Chapter News – October 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

Chapter News:


Our chapter held our monthly meeting on October 6th as part of the Foothills District Round Table meeting where the Chapter was also invited to present the “Big Rock” topic.  A copy of the slides presented to take back to your unit can be found here:


2018 Chapter Leadership:

The chapter held officer elections at the October meeting and the 2018 Officers are


Chapter Chief: Avery Shumpert
Vice Chief: Miguel Villa


Unit Elections are just around the corner and we need everyone’s help with running quality elections.  We will have troop election training on Friday, December 1st at Transfiguration Catholic Church in the Family Life Center. Troop Advisors and Troop Representatives need to attend and ScoutMasters are also invited.


We hope that more members will be able to join us for the next meeting on November 2nd.   Chapter & Lodge Calendars can be found on our website


OA Trailblazer will be held on October 6-8th at Bert Adams. At this campout OA members serve as staff to help teach cub scouts. It is a great way to give back to those who are coming behind us and to serve as good role models for the younger scouts. The cost is $15 and all food is provided.  The Lodge really needs both youth & adults to step up and help staff this event.  This is a major fundraiser for the Lodge and is how we are able to continue to donate to the Atlanta Area Council’s Campership fund.


On October 14th & 21st we will have a Lodge Day of Service. Details can be found on the Egwa Tawa Dee Website.


OA Fall Ordeal will be held November 3rd -5th at Bert Adams. This is the last weekend of the year for candidates to go through their ordeal to become a brother. We are in need of Elangomats. Please keep in mind how appreciative you were to the Elangomat that served at your ordeal and please consider helping out. If it has been at least 10 months since your ordeal you can also earn your brotherhood at the same time as serving as an Elangomat. The cost is $15 and all food is provided.  Please email if you are able to serve an an Elangomat.


If your fellow OA members in your troop (or parents of members) are not receiving this email, please forward it to them and direct them to to signup for all Chapter emails.


Avery Shumpert
Kennesaw Chapter Chief
Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge