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NYLT Adult / Staff Assistance Need

The NYLT staff could use some additional support from ADULTS 21 and over. We've created a signup genius with our needs broken down into bite size pieces. If you have some available time during the week of June 9-14, we'll be at Belk Scout Camp. No previous experience with NYLT or Lodge membership needed to serve. Must be a currently registered Scouter.

CLICK HERE!!!!

June Ordeal 2024 - May 31 - June 2

Our Second Ordeal of the year is held at Belk Scout Camp and helps to prepare the camp for the Webelos Resident Camp Program. This event also serves as the second of three opportunities for candidates to become members of the Order of the Arrow. Brotherhood conversions are also offered.

The Ordeal is a weekend experience in which those elected as candidates to the Order of the Arrow and undertake a spiritual journey to discover the true meanings of leadership, service, and the Brotherhood of Scouting.

Additional June Ordeal information can be found at:  

CLICK HERE FOR 2024 June Ordeal SCHEDULE

Registration at:  https://www.campclerk.org/mcc/oaevents/oaevents.phtml?showevents

Deadline for registration is:  May 22, 2024.

September Ordeal 2024 - September 6-8

Our Third Ordeal and final Ordeal of the year is held at Belk Scout Camp.  This event also serves as the third opportunity for candidates to become members of the Order of the Arrow.  This event traditionally centers around the Ordeal itself, but it is good time to prepare Chapter spirit items for the Fall Fellowship Spirit-War.  Brotherhood conversions are also offered.

The Ordeal is a weekend experience in which those elected as candidates to the Order of the Arrow and undertake a spiritual journey to discover the true meanings of leadership, service, and the Brotherhood of Scouting.

Additional September Ordeal information can be found at:  

PENDING FOR 2024 SEPTEMBER Ordeal SCHEDULE

Registration at:  https://www.campclerk.org/mcc/oaevents/oaevents.phtml?showevents

Deadline for registration is:  August 28, 2024.

NEW FOR 2024... 

NEW INDUCTIONS NEWS FOR 2024!

Your Lodge Inductions Team has made signing up for this year's Elangomat and Nimat efforts EASY!!!  The following are hyperlinks for both of those service efforts.  Additionally, the Inductions team is also providing REQUIRED training for both roles.  All information on event and training dates are available in the following sign up pages.  


Elangomat: https://forms.gle/9NkuhR8wMN2ZFRur5


Nimat: https://forms.gle/ZarpLZ4CRjMQsYrX6

Catawba Lodge 459:  2023 Inductions Bulletin #1 

Update posted 1.13.23

Order of the Arrow Membership Eligibility:

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, the National Order of the Arrow Committee deemed it appropriate to allow all of the pandemic-era policies, including those relating to membership, to expire.  In addition, the national committee decided that as of January 1, 2023, individuals selected as candidates for membership in the Order of the Arrow retain that eligibility for a period of 18 months from the date of their selection.  After that period, individuals may be considered again for selection if they continue to fulfill the eligibility requirements.  This increase from the previous 12 months will give lodges and individuals additional time for induction opportunities and aligns with the 2022-23 National Business Plan objective of membership growth.  For the latest membership information, please visit oa-bsa.org/about/membership.

Catawba Point Information

Updated: 1.12.24

Catawba Point is our new meditation garden on the property of Camp Grimes near the new Belk Dining Hall.  It consists of a Flagpole, Totem Poles from our 2015 Dixie Fellowship incorporated with local plants and flowers.  But your help is needed to make PHASE 2 of this dream come true.  Through the purchase of commemorative bricks and commermorative jacket patches, 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. 


Thank you for your support in this endeavor, it is greatly appreciated!

Please click on the following links for Commemorative BRICKS and JACKET PATCH orders:

BRICKShttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1OCJtrppWhEj1FOUs8F1gPQJ2bwI5FSOj/view?usp=sharing

Other Lodge News

Chapter Election Results

Congratulations to the following Arrowmen and their officer elections within the Apache, Etowah and Sehwatu Chapters for 2023-2024:


Apache Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Karis Hunt

Vice Chapter Chief - Derek Leswing

Chapter Secretary - Colin Turner

Chapter Quartermaster - Charles Thompson

Chapter Spirit Chair - Nash Pelak


Etowah Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Rachel Kauffman

Vice Chapter Chief - Megan Todd

Chapter Secretary - Julia Pearce

Chapter Quartermaster - Evan Lind

Chapter Spirit Chair - Taylor Vernon


Sehwatu Chapter:

Chapter Chief - Ben Bruh

Vice Chapter Chief - Skyler Phelps

Secretary - Hunter Welch

Chapter Quartermaster (appointed) - Brayden Kaminski

Chapter Spirit Chair (appointed) - Reed Hinson

Lodge Election Results

The following are our New Lodge officers for 2023-24. 


Lodge Chief - Louis Maillet

Vice Chief of Program - Nick Daniels

Vice Chief of Inductions - Jolie Coughlin

Vice Chief of Indian Affairs - Adam Shaw

Vice Chief of Administration - Reed Coleman

Lodge Quartermaster - Andrew Maillet


Thank you for your continued service to the Lodge!!

Lodge Calendar and Events Update

Good Day Catawba Lodge 459!

Updates to the calendar will be posted here as they arise,

Yours In Brotherhood,

Louis Maillet

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: Louis Maillet

Adviser: Al Nedrich

Staff Adviser: Brian Sweeney

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Page Revised: 5/6/2024