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Message from the 2020 National Chief
Posted:  March 18, 2020

Brothers,

Our world has experienced a lot of change in recent days, and I want to take a moment to address the current situation. While the change caused by the spread of COVID-19 may seem disconcerting, we cannot lose sight of the bigger picture and our overall mission. The values that Scouting and the Order of the Arrow brings to communities are needed now more than ever before, and as we go through the uncertain days ahead, I implore you to always keep those principles at the forefront of your mind.

To any Arrowman who has a family member or friend affected by the virus, my thoughts are with you.

Earlier this week, we announced the suspension of all in-person national, region, and section events until May 2. We encourage you to work with your local council regarding lodge and chapter events. You can find our updates related to COVID-19 at oa-bsa.org/coronavirus. With the spread of the virus postponing many Scouting and OA events in the coming weeks, I know that many of you feel disheartened. I’m disappointed too, but I am not discouraged.

To every Arrowman who planned to attend a Scouting event that has been affected by the virus—I am sorry. I cannot wait to see the exciting programs that still lie ahead, even if they may be delayed.

To every unit elections chair, ordealmaster, conclave coordinator, and Arrowman involved in planning an event that has been postponed or cancelled—I am sorry. I appreciate all that you have done to deliver our Order’s program to our members, and your talent is still needed as we move forward.

To every Arrowman who feels discouraged right now—I want you to reflect for a moment on how you feel. If the pause until your next Scouting event is saddening, I challenge you: channel these emotions into something positive. When we return to normal, whenever that may be, Scouting and the Order of the Arrow will need your help. Let’s work together as one united brotherhood to deliver this program to every Arrowman and the future generations of Scouts who will come after us.

While some of our lives and Scouting plans may temporarily change, our core values of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service remain unaltered. These principles that bind us together are far stronger than any change or setback we encounter and will persist through the uncertain days ahead.

Maintain our bonds of brotherhood. Keep planning, engaging and innovative events that will help the future of our Order. Above all, never lose sight of the values we cherish.

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

If I can ever be of service, please do not hesitate to reach out. Stay healthy, and I’ll see you along the Scouting trail soon.


In brotherhood,

Zach Schonfeld

2020 National Chief

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CATAWBA LODGE - 70th Anniversary Award Pin
Posted:  November 6, 2019
This Anniversary Award Pin is available for all youth and adult Arrowmen in the Lodge.  Arrowmen must complete all requirements between December 1, 2019 and October 3, 2020 and then must attend the re-dedication ceremony at the 2020 Fall Fellowship.   Completion of the Award Card qualifies the Arrowman the option to purchase the Award Pin in the Lodge Trading Post during Fall Fellowship 2020.

Arrowmen must complete the following activities:
QUEST FOR SCOUTING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
QUEST FOR CHAPTER AND LODGE DEVELOPMENT
QUEST FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT


Please click HERE the award card!!


National Order of the Arrow Conference - NOAC information!!!
Posted:  September 10, 2019



For a week during the summer every two years, the National Order of the Arrow Conference (affectionately known as NOAC) is held on a major university campus in America.  The event is jam-packed with opportunities for training, competition, fellowship, patch trading, and recreation.  Thousands of Arrowmen attend, making it the second largest Scouting event in the country.  What's more, Catawba Lodge always manages to have one of the most sought after patch sets on the trading floor! The 2020 NOAC will be held at Michigan State University.  Signups typically begin in December the year prior to the event.

NOAC Youth Chair - Vaughn Bolt
NOAC Advisor - Gray Newman / 704.609.3160

Key Dates:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - LEB meeting/Deadline for initial registration ($100 deposit per delegate charged)
August 3, 2020    NOAC starts
August 8, 2020    NOAC ends

NEW - 2 Ways to sign up for NOAC - POSTED 9/20/19

There are 2 different ways you can sign up for NOAC and reserve your spot:

NEW - NOAC Announcement and Registration form - CLICK HERE!!! - POSTED 9/13/19

    Please note that the above link is to submit you reservation via snail mail and you MUST sign all forms and mail with a check for $100.


NEW - NOAC Announcement and Registration form PAY ONLINE- CLICK HERE!!! - POSTED 9/20/19

    The 2nd option is to make your payment via online using a credit card.  Your information will be collected and you can submit payment if you wish to reserve your spot faster.  Make sure that you fill out the Code of Conduct and send it to Gray Newman.

If you need a BSA Health Form, click here to fill one out online.

If you have any questions regarding payments, email Gray Newman.





 

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Spring Fellowship
March 13-15, 2020
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