September 2017 Newsletter
Our chapter held our monthly meeting on September 7th and had a great turnout and lots of new faces. 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. Please register at http://bit.ly/OATroopElection
We hope that more members will be able to join us for the next meeting on October 5th. Chapter & Lodge Calendars can be found on our website www.oakennesaw.com
OA Fall Fellowship was this past weekend at Woodruff Scout Camp and we had a good turnout with 12 Chapter Members total in attendance. At Fellowship we had 4 members complete their Brotherhood Trail. Congratulations to our newest Brotherhood members! The theme for this Fellowship was “EGWA BOTS” and the chapter worked as a team to build a robot arm that they built together while also earning their Engineering Merit Badge! Fun, teamwork, and a bit of service to the council made a great event!
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 21st we will have a Lodge Day of Service at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Details can be found on the Egwa Tawa Dee Website. http://www.aacegwa.org/calendar.htm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to serve an an Elangomat.
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Kennesaw Chapter Chief
Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge