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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:

Lodge participation

Man Miles Award 7,228 Miles

Pre-Vigil Ceremony

Pre-Ordeal Ceremony

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.

SR-1A Conclave Information

To sign-up for the conclave please go to : http://www.chilantakoba.com/ then go to SR-1A Conclave 2015 Registration. Cost is $40.00, $ 5.00 late fee, and $10.00 cash for trip gas. Plus extra money for food on the way and back, and Trading Post at Camp Hood.

You will need to sign up this afternoon or no later than early Monday morning. Sebooney Okasucca Lodge will be our host at Camp Hood, Mississippi. We will meet on Friday at the Calcasieu Area Council Office at 11:30 to load up and leave by 12 noon. It is a 4 1/2 hour trip to Hazlehurst, Ms.

It will be a great scouting weekend for all. Camp Hood will offer Mountain Biking and Mountain Boarding, Rock Climbing, Shooting Range (rifle and shotgun), ATV Activities and training classes to help increase kownledge of the Order of the Arrow.

We will have as travel Advisers: Rich Lee, Lodge Adviser, Kevin Brewer, Ceremony Adviser, Robbie Broussard, Vigil Adviser, Vern & Nita Mongan, Adult Advisers.  Everyone will need to bring their BSA Medical Form.

Please email: Rich Lee, Lodge Adviser, rglee@rocketmail.com to let me know you are going.

I will have a letter for your youth to use to get out of school early. Just email Rich Lee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. rglee@rocketmail.com or (337) 244-9419.

 

Spring Ordeal Registration is now open!

Registration is now available by calling the Council Office (337) 436-3376. Let Lisa known whether you are signing up for Ordeal, Brotherhood, or Member. Cost for Ordeal Weekend is $35.00 includes ( food, membership fee, and sash). Brotherhood fee is $30.00 which includes (food and Brotherhood sash). Lodge Members pay $15.00 includes food for the weekend. Check-In Time is 6:00 at Camp Edgewood in the Camp Office. We will finish up before 12 noon on Sunday.

If you are taking your Ordeal or Brotherhood Ceremony, you will want to go to Resources for more information to be better prepared.

Spring Work Day is Saturday, April 11 at Camp Edgewood. We would like to have as many lodge members as possible to attend. Our camp service project is the Camp Edgewood signs. Our goal is to refresh the Curb Appeal of the arrvial at camp on Camp Edgewood Road. We start at 8:00 AM on Saturday. Call the Council Office and let us know that you are coming. There will be a lodge hosted BBQ lunch for all workers. Bring gloves, sand paper, paint brushes, and work clothes.

 

 

Registration Open for SR-1A Conclave

Early Bird Registration for the Spring Conclave is now open. Registration site is http://oa-sr1a.org/conclave to sign up. Conclave Fee is $40.00 early bird, with a late fee of $5.00 if after April 3,2015. The conclave theme is "Party like it is 1915". Dates are April 17,18 & 19. NEW THIS YEAR is Shooting Sports and ATV Activities. Also, Mountain Biking and Mountain Boarding as well as Rock Climbing. So, don't miss the fun. Join your fellow Arrowmen for a great weekend in Brotherhood.

UpComing Lodge Events

We have a Spring Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend coming up on April 10,11 & 12 at Camp Edgewood. Watch for registration and more details.

The SR-1A Conclave dates are April 17,18, &19. This year, we go back to Camp Hood in MS. Our lodge Chief has asked that as many lodge Arrowmen join us on the trip this year. More details will be coming out soon.

 

Scout Sunday - February 8

This year's Scout Sunday falls on February 8, the BSA's birthday. The last time Scout Sunday fell on February 8 was 2009. It won't happen again until 2026. It's a great time to thank the religious institution for their service as the unit's chartered organization. Also, show that you are proud to be a Scout or Scouter.

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

LEC Meeting on Sunday, January 25

Our new chief, Brandon Brewer has called a Lodge Executive Committee meeting for this Sunday, January 25 at the Council Office. Adult meeting with the Chief at 1:00 PM and Youth Officers and their Associate Advisers at 2:00 PM. This will be a planning meeting to finalize the Lodge Calendar and Ordeal dates.  You will get to meet our new Professional Adviser, Stephen Pousson. Youth and Adults, that want to serve their lodge, now is the time to step up. We are always looking for additional Arrowmen to help out our committees, so pick one that interests you. We look forward to seeing you there.

Legacy Lid

It's time to move forward with sharing our lodge's history with the rest of the country as we move towards celebrating the Order of the Arrow's 100th Anniversary.

Our next step is to ponder the legacy our lodge has left in the Order's first 100 years serving our council and the legacy our lodge wants to make in a new century of service. At the last NOAC, each lodge was given a Centennial crate to assist our lodge in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the OA. In 2013, our lodge's charge was to take the lid to this crate and paint it on one side to reflect our lodge's legacy. We should consider incorporating the design for our 100th anniversary NOAC 2015 contingent flap into the lid design.

Our lid will go with us to NOAC this summer. If you want to assist our chief Brandon Brewer on the lid and contingent flap design, please contact him and join in the fun.

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: jenkevbrewer@suddenlink.net

 Vice Chief : Adam Wagster               Contact: mr.watashiwa1@gmail.com

 Secretar/Treasure: Nick Louviere      Contact: vLouviere29@yahoo.com

 Lodge Adviser: Mr. Rich Lee             Contact: rglee@rocketmail.com

 

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.