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OA Puma Games at Camp Seph Mack on August 15-17

You will not want to miss this one. Lots of fun events, big bonfire, homemade chips and corn dogs, root beer keg on the pontoon boat, sports activities, water activities, Man Golf, and many more things.

Also, this is the event where we will elect the youth to run our lodge for the OAs 100th anniversary year, 2015. If you would like to run for office, you must fill out the attached form and get it to Evan Erickson, lodge adviser by Noon on August 16, 2014. Remember that the youth are the people who run the lodge so we need many youth to step up and fill the important positions.

We’ll also be holding our chapter elections Saturday night, so  we need as many as possible to attend to elect our officers for 2015. Also,  if you want to run for a lodge position, please email myself :

Nick Gindele Pommauchsin Netopalis – He Who Lives the Life of Scouting 2014 Lodge Executive Vice Chief Section NE-4B Vice Chief nickgindele22@gmail.com 724-413-8101 Cell

and I will get  you the information and petition to run. The positions we plan to elect this year are Lodge Chief, Executive Vice Chief, Program Vice Chief, and Admin Vice Chief.

For more information, see lodge57.org.

OA fellowship weekend at Camp Anawanna on August 22-24, 2014

Welcome to another exciting year in Allohak Menewi Lodge #57 – Chartiers Creek Chapter! Our first event of the year will be a fellowship
weekend at Camp Anawanna on August 22-24, 2014. We have secured one of the  cabins and would like to invite everyone to come! A price has not been set as  of yet, but it should be right round $15-20 for the whole weekend. We’ll work  on our OA circle, have a few sports competitions, and maybe even an  opportunity for anyone who hasn’t completed their Brotherhood to do so. If  you want to attend, please email Chapter Advisor Craig Zender at zsixty@aol.com. More details will follow  soon, but please mark your calendars now!

OA Centennial Update: Arrowman Service Award Launch

Centennial Update: Arrowman Service Award Launch

Starting today on the 99th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow’s founding, registered members in good standing with the BSA, their local council and their Order of the Arrow lodge will be able to commemorate our organization’s centennial by working to complete the Arrowman Service Award. This award, which some are referring to as “the sash patch,” will be recognized as one of the few patches that have ever been approved by the national Order of the Arrow committee to be worn on an OA sash.

The purpose of the Arrowman Service Award (ASA) is to encourage Arrowmen to recommit themselves to the ideals of the Order, increase their level of service to their local unit and council, and participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of the OA. The award will have three categories of criteria with various requirements that Arrowmen can complete. These include components on personal growth, service to Scouting, and participation in the centennial celebration.

Breakdown of the Three Categories

The category on personal growth will challenge both youth (OA members through age 20) and adult (OA members ages 21 and older) Arrowmen to advance their own leadership skills by participating in or staffing a BSA training course. In tandem with “recommitting themselves to the ideals of the Order,” this category also encourages each member to seal the bond of Brotherhood membership (if eligible), among other BSA advancement opportunities.

The category on Scout service advocates for Arrowmen to go above and beyond the traditional call to service and serve in a variety of leadership positions at the unit, council, lodge and national levels. This includes service benefiting the local community, the local BSA council or camp, or public lands such as a national forest or park.

The category on centennial events correlates with the national Order of the Arrow committee’s objective to redouble service and programmatic offerings for the 100th anniversary. The youth and adult Arrowmen requirements for this category are the same, and include attendance at your section’s 100th anniversary conclave, your lodge’s sponsored 100th anniversary event, an ArrowTour event, and the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference.

Logistics and Process for Fulfilling the Award

Arrowmen can commence working on requirements on July 16th, 2014 and continue working towards its completion through December 31st , 2015. There is no limit to the number of ASAs given per lodge, as long as the lodge’s adviser and staff adviser/Scout Executive approve each candidate’s completed requirements.

For a self-paced assessment, Arrowmen can fill out a requirement card that will be available for download on oa-bsa.org. Additionally, after a lodge adviser has approved the completion of these requirements, he or she can submit an order form for patches to recognize those Arrowmen who have recommitted themselves to our three fundamental principles. Note that if ASA recipients attend the 2015 NOAC, they cannot wear the ASA “sash patch” on their centennial red sashes that conference participants and staff will receive to commemorate the 100th anniversary.

As Scouting’s national honor society, the OA thrives on the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. Through our Obligation, it is imperative that we continue to “be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others.” Together, through the completion of the ASA, Arrowmen can build an even stronger foundation for our organization’s commitment to service and propel the OA into the next century of service. All Arrowmen are encouraged to work towards the fulfillment of the ASA.

More Information

Please see the Arrowman Service Award FAQ page for a listing of common inquiries. Any other questions on the ASA can be directed to oa100@oa-bsa.org.


Lodge order form for the Arrowman Service Award

Popcorn Unit “Kernel ” Training August 5

From Steve DiMiceli our Program Executive:

I wanted to invite you to become a popcorn expert with us and enjoy samples of Pecatonica River Popcorn during our unit kernel training on August 5th at 7:00 PM at Waynesburg – Southpointe Campus. There, we’ll talk about:

  • How the new popcorn company, Pecatonica, will benefit your unit and your scouts including revenue sharing and an improved prize selection
  • Products and pricing including new items along with the return of some old classics
  • Important dates for the sale including procedures for ordering popcorn
  • Sharing of ideas on how to market products to make this your most effective fundraising event of the year

You’ll also receive your “unit kick off in a bag” which will include samples to take back to your scouts, a $600 Club Prize, order forms, money envelopes and a customizable sales plan.

Please RSVP on Double Knot. http://lhc-bsa.doubleknot.com/event/mingo-trails-popcorn-kernel-training-and-kickoff/1579240

Looking forward to a great popcorn sale for the district and for your unit.

Waynesburg – Southpointe Center

6000 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 100
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 743-4420




From I-79:

Exit at Southpointe/Hendersonville (Exit 48).

Turn left off of the exit ramp if coming from (Washington) I-79 North

Turn right off of the exit ramp if coming from (Pittsburgh) I-79 South

Drive through the traffic light and turn right at the fourth stop sign on to CONSOL Drive

Drive to the next stop sign and turn right on to Town Center Boulevard

Turn left at the second drive way to enter Waynesburg University’s building (If you reach Technology drive, you went too far)

Enter through the main entrance of the building and Waynesburg University is the second door to the left on the first floor

Chainsaw Training- Camp Anawanna August 15th

7:00 PM at Nemacolin Lodge.

Contact  Michael Serbak serbak5@msn.com  or 724-745-5814