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Elections and Communications Teams Planning Session

Arrowmen helping with or interested in helping with elections as well as Arrowmen interested in helping with lodge communications (website, weekly emails, Teepee Talk, social media, photography, etc) are invited to planning sessions on Saturday, December 10, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Parma Heights branch of the Cuyahoga County Library (6206 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, 44130). The elections session will enable Arrowmen to run elections at units throughout the council, and the communications session will review tools and plans to increase the reach and effectiveness of lodge communications. There is no cost and lunch will be provided.

Red & White Banquet

Our Lodge’s annual recognition dinner, the Red & White Banquet, is set for the evening of Wednesday, December 7th at St. Therese Church in Garfield Hts. Sign-up information will be available soon.

New Member Orientation – August 29th

All members who were inducted in 2016 are invited to attend along with one parent. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about our Order and how new members can get involved. Please see the flyer for complete details or register online at http://gccbsa.kintera.org/oanewmember16.

Time for ALTC

The time has come for our annual Area Leadership Training Conference (ALTC) on November 4-6th at Camp Lazarus in Delaware, OH. I am excited to announce that we will have Central Region Chief, Logan Greene in attendance. ALTC will promise a renewed curriculum and a continuation of the track system. We listened to your feedback, and have tried our best to offer a series of tracks to best fit your needs. This year, we will be offering the following courses:

Leading into the Second Century: Designed for the youth and adult leadership from each lodge , this track will be restricted to three youth leaders and two adult advisers as designated by the lodge chief. This track will focus on preparing future and current officers for their roles within the lodge.  

Programming the Future of your Lodge: Designed to challenge participants to discover and develop ways to plan and run engaging lodge events. This track will focus on a perspective of an organizer who needs to put it all together. Everyone who wants to make sure events are fun and impactful are all welcome to this experience.  

Tailoring Your Ceremonies to Succeed: Designed to develop a lodge’s overall ceremonies experience ranging from improving your ceremonies ring to improving the experience of members participating in the ceremonies. If you are interested in ceremonies or never served in a ceremony role, come to expand yo ur knowledge.

Furthermore, we will be adding quick, thirty minute sessions in the afternoon that you can pick and choose from to learn more about a wide variety of topics in our order ranging from OA High Adventure, regalia, being a section officer, and more! Our faculty ranges from foreman from every high adventure base to leaders at every level within our organization. Each and every member of the team is currently hard at work in preparing relevant, engaging sessions for members of all ages to enjoy. It is our goal to give you the tools you need to better your leadership skills.

All you need to do is register by visiting the ALTC website. Registration by October 28th will greatly enhance your ALTC experience.

Yours in Brotherhood,
Nate Steele
2016 Conference Chairman

Help Wanted at Boo-Mont for Cub Haunted Weekends

Join your brothers in a fun-filled weekend of service this month at Boo-Mont Scout Reservation. Each year, our council hosts Cub Haunted Weekends for our young boys in blue. Our Lodge supplies a lot of the manpower to entertain the Cub Scouts.

Two Cub Haunteed Weekends are offered this year:

  • Fri.-Sun., Oct. 14-16
  • Fri.-Sun., Oct. 21-23

There is no cost for Arrowmen to attend this fun weekend. Meals and lodging are provided. Earn service hours for volunteering. If you can’t come out Fri. night, you may arrive Sat. morning and depart Sun. morning. Some of the events include pumpkin chuck’n, pumpkin carving, BB guns, glow-in-the-dark archery and wrist rockets, Zyclone shooting, a haunted hayride and a costume contest. Arrowmen who attend are guaranteed to have a great time while having fun with the Cub Scouts.

To sign up, contact Lodge Chief Quentin Kaminski.

Luau Fellowship Weekend

Sign up now for Cuyahoga Lodge 17’s August Luau Fellowship Weekend. Register online at: http://gccbsa.kintera.org/oaluau16

Summer Camp Ordeals

Order of the Arrow Summer Camp
Ordeal Opportunities

Who: All Order of the Arrow Ordeal candidates elected this year who have not yet completed an Ordeal.
You do not need to attend summer camp to participate in any of these Ordeal experiences.

When: Choose from one of the following sets of dates:

  • Thurs. June 30 — Fri. July 1
  • Thurs. July 7 — Fri. July 8
  • Thurs. July 14 — Fri. July 15
  • Thurs. July 21 — Fri. July 22

Where: Arrival 6:30 p.m. Thursday — Pick-up 8:30 p.m. Friday
Augustus Training Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation

Cost: $35 per person for Ordeal candidates (new members) who are not attending summer camp
$25 per person for Ordeal candidates (new members) who are attending summer camp

What to bring: BSA medical form, BSA uniform, sleeping bag, ground cloth, rain gear, water bottle, work gloves

Register: Online:  http://gccbsa.kintera.org/oasummer2016

In person or by mail: Greater Cleveland Council, BSA, 2241 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Please register no later than one week prior to your arrival date.

Secret Mission: C-4A Conclave


Registration is now open and declassified for the 2016 Section C-4A Conclave. I hope you will join us May 13-15 as we go undercover for our spy-themed event.

This year our rendezvous will be at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation in Kensington, OH for an event you will not soon forget.

No one should miss out on the full weekend of special ops training, reconnaissance missions, spy aptitude evaluations, and a series of covert challenges.

We will also be hosting Special Agent Hunter Jones (National Order of the Arrow Chief).

You can expect all of this and more from the event, but some details remain top secret! To learn more about conclave and to start the registration process, visit conclave.oa-c4a.org. We encourage you to use the step-by-step guide to ensure proper registration. The cost for this exciting weekend of fun is $65.

I hope you will join us on the mission!

— Agent Michael Schloemer
AKA The Chief