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Our first Ordeal of 2013 is this weekend! The Spring Ordeal will be held at Camp McKee on May 10-12. This is one of the best opportunities to be inducted into the OA or seal your membership by achieving Brotherhood. If you are already a member, come help out and join the fun! We'll see you there!
Click here to download the registration form.
This past weekend, at Camp Yocona in Randolph, MS, Chicksa Lodge hosted the 2013 All-American Conclave. Kawida brought almost 40 participants this year. Highlights from the event include useful training, good fellowship, and of course, fun. This year, Kawida won second place overall in the Quest for the Golden Arrow, taking down some of the largest lodges that were also competing.
Also, Kawida's own Aaron Shepherd got re-elected to his second term as Section Chief for SR-6! Our other new section officers include Hunter Jones, of Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge, who will be serving as our Section Vice Chief, and Noah Robertson, of Chicksa Lodge, who will be serving as our Section Secretary for the 2013-2014 term.
Photos from the event will be posted on this website as well as our Facebook page later this week.
OA High Adventure
Did you know that you can go to one of the three National High Adventure Bases with the Order of the Arrow? For just $200 (cheaper than going with a troop), you can have the experience of a lifetime. You will go on a journey that will incorporate the spirit of service to which the Order is dedicated. For some of the time on an OA Trek, you will do conservation work and trail maintenance. For the other part of your trip, you will be having a trek of your own just like you would with your troop. There are 4 OA High Adventure opportunities: Canadian Odyssey at Northern Tier, Wilderness Voyage also at Northern Tier, Ocean Adventure at Sea Base, and Trail Crew at Philmont.There are still spots open for this summer! For more information about OA High Adventure, visit their website here.
The Thunderbird 2013 Issue 1
Go check out the latest issue of The Thunderbird by following this link! All dues paid members should receive a copy in the mail soon. If you don't receive your copy, please check with the Blue Grass Council Office to make sure you've paid your dues, and have the correct mailing address.
Kawida as Service Lodge for 2014 Conclave
At the fall COC, it was voted that the section will hold the 2014 Conclave at Camp McKee, April 25-27, 2014. The Kawida LEC voted to petition to serve as the service lodge for this Conclave after the creation of the new lodge in our section, Nguttitehen Lodge, disrupted the current Conclave rotation. Nguttitehen Lodge was created as a result of a merge between White Horse Lodge and Talligewi Lodge, earlier this year.
We have a lot of work to do in order to be ready for this event. Leading the way as the service lodge Conclave Chairman, Nick Oliver, Kawida's current Lodge Chief, is working hard to organize all of the work that needs to be done to prepare for this event. He is being helped by Sam Lyons, the Conclave Vice Chair, and Tim Brown, who is advising the committee. There are several sub-committees for this event, and each one has a youth leader and an adult advisor. More information on these committees will be available soon.
Please note that the date of this event has changed from the date of past Conclaves to April 25-27, 2014. This change was approved at the Spring COC.