March Smoke Signals – Unit Elections, Spring Fellowship and More…

March Smoke Signals – Unit Elections, Spring Fellowship and More…


March 2017

  • A Message from the Chief
  • Spring Fellowship Signups Now Open!
  • Unit Elections: The Start of Inductions
  • Next LEC Meeting
  • Trade-O-Ree
  • Brotherhood Opportunities
  • Spring Induction Weekend Registration Now Open!
  • 2017 LEC Meeting Schedule
  • Dues Portal
  • Fall Fellowship
  • Vigil Breakfast
  • 2017 Lodge Activity Schedule
  • Communications Update
  • AIA Committee Update
  • Camp Chief Applications Now Open!




In just a short few weeks we will have our first service day at Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center. This is a great way for us to provide meaningful and cheerful service to one of our council camps. Register Today!

I would also like to congratulate and welcome to the Lodge Executive Committee the newly appointed lodge committee chairman, I wish all of you the best of luck during the year, the newly appointed chairman are as follows;

  • American Indian Affairs- Steven Wilburn
  • Camping Promotions- Sean Herb
  • Service- Mathieu Carroll
  • Unit Elections- Mark Johnson
  • Vigil/ Awards- Jason Gaughan

If you are interested in joining a committee or being the chairman of a committee, please email WE NEED YOU!

Jason Buffi | Lodge Chief


693 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060

Calling all Arrowmen! Time for Spring Fellowship at Pine Tree Education & environmental Center.

March 25th, from 9:00AM to 7:00PM. Lunch and Dinner will be served.

Come out for the day to help get Pine Tree ready for camp! Stay for fellowship and Dinner on Saturday evening.

Cost; $10 to cover food.

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 If you have ay questions or problems, please email

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:


Thursday, MARCH 25, 2017
4:00PM Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center


Lenape Lodge will host our FIRST ever Trade-O-Ree!
Food, Fun, Fellowship, Boy Scout Displays, Buy-Sell-Trade Patches and Memorabilia
Saturday April 22, 2017 9am-3pm
Marlton Middle School (NEW LOCATION)
150 Tomlinson Mill Rd 
Marlton, NJ 08053
Non-perishable food item for donation to local food pantry
Food will be available for purchase at the Lenape Snack Bar for Breakfast and Lunch
Vendor Pre-Registration:
Until March 11: $25/table
After March 11, $30/table
To Reserve your space, information on nearby lodging, or questions in general, please contact:

David Chasen at:

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:

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!



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:

Sign up HERE!



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:

2017 LEC Meeting Schedule
  • March 25, 2017, Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center. 4:00PM
  • April 20, 2017, AS NEEDED. Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Lekau Lodge). 7:00PM
  • 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

The 2017 Dues portal is now open! Arrowmen can pay dues online (preferred) by clicking on the link below:

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:


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: 

Our 2017 Vigil Breakfast will be held on March 25th at Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center at 6:00AM

All Vigil Honor members are invited to attend. The cost of the breakfast is $7. You can purchase a ticket HERE: 


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:

  • Spring Fellowship/Beaver Day: March 25, 2017 (Pine Tree)
  • 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:

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: 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 for more information on meetings and practice schedules! New awards are available for active participants of the AIA Committee!

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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