sure you’re subscribed to the chapter calendar 6th – Chapter Meeting: In Person Outdoor Meeting with Backyard Games to welcome new members
May 15th – Lodge: Day of Service @ Bert Adams Scout Camp; 8am-Noon
May 22nd – Chapter: Outdoor Movie Night (Sign Up)
June 3rd – Chapter Meeting: Foothills District Picnic
July 17th – Chapter: Float Trip (Sign Up)
Aug 12th – Chapter Meeting: OA Refresher (Moved from Aug 5th)

  1. Lodge Event Orientation
  2. Signing Up for Lodge Events
  3. Explanation of Bead Totem & Claw Painting
  4. Explanation of Lodge Leadership Roles & Elections

Aug 27th – 29th –  Lodge: August Induction & Fellowship Weekend
Sept 2nd – Chapter Meeting: Alternative Fire Building Competition
Sept 10th – 12th – Lodge: Fall Fellowship
Oct 1st – 2nd–  Lodge: Trailblazer Adventure Camp
Oct 7th – Chapter Meeting: Chapter Cook Off
Nov 4th – Chapter Meeting: Knot Relay/Shelter Building
Nov 5th – 7th –  Lodge: Fall Induction & Fellowship Weekend
Dec 2nd – Chapter Meeting: Christmas Party

  1. How to Pay Your Dues for Next Year
  2. Potluck Event
  3. Award Announcements
Yash Mahadkar
Kennesaw Chapter ChiefAndrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser
Chapter News

Spring Gathering

The deadline to sign up for Spring Gathering is nearly upon us.  Visit for more information on lodge events and sign up via Tentaroo at  and don’t forget to reach out to other members in your units and get them to sign up as well.  It’s only 15$ for the weekend of activities including food!  Can’t beat that!


Chapter News

Feb Chapter Meeting

Don’t forget, we have a SHORT chapter meeting TONIGHT from 7:00-7:30pm. Zoom link was emailed out yesterday, if you didn’t get it, please email and include your unit number.

Chapter News

Jan Chapter Meeting Tonight

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: This Thursday, Jan. 7th
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: OA Eligibility, Conducting Unit Elections, & Annual Dues

OA Kennesaw Chapter will once again be holding a virtual Chapter Meeting tonight, at 6:30 PM using the Zoom link below.  We will be going over several things:

  • OA Eligibility Requirements
  • How to Conduct a Unit Election
  • OA Annual Dues – what they are, how to pay them, who needs to pay them, and who is already covered for 2021

Check your email for the Zoom information sent out today, Jan 7th at noon or email and include your name and troop number. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email and don’t forget, attending chapter events, like chapter meetings, counts towards your units “OA Participation” and “New Member Activation”!

Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser

Chapter News

Service Opportunity this weekend

As was mentioned last week, there is a Lodge Day of Service scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 12th. It would be great to have a good showing from Kennesaw Chapter there! This is the last Lodge Day of Service for the year and it’s always a big one. The main activity will be raking & bagging leaves across the entire cemetery (10 or so acres). Please attend if you are able and check the weather the morning of. Generally, the lodge will be out working rain or shine, so come prepared.
These hours are considered community service hours, if being used for school or religious organization, please bring any forms that need to be signed to the event if possible. Additionally, unlike most OA events, family and other non-OA members are welcome at Lodge Days of Service. Feel free to come down as an entire family and help out!
Event: Lodge Day of Service
Date: Saturday, Dec. 12th
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: East View Cemetery
(check Google Maps, we generally park and meet at the cemetery entrance on 4th Ave.)
Safety Protocols:

  • This event is outdoors and spread across 10 acres, so social distancing should not be problem for anyone who would like to work in a more segregated area of the cemetery.
  • Despite being outdoors, face covers will be required as there may be times when you are around others (like while stuffing leaves in bags)

What to Bring:

  • Face Covering
  • Work Gloves
  • Rain Gear
  • Leaf & Grass Rakes
  • Leaf Blowers & Fuel (Adults Only)
  • Leaf Bag Chute
  • Ear Protection if using a leaf blower or if you’re sensitive to loud noise
  • Bag Lunch – snacks & a basic lunch are generally provided, but out of an abundance of caution I personally recommend bringing your own sack lunch/snacks

Note: It is recommended that you put your name on any equipment that you bring, saying “Mine is the one with the gray tape on the handle” will NOT be enough to distinguish your tools from others.
Feel free to reply to if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser
Robert ‘Scorpio’ Carlin
Kennesaw Chapter Chief

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




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 and include your unit number to request it!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email 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!


Andrew Budzinski
Kennesaw Chapter Adviser