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2019 - April OA Newsletter

Paul E. Wethern Chapter Newsletter - April 2019

OA call-outs will be held during the Three Rivers District Camporee, Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Stearns Scout Reservation. Please join your OA Brothers for a special gathering after the call-outs.

OA Work Party - Saturday, May 4th! Join the chapter, other Scouts and volunteers at Rum River Scout Camp to help clean up, make any needed repairs, and perform any maintenance. It will be a one day event with food, friends, fun, and service. 

Brotherhood Ceremony - Saturday, May 4th! A number of Ordeal members were eligible for Brotherhood last fall. If you missed the conclave, please join us at Rum River Scout Camp! A Brotherhood class will be held at 3 PM. The Brotherhood Ceremony is at 4:30 PM.

Did you or a candidate from your unit miss Ordeal last fall? It’s not too late! Several OA chapters will be having a spring conclave. Here’s a link to more information: http://oa.nsbsa.org/ChapterConclaves.aspx.

Spring conclaves are being held May 10-12, May 17-19, and June 7-9. 

OA Hackathon- From June 26-30th at the University of Illinois is the OA hackathon! Come to learn about new technologies and problem solving in the 21st century! This year, there are three tracks offered: the first needs no previous experience and is focused on learning; the second some previous experience and is half learning and half problem solving; and the third requires extensive experience and is entirely problem solving. There is a $295 fee, and you can register today at https://registration.oa-bsa.org/Event/1074. Save the date!

Section Conclave- September 6-8th. Come to meet with fellow Order members from across the section at Northern Tier in early September! This year is Voyageur themed, and a lot of fun activities and competitions are planned alongside staying in cabins!

Don’t miss the National Order of the Arrow Conference! NOAC 2020 is only 18 months away. So that we can accurately gauge the interest level in attending this great event, we are asking Arrowmen who are interested in attending to give us their names and contact information. Go to the Totanhan Nakaha Lodge website and complete the survey. http://oa.nsbsa.org/

 

Please pay your dues! Please go to the Lodge website http://oa.nsbsa.org. They are $15 for the entire year! 

The OA Ceremony Team meets at 7 pm at the Christ Lutheran Church in Blaine every Sunday of each month. New members are welcome!

Daniel Kimball, Chapter Chief
Isaiah Bley, Executive Vice Chief
Jordan Albee, Membership Vice Chief
Joseph Bley, Program Vice Chief
Erik Olesen, Finance Vice Chief
Raymond H., Communication Vice Chief

And our Co-advisors:
Gene Kimball - Troop509@gmail.com 763-670-8866
Michael Moen - Mrmoen3@gmail.com 612-889-3779

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