Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Order of the Arrow

"For he who serves his fellows, is of all his fellows, greatest" - Dr. E. Urner Goodman

UNIT ELECTIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2016. DEADLINE WAS APRIL 9, 2016

Welcome to the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Official Web Site!

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge helps the Atlanta Area Council provide a quality Scouting program through recognition of Scouting spirit and performance, development of youth leadership and service, promotion of Scout camping and outdoor programs, and enhancement of membership tenure. Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge is supported by twelve Chapters that include all Districts of the Atlanta Area Council.

2016 Vigil Nominations

The Vigil Process has changed again, but this time, it is being moved back an event, in the hopes the process will be as meaningful as last year, but will make it easier on those who are selected for Vigil.

This year, the nominations are due on August 1st and the committee will meet in mid-late August.

The biggest change is that, this year, instead of the Vigil being held on the same weekend as Fall Reunion, it will be held on the same weekend as OA Trailblazer Adventure Camp (September 30th - October 2nd), with a public call-out at the closing campfire of Fall Reunion (September 16th - 18th).

This year, there will also be various options to submit the Vigil nomination form.

All three of the options will ask for the same information, so you may choose whichever option is most convenient for you.

As always, remember the guidelines for Vigil nomination:

"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:

  • Lodge
  • 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."

Electronic nomination forms must be received by the Vigil Chairman by Monday, August 1, 2016. The paper form must be received at the Atlanta Area Council office by Monday, August 1, 2016

Questions? Contact Vigil Chief Daniel Croshaw, vigilchief@aacegwa.org, or Vigil Adviser Jim Fisher, jimfishr@bellsouth.net

Elangomats Needed!

Are you looking for a way you can better serve the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge? Are you looking for an opportunity to earn one of the more rare awards in the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge? Then serving as an Elangomat at any one of the 2016 Ordeals is perfect for you.

An Elangomat is a friend to candidates as they complete their Ordeal and it’s their job to ensure candidates get the full experience; learning each step along the way.

Each Chapter is required to provide enough Elangomats to cover the number of candidates they have going through the Ordeal. While they are earning their sash, you can earn the Honor Elangomat Award. This award is an 100% gold embroidered Lodge flap that can be worn on any official Boy Scout Uniform. And don't worry if you don't know how to serve as an Elangomat, as an official training is offered on the Friday night of each Ordeal by the Elangomat Chairman or his designee. Training materials are also on the Lodge website under Resources>Forms>Inductions.

Here's an Elangomat Flier to distribute to your Chapter.

Please contact the Elangomat Chairman, if you have any questions or want to volunteer.

2016 Elangomat Chairman:
Austin Hibbard
elangomatchairman@aacegwa.org

2016 Ordeal Dates:

- Bert Adams: Apr 29 to May 1
- Woodruff: May 13-15
- Bert Adams: November 4-6

Register Here: http://www.aacegwa.org/calendar.htm

2016 SR-9 Conclave Wrap Up

Conclave has once again come and gone. Our Lodge did well in the administrative events this year. We received the following awards:

    • 1st Place - Lodge Report
    • 2nd Place - Planbook
    • 2nd Place - Website
    • 3rd Place - Tailypo Booth
    • 3rd Place - Administrative Events overal

First Place Pre-Ordeal Ceremony Team



Celebrating 100 Years! Atlanta Area Council Centennial Lodge Flap

Atlanta Scout Memorabilia Show & Trade-O-Ree
Hosted by Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge & Atlanta Area Council
Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm &
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center

 

  • 4,000 Sq. Ft. with 80 Tables
  • Good Lighting
  • ADA Accessible
  • FREE to visit, buy, and trade, the only fee is if you want to rent a table, Click Here for table rental
  • Two Silent Auctions of great items donated to the Lodge & AAC, Friday 8:00 pm & Saturday 11:00am (all donations welcome)
  • Find those good items for your collection
  • Buy hard to find wonderful Scouting gifts from some of the nation’s top Scout memorabilia dealers
  • Free trading tables just outside the door that may be used by anyone (no selling from these tables)
  • Have your old Scouting items appraised for free by the nation’s top Scout memorabilia dealers
  • See great displays of Scout collections (old uniforms, coins, medals, patches, books, etc)
  • The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Trading Post will be set-up with new 2016 items
  • The nation’s largest Scout shop will be open just across the hall on Saturday
  • Have your Boy Scouts work on Collections Merit badge and meet requirement 3-C, and other requirements at this event
  • Concessitions

Celebrating 100 Years!  Atlanta Area Council Centennial CSPAll money raised goes to the AAC Camperships Fund to help Scouts!

Atlanta Scout Memorabilia Show & Trade-O-Ree Flier

Atlanta Scout Memorabilia Show & Trade-O-Ree Table Rental

If you have any questions or want to donate items for the auction, please contact: Bruce Lafitte, Show's Co-Chair, 404-697-8994 or email: bruce.lafitte@nordson.com

adventure.oa-bsa.org

Join The Adventure! Canadian Odessey

The Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage: Canadian Odyssey program is an experience like no other. For two weeks, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience the wild beauty of the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario, Canada.

Join The Adventure! Ocean Adventure

The Order of the Arrow, Ocean Adventure, in cooperation with the Florida Sea Base, offers you an opportunity to provide cheerful service while experiencing the adventure and fun of one of the greatest ecosystems on our planet - the Florida Keys and the waters which surround them.

Join The Adventure! Summit Experience

The Order of the Arrow Summit Experience program is an experience like no other. For 8 days, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience all that the Summit in West Virginia has to offer.

Join The Adventure! Trail Crew

The Order of the Arrow Trail Crew program is one of the best ways to experience Scouting's premier high adventure base, Philmont Scout Ranch. For two weeks, participants see and experience all that Philmont has to offer and much more.

Join The Adventure! Wilderness Voyage

The Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage program is an experience like no other. For two weeks, you will join together with Arrowmen from around the country and experience all that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota has to offer.

 

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