2015 Winter Ordeal December 11-13
The registration is open at the Calcasieu Area Service Center. You can either call your registration in or go by the Service Center. Payment can also be made at Camp Edgewood with Mr. Jody Cole or Patrick Juneau. But, you must register at the Service Center first.
Cost for Ordeal Candidate is $35.00 (includes membership, OA handbook, OA sash, meals)
Cost for Brotherhood Candidate is $30.00 (includes sash and meals)
Members cost is $18.00
New Ordeal Candidates that need more information please contact Ordeal Master, Patrick Choat at (337) 509-9257.
NOAC Contingent Reservation Information Available
This message is to let you know about the next NOAC on July 30-August 3, 2016 at Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana. The Registration is now OPEN.
October 15, 2015 Registration Open
March 1, 20156 Contingent Deposits & Reservations Due
May 31, 2016 Contingent Late Late Fees Apply
May 31, 2016 Staff Assignments Complete
May 31, 2016 Staff Late Fees Apply
The 2016 national event, NEXT: a New Century, will be truly unlike anything the Order of the Arrow has ever seen. Youth Leaders and key adults from across the nation will gather to learn, grow, and be inspired about how they can be the driving force behind the Order's second century.
This hands-on, high energy event will focus on membership, program and innovation at the local level, which will subsequently empower participants to return home and be powerful agents of change.
Attendees will experience model processes, comprised of best practices and innovative methods from around the country.
Each lodge is allowed to send up to three (3) youth and two adult delegates. The three youth should include the lodge chief and the two adults should include the lodge adviser.
Lodges should be deliberate in selecting delegates to represent the lodge. In addition to the lodge chief and adviser, we seek the change agent or the up-and-coming leaders so when they return from NEXT with new ideas and concepts in mind, they'll be able to put them into action.
New for NEXT, contingent members won't necessarily be housed together and delegates should expect to be housed with a delegate from another lodge within the same age group. Building new lasting relationships as will as sharing ideas and perspectives is an important component of the overall NEXT program and philosophy.
The NEXT fee is $375.00 for youth and aduldt delegates who pay their total conference fee by May 31, 2016. The fee includes four nights housing, three full days of program and training, 11 meals, program and support materials, registration materials, insurance and recognition items during the five-day conference.
For more information you can contact Rich Lee, Lodge Adviser at email@example.com or cell (337) 244-9419.
Lodge Leadership Development Training Program
Next weekend, November 7, Quelqueshoe Lodge will be having their 2015-2016 Lodge Leadership Development training for all interested members. Saturday November 7 at the Council Service Center in Lake Charles. Start time will be 8:00 am and closing time 4:30 pm. The program Adult Chairman, Mr. Vern Morgan will be doing the training. Mr. Vern is a Vigil Honor, past Lodge Adviser, and has been bestowed by the national 100th anniversary celebration as an Centurion Award recipient. He brings many years of scouting and OA knownledge to the training program.
If you are interested in attending, please email Mr. Vern (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: This training program is not only for Lodge Officers, and Committee Chairman's, but also for any interested lodge member that may want to be a lodge officer or committee chairman in the future. There will be a recognition patch for Lodge Leadership Development that says trained, to be recognized at the Annual Winter Banquet.
Volunteers Needed for Cameron Parish Shoreline Restoration Project
Attention Arrowmen! There is a service project being held by Citgo and The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana on Saturday, Sepember 26 to plant dune grass along the Cameron Parish shoreline, and they are looking for volunteers. This event is to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Rita by working to restore some of the coast that was damaged by the storm. It's completely free, and lasts from 7 AM to 3 PM. Citgo will transport volunteers from Citgo Park in Sulphur to the work site and back as well as provide lunch on-site. To register, please go to rita10.eventbrite.com, click "Join a Group," enter "Quelqueshoe Lodge," and follow the on-screen prompts. Any questions can be answered by the information on the webpage. If you register as a member of the Lodge, please wear a Lodge shirt to the work day. This is a fantastic opportunity to provide cheerful service to our community as well as the environment, so don't pass it up!
Quelqueshoe Lodge Ordeal Weekend September 11-13
On the weekend of September 11 Quelqueshoe Lodge will host it's fall ordeal. This is where the candidates who were tapped out within the past year (2014 WinterCamp and 2015 SummerCamp) can complete their ordeal and become a member of our lodge. This is also a time for the brotherhood eligible members (10 months after the completion of your ordeal) to complete their brotherhood and become a full member of Quelqueshoe Lodge. The cost for the weekend will be: Ordeal Completion $35, Brotherhood Completion $30, and Regular Member $18. Please Check-in is Friday from 6 to 7 PM and the Ordeal will be over Sunday between 10 AM and noon.
Ordeal Packing List
Work clothes, sunscreen, sleeping bag, ground sheet, sleeping pad, tent, regular leisure clothes, shower items, toiletries, NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES (except phones), gloves, and a backpack or duffel bag to put items in.
Father & Son selected for Top OA Regional Positions
John Williams of Troop 107 in Lake Charles, has been elected Section Chief of the SR-1A Section for 2015-2016. Section SR-1A encompasses six Order of the Arrow lodges that makes up five of Louisiana lodges and one lodge in Mississippi. He was elected by the youth members of these lodges to represent the area at the OA National Planning Meeting in December. He is also responsible for planning and leading the annual Section Conclave of the six lodges to be held next April, as well as leadidng local training and planning events. John is an Eagel Scout, Vigil Honor in Quelqueshoe and a graduating Senior from Barbe High School. He also served as Quelqueshoe Lodge Chief for two years. In the fall, he will be attending Mississippi State Universiity.
Frank Williams, Scoutmaster of Troop 107, in Lake Charles and father of John Williams, has been appointed as Section Adviser for OA Section SR-1A beginning in 2015. He is responsible for advising the youth offiers of the Section as well as assisting the six OA Lodge Advisers. He will be working with the Area OA Director and Regional OA Chairman to insure the local section operates effectively. Frank is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor in Quelqueshoe Lodge, and a former Section Chief as a youth. Both father and son have been awarded the Order of the Arrow Founder's Award.
Congratulations to Quelqueshoe Lodge on the 7 Awards at SR-1A Conclave
Quelqueshoe Lodge under the leadership of Chief Brandon Brewer, Vice Chief Adam Wagster and Secretary Nick Louviere, the lodge won 7 awards during the SR-1A Conclave. The awards are:
Man Miles Award 7,228 Miles
2nd Place Founder's Day
Lodge Participation Award
Men Miles Award for the last distance to the Conclave
Members of the Lodge that attended the Conclave were: Cameron Banister, Michael Borders, Brandon Brewer, Isaish Brown, kevin Cagrolatte, Bert Combs, Ethan Honeycutt, Patrick Juneau, Michael LeJuneau, Nick Louviere, Adam Wagster, Brandon Shadle, Patrict Choat, John Williams,and Bryce Ritchie. Adults were: Kevin Brewer, Robbie Broussard, Vern and Nita Morgan, Elizabeth Wagster, Clive Choat, Gene Cobb, Frank Williams, and Rich Lee.
LEC Positions Available
The following positons are still available for youth and adult Arrowmen:
OA Troop Representative Chairman
Quelqueshoe Drum & Dance Team Chairman
Membership Committee Chairman
Leadership Development Chairman
Camping Promotion/"Where To Go Camping" Chairman
Activities & Service Chairman
Red Apron Kitchen Chairman
New Supreme Chief of the Fire
Mr. Mike Beer has been selected Council Scout Executive for Calcasieu Area Council. As the Council Scout Executive, he is also the Supreme Chief of the Fire for Quelqueshoe Lodge. We welcome him to our council and to our lodge. He officially begins February 16th.
2014 Annual Banquet
The annual recognition banquet for 2014 was held at Camp Edgewood on January 10, 2015. It was a homecoming back to Camp Edgewood for our 75th Anniversary of the lodge. Vice Chief J.C. Land opened the ceremonies. There was the annual presentation of roses by Chief John Williams to the moms of the lodge officers. Brandon Brewer presented the new Vigil Honor members with their new names and Vigil sashes (Mr. Doug Brackbill and J.C. Land). Arrowman of the Year was awarded to adult - Elizabeth Wagster and youth - Nich Louviere. The Founders Award was awarded to adult -Mr. Rich Lee and youth - J.C. Land.
2015 Quelqueshoe Lodge Officers
Chief : Brandon Brewer Contact: email@example.com
Vice Chief : Adam Wagster Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer: Patrick Juneau Contact: email@example.com
Lodge Adviser: Mr. Rich Lee Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centennial Vigil Card
Vigil Honor members have a unique opportunity to purchase a commemorative centennial Vigil card. The cost of the card is $10 and can be ordered by completing the order form on Order of the Arrow.org website. Don't miss out on this limited opportunity. All proceeds are going to the OA endowment.
Centuries of Service Arrowman Service Award
Arrowmen can work on the requirements from July 16th, 2014 until December 31st, 2015. Go to Order of the Arrow .org website for the form. Complete the Arrowman Service Award Progress Tracker and turn it in to our Lodge Adviser.