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Summer Camp Ordeals

Opportunities abound for completing your ordeal this year, including every week of summer camp. Candidates do not need to attend summer camp to do their ordeal. See this flyer for more details and register at http://ordeals.beaumontscoutreservation.com.

Vigil Induction Weekend

All Vigil members are invited to attend the lodge’s final Vigil induction weekend from May 13-14 at Beaumont Scout Reservation. The program starts with dinner at 5pm on Saturday and will wrap up by 10am Sunday morning. This special weekend for Vigil members only will celebrate the lodge’s final class of Vigil recipients and all those who have received Vigil during our history. Register online at http://vigil.cuyahoga17.com or use the flyer here.

Portage Lodge Beaver Day

Beaver Day is the annual day of service to Firelands Scout Reservation by Portage Lodge, providing hundreds of service hours to make camp a better place for all to enjoy. This year, Beaver Day will take place on Saturday, May 13, starting at 9am at the Camp Avery Hand Dining Hall. Visit http://portage619.org/2017/03/beaver-day/ for more details and to sign up!

2017 Conclave

Register for this year’s Section C-4A Conclave at conclave.oa-c4a.org! Conclave is an annual weekend gathering of Arrowmen from across the section for fun, fellowship, and training. This year’s Conclave features a super hero theme and will be held from May 19-21 at Manatoc Scout Reservation. Indeed, those who attend will return as heroes for their units and lodge! Register before April 2 for the lowest cost!

Lodge Update Video

Check out this video update from Lodge Chief Quentin K, Lodge Adviser Joe Wollet, and Supreme Chief of the Fire Marc Ryan. Learn about Spring Fellowship plans, Vigil weekend, lodge transition plans, and more!

Spring Fellowship

Join fellow brothers for Spring Fellowship at Beaumont Scout Reservation from April 28-30! Reserve your spot at http://springfellowship.cuyahoga17.com for our “Celebrate Cuyahoga” Fellowship so you don’t miss out on this final event for Cuyahoga Lodge. Opportunities for Ordeal and Brotherhood ceremonies, service to camp, Vigil call out, and more will make this Fellowship one to remember! We hope to see you there! Note to 2017 Stag Pass holders: you still need to register so that we know you’re coming–just check the Stag Pass box and you won’t be charged.

Just added 04/01/17 (no kidding!): If you can’t make it for the entire weekend, join us for just the day on Saturday for only $10! Your fee includes lunch and dinner and priceless time with current and past lodge members. Register online or using the updated flyer.

See this flyer for more details about the weekend. Ordeal candidates: be sure to review the packing list to prepare accordingly.

Founders Award Nominations

As with the final class of Vigil Honor recipients for Cuyahoga Lodge, we’ll be having one final class Founders Award recipients. The Founders Award can only be presented to two individuals each year. The nominations form is attached and is due by March 4 to Carl Boyles.

Vigil Honor Nominations

Prior to the transition to our new lodge with our brothers from the east and west, we’ll be having one final class of Vigil Honor recipients for Cuyahoga Lodge. Our lodge can present six Vigil Honors this year. Learn more about the significance of the Vigil Honor at the national OA site. A letter regarding this year’s nomination process, the list of eligible candidates, and the nomination form are attached to this post. Nominations are due by March 4 to Vigil Honor Committee Chair John Kochis. Vigil Weekend (restricted to Vigil Honor recipients only) will be May 12-14 at Beaumont Scout Reservation.


Take to the Skies in February

Our February lodge meeting will take place at Sky Zone in Westlake, Ohio (31500 Viking Parkway, 44145)! The fun begins at 7 pm with jumping until 8, then we’ll have a 30-minute lodge meeting. The cost is $15 per jumper; others are welcome to attend at no cost.  Food will also be provided. Register at skyzone.cuyahoga17.com by February 12. In addition, you must complete this waiver form ahead of time and email it to cuyahoga17@gmail.com by February 12. Anyone who registers or submits a waiver after February 12 will not be able to attend. Additionally, be aware that Sky Zone will provide special socks that must be worn in order to jump.

Cuyahoga Lodge 17 earns JTE Silver for 2016

Congratulations, fellow Arrowmen, on helping Cuyahoga Lodge 17 earn the 2016 Silver level Journey to Excellence recognition.

The key areas that put our Lodge solidly into silver territory were:

  • Positive growth in membership over the previous year
  • Improving lodge membership participation at lodge events
  • Council program and camping support
  • Fiscal management

Thank you for all you’ve done in the past year to make Cuyahoga 17 such a great Lodge.

Best wishes from your Top 5 officers and advisers for a happy, healthy and rewarding new year!

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