Re: OA Lodges, was Re: Clinton
Doug Hellmann (hellmann@USCEAST.CS.SCAROLINA.EDU)
Mon, 16 Aug 1993 11:05:35 -0400
> Let me comment on your
> lapsed OA membership dues and this applies to all those on the list
> whose dues have lapsed. PAY THEM! The dues amount is very small, but
> when multiplied by the many member of your lodge can add up as
> needed revenue for your lodge.
Alright already! :-) The dues for our Lodge are around $5. I guess
I can't complain that that is too expensive.
> The Order of the Arrow does much service for scouting
> Steve Myers
> Lodge Treasurer Advisor, Marnoc Lodge #151 WWW
> Scoutmaster, Troop 1
> Woodbadge bound with Jim Holman and Jim Cole from the list.
I sure wish I could say all those nice things about our Lodge. The Scouts who
run it are all very good scouts and the leaders work very hard, but I just don't
see the type of service you are talking about here. When I went to Fellowships
as a Scout, I remember several things that turned me off right away. For one,
the adult leaders were more interested in collecting and trading patches. I
didn't mind that they did it, but they spent the weekends doing that rather
than helping the Lodge leaders. The other thing I remember is that we could
never get any of the Lodge brothers to come to ceremonies. The Vice Chief
of Activities (in charge of the program) always insisted on planning what we
called the "Barstow Cinema" (our camp is Camp Barstow). So rather than
supporting the ceremony team, everyone sat around and watched movies. This
soon became a tradition, and as far as I know they still do it.
Now, a lot of things have changed since then, but our lodge is still very weak
(at least in my opinion). In our last newsletter, the Lodge Chief practially
begged the brothers to come out to the Fellowship this month. I'm going to
promote it with the Scouts in our Troop, but I don't know if school/work will
allow me to attend.
What sort of activites do other Lodges have at their OA Fellowships?
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