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Lodge - Extended Elangomat Program Posted Apr. 14, 2019
Extended Elangomat Program is designed to be a guide for them to continue supporting their brothers once the Ordeal is over and recognize their guidance. After successfully leading their clan through their Ordeal, the Elangomats are able to work on the program and earn a series of prestigious awards leading up to the Elangomat of Excellence award. The role of the Elangomat is that of a friend, a guide and a brother; that role does not end when their Candidates complete their Ordeal. We look forward to including the Extended Elangomat Program in these upcoming Ordeals to continue on the success of our Elangomats.
  Questions - Contact Andrew Stufano
Lodge - The Order now Open to All Scouts Posted Apr. 14, 2019
As we begin the new year in Owaneco Lodge, we will be witnessing one of the largest membership changes in Order of the Arrow History. For the first time since the founding of the Order of the Arrow in 1915, Female youth members of Scouting, including Venturers and Sea Scouts will have the opportunity to be inducted into our Order. This will give these female Scouts the same opportunity to learn and serve others through our order, and more specifically our Lodge. When you meet our newest brothers at our upcoming Ordeals, welcome them as they will act as role models and inspirations to others within the Scouting program.
  Questions - Contact Jake Sturrock
Lodge - Brotherhood Posted Apr. 14, 2019
Have you been in the Order of the Arrow for at least 10 months? Or maybe you will have been in the OA for 10 months in May or June? If so, then you are Brotherhood eligible! What is Brotherhood? The Brotherhood is where you reaffirm your belief in the higher purposes of the Order. You make brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service part of your life. Your ordeal consisted mostly of physical impressions. The Brotherhood journey is one of the more deeper and quieter mental impressions. Join me and your fellow brothers in Brotherhood. Your next two opportunities for Brotherhood are at the May and June Ordeals. If you completed your Ordeal in June 2018 or before, you are eligible to complete your brotherhood in May 2019. If you completed your Ordeal in September 2018, you are eligible in July 2019. When you register for the event, make sure to check off “Brotherhood Candidate” to confirm your spot for the weekend. If you have any questions or if you want to join the committee and help others achieve Brotherhood, contact Brotherhood Committee Chairman Matthew Sun at msun@owaneco.org.
  Questions - Contact Matt Sun
Lodge - Ceremonies Committee Posted Apr. 14, 2019
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a ceremonial principal? If so, you should join the Ceremonies committee! You will be able to learn about each principal and will have a chance to perform in ceremonies, as well as learning the symbolism behind this tradition of the Order of the Arrow. Even if you are not interested in becoming a ceremonial principal, you could participate in the stage crew aspect of ceremonies. Ceremonies are very important because they provide our members with a way to understand the purpose of the Order of the Arrow and to help with the induction process. Because of this, new ceremonialists and stage crew members are always needed!
  Questions - Contact Patrick Devine
Lodge - Trading Post Update Posted Apr. 14, 2019
If you’ve been to a lodge event, then you’ve seen and purchased something from the Owaneco Trading Post. The Trading Post always offers a wide variety of products for your Scouting experience and beyond. Sometimes the Trading Post doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for, but fear not: the Trading Post Committee is currently working on some ideas for new merchandise including phone wallets and water bottles. The committee hopes to have these products available at the upcoming May Ordeal. If you have any requests for new merchandise, or if you would like to help bring these to the trading post, feel free to email me at Pierce at neunteufel@owaneco.org or to talk to him at an Ordeal.
  Questions - Contact Pierce Neunteufel
Lodge - OA Day Posted Apr. 14, 2019
Are you an OA member that attends Camp Sequassen, well, we have a day for you, literally! OA Day takes place every Tuesday at summer camp. On OA Day, Arrowmen are encouraged to wear their OA Sash all day, help with some service to the camp and in the evening enjoy some ice cream with your fellow brothers!
  Questions - Contact Joe Loffredo