News for You
We are excited to announce that Kon Wapos Lodge has earned the Thriving distinction for 2022!
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.
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!
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