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GOLD JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE!

 

Message from the Supreme Chief of the Fire

OA Membership Changes

The National Order of the Arrow Committee has announced some exciting updates to the Order of the Arrow program.

Beginning February 1, 2019, unit elections will be permitted in Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout units. The new Order of the Arrow membership requirements are as follows:

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. 
  • Have experienced 15 nights of camping while registered with a troop, crew, or ship within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement; the balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each. Ship nights may be counted as camping for Sea Scouts.
  • At the time of their election, youth must be under the age of 21, hold the Scouts BSA First Class rank, the Venturing Discovery Award, or the Sea Scout Ordinary rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Sea Scout Skipper, be elected by the youth members of their unit. 
  • Adults (age 21 or older) who meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to and approval by the lodge adult selection committee.

Our commitment to our unchanging mission and purpose remains steadfast, and we are excited to welcome others who share that commitment by extending membership in Scouting’s National Honor Society to participants of all older youth programs. We look forward to having female members in 2019 and know that, like all of our OA members, they will serve as role models and inspirations to others – both within the Boy Scouts of America and beyond.

We anticipate that you may have some questions. Please be sure to read the FAQ section below. More information will be released as it becomes available in order to assist lodges with implementation.

We look forward to sharing what the OA has to offer with more young people and appreciate your support of this exciting new direction.

FAQs

Q. Will camping be counted retroactively for those currently in Venturing and Sea Scouts?

Yes. Camping that has taken place within the two years immediately prior to the election will be counted beginning February 1, 2019. This camping must have taken place while an individual was registered with the BSA as a program participant and must be while participating with a BSA Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship.

Q. Can I be elected into the OA if I am over the age of 18?

Yes. As long as you are under the age of 21 at the time the election is held. If you are over 21, you will need to go through the adult selection process.

Q. Will there be any opportunities for Venturers to learn more about the OA and Venturing?

Yes. We will provide high-level information and the opportunity to gather feedback from youth Venturing participants at VenturingFest 2018, which will be held July 1-6, 2018.

Q. When will the OA literature be updated to reflect these changes?

We are planning that all literature will be updated by Summer of 2019.

Q. Will we still be able to wear lodge flaps on any female uniforms that may be created?

Yes. We continue to work with BSA National Supply to help ensure that the current OA lodge flap shape and size will be accommodated.

 

 

Jay Garee

Scout executive/CEO

 

 

 

 

2018 Ordeal Opportunties

 

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The Ordeal Weekend is to induct Ordeal Candidates into Scouting's National Honor Society. In 2018 for the first time we will be offering a Saturday night Ordeal Opportunity (October 13-14,2018) for those who have sports or activities Friday night or Saturday morning.

You may register on-line by clicking on REGISTER below. You may pay on line by using PayPal, Credit Card or checking account. If you do not want to pay on line, please select "mail/ off line" at checkout. If there is not enough time to mail it to the office with the attached registration form then bring cash or check to the checkin at camp.

There are 1 more ordeal weekends in 2018:

October 13-14, 2018 at Hidden Valley (Sat  night to Sunday)    Click Here to register

 

 

 

 

2018 Lodge Conference October 10-14, 2018

 

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Passaconaway Lodge
LODGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
TRAINING LEADERS- DEVELOPING THE TEAM - INSPIRING SERVICE

 

Mark your calendar—Join us for the Conference October 12-14, 2018

To view course schedule click here

 

REGISTER NOW!!!!

Click Here

NOTE: This registration is different from the October Ordeal scheduled for the same weekend. That registration is for candidates only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Bear Trading Post

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Passaconaway Lodge's own Black Bear Trading Post!!

Click Here to access the online Trading Post for some of our Lodge Apparel items.

Stay Tuned as we add more and more choices and inventory to our new online store!!!

 

 

 

New Enhanced Elangomat Program

 

 

Last Sunday, March 19. the new Enhanced Elangomat program was presented.

The video to the left is the training presentation.

Click Here to to  download the training presentation.

Also presented was the new Enhanced Elangomat Recognition Program.

The video on the left is the presentation.

 

Click here to download the Enhanced Elangomat Recognition Program.

National Leadership Seminar (NLS)

 

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow's key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in the lodge, council, and community. NLS prepares Arrowmen to become better leaders both within and outside of the Scouting program. 

The NLS will provide participants with:

  1. A challenging, inspiring, and enjoyable learninig experience
  2. A better understanding of the skills of leadership and how to apply them
  3. A better understanidng of themselves and of other people
  4. A realization that, with practice and work, everyone can improve their leadership skills
  5. An understanidng that leadership skills work in tandem with one another, rather than in isoloation, apart from one another
  6. An understanding that different sitatutions require the application of different leadership skills
  7. A model with which to evaluate themselves and others in the use of leadership skils

When Can I Attend?

The Northeast Region will offer NLS at the following times and places:

 

The November date for NLS and DYLC at Alpine is November 9-11, the fee is $120/person. We have 4 guaranteed seats at NLS and 2 at DYLC. All other will go on a waiting list but the sooner they register, the more likely that we will be able to send additional members as the list is chronologically created – it is first come-first served as space is available.

 

  • No walk-ins as in the past. 
  • The full amount has to be paid to the Lodge before I will register them with the Region.
  • All interested adults must be approved first by the Lodge Adviser
  • All interested youth must be approved first by the Lodge Chief and/or Lodge Advise

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact Christine Wilson for any questions

Developing Youth Leadership Conference (Formerly NLATS)

 

What is the Developing Youth Leaders Conference?

The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will deepen an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the lodge and chapter. Conference topics will include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar.
 
The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will move us beyond lodge mechanics and operations to establishing a lodge and chapter culture that grows youth who are capable of establishing goals, building teams, and guiding the lodge’s work to achieve Journey to Excellence. Prior participation in the National Leadership Seminar is encouraged, but not required. 

Who Should Attend?

It is recommended that participants be lodge advisers or staff advisers and those with lodge adviser potential, as approved by the Lodge Adviser. Prior completion of a Lodge Leader Development Program and the National Leadership Seminar are required.  The DYLC is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of lodge program, delivery of service to the council, and development of youth leadership necessary to both. While it is designed to be fun, the course is mentally challenging as well. Participants should be open to learning and prepared to actively engage in an invigorating weekend.

When Can I Attend?

The November date for NLS and DYLC at Alpine is November 9-11, the fee is $120/person. We have 4 guaranteed seats at NLS and 2 at DYLC. All other will go on a waiting list but the sooner they register, the more likely that we will be able to send additional members as the list is chronologically created – it is first come-first served as space is available.

 

  • No walk-ins as in the past. 
  • The full amount has to be paid to the Lodge before I will register them with the Region.
  • All interested adults must be approved first by the Lodge Adviser
  • All interested youth must be approved first by the Lodge Chief and/or Lodge Adviser

 

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact Christine Wilson for any questions

 

 

 

Pay your 2018 Dues Now!

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It’s time to renew your membership in Passaconaway Lodge for 2018! Paying dues entitles you to all the benefits of lodge membership, including attending lodge events, participating in OA High Adventure programs, and representing the OA in your troop. You must be currently registered in the BSA to be in the OA.

To celebrate our 75th Anniversary we are offering a 5 Year Dues Plan at a special cost of $60. Each year of dues is contingent upon continued registration in BSA.

Every dues paying member of 2017 will receive a free Annual Member patch. Any member that takes advantage of the 5 Year Dues Plan will receive the complete 5 year patch set for 2017-2021. The entire patch set is themed on our beautiful Daniel Webster Council camps. So get them one at a time each year, or all 5 at once!

If you prefer to not pay online, continue with the on-line registration and select Pay by Mail, print your receipt and send it with your payment to the Council office.

Click Here to Pay

Pay your dues by January 20, 2018 to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

 

 

 

2017 Annual Report Presentation

 

2017 Annual Report to the Daniel Webster Council Executive Board

 

 

 

 

Native American Regalia for Passaconaway Lodge

New American Indian Affairs Materials.

 

 

 

Visit the new Passaconaway Lodge History Website.

 

 

Facebook & Text OALODGE to 94253
Last updated on August 12, 2018