Fellow Arrowmen of Troop 250,
You are invited to join your OA Brothers for the Fall Fellowship: October 30 – November 1, 2020.
Location: Camp Coker – 2056 Camp Coker Road, Society Hill, SC 29593
Please register here as soon as possible: http://palmettocouncil.org/oa-registrati/
This event will offer an Ordeal and Brotherhood conversion. All other Arrowmen (including new Ordeal members that joined us this past August) should register as an “Old Brother”.
Participation is limited at this event due to SC DHEC COVID restrictions and the fact that we will be sharing the camp with Santee Lodge that weekend (we will be completely separate from them, but they will be at camp too). Only the first 80 people who register are guaranteed slots for the event.
“Probably the most important meeting of the members of Skyuka Lodge is the Fall Fellowship. This is because much goes on at this event that affects the lodge during the year to come. Those Ordeal members that are eligible may crystallize their tie with the Order by gaining their Brotherhood status. Like all other lodge events, this one features Indian seminars for those who wish to learn more. Our chapters will compete against one another in our Chapter Games event. While this may seem like the last lodge event of the year, it is really setting the stage for the events of the year to come.”
If you have been called out this year, you may now join the Order of the Arrow. To become an Arrowman, you can complete your Ordeal with Skyuka Lodge during this event. All candidates for membership must complete the Ordeal, you are not an Arrowman until then.
If you were called out at Summer Camp in 2019 but have not completed your Ordeal yet, temporary National rules now give you until April 2021 to complete your Ordeal without being re-elected.
For more information on how to prepare for your Ordeal:
After 6 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements you may take part in the Brotherhood conversion, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order.
Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order. Here is the checklist to prepare for the Brotherhood requirements:
Please consider attending to enjoy the fellowship. Furthermore, we will also be holding our Lodge Elections and Chapter Elections at this event, it is important that you attend in order to vote. We also need talented individuals to run for office positions both at the Chapter and Lodge level, if you are interested in serving the OA feel free to contact me for more information.