|Osten Nokose Chapter
Egwa Tawa Dee - Atlanta Area Council
|Representing the Indian Springs District of the Boy Scouts of America
|For 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath
and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen
are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and
providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of
quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through
positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause
others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of
every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our
Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
The Osten Nokose Chapter meets the
fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at
7:00 pm. Meeting place is Clinton Nature
Preserve in the farm house.
The meeting schedules is as follows:
Feb 2 Indian Winter
Feb 22 Chapter Meeting
Feb 23 Camp Prep Outing
Mar 22 Chapter Meeting
Mar 23 Spring Camporee
Mar 29 Advisor Meeting
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is Scouting’s second largest national program event. Much like
the National Jamboree, but for Arrowmen only, and held at a university with dormitories, student dining halls, and plenty
of opportunities for fun and activities.
Egwa Tawa Dee lodge has been allocated 30 delegates for the 2018 NOAC, 23 youth and 7 adults. It is possible more
slots will open but, for now, any Arrowmen interested in attending should complete the 2018 NOAC Contingent
Interest Form as soon as possible. Details on the process can be found on the Lodge web site.
Indian Winter 2018
February 2 - 4 Arrowmen are invited to take part in a fun and informational weekend as we attend Indian Winter 2018.
This event will be American Indian activity focused and will offer Arrowmen a hands on approach to the American Indian
aspects of our Order. Indian Winter will feature a program that offers “make and take” style training classes as well as
instructional classes. The classes will cover a wide range of topics including ceremonies, dance and drum, beadwork, and
regalia. The instructors will be top-notch experts from throughout Section SR-9 and ready to help you expand your
American Indian knowledge.
There will be much more, including training and tips on Chapter and Lodge leadership. More information, including the
link to registration are found on the Lodge web site.
Fall Camporee Planning Weekend
The Indian Springs District Spring Camporee is being held March 23 - 25 but the Brothers of Osten Nokose have a
chance for a sneak peak. Friday evening, Brothers can get together for a fun evening of games and food and then
Saturday morning take part in the games being presented by the Chapter at Camporee.
It's a great chance to have fun and get away from the normal camp routine. We will be at Clinton beginning Friday
evening. If you can'tmake Friday, come out Saturday morning for a fun day.