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.

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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.

Chapter News

Allatoona Aquatics Base Workday

Allatoona Aquatics Base will open for day programs June 26th, if we can get the property ready. To that end the Aquatics Base team is having a workday this Saturday, June 13. Adult and/or Scouts BSA-age volunteers are needed to clean out the swim cove and other shoreline areas of driftwood, clean winter leaves and deadfall from pavilions and other key areas throughout the camp.

Volunteers will be divided into small isolated groups and take appropriate precautions. Work groups can start as early as 8:00 AM or as volunteers arrive throughout the morning. Volunteers should bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Sack lunch
  • Work Gloves
  • Mask (recommended)

For more information please contact Dalton Smith (daltonlsmith@comcast.net) or Mike Gulledge mwgulledge@aol.com.

 

IMPORTANT: Please sign up if you plan on attending!

Sign Up Link: https://www.atlantabsa.org/event/4381/18930/CAST-Work-Day—June-2020

**IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP, DO NOT SHOW UP! THIS ACTIVITY HAS LIMITED CAPACITY**

 

Chapter Meetings Review

Chapter Meeting Review: Cooking 6/4/20

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.

Topic: Camp Cooking

  1. Cooking Methods
  2. Prep, Planning, & Timing
  3. Alternative Cooking Methods
  4. Precipices, Strategies, and Sharing

Presentation

(Click the image below to download the entire presentation)

 

Resources

 

Tip: Does YOUR troop have a dedicated place to share camp cooking recipes? Depending on your troop, talk to your Webmaster, Historian, or Scoutmaster about setting one up!

 

 

Chapter News

June Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting (Virtual)
Date: June 4th (TONIGHT)
Time: 6:30 PM (promptly)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Topic: Cooking

 

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:

  • General Cooking Methods
  • The Prep, Planning, & Timing involved with camp  cooking
  • A few alternative cooking methods
  • A group discussion on some favorite camp meals!
    (make sure you think of your favorites BEFORE tonight’s meeting)

Is your troop stuck in a “cooking rut”? Do you see the same meals on ever camp out? Let’s all share what we see in our own troops as well as everyone’s favorite meals so everyone can try something new at their next camp out!

 
After our main instructional meeting, we plan on having a Kahoot Game! As a reminder, it’s easiest to play Kahoot over zoom if you can both SEE the zoom meeting (on a computer or tablet) and then ANSWER the questions from a phone. Computers with multiple monitors setup also works well.

 

Zoom Meeting Info:

Zoom Meeting Info has been emailed out at 10:30am 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.
 
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Robert Carlin
Kennesaw Chapter Chief
Brotherhood Chair

Robert Carlin
AKA Scorpio

Chapter News

Candidate Info Meeting

Just a reminder that we will be hosting our Candidate Info Meeting TODAY! If you’re a 2020 OA Candidate and are looking to get your questions answered about what comes next, how to complete your induction, what to do if you registered for a now cancelled induction, and more!
 
If you already have questions that you want to be sure we cover, please submit them ahead of time if possible via this Google Form!
 
Where: LIVE STREAM 
When: Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
 

Our 2020 Candidate Information Meeting will be LIVE Streamed on our OA Kennesaw Chapter Facebook Page and will also be viewable on our Candidate Info Page. The stream is expected to be available beginning at 7:20 PM with the meeting starting at 7:30 PM

Chapter News

Udpates!

At this point in time, the second spring induction has officially been cancelled. If you have previously registered for an induction in 2020 that has been cancelled, your registration will automatically be transferred to the next possible induction.

Our OA Kennesaw Chapter Meet & Greet has been re-scheduled for Thursday, May 28th at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be virtual and new candidates AND existing members are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned for and watch your emials for more info to come!