Order of the Arrow Chapter
Thunderbird Chapter - Order of the Arrow - Lowaneu Allanque Lodge 41
Thunderbird Chapter Chief: Mark Froelich
Chapter Advisor: Ed Hedborn - 630-989-0655
Associate Chapter Advisor: Bill Birch
Roundtable and Chapter Meetings will not be held in June or July.
Thunderbird District OA Chapter normally meets at the same time and place as Thunderbird District Roundtable - at 7:30 on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the LDS Church on Ridgeland Ave. in Naperville. Map It.
Our next Chapter Meeting will be held Thursday, August 10th, 7:30 – 8:45 PM - Naperville LDS Stake Center, 1320 Ridgeland Ave, Naperville (SE corner of Naper Boulevard and Ridgeland Avenue). In August we will review summer activities and upcoming Fall Fellowship. Our August activities will be Gaga Pit and table tennis.
Order of the Arrow Representatives and members: Please make announcements at your Troop meeting about our Chapter Meetings and Lodge Events to let all OA members know what is coming up, and that they are welcome to attend!
All OA members - Spring Fellowship is this coming weekend June 2-4 at Camp Freeland Leslie, Oxford, Wisconsin. Members and Ordeal Candidates elected this year are encouraged to attend. Members should have paid their dues to attend. You can pay your annual dues on-line at the Lodge website. Ordeal candidates should attend to do their Ordeal and become full members in the Order. For those candidates who cannot attend you can do your Ordeal during any of the weeks of summer camp at CFL on Wednesday-Thursday, or at Fall Fellowship in September.
Information and forms for Ordeal candidates may be found on-line at the Lodge website.
Chapter Meetings and Lodge Activities for 2017:
- June 8 - no meeting, enjoy summer camp!
- July - no meeting, enjoy summer camp!
- August 10 - Gaga Pit & Table Tennis
- September 14 - Nerf Shootout
- October 12 - Skyhigh-trampolines?
- November 9 - Styrofoam Airplanes
- December 14 - Holiday Party
From Our Chapter Chief
Every month we have a meeting at the LDS Church in Naperville on the second Thursday at 7:30 pm (at the same time and place as District Round Table). This is the primary method of communicating information from the Lodge to the individual members. We always have something fun going on at the meeting-this month is Styrofoam plate airplanes. All current OA members and Elected Ordeal Candidates are encouraged to attend.
The Lodge has recently agreed to pay over $50,000 to fund the building of a new archery facility at Camp Freeland Leslie. It has already been finished and from what I've heard, it looks awesome! The lodge needs your help to pay off the $50,000+. The archery facility will contain brick pavers in front of the concrete pad. You, Your Troop, Your Family...Anyone can buy a brick and leave your legacy at Camp Freeland Leslie. To order a brick, go to https://www.bricksrus.com/order/threefires/ .
All OA members are required to pay annual dues of $20. If you have not done so, please pay your dues at https://scoutingevent.com/?2016Dues . Every penny of the $20 goes straight to the OA to provide all of the awesome experiences throughout the year for our members.
As always, feel free to contact Mr. Hedborn or I with any questions,
- OA Lodge Calendar
- Lowaneu Allanque Lodge #41 Membership
- National Order of the Arrow National Order of the Arrow Website
Purpose of the Order of the Arrow
To recognize those campers – Scouts and Scouters – who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and by such recognition cause other campers to conduct themselves in such a manner to warrant recognition.
- To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit.
- To promote Scout camping, which reaches its greatest effectiveness as part of the unit’s camping program, both year-round and in summer camp, as directed by the camping committee of the Council.
- To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.