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  • Indian Winter: January 16-18, 2015 - Camp McKee. Register online here or with a paper form here.
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    Indian Winter 2015

    Do you like ceremonies? Drum Team? Elangomats? Symbolism? Then Indian Winter is the event for you!! Indian Winter is dedicated to helping you learn more about the symbolism in ceremonies, an integral part of the Order. There will be sessions focused on ceremonies and symbolism, Elangomat and election team training, and Drum Team practice. If this doesn't sound amazing already, there will be other activities as well, including a camp-wide game of Capture the Flag! And on top of all that, we'll have great meals prepared by our own Kawida chefs!

    Indian Winter will be held January 16-18 at Camp McKee...will you be there?

    Register online here, or download a paper registration form here. Check out the tentative schedule here!


    Northern Tier Opportunity

    Are you interested in a trip to the BSA's Northern Tier high adventure base? Ranger Ken Green is currently considering either a canoeing trip in late summer 2016 or a trip to Okpik during Christmas break 2015. Each of these trips is incredible!

    If you're interested, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible with your preferred trip. Thanks!


    Living the Dream in 2015!

    2015 will be unlike anything you've ever seen! This year is going to be the BEST year EVER for Kawida Lodge! The best news? You can be a part of it!

    Our slogan is "Living the Dream." If you were at Winter Banquet, you heard Chief Nathan discuss the lodge's vision—to be a model of the OA's program put into action successfully with our own unique flavor—and the lodge's goals: "Dynamic Events, Exciting Activities, Engaging Program, and Belonging as Brothers." When we are fulfilling these goals, we will be achieving our vision and Living the Dream!

    The lodge is a fun and exciting place! These goals are designed to help the lodge become even more fun—and spread the fun around! The OA is a brotherhood or cheerful service, and we'll be emphasizing that in 2015.

    So how can you join the fun? Glad you asked!

    Often, messages from the lodge like this one will now say, "You should attend this upcoming event." Well, we're not going to do exactly that. Kawida 2015 includes lodge events, but is so much more!

    Our shared journey with Kawida 2015 begins at Indian Winter, but it definitely won't end there. We'll give you a preview of what you can expect from Indian Winter in two weeks, so check back then!

    For now, start getting excited. We're going places in 2015, and we want you to come along!


    Centurion Award: Help Needed!

    The 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow is quickly approaching! One of the many centennial initiatives is the “Centurion Award.” This award recognizes those Arrowmen who have made the greatest impact on our lodge throughout its history.

    We really want to honor these individuals, but we need your help! We need you to please fill out a nomination form for each Arrowman you believe is worthy of this high honor, and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The lodge Centurion Committee will use your nominations in selecting the final eight recipients.

    A nomination can be given for either youth or adult service. If youth, the nominee must have had at least three years of service as a youth; if adult, the nominee must have had at least six years of service as an adult. The nominee may be either living or deceased. More information can be found at

    The deadline for submission was December 31, 2014, but we will still accept nominations as long as they're submitted in the next few weeks. So, please get your nominations in ASAP!

    Thank you so much!


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