September Smoke Signals – Summer Update, Fall Induction Weekend, and More…

September Smoke Signals – Summer Update, Fall Induction Weekend, and More…

SMOKE SIGNALS

September 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Message From the Chief
  • Order of the Arrow “Summer Vacation”
  • Fall Ordeal Registration Now Open
  • 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference Announced
  • Brotherhood Opportunities
  • Elangomats Needed!
  • LEC Meeting Schedule
  • Dues Portal – Pay Your Dues Now!
  • Lodge Activity Schedule
  • Communications Update
  • AIA Committee Update

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Hello to the Brothers of Lenape Lodge,

         I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer! As September approaches and this summer starts to fade into another wonderful memory we look at some of the amazing things our Arrowmen have done, look further down the Smoke Signals to see pictures and even a video of some of these experiences. 

          With the end of the summer came the end of another summer camp season at Roosevelt Scout Reservation. I would like to personally thank the staff for all of their hard work to manage the facilities but also for always encouraging scouts to fulfill their obligations in scouting and in the order. I would also like to personally thank our OA Camp Chief Andrew Rock, his work to spread the word of the Order and the fun events of Lenape Lodge is sure to be beneficial to us as we begin our fall program, Thank You, Andrew!

          Finally, I wanted to take a moment to encourage every member to come to as many fall events as possible, all year we have focused on our programs to not only be more fun but also more meaningful. The best thing to kickstart the fall season is with our Fall Ordeal at Pine Hill Scout Reservation, we will not only be inducting our new members but also this is the perfect time for anyone to get involved with what we have to offer, from Ceremonies, Service, Culinary or even our Trading Post and Communications, find something you’re interested in and experience everything the Order of the Arrow can offer you. I can’t wait to see you at all upcoming events!

Yours in Brotherhood,

   
Jason Buffi | Lodge Chief

ORDER OF THE ARROW | BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 

693 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060

chief@lenape8.org

ORDER OF THE ARROW
“SUMMER VACATION”

LENAPE LODGE WAS PROUD TO BE REPRESENTED AT THESE NATIONAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS!

OPERATION ARROWThe Order of the Arrow at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

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                                                              Rex and Derek van Veldhuisen on the OA Staff

GSC JAMBOREE CONTINGENT – Scouts and Arrowmen Experience the Summit as part of the council contingent. 

  
  CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO OF THE NEW SUMMIT CIRCLE!

FLORIDA SEA BASE – Arrowmen dive in the Florida Keys to experience Scouting’s Adventure.
 

Northern Tier – Arrowmen trek in the Canadian wilderness to experience Scouting’s Adventure.

 

PHILMONT TRAIL CREW – Arrowmen trek in New Mexico to experience Scouting’s Adventure.
      


Fall Induction Weekend
Registration Now Open!

Our next lodge event is rapidly approaching! Join us September 15-17 at Pine Hill Scout Reservation for our lastinduction 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 on our website here: http://lenape8.org/induction-weekends/

2018 NATIONAL ORDER OF THE ARROW CONFERENCE! 

#NOAC2018

 
Lenape Lodge 8 has received 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: http://lenape8.org/noac-2018/

Pay your deposit HERE: 

http://lenape8.doubleknot.com/event/2018-noac/2159043

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:

September 15-17, 2017 at (Pine Hill)
November 3-5, 2017 (Roosevelt)
 

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


WE NEED ELANGOMATS!

EARN THIS PATCH!!!

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 on our website here: http://lenape8.org/induction-weekends/

 

2017 LEC Meeting Schedule
  • August 30, 2017, Pine Hill Scout Reservation (Webster 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.

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: 

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:

  • 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)
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!

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