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Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow is a recognized official program activity of the Boy Scouts of America, intended to recognize those Scouts who best exemplify the Scout virtues of cheerful service, camping, and leadership.

Founded in 1915 by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, just seven years after British General Sir Robert Baden-Powell invented scouting in the United Kingdom, the Order of the Arrow is the uniquely American "Honor Society of Scouting."

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 Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock Lodge is the local branch of the Order of the Arrow. The Lodge officially became a part of the Order of the Arrow in 1948.

2017 Fall Fellowship

Fall Fellowship is a fun event for new Ordeal members of the Lodge. If you completed your Ordeal at either 2017 Spring Conclave or 2017 Fall Conclave, you are invited to attend Fall Fellowship for FREE!

The LEC has authorized an additional opportunity to complete your Brotherhood. This will be a two-year experiment for Fall Fellowship 2017 & 2018.

You can register for the event on the Council Calendar by accessing the Fall Fellowship event.

Or, you can download the registration form and drop it off at the Council Office, or bring it with you to the event with your Registration fee.

Registration Notes

If you register ONLINE, please bring a copy of Parts A and B of your Health Form to turn in at Registration.

Fall Fellowship is planned as a fun event for new Ordeal Members who completed their Ordeal at either 2017 Spring Conclave or 2017 Fall Conclave.

There will be fellowship, fun and games, and a Q&A session with your current and elected leaders of the Lodge.

If you want to earn some Service Hours for your new Pink Card, you can attend Camp Service Day at Camp Wakonda from 8:00am-noon, and you will earn credit for every hour worked. Also, if you attend Camp Work Day, the Camp will provide you with lunch on Saturday.

Fall Fellowship registration will begin at Hanford Lodge at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 4th. Registration for Fall Fellowship will include Dinner and Cracker Barrel on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday.

Overnight Accommodations will be available in: Hanford Lodge, Eyman Lodge, Program Shelter & the Health Lodge. A tent camping site will also be available for those who would prefer to tent camp.

Anyone who would like to complete their Brotherhood must:

  • Have completed their Ordeal no later than the 2016 Fall Conclave
  • Work with a Brotherhood Member to complete the Brotherhood Application and obtain the required signatures on the application
  • Write a letter to the Lodge Secretary expressing why you feel you are ready for the Brotherhood
  • As a minimum, this letter should include:
    • Explain what you think the Obligation means.
    • Tell how you have been fulfilling this Obligation in your unit, district, or council, and in your daily life; and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service.
    • Describe your specific plans for giving service to the lodge.

2018 Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock Lodge Winter Banquet

Come and join fellow Lodge members to celebrate the accomplishments of the Cho-Gun-Mun-A-Nock Lodge!

  • We will be recognizing New Ordeal and New Brotherhood Members.
  • We will also be honoring the 2017 Class of Vigil Candidates.
  • The evening will also include the presentation of Founder's Awards, Arrowmen of the Year Awards and Black Crescent Exemplary Service Awards immediately following dinner.

We will be having a LIVE AUCTION to benefit the Assist an Arrowman Fund.

IMPORTANT:
All reservations must be paid online or at the Scout Office Front Desk by close of business on Thursday, December 28, 2017.
Absolutely no exceptions! (No tickets will be sold at the door)

You can register by accessing the Winter Banquet event on the Council Calendar, or fill out the Registration Form and turn it in to the Council Office by Thursday, December 28, 2017.

2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference
Mon. July 30 - Sat. August 4, 2018
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 15,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gathered for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun in 2015!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.

Arrowmen attend with our lodge contingent, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending the conference.

We are unsure of the cost at this time, but we want to start collecting deposits toward NOAC. We expect the cost of a youth to attend NOAC will be approximately $300-$400 per person, depending on the amount of money available in the Assist an Arrowman Fund. We expect transportation costs to be an additional $300-$400 per person.

Adults will be selected after we have determined the number of youth registered for NOAC. We can only send one adult for every 3 youth that are registered. If you want to be considered for a adult slot in the contingent, please register on the below link. The Lodge and Chapter leadership will be selecting adults for the contingent.

In 2015, we sent 37 youth and 12 adults to NOAC in East Lansing, MI, the home of Michigan State University. 2015 had the largest attendance in history because it was also the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.

Adults and other youth that are unable to attend NOAC will be contacted about attending a special 3-day Mini-NOAC, being planned for August 1-3, 2018, in Dubuque.

You can register and pay a deposit for a youth, and register for consideration as an adult at the following website: http://www.hawkeyebsa.org/Event.aspx?id=1621.

More information to come as it becomes available. Check this page frequently for updates.

Mini NOAC

Wed. August 1 - Fri. August 3, 2018

Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena, 450 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001

The Mini NOAC event will again be held in 2018. There will be great fun, fellowship, and you may learn more about the Order of the Arrow along the way!

Mini NOAC will be geared to the following people:

  • Youth not able to attend NOAC
  • Adults not able to attend NOAC due to the 3-1 Youth-Adult ratio
  • Adults not selected by their chapter to attend as part of the NOAC Contingent
There are several ways to attend Mini NOAC:
  • Full Registration for all 3 days - includes hotel accommodations, all meals from Wednesday Lunch thru Friday Dinner, a T-Shirt, an event patch and a whole lot of FUN!!!
    • Adults - $300
    • Youth - $250
  • Registration for all 3 days - does NOT INCLUDE hotel accommodations
  • DOES INCLUDE Lunch and Dinner all three days, a T-Shirt, an event patch and a whole lot of FUN!!!
    • Adults - $200
    • Youth - $140
  • Daily Attendance - does NOT INCLUDE hotel accommodations
  • DOES INCLUDE Lunch and Dinner for the selected day, a T-Shirt, an event patch and a whole lot of FUN!!!
    • Adults - $80
    • Youth - $60
The cost difference for the Full Registration is because Adults will be assigned 2 per room, whereas the Youth will be assigned 3-4 per room, depending on the number of Youth registrations.

Requests for a Parent and a Scout to share a room will be accommodated, if possible.

There are several attractions available near the hotel, but this time we will not be pre-purchasing tickets. You will need to purchase the tickets yourself.

Nearby attractions include: (The below prices are for March 2017. Prices subject to change by August, 2018)

  • Grand Harbor Resort’s onsite Indoor Water Park
    • Adult - $18
    • Youth - $14
  • Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
    • Admission Only
      • Adult (18-64yrs) - $15.00
      • Senior (65+) - $13.00
      • Youth (3-17yrs) - $10.00
    • Admission + Film Combo
      • Adult (18-64yrs) - $19.00
      • Senior (65+) - $17.00
      • Youth (3-17yrs) - $14.00
    • Total Experience (Admission + 2 films)
      • Adult (18-64yrs) - $21.00
      • Senior (65+) - $19.00
      • Youth (3-17yrs) - $16.00
For those not wishing to leave the hotel, there will be games, events, and fun at the hotel during free time.

You can register for Mini NOAC.

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