April Smoke Signals – Unit Elections, Trade-O-Ree , Spring Fellowship and More…

April Smoke Signals – Unit Elections, Trade-O-Ree , Spring Fellowship and More…

SMOKE SIGNALS

April 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • A Message from the Chief
  • Vice Chief of Program Update
  • Service Day Thank You!
  • NO LEC MEETING THIS MONTH!
  • Help Clean our Ceremonies Ring
  • Trade-O-Ree Help Needed
  • Pool Party in August
  • Elections Update
  • Conclave Registration Open
  • Brotherhood Opportunities
  • Spring Ordeal Registration Now Open
  • Elangomats Needed!
  • LEC Meeting Schedule
  • Dues Portal – Pay Your Dues Now!
  • Fall Fellowship Information
  • Lodge Activity Schedule
  • AIA Committee Update
  • Camp Chief Applications Now Open!

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Brothers,

Spring is Here!

With spring comes new opportunities and events for Lenape Lodge. We have our Lodge Trade-o-ree for all Scouts and Scouters who are interested in patches and scouting memorabilia, this is a huge fundraiser for the Lodge, come and support us!

I have recently visited Camp Roosevelt and saw the repairs needed at the OA ring. We need some dedicated Arrowmen to help with the repairs. If you are interested please contact Andrew Rock at vcp@lenape8.org. 

I hope to see everyone at all future events!

Jason Buffi | Lodge Chief

ORDER OF THE ARROW | BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 

693 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060

chief@lenape8.org

A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE CHIEF OF PROGRAM

Brothers,

I am currently in the process of planning the upcoming Ordeal. The dates are June 2-4. We are in need of Youth Elangomats. You would go to camp for free, but would do the same work as you did during your ordeal. This is also a great time to learn more about the Ordeal process. 

If you are interested in being an elangomat for this event, please email me at  vcp@lenape8.org. WE NEED YOU!

Andrew Rock | Lodge Vice Chief of Program

ORDER OF THE ARROW | BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 

693 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060

vcp@lenape8.org

THAN YOU TO ALL ARROWMEN FOR THE SPRING SERVICE DAY!
On March 25th, over 25 Arrowmen came to PineTree Education & Environemental Center for a day of service. Thanks to all that came out for a great day of fun and service to our council camps!


NO LEC MEETING THIS MONTH!

The April LEC meeting was an “AS NEEDED” meeting. The Lodge Chief has determined that the next meeting will be Thursday, MAY 18, 2017
7:00PM Lekau Lodge, Pine Hill Scout Reservation

ALL ARROWMEN WELCOME!

HELP US CLEAN UP OUR CEREMONIES RING!
With our first service day being a HUGE success, we have planned another one.

Our Ceremonies ring is in disrepair and in need of some serious work before our Spring Ordeal weekend.

We are holding several work days and the first one will be held at Camp Roosevelt NEXT WEEK (Wednesday the 19th of this month) from 9-4. Yes, I know it is short notice… You can come and go as you please. The LEC requests that you bring your own lunch. We will be cleaning and fixing the ceremonies circle. The circle is in critical condition as shown in the attached pictures. This will NOT be easy to clean, but I believe that we can do it when we band together.

If you can attend, please email Andrew Rock at vcp@lenape8.org.

    
    

WE NEED TRADE-O-REE FUNDRAISER HELP!
THE FIRST-ANNUAL SOUTH JERSEY TRADE-O-REE will occur on April 22nd.
This event promises to be one of our BIGGEST fundraisers of the year and we need Arrowmen to help set up, help vendors, and clean up.

We need help with set up, clean up, and food service.

COME AND HELP WITH THIS FUNDRAISER!
When:
Saturday April 22, 2017 7:30am-3pm

Location
Marlton Middle School (NEW LOCATION)
150 Tomlinson Mill Rd
Marlton, NJ 08053

Please help! please contact Noah Chasen at: treasurer@lenape8.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

April 26th Lenape Lodge will host a POOL PARTY at Pine Hill Scout Reservation. Noon to 7:00PM
  • Burgers and Hot Dogs
  • Music
  • Gaga Pit
  • FUN AND FELLOWSHIP!
Cost is $5. Sign up HERE:

It’s Unit Election time! If your unit needs to have an election, please fill out the form on our website at http://lenape8.org/request-an-election/. If you have ay questions or problems, please email elections@lenape8.org.

We encourage all unit leaders to schedule their election as soon as possible as the schedule fills up quickly!

As a reminder, you must have at least 50% of your active, registered youth in attendance.

We are also asking all unit leaders to please have a list of the BSA ID numbers for all candidates when we arrive as we need that number to input the candidates into the LodgeMaster system.
All eligibility requirements as well as the adult nomination forms can be found on our website at: http://lenape8.org/request-an-election/.

is an annual event where 11 lodges from Northeast Region Section 5 (NE-5) get together for fellowship, competitions, and lots of fun, while celebrating the traditions of the Order of the Arrow.

Scouts from all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York have a blast participating in the numerous special events, games, over the top activities, fun, ceremony and dance competitions, awesome shows, LOTS of patch trading and so much more. The next Conclave will be held June 9-11, 2017 at Forestburg Scout Reservation, NY.

Registration is OPEN now! Sign up here: http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2033480&OrgKey=2228

Brotherhood Opportunities

If you were inducted on or before September 2016, you are eligible to attain Brotherhood at one of our next Induction Weekends!
Simply signup as a Brotherhood Candidate by clicking below:

June 2-4, 20-17 at (Roosevelt Scout Reservation)

September 15-17, 2017 at (Pine Hill)

Don’t miss these opportunities! You can get more information about the Brotherhood requirements by visiting our website at: http://lenape8.org/brotherhood/


Spring Induction Weekend
Registration Now Open!

Our next lodge event is rapidly approaching! Join us June 2-4 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation for our first induction event of the year. This is the opportunity for new Ordeal induction as well as a chance to seal your bonds in Brotherhood and become a Brotherhood member of the lodge. If you have been an Ordeal member for at least 10 months, have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of the Order.

With any Ordeal induction, the lodge will be executing one of it’s core principles – service. We will be working to complete meaningful service projects to camp and your help is greatly appreciated. But after our daily work is complete, there will be plenty of food, fun, and fellowship to be had by all.

Lodge weekends also provide the opportunity to make new friends, build your network, and learn new skills that will last a lifetime.

Sign up HERE!

http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/event/2017-spring-induction-weekend/1928342


WE NEED ELANGOMATS!

The word Elangomat is translated as “friend” from the Lenni Lenape. Thus, an Elangomat serves as a friend to the Ordeal Candidates.

When it is time to welcome new candidates into our Order at a Conclave/Ordeal Weekend. As you all know, to make this happen we need Elangomats.

We were all candidates once, and we went through the Ordeal led by some person we probably just met called an Elangomat. He tested the bow with us and worked along side us throughout the weekend.

As many of you may recall, Elangomats were the friends who led us through the various tests of the Ordeal, and served our lodge and the Ordeal with a great spirit and desire to insure that all candidates found the true meaning of the Order.

It was Elangomats that showed all of us the path through the Ordeal and onward to Brotherhood.

Many who have served in this role have commented that it brought time to reflect on their own Ordeal weekend, no matter how long ago that was, and many stated that it only intensified their respect for the Order and strengthened their bond in Brotherhood.

Now it is your time to return the favor, and maybe even strengthen your bond in the Lodge by becoming an Elangomat.

Every member is encouraged to be an Elangomat at least once before they become a Brotherhood member. This experience gives one the opportunity to more completely understand the meaning of the Ordeal and its intentions.

Get more information HERE:  http://lenape8.org/elangomats/

Sign up HERE!

http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/event/2017-spring-induction-weekend/1928342

WE NEED ELECTION TEAM MEMBERS!

Elections are one of the most important things we do in the Order of the Arrow and we need more YOUTH members to help with elections. If you can help with just a few meetings this year please email the elections chairman at: elections@lenape8.org

2017 LEC Meeting Schedule
  • May 18, 2017, Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM
  • June 4, 2017, Roosevelt Scout Reservation 10:00AM
  • July 20, 2017, NO MEETING! We are serving at the Burlington County Farm Fair instead!
  • August 17, 2017, Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM
  • September 17, 2017, Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 10:00AM
  • October 19, 2017, AS NEEDED. Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM
  • November 4, 2017, Roosevelt Scout Reservation. 10:00AM
  • December 21, 2017, AS NEEDED. Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM

PAY YOUR 2017 DUES!
The 2017 Dues portal is now open! Arrowmen can pay dues online (preferred) by clicking on the link below:
http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/event/2017-lodge-dues-portal/2039121

As a reminder, our lodge rules state that any Arrowman that has not paid dues in 2016 or prior, must pay one-month’s back dues to get re-current.

If you do not wish to pay online, you may download a dues form and mail it or take it to a council service center here:  http://lenape8.org/dues/

FALL FELLOWSHIP!!

Beginning this year, we will hold our Fall Fellowship at Roosevelt Scout Reservation from November 3-5, 2017
This will be EPIC! Food, Fun, Fellowship. We are working with the council program committee to have some of the Roosevelt program areas open for Arrowmen in the afternoon.

Yes, we are STILL supporting Cub Fun Day and Haunted Woods!

Sign up HERE:

2017 LENAPE LODGE 8 SCHEDULE

In addition to providing recognition, camping promotion, and leadership training opportunities, the lodge exists as a supplement to a youth’s scouting experience by providing different activities throughout the calendar year for lodge members.

2017 Order of the Arrow Events:

  • Trade-O-Ree: Marlton Middle School, April 22, 2017
  • Spring Induction Weekend: June 2-4, 2017 (Roosevelt Scout Reservation)
  • NE-5 Section Conclave: June 9-11, 2017 (Forestburg Scout Reservation, NY)
  • Fall Induction Weekend: September 15-17, 2017 (Pine Hill)
  • Cub Fun Day/Haunted Woods: October 20-21, 2017 (Pine Hill)
  • Fall Fellowship: November 3-5, 2017 (Roosevelt Scout Reservation)
  • Lodge Leadership Development: December (Pine Tree): DATES TBD
You can find more information about our events on our website at:  lenape8.org

Are you interested in writing, editing, graphic design, photography, analytics, or social media?

The Lenape Lodge Communications Team is searching for Arrowmen, both youth and adults, who are interested in helping to spread the Order of the Arrow’s message. Email the communications team at: communications@lenape8.org if you are interested!

Interested in Ceremonies, Indian Lore, Native American culture, drumming, or Dancing?

Then the American Indian Affairs committee is for you!

Contact the AIA committee by emailing ceremonies@lenape8.org for more information on meetings and practice schedules! New awards are available for active participants of the AIA Committee!

ORDER OF THE ARROW CAMP CHIEF
How would you like to serve on the staff of Roosevelt Scout Reservation AND serve the Order of the Arrow at the same time?

You should check out our Camp Chief program! The camp chief is an Arrowman that serves on the camp staff and has specific OA responsibilities during camp.

More information and an application are HERE

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