News for You
2023 Winter Council of Chiefs
Each year, Arrowmen from across Section G10 gather in the Wisconsin Dells for a weekend of fun, fellow, and Conclave planning! Join us at the Kalahari Waterpark for the 2023 Winter Council of Chiefs co-hosted with Section G9!
75th Anniversary Klondike Derby
Save the Date: Hiawathaland District Presents the 75th Anniversary of Klondike Derbies at Camp Hiawatha
An OAHA Triple Crown Journey
I have been involved in Scouting for as long as I can remember. I tagged along with my brother during his time in Scouting, dreaming of all the things I could do if I was able to be a part of the BSA and the Order of the Arrow.
Beshkno Chapter Klondike Derby
Beshkno Chapter will host its annual Klondike Derby for Lakeshore District on Saturday, January 14th, 2023. This year’s theme is the Beach Bash at the
Kon Wapos Lodge Achieves “Thriving” Status for 2022
We are excited to announce that Kon Wapos Lodge has earned the Thriving distinction for 2022!
Mahng Chapter Winter Conference
Fun, Fellowship, Training, and Hockey! Join Mahng Chapter the weekend of January 6-8, 2023 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Marquette, MI for their annual
Meet Your 2023 Lodge Officers
New Lodge Officers were elected in November at Lodge Leadership Development. Together, they will serve our lodge until the end of 2023. We’re looking forward to their leadership in the coming year!
Muk Chapter at the Salvation Army
On December 21st, more than 30 OA members from Muk Chapter gathered at the Salvation Army to pack meals and distribute food and necessities to residents of the Green Bay area.
National Leadership Seminar & Developing Youth Leadership Conference
The NLS and the DYLC programs are the premier leadership training courses for members of the Order of the Arrow. The National Leadership Seminar is designed for youth members. The Developing Youth Leadership Conference is designed for adult advisers.
NOAC 2024 – University of Colorado Boulder
Announcing NOAC 2024! From July 29th through August 3rd, join us at the University of Colorado Boulder for the biggest gathering of Arrowmen that we have to offer! Information on joining the lodge contingent will be available in the coming months, so stay tuned!
OA unit elections are an opportunity to recognize those Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts that live by the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.
Upcoming Winter Program Opportunities
Learn about upcoming winter programming opportunities from Bay-Lakes Council!
As Arrowmen we build our order on the three pillars of brotherhood, cheerfulness and service; while our obligation says to unselfishly devote ourselves to the welfare of others, it’s equally as important to think of yourself as well. I’m not saying to be self-centered, but the Scout Oath also says to keep ourselves “physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” As we count down the days until 2023, it’s important to realize the great opportunity for change in front of us.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” By providing service to ourselves, we promote growth in brotherhood and cheerfulness within our communities. For that reason, I challenge every Arrowmen to take some time and reflect on the twelve points of the Scout Law, the Scout Oath, and our obligation. How will you change the world?
Kon Wapos Lodge Chief
At the end of each year, it is common to develop resolutions for the next year. As we look forward to 2023, Kon Wapos Lodge will continue to cheerfully serve Bay-Lakes Council.
The lodge chief and other youth leaders in the lodge and chapters, along with the support of our adult advisers, will work toward improving the lodge and strengthening Scouting in the council.
The Order of the Arrow will continue to serve the council and districts. You will see OA members supporting many events like Klondike Derby, camporees, Maple Syrup Open House, Council Convention, summer camp, Cub Scout events and more. A new event, the Scout Fest in September will need significant support from OA members to help make it a success. Be proud of the positive impact we have made in Scouting. You are a fantastic example of cheerful service to others. Let’s continue to lead by example through our service.
We will continue to bring awareness to two areas that are important for the Order of the Arrow and Scouting. Diversity, equity and inclusion is one. Mental health and suicide awareness is another. The Admonition Team of the lodge will lead our efforts to create awareness about these important topics among our members and all of Scouting. We continue to build the Admonition Team. You can be a part of that effort. Contact the lodge adviser if you are interested.
The Order of the Arrow admonition means to “love one another”. We live the admonition when we serve others.
Let’s all make a commitment in 2023 to truly live the admonition of the Order of the Arrow.
Kon Wapos Lodge Adviser
Cheerfully Serving Bay-Lakes Council since 2013
Nathan T., Lodge Chief
Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser