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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Unit Elections

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.

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Chief's Minute

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?

Nathan Todzy
Kon Wapos Lodge Chief

Adviser's Minute

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.

Mike Mailand
Kon Wapos Lodge Adviser

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Cheerfully Serving Bay-Lakes Council since 2013

Nathan T., Lodge Chief

Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser