May Smoke Signals – Spring Ordeal, Conclave, and More…

May Smoke Signals – Spring Ordeal, Conclave, and More…


May 2017

  • LEC Meeting May 18th!
  • 2017 NE-5 Conclave Registration Open
  • Spring Ordeal Registration Now Open
  • Ceremonies Ring Thank You!
  • Trade-O-Ree Thank You!
  • Pool Party in August
  • 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference Announced
  • Brotherhood Opportunities
  • Elangomats Needed!
  • LEC Meeting Schedule
  • Dues Portal – Pay Your Dues Now!
  • Fall Fellowship Information
  • Lodge Activity Schedule
  • Communications Update
  • AIA Committee Update
  • Camp Chief Applications Now Open!


The next meeting will be Thursday, MAY 18, 2017
7:00PM Lekau Lodge, Pine Hill Scout Reservation
This Meeting Is Mandatory for all
Officers and Chairman


Conclave 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.


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!


Our Ceremonies ring at Roosevelt Scout Reservation is in disrepair from years of neglect, but a few Arrowmen took it upon themselves to change all of that!

Thanks to Mathieu Carroll, Jason Buffi, Tim Estacio, and Andrew Rock for their hard work. A very special thank you to Ed Rock for spending the day with the youth and for Mike Kalb and the Thursday Crew for extra help with the ring.





THE FIRST-ANNUAL SOUTH JERSEY TRADE-O-REE was a great success! We have a lot to build on for the next year, but this could be a HUGE fundraiser for us.

Special thanks to David Chasen and Noah Chasen for organizing the event!


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
Cost is $5. Sign up HERE: 



Lenape Lodge 8 has recieved our allocation for the 2018 NOAC and we are sending 17 youth and 5 adults to INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON, IN on JULY 30 – AUGUST 4, 2018
NOAC is a national gathering of around 10,000 – 15,000 Arrowmen from nearly every Lodge in the Nation. Once every few years, we get together for six days of fun, adventure, and learning. If you choose to go, you will find a large selection of activities ranging from Native American dancing and regalia to scuba and snorkeling.

The best thing is YOU get to choose what you want to do and when you do it. At the last NOAC the list of possibilities was huge including hundreds of activities. While at NOAC you and your roommate will stay in the University dorm rooms, sleeping on real beds with the University providing the linens and using indoor restrooms and showers. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served in the University Cafeterias where they do the cooking and the cleaning – all you must do is return your tray.

The conference fee will be announced by the National Order of the Arrow Committee later this year, but expect that the total cost of the trip will be around $850 (still pending until the official conference fee is announced later this summer).

Spots are LIMITED!  You will be put on a wait list if the contingent is full.
YOUTH – “first come, first serve” (once we receive your $100 deposit)
ADULTS – spots are extremely limited, details on an approval process will be communicated.  Please register and pay deposit ASAP in order to be considered in the approval process.

Up to date information can be found HERE:

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:



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!


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

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.

This year’s Fall Fellowship theme reflects our theme for Lenape 8 for 2017. STRENGTHEN THE TIES OF BROTHERHOOD. Join us for this amazing event!.

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

Sign up 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:

  • 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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