SPRING FELLOWSHIP 2014 (SF14):
This is the last week to sign up for SF14 at the low price of $20! After the Scout Office closes this week, the price will rise to $25 for the weekend to accommodate for food that will need to be ordered. If you have a Lodge Speed Pass, you still need to let Susan Coller know that you will be in attendance so that you will be down on the list.
Cabin prices will remain at an additional $10 and will be given out on a fist come, first serve basis. (Lodge members who reserve cabins will be placed in group cabins based on what "Lodge" they are in for the weekend.)
The price for becoming a full member of our Lodge and the Order of the Arrow is $20 to cover the cost of the sash. BUT! This weekend will be the unveiling of the special 20th anniversary Lodge Flap, the new Lodge Fleeces, and many other brand new apparel!
As promised in the last email, there is going to be a big big big event during the weekend. NOW, it is all finalized and is ready to be revealed!
The Champaign Bomb Squad is going to be making a visit to Camp Robert Drake during SF14! And yes, they are going to blow stuff up and every participant is going to get the opportunity to witness it! To add to it, the "Lodge Chief" of the winning "Lodge" for the weekend is going to have the opportunity to be the honorary detonator, how many other chances are you going to have to BE THE ONE to BLOW SOMETHING UP???
So get signed up for SF14 NOW. Bring your friends, your troop mates, and the guy in the corner who wears the flap, but never the sash! This is going to be the best weekend ever hosted by the Lodge and we need EVERYONE to be there!
TROOP OR TEAM REPRESENTATIVE SUNGLASSES
Each Troop (or Team) Representatives has a brand new pair or Camp Drake sunglasses awaiting them for their special role in their unit. Illini Lodge 55 is recruiting youth & adult arrowmen to serve in an important role in the lodge. Order of the Arrow Troop (or Team) Representatives are a youth liaison and his advisor serving between the local O.A. lodge and his unit. The representatives serve as a communication and program link to the unit Arrowmen, as well as adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. They do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and the purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, they enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to the troop or team. Their image will really look good in their new sunglasses.
Scouts and Scouters who are already Ordeal members in Lodge 55 may choose to seal their membership in the Order by completing Brotherhood ceremonies. The ceremony will be held at the Spring Fellowship and during each week of summer camp. Please encourage all current Ordeal members to participate in this important commitment to service.
The OA operations of Illini Lodge depend on a wide variety of committees to complete the plethora of duties set each year. Each lodge committee is led by a youth chair and an adult advisor who are responsible for their area of expertise in the lodge. In order for all of the goals of the lodge to be accomplished each year, many Arrowmen are needed to assist with the important tasks. Opportunities to join a committee will be presented at the Spring Fellowship in May.
New Lodge Flap available at Spring Fellowship
The 2014 edition of the Illini Lodge flap will be on sale at Camp Drake at the Spring Fellowship. Illini Lodge members will be able to purchase this re-designed emblem with a blue or orange border. Find a deer in your headlights this summer.
NOAC is a GO for the Illini
Illini Lodge is forming the greatest group of OA Bucks to ever attend a national event in the history of Illinidom. The Illini Lodge contingent will enjoy fabulously entertaining shows, high quality leadership training, awe-inspiring Native American events, nation-wide sporting challenges, plus more Arrowrific activities each day. If you haven't checked out the NOAC website lately, they have added a lot of great information there including details on some of the shows, events, games and trainings that will be available. There is still time to sign up and attend this fabulous event at Michigan State University.