Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Order of the Arrow

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

Service Committee

Chairman -
Advisor - Mac McKinley - 404-361-0730

 

Egwa Tawa Dee's service days are an opportunity for every arrowman in the lodge to do meaningful service in our community and to Scouting. This is a fantastic chance to get members involved, make a significant contribution to the community, Scouting, and have fun with your fellow arrowmen! We invite you to join us! The lodge typically does a spring, fall, and winter day of service but we're always ready to serve when an opportunity presents itself.

Visit the Lodge Calendar page for specific information.

Alternate Lodge Day of Service
Saturday, October 14th
Eastview Cemetery, 56 4th Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, https://goo.gl/maps/zwkbtgqWp8L2

This is a good alternate opportunity for anyone wanting to be of service in our community, but the October 21st date is a schedule conflict and/or trail work on the river is just a little too strenuous. We will be helping with the fall clean up at a local community cemetery, primarily raking and bagging leaves, and other landscaping tasks as needed.

Directions:

Times/Schedule:

  • 9:30am - 10:00am - Registration
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm - AM work period
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm - PM work period
  • 3:00pm - Wrap up

Wear work clothes with an Egwa t-shirt. Bring work gloves, water, and a sack lunch. Also bring leaf rake if available. Adults may choose to bring a gas blower.

Flier
http://www.aacegwa.org/Docs/2017_Fall_DOS.pdf

Participants will earn the 2017 Lodge Day of Service patch (after at least three hours of service performed that day), Egwa Totem service beads, and lodge service hours towards earning the 2017 Egwa Tawa Dee Service Hawk award. For more information on this award, visit http://www.aacegwa.org/awardsandhonors.htm#sha

Questions or request for additional information may be directed to the Lodge Service Committee Chair at servicechairman@aacegwa.org or to the lodge Adviser, Mac McKinley, at macjan@bellsouth.net or 404-375-1077.

Lodge Day Of Service
Saturday, October 21st
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Paces Mill Entrance, Palisades Unit, https://goo.gl/maps/KqEZRR4L7Yp

Brothers,
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, our Lodge will join forces with the National Park Service to perform a community Day of Service. The focus of this service project will be trail building and maintenance in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. We will assemble at the Paces Mill entrance of the Palisades unit. The address is 3444 Cobb Parkway/US41 on the north side of the river, https://goo.gl/maps/r3ZqCnU5eDB2. This is the same location as this year’s Spring Day of Service.

Directions and GPS coordinates are available here:

Parking:

  • Park in the visitor parking lot. You will not need to pay the parking fee. You will receive a parking pass at registration to place in your car.

Times/Schedule:

  • 8:30am - 9:00am - Registration
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm - AM work period
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm - PM work period
  • 4:00pm - Wrap up
Wear work clothes with an Egwa t-shirt. Bring work gloves, water, sack lunch and rain gear. (We will work rain or shine unless the Rangers decide we are doing more harm than good :)

All participants will need to complete the Volunteer Services Agreement for Natural Resources Agencies, http://www.aacegwa.org/Docs/Volunteer_Services_Agreement_OF-301A.pdf and bring it to the Day of Service. If you are under 18 years old make sure and have it signed by a parent/guardian. Also bring a copy of your current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record.

Flier
http://www.aacegwa.org/Docs/2017_Fall_DOS.pdf

Volunteer Services Agreement for Natural Resources Agencies
http://www.aacegwa.org/Docs/Volunteer_Services_Agreement_OF-301A.pdf

Participants will earn the 2017 Lodge Day of Service patch (after at least three hours of service performed that day), Egwa Totem service beads, and lodge service hours towards earning the 2017 Egwa Tawa Dee Service Hawk award. For more information on this award, visit http://www.aacegwa.org/awardsandhonors.htm#sha

Questions or request for additional information may be directed to the Lodge Service Committee Chair at servicechairman@aacegwa.org or to the lodge Adviser, Mac McKinley, at macjan@bellsouth.net or 404-375-1077.

Brother Service at Ordeals

Brothers,

Our lodge has a long history of service to our camps and this spring at both Ordeals, Woodruff and Bert Adams, we are asking our Brothers to participate in continuing this tradition of service. At both camps we have service projects planned that are “above and beyond” the usual candidate projects. Projects include installing a Yellow river outpost, maintenance and repair around camp, and even painting. Anyone who has ever seen candidates paint know why we are asking for Brothers to step up for this important step in preparing for summer camp. These projects all share a requirement for skills and abilities that generally exceed those of the typical Ordeal clan.

We are also looking for adult project managers to supervise Ordeal projects. These project managers’ primary responsibility will be to coordinate with the Elangomats to insure that assigned clan projects are completed to the Ranger’s satisfaction and any tools/equipment properly cleaned and placed for pick-up.

Brothers participating in these service projects will accrue service hours that will count towards the “Service to Scouting” requirement of the 2017 Service Hawk award along with Totem Ticket service beads. More information about the 2017 Service Hawk award can be found at http://www.aacegwa.org/awardsandhonors.htm

The Woodruff Scout Camp Induction Weekend will be May 5-7, 2017 with a registration deadline Monday, April 24th.
Registration: http://www.aacegwa.org/registration.htm

The Bert Adams Scout Camp Induction Weekend will be May 19-21, 2017 with a registration deadline Monday, May 8th.
Registration: http://www.aacegwa.org/registration.htm

Additional information may be made available as the planning and preparation develops the projects and details are finalized.

Questions may be directed to Mac McKinley at macjan@bellsouth.net

Here is a printable version of this information to distribute to your Chapter, http://www.aacegwa.org/Docs/2017_Brother_Service_at_Ordeals.pdf.

2017 Service Hawk Award

The Service Hawk Award is meant to honor both youth and adult Arrowmen who go above and beyond in their service to Scouting, the community, and the lodge. By fulfilling the requirements below, you demonstrate that you embrace the purpose of our Order by embodying the spirit of cheerful service. Arrowmen who complete these requirements will receive the 2017 Service Hawk Award at the Winter Banquet in December.

Requirements:

1. Complete eight (8) hours of service in the community. A minimum of four (4) hours must be at a lodge Day of Service.

2. Complete eight (8) hours of service to Scouting. A minimum of four (4) hours must be at a lodge service project held at a lodge event.

3. Complete at least eight (8) hours of service to the lodge in one of the following:

1. Serve on Trailblazer/Adventure Camp staff.

2. Serve as an Elangomat at an Ordeal event.

3. Serve as a ceremonialist performing at least four (4) ceremonies on the lodge level. (youth only)

4. Be of service to the lodge in a role that is preapproved by the Lodge Adviser.

The deadline to submit the award application is November 5, 2017.

Before starting work on this award, be sure to view the requirement criteria in the 2017 Service Hawk Award Guidelines. Print a copy of the Service Hawk Award application to record your service throughout the year. Make sure to observe the criteria carefully and ensure that the service you perform is eligible for consideration in your award. Once you’ve completed the requirements, turn the completed application into either Zack Hobby, Vice Chief of Program, or Mac McKinley, Lodge Adviser. Or, you can email your scanned forms to Mr. McKinley at macjan@bellsouth.net. Good luck!


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