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
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, May 11, 2017 7:30 – 8:45 PM - Naperville LDS Stake Center, 1320 Ridgeland Ave, Naperville (SE corner of Naper Boulevard and Ridgeland Avenue). This month we will be making and launching Stomp Rockets and planning a Chapter service project to help get Von Oven Scout Reservation ready for Thunderbird Day Camp.
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 - It is time to renew your committment to the Order and pay your annual dues to remain an active member of our chapter and the lodge! It is easy to do on-line at the Lodge website.
OA unit elections:
Scoutmasters and OA Representatives: For those who were elected to the Order this year, or those eligible for Brotherhood, there are many opportunities this year: Spring Fellowship at Camp Freeland Leslie on June 2-4, Fall Fellowship at Camp Big Timber on Sept., 8-10, and each Wednesday-Thursday at Camp Freeland Leslie this summer during camping season.
Chapter Meetings and Lodge Activities for 2017:
- May 11 - Stomp Rockets and plan Chapter Service Project (Von Oven Scout Reservation)
- June 8 - Spoon Catapults
- 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.