Order of the Arrow - Thunderbird 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
Associate Chapter Advisor: Bill Froelich

OAThe next Thunderbird OA chapter meeting will be on Thursday, August 9, at 7 P.M.

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.

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!

Information and forms for Ordeal candidates may be found on-line at the Lodge website.







Chapter Meetings and Lodge Activities for 2018

  • July 30-August 4 - NOAC!
  • August 9 - Stomp Rockets
  • September 7-9 - Fall Fellowship
  • September 13 - Native American Craft (Finger Weaving)
  • October 11 - Nerf Shooting Gallery
  • November 8 - Indoor Golf
  • December 13 - Holiday Party

Chapter Meetings and Lodge Activities for 2018-2019

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.

All OA members are required to pay annual dues of $20. You can also pay for your dues and 4 discounted lodge events (spring and fall fellowships, winter banquet, and frendship powwow). If you have not done so, please pay your dues at OA41.org. Every penny of your dues 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,


OAPurpose 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.

OA Lodge #41

 2017 09 OA Fall Fellowship DBrown 33The Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship will be held on September 7-9, 2018. - Join us for FUN & fellowship at Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin, IL. Fall Fellowship weekend is an opportunity for both newly selected and current members of the Order of the Arrow to conduct service at our camp, share in fellowship, and learn more about what it is to be an Arrowman. It is an opportunity for Arrowmen to gather together and celebrate the past year in the lodge, learn more about how you can serve Scouting and the Order of the Arrow, have some fun, and elect new Lodge and Chapter Officers for next year.

Early Bird Member Fellowship Weekend Fee is $20 ($30 after August 26th). Location : Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd, Elgin.  REGISTERNOW

For newly elected Ordeal Candidates: This is the last opportunity to complete your ordeal and join our Lodge. Please read the Ordeal Candidate Letter and Ordeal Candidate Equipment List for important information related to joining our Lodge. You must also download, complete and bring the following Forms with you to this event. Form links are listed under Attachments. Cost is $60 ($70 after August 26th) and includes the Fellowship Weekend fee, your OA Ordeal sash, patch, OA handbook and your 2018 Lodge Dues)


  • What to bring for the work projects: To all attending the OA Fall Fellowship - We will have a list of items needed for the work projects about 1 week before the Fellowship, once work projects are finalized.

     2017 09 OA Fall Fellowship DBrown 58Walk ins are Welcome, but we appreciate your registration in advnance to allow for food and supplies!!! Please print the medical and registration forms, fill them out, and bring them with you!




For current Ordeal Members who wish to seal their Brotherhood: After you have been a member of the Order of the Arrow for at least 10 months (you did your Ordeal in or before 2017), you may seal your membership in the OA by doing your Brotherhood Conversion at this Fellowship. Cost is $20 (in addition to the Fellowship Weekend fee). Note: You must also be current on your 2018 Lodge Dues.

Please note - Lodge Dues must be current in order to participate in the Fellowship weekend. Dues for Ordeal and Brotherhood Candidates must be paid in full prior to the event. You may pay your 2018 and/or 2019 dues at this time as a convenience. Dues are $20/year. If you paid the special 2018 Annual Member Fee which includes this event, you may register using this system.