Catawba Lodge

Mecklenburg County Council

COMING SOON!!!!!!!!


IMPORTANT - February Ordeal Information - February 12-13, 2021

Posted 1.10.21

Candidates registered for the February Ordeal should be familiar with Mecklenburg County Council's full COVID mitigation plan available for download from mccscouting.org. Check-in and a required health screening will take place at the Welcome Center from 5:00-6:30pm Friday evening. Please arrive in full Class A uniform with a full stomach because dinner will not be provided.

Please note these requirements - Candidates MUST bring the following or they will not be allowed to participate:

  1. Face coverings (at least 2).

  2. A signed copy of the BSA Health and Medical form parts A/B1/B2 (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr).

  3. A copy of your current insurance card (front/back).

  4. A signed copy of the Mecklenburg County COVID-19 liability release form, including parent signature.

  5. A signed copy of the health screening form.

  6. ORDEAL GEAR(should be able to fit in one backpack or duffle bag)

    1. Sleeping bag

    2. Ground cloth

    3. Water bottle

    4. Toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrush, etc). Showers will not be available, so no need to bring shower gear.

    5. Poncho (rain gear)

    6. Work clothes that you don't mind getting dirty

    7. Work gloves

    8. Pocket knife

Unit leaders will not be allowed to camp for the weekend (unless they too are taking part in the Ordeal). Catawba Lodge will be providing the adult supervision.

Departure times will be staggered throughout Saturday afternoon as the Ordeal ceremonies are completed. The first group will depart between 3:30-4:00pm and the last group between 6:30-7:00pm. Be on the lookout for an email later in the week that will let you know which group you are in, which will give you a more precise departure time window.

Please review the Statement of Risk with Mitigation Plan and Release of Liability Waiver

Please contact me directly with any questions that you may have.

Eric Sasser

Crew 1465, Crew Committee

Etowah District, Unit Commissioner

Catawba Lodge, Membership Adviser

Catawba Lodge, Cornerstone Conclave Adviser

eric.sasser@catawba459.org

Cell: 704.254.6897

2021 Vigil Honor Nomination - NOW OPEN!!!

Posted 1.14.21

Brothers - Vigil nominations are due by Spring Fellowship - March 20 @ Belk Scout Camp. The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for servie to the Lodge, council and Scouting. The Vigil Honor is a high rank of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following: the Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout Camp. The nominee must have been Brothergood for at least two years.

Please turn in the attached form no later than Saturday morning breakfast - Spring Fellowship or email the completed form to Mr. Banks at lb19@mi-connection.com.

2021 ALL EVENTS registration - NOW OPEN!!!

Posted 1.10.21

Attention Catawba Lodge Arrowmen:


Catawba Lodge's "All Events" registration for 2021 is now open! Cost for this year is $70.00 and will cover all Lodge Fellowship, Ordeal and end of the year award's banquet efforts from March 1, 2021 until January 1, 2022. Click on: https://www.campclerk.org/mcc/oaevents/oaevents.phtml...

to register directly to the payment portal or our Lodge website and click on the Event Registration arrow at the top of this page.

Catawba Point Announcement!!

Posted: 1.8.21

Catawba Lodge’s “Catawba Point” Fundraiser

Commemorative Brick Pre-Order Form

Catawba Point is going to be a new meditation garden on the property of Camp Grimes near the new Belk Dining Hall. It will consist of a Flagpole, Totem Poles from our 2015 Dixie Fellowship incorporated with local plants and flowers. But your help is needed to make this dream come true. Through the purchase of commemorative bricks and benches, you can help see this plan to fruition. Help honor a loved one such as an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver Recipient, Woodbadge Participant/Staff Member, or someone special who has passed. Please be sure to check what item you would like and complete the engraving portion of the order form. Each line can have up to 10 letters/numbers.


Payment can be made with a Check or Credit Card, if paying with a credit card, please complete this section in the order form. Please note, the purchase of bricks and/or benches is fully tax deductible. Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE for ORDER FORM!!

Catawba Point Commemorative Jacket Patch Announcement!!

Posted 1.8.21

Catawba Lodge’s “Catawba Point” Fundraiser

Jacket Patch Pre-Order Form

Catawba Point is going to be a new meditation garden on the property of Camp Grimes near the new Belk Dining Hall. It will consist of a Flagpole, Totem Poles from our 2015 Dixie Fellowship incorporated with local plants and flowers. But your help is needed to make this dream come true. Through the purchase of the commemorative jacket patch, you can help see this plan to fruition.


Jacket Patch: $25.00 Each

Payment can be made with a Check or Credit Card, if paying with a credit card, please complete this section in the order form. Shipping Charge is $5.00, or you can pick up your Jacket Patches at the Catawba Lodge Trading Post during the next in-person lodge event. Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE for ORDER FORM!!

70th Anniversary Event Set

Posted 1.9.21

The following is our - 70th Anniversary Event set for 2021. All of these hangers represent each of our Lodge's events for this year. All hangers tie into the Tomahawk patch which can only be "earned" at the Lodge's Annual Banquet. We look forward in seeing all Arrowmen attend our 2021 events!!

PLUS!!! If you pay your ALL EVENTS for 2021, those Arrowmen immediately earn their Tomahawk patch!

70th Anniversary Pin Award

Posted 1.9.21


Attached below is the score card LINK for the Catawba Lodge 70th Anniversary Pin. These requirements will need to be completed during the 2021 calendar year (Jan. 8, - Oct. 2, 2021). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please contact Mr. Banks if you have completed other Scouting activities that are similar to the Anniversary Pin requirements. Anniversary Pins will be available during Fall Fellowship 2021


CLICK HERE for SCORE CARD

Cornerstone Conclave Registration Information

Posted 1.9.21

Brothers,

Registration for Cornerstone Conclave, the SR-5 section fellowship previously known as Dixie Fellowship, is now open. Conclave will be held at Camp Daniel Boone in Canton, NC April 23-25. In case the COVID-19 situation results in a cancellation of that date, a backup date has been set for August 27-29.

The cost this year will be $80 per delegate which includes a conclave delegate patch, meals and a participation pin, as well as a Catawba Lodge pocket flap, pocket patch and delegate t-shirt. The deadline to guarantee your spot and pre-order conclave memorabilia is January 30th. Registrations received after that date may be placed on a wait list and will not be guaranteed any conclave memorabilia.

The registration form, instructions, and memorabilia order form can be downloaded from HERE.

DO NOT SEND ANY REGISTRATION FORMS TO THE COUNCIL OFFICE.

Please contact me with any questions.

Yours in Brotherhood,

Eric Sasser

Crew 1465, Crew Committee

Etowah District, Unit Commissioner

Catawba Lodge, Membership Adviser

Catawba Lodge, Cornerstone Conclave Adviser

eric.sasser@catawba459.org

Cell: 704.254.6897

Lodge Election Results

The following are our New Lodge officers for 2020-21. Many of our previous officers ran again for the 2020-21 year!!!


Lodge Chief - Beau Seate

Vice Chief of Programs - William Newman

Vice Chief of Administration - Noah Chartier

Vice Chief of Inductions - Chase Hensley

Vice Chief of Indian Affairs - San Gantt

Lodge Quartermaster - Louis Maillet


Thank you for your continued service to the Lodge!!

Chapter Election Results

Congratulations to the following Arrowmen and their officer elections within the Apache, Etowah and Sehwatu Chapters:


Apache Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Kadin Abbas

Vice Chapter Chief - TBA

Chapter Secretary - TBA

Chapter QM - Kevin Easley


Etowah Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Aedan McAteer

Vice Chapter Chief - Hannah Todd

Chapter Secretary - Jonathan Doiron


Sehwatu Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Jack Casey

Vice Chapter Chief - Phillip Malcolm

Secretary - Nick Daniels

Lodge Calendar and Events Update

Good Day Catawba Lodge 459!

I hope everyone is well. While this year has been a great challenge for all, I appreciate everyone's flexibility throughout the year with our calendar. The following changes have been approved by the Lodge Executive Board and will be going into effect immediately:

A January Ordeal at Belk Scout Camp has been scheduled for 1/8-1/9. This event will a first come first served event that will NOT offer Brotherhood inductions. As a reminder, any ordeal candidates elected this year will have the rest of 2020 as well as all of 2021 to complete their ordeal before needing to be re-elected.

If you have any questions please email them to me at chief.catawba459.org.

Have a great rest of your week!

Yours In Brotherhood,

Beau Seate

Catawba Lodge Chief

chief@catawba459.org

What's New!

Catawba Lodge has launched a revamped web site that is geared toward supporting desktops, tablets and phones.

The banner at the top of the site will show breaking items of interest.

Reminders of events and activities will be posted in the slideshow and some slides will have links to the details.

A handy agenda style calendar is posted below that quickly shows upcoming events and it is scrollable to look further out.

Additional work will continue toward cleanup of old data and some new features so you will see more changes.

If additional information is needed please contact us @ webmaster@catawba459.org.


Email Key Three:

Chief: Beau Seate

Adviser: Tim Morgan

Associate Advisor: Al Nedrich

Staff Adviser: Brian Sweeney

Flash cards

Page Revised: 02/13/2021