Portage Lodge 619, Order of the Arrow
PORTAGE LODGE 619, ORDER OF THE ARROW
National Honor Society for the Heart of Ohio Council, BSA
The greatest adventures of a Scout's life begin at Scout camp. Where but in the great outdoors can a youth hear the midnight hush of the deep woods ... breathe the sweetness of distant wood-smoke ... look down in awe at where he's been, and look up in wonder at where he still must go ... glimpse the deer drinking at first light ... watch eagles soaring in a cloudless sky ... feel the warmth of the campfire as it glows orange against the thickening darkness ... and at the end of a long day, hear the hooting owl under a sky flashing with stars.
A promotional visit by you as an Order of the Arrow (OA) member is designed to assist the Troop or Pack in planning their attendance at summer camp. Learn more about how you can help visit a unit by the OA to learn more about Firelands Scout Reservation for Boy Scout summer camp or Cub Scout resident camp.
Lodge Leadership Development (LLD)
Hello Everybody! My name is Joe Williams.
I am the Unit Election Chairman of Portage Lodge 619. I hope your summer was full of fun. Soon I will be planning your unit's OA election. We had a very successful year and hope to continue. Please send the date your unit would like to have your unit election this year to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP so we can get teams gathered and scheduled to come to the meeting.
Something to keep in mind: In order to be eligible to be elected this year, the youth needs to hold at least First Class Rank, have 15 days and nights of BOY SCOUT camping in the last 2 years, and have the approval of the Scoutmaster.
Please feel free to contact me at any time via email or phone. My number is 419-544-3712.
Yours in brotherhood,
Unit Elections Chairman
Portage Lodge 619
2014 Section Conclave
If you are receiving this email, then you have either expressed interest or have signed up to serve on a subcommittee to help plan for Conclave 2014 at Firelands Scout Reservation! Thank you for your continued service in the lodge and for taking on an added role to help make this conclave the best ever. I’m looking forward to seeing what our lodge can do to take this event to the next level. Planning a conclave is an easy job if you have a lot of help, so I would like to personally say thank you for making my job even easier!
For those who do not know, the theme that was chosen at the last Council of Chief’s (section) meeting is “Voyage from Treasure Island.” This will be a pirate themed with an added dimension of the history of our Order. Treasure Island was the camp where the first ordeal took place. With this in mind, I would like all of you to think ahead how we can create our camp to fit this great theme and make it fun. If your subcommittee can, implement the theme into your planning! The more integrated the theme is, the better the event.
I’ve also attached our subcommittee roster. If your information is incorrect or needs to be changed, please let me know so that I can update that promptly. This document enables you to see who is working on what subcommittees. This helps if two subcommittees need to cooperate for any reason. Many of you have already been contacted about your position and any tasks that need to be completed. Here is a brief list of what we need in the near future from these specific committees:
-Swag Bag: We need to start securing donations of any freebies and swag that we can give to the participants. The more the better!
-Food Service: We need several menu options to propose to the section in February for final approval. There is a set budget of $12.00 per person.
-Logistics: A list/plan of attack for any camp improvements that need to be completed before camp (i.e. trail cleanup, cleaning dining hall, mowing grass, etc.) as well as an outline of what needs to be done at Beaver Day/Spring ordeal-fellowship to prepare the camp for conclave.
-First-Aid: We need to have a full medical staff for the event. Let us know if you need anything from us.
-Entertainment: Start brainstorming ideas for afternoon activities such as shooting sports, aquatics, the climbing tower, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, etc.
These are some of the immediate tasks that need to be completed by mid-January at the latest. I need each subcommittee chairman send me a confirmation email that they understand each task and so I can further clarify what needs done. Again if anyone has any questions, you can email me or my adviser, Jim Leib, at email@example.com.
|Vice Chief Administration||Ben F.||LodgeVCAdmin@Portage619.org|
|Vice Chief Program||Zach S.||LodgeVCProg@Portage619.org|
|Associate Adviser||Mary Wirth||440-365-7027||LodgeAssocAdvMW@Portage619.org|
|Associate Adviser||Greg Coghlan||440-427-0007||LodgeAssocAdvGC@Portage619.org|
|Factual Adviser||Greg Schultz||419-684-7013||LodgeFactAdv@Portage619.org|
|Professional Advisor||Brad Bodoh||419-207-8300||LodgeProAdviser@Portage619.org|
In general, all correspondence, payments, and other information should be directed to our Council Office:
Portage Lodge 619
c/o Heart of Ohio Council, BSA
PO Box 368
Ashland, OH 44805-0368