SECTION CONCLAVE 2023 WAS AWESOME!
38 members represented Kon Wapos Lodge at the Section Conclave held at Phillips Scout Reservation, Sept 15-17. The conclave drew over 250 attendees from all 5 lodges in our section. The weekend was filled with learning, fun and fellowship.
You are invited to attend the 2024 Section Conclave.
KON WAPOS LODGE WILL HOST THE 2024 SECTION CONCLAVE
Kon Wapos Lodge is hosting the 2024 Section Conclave at Gardner Dam Adventure Base, Sept. 13-15, 2024. Be a part of the Kon Wapos Host Lodge planning committee. Contact the lodge chief or lodge adviser. A planning meeting will be held at the Lodge Leadership Development weekend in November. To be a member of the planning committee, attend Lodge Leadership Development or contact the lodge chief or lodge adviser, mike.mailand@
LODGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & FELLOWSHIP
All OA members are invited to join the lodge for a weekend of planning, training and lots of fun, fellowship and food!
The 10th Anniversary Celebration continues…
Kon Wapos 10th Anniversary commemorative item for every attendee
- Awesome Food and Snacks
- Indoor lodging – limited capacity, register early
- Lodge Officer Elections
- Ceremonies Forum
- OA Program Planning
- Adult Roundtable Discussions
- Inspirational Reflection
- Vigil Honor Selection
- Cribbage Tournament
- Fellowship, Fun and more!!!
AWARDS and HONORS NOMINATIONS
To nominate someone for an award you can go to the Kon Wapos Lodge resources page to find the links for nomination forms, or use the direct links listed below.
Nominations are being accepted for:
- Founder’s Award
- Vigil Honor
- Arrowman and Adviser of the Year Awards
- Unit Leader of the Year
Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for Arrowmen who demonstrate that they memorialize in their everyday lives the spirit of achievement as exemplified by the Founder E. Urner Goodman and Co-Founder Carroll A. Edson. Each lodge can select up to 4 members each year, based on lodge membership.
ARROWMEN and ADVISER of the YEAR AWARD
Link to Arrowmen and Adviser of the Year nomination form
UNIT LEADER of the YEAR AWARD
Link to Unit Leader of the Year nomination form
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting.
Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person’s conscious endeavors.
The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following:
- Order of the Arrow
- Scouting community
- Scout Camp
Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.
Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting and in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor provided that, at the time of the recommendation, the individual has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. A lodge may nominate a maximum of two percent of their registered Arrowmen once a year, through the Vigil Honor petition. At least 50 percent of all nominated must be under 21 at the time of nomination.
NATIONAL ORDER OF THE ARROW CONFERENCE
July 28-Aug. 4, 2024
University of Colorado Boulder
Youth and adult members of the OA are invited to join the Kon Wapos Lodge NOAC contingent. We are anticipating departure on or about July 28th and return on Aug. 4th.
Details, costs and registration information will be available soon. Use this link to let us know you’re interested in getting more information: NOAC 2024 INTEREST FORM
Cheerfully Serving Bay-Lakes Council since 2013
Nathan T., Lodge Chief
Mike Mailand, Lodge Adviser