Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: OA VOYAGE:APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED
OA VOYAGE:APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED
Jason A. Accola
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:42:27 -0500
Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? If so, the Order of the
Arrow has just the ticket for you. This summer you can be part of the
first ever OA Northern Tier Wilderness Voyage. The two-week voyage
sessions will take place at the Charles L. Sommers High Adventure Base in
Ely, Minnesota, starting June 9 and running through August 23.
Arrowmen from throughout the country will take part in the program, which
is designed to provide service to the canoe base and give Arrowmen a
chance to explore the U.S. Boundary Waters Canoe Area. In
addition to mastering portage trail maintenance techniques, Scouts will
strengthen their leadership skills; learn about advanced wilderness,
low-impact camping skills, and wilderness safety techniques; participate
in many motivational activities, and receive special OA instruction. This
amazing experience is much like the OA Trail Crew program at Philmont
(which is largely filled) and, at $100, very affordable (cost includes
meals and housing).
Those interested in the Northern Tier Wilderness Voyage must be at least
16 years old the day your program begins, but not yet 21 by its
conclusion. Participants must be a registered member of both the BSA and a
local OA lodge.
If you are interested you may apply by downloading the application from
the OA Voyage Web page: http://www.host.scouter.net/oavoyage.
Staff member for the OA Voyage, Michael Beach, promises: "It will be the
experience of a lifetime. You will never forget the adventures you'll
have, lessons you'll learn, or friendships you'll make."
Don't waste any more time. Fill out an application and take part in this
adventure of a lifetime!
- From the National OA Bulletin
By: Charley Wasson