Boy Scout Troop 505

Boy Scouts of America
Three Fires Council, Thunderbird District

 Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. But first and foremost we are a service organization; we are the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service. Every spring and fall at our fellowships we work at improving our council’s camps. Every fall we help with popcorn super Saturday and in the spring we have a major food drive.

Our chapter meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Thunderbird District Roundtable meeting. We also plan a social event every month.

The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold:

  • To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives 

  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit 

  • To promote Scout camping 

  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others 

Mission
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.

Founded in 1915, it uses American Indian traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on Scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily lives. Inducted members are known as Arrowmen or brothers and are organized into local youth-led lodges for fellowship and the rendering of service to Boy Scout councils and their communities.

First Year Arrowman Award - Loweneau Allanque.pdf 

2017

Lowaneu Allanque Lodge wishes you a Happy New Year!

2017 OA Spring Fellowship weekend at Camp Freeland Leslie in Oxford, Wisconsin; June 2-4

2017 The Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship Fall Fellowship will be at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, Illinois this year Sept 8-10

Please check the Lodge’s website at www.oa41.org for more information.


Ordeal

Congratulations on being tapped out for the Order of the Arrow. You are on your way to becoming a member of the order. You must complete your ordeal to become a full member of the Order of the Arrow. 

You have 3 options for doing this, 

  1. Spring Fellowship at Camp Freeland Leslie 

  2. Summer Camp at Camp Freeland Leslie

  3. Fall Fellowship at the Scout Ranch

Most scouts go to either the spring or fall fellowship. If you would like to complete your ordeal at one of Camp Freeland Leslie summer camp dates you will need to call for specific dates. (608) 586-4312 

The cost at the fellowships for ordeal candates is $70 total.

This is how that cost brakes down $20 for 2013 dues; $15 for your sash, $5 for your lodge flap, $5 OA manual  and $25 for the camp out. 

They do give you $10 if you get the forms in 2 weeks before the campout and brother is fee in done within one year. Note if done at a fellowship you still have to pay for the campout.

You will sleep under the stars Friday night and work in silence on a service project Saturday after your ordeal ceremony there is a large meal. A lot of the new guys go home at this point but the miss a very cool camp fire with the Vigil ceremony and all the pie after. I you stay you can sleep in a tent Saturday night.

  • Spring Fellowship – Camp Freeland Leslie, Oxford, WI June 2 (7:00PM Start), to June 4 (8:00AM End),
         

  • Summer Camp – Camp Freeland Leslie, Oxford, WI
    Contact OA Coordinator @ CFL for details. Inductions conducted Wed.-Thurs weekly
    Arrive by 7:00PM Wednesday - Ordeal Ends after 10:00PM Thursday. Tel: (608) 586-4312
      

  • Fall Fellowship – TFC BSA Adventure Came (formerly Scout Ranch), Rochelle, IL
    September 8 (7:00PM Start), 7, and 10 (8:00AM End), 

As a reminder – You need to bring a copy of your medical form with you.  

   

Brotherhood

I would like to challenge all of our Ordeal members to complete your Brotherhood at the Spring Fellowship on June 3 or the Fall Fellowship on Sept 9. I will be completing my Brotherhood and would like to see as many of you as possible complete it with me.  Everyone except the new ordeal members are eligible for Brotherhood.  I here is the link to the Brotherhood workbook so you can get started.

Hope to see you at the fall fellowship.

Brandon

Spring and Fall Fellowship Register on-line

2017 Brotherhood Letter

2017 Brotherhood Workbook


 

We are Lowaneu Allanque Lodge #41 come join us. We have openings on our ceremony team and would like for you to join us.

 


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Web Master: William X. Birch

Last Reviewed: May 1, 2017
Created: Dec 28, 2009