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Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge

Atlanta Area Council

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Do you have what it takes to be a Lodge Officer?

Do you possess the dedication, time and energy to be in a youth leadership position within the Lodge? The Order of the Arrow is a brotherhood of Scout campers led and run by youth leadership and guided by adult advisers. Being a Lodge Officer will teach you a great deal about yourself and how well you can set your own goals and work to achieve them.

Candidates for a lodge position must submit a Petition to Election to Lodge Office no later than one hour before Officer Candidate Forum the Saturday of Fall Fellowship to the Lodge Chief or his designee. Each candidate will be given a few minutes to speak and tell the Lodge members present why they feel they should be elected.

A Lodge Leadership Development Course (LLD) will be held in December to instruct officers in the duties of their respective office. No officer is alone in their leadership; there are many adult advisers as well as past officers who are willing and able to help.

Any youth (under 21) in the Lodge can be a Lodge officer.

Please review the job description for each position located in the Lodge Operating Procedures.

Founder's Award


The Founder’s Award is the highest award a lodge can bestow on a member. It is presented to those members who display the dedition of the Order of the Arrow founders, Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Col. Carroll Edson. The lodge can present one award for every 500 members or fraction thereof but no more than four awards per year.

The following inscription on the award medallion describes the spirit of the award:

“For he who serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.”

Introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Founder’s Award was created to honor and recognize those Arrowmen who have given outstanding service above and beyond their normal duties to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates to fellow Arrowmen that he or she memorializes in his or her everyday life the spirit of selfless service as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and co-founder Carroll A. Edson.

Someone who exemplifies this quote from our founder, Dr. E. Urner Goodman may be a candidate for this award.

“There are those among us who feel that we are . . . to make every effort in the induction of a new member into our Order in the Ordeal Ceremony, so that that very experience in his life is one that he will never forget. I think we are beginning to make headway in that. But let us in the months immediately ahead emphasize the fact that the Order of the Arrow is a collection of individual Arrowmen, in-the-making, or old-timers; and that what we do must be of such quality as to grasp their imagination and make their life different because of that fact.”

2014 Founder's Award Nomination Petition


Friday, September 26th, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 27th, 9:00 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)

  • Two silent auctions of great items donated to the Lodge & AAC (auctions Times: Friday 8:00 pm &

  • Saturday 11:00 am)

  • Find those good items for your collection

  • Buy hard to find wonderful Scouting gifts from some of the nation’s top Scout memorabilia dealers

  • Have your old Scouting items appraised for free by the Scout memorabilia dealers

  • See great displays of huge Scout collections, old uniforms, coins, medals, patches, books, etc.

  • The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge Trading Post will be set-up with new 2014 items

  • The nation’s largest Scout shop will be open just across the hall on Saturday

  • Have your Boy Scouts work on the Collections Merit badge and meet requirement 3-C

  • All money raised goes to the Atlanta Area Council Campership Fund to help Scouts!

Scouting Memoribilia Show & Trade-o-ree Flier

Scouting Memoribilia Show & Trade-o-ree Table Rental

If you have any questions or want to donate items for the auctions, please contact the show's co-chair, Bruce Lafitte, 404-697-8994,

National OA Conference (NOAC) 2015
August 3 - 8, 2015
Michigan State University

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.


Egwa Tawa Dee 2015 NOAC fundraiser/promotional flap. This flap may be purchased at the Atlanta Area Council Program Center for $3.00. The funds from these flaps will help scouts attend the National OA Conference (NOAC)


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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