Winter Conclave 2021 Recap

This past weekend, at Camp Soule, the lodge gathered for its annual Winter Conclave! We saw over 100 members in attendance and everyone helped out in some way. A few of the service projects included pressure washing, picnic bench building, brush clearing, and fence building. Our Vice Chief of Operations, Sam, hosted a training on OA terminology and also headed up a large game of Ultimate Frisbee. The fellowship
activities continued throughout the
evening, including a movie and boardgames.


Sunday, a lodge business meeting was held in which the Bylaws Resolution was passed. You can view the new Bylaws here or navigate to the “Forms & Downloads” page.


Overall, we saw 24 new members join the Order and 5 members seal their membership with Brotherhood. It was a fantastic weekend that is sure to keep the lodge’s momentum rolling. In the words of our lodge adviser, Mr. Daggett, “one lodge, working to be one great lodge.”


The next lodge event will be Spring Fellowship at Sand Hill, February 26 – 28. Lodge elections, games, and more will take place. More information will come out as we get closer to the event, but registration is already open here. Remember, you must pay your 2021 dues to attend any event this year. You can pay your dues here.

December LEC Recap & Proposed Bylaws

The LEC conveined for their final meeting of the 2020 year last night and there were many things discussed. Attached Here are the full December LEC notes, but below are some quick highlights.


Bylaws Resolution

The LEC passed a motion that moves the attached bylaws (Lodge_Bylaws_Resolution_Winter_2020-21) to a lodge-wide vote at the Winter Conclave. The vote will take place on Sunday Morning at the Lodge Business Meeting. The current Bylaws can be found under the resources tab for reference as well. If you have any questions regarding these proposed changes, please contact the Lodge Bylaws Review Committee Chairman, Carson, at it@uhtoyehhuttee.org


Upcoming Events

The Winter Conclave will be taking place January 8th through the 10th at Camp Soule. Expect fun games, trainings, and more in addition to the usual service projects. There will be a Broken Arrow ceremony taking place Saturday afternoon. Registration is now open, but you must pay your 2021 dues prior to registering. Registration will close 1 week before the event.


A Year’s End – A Thriving Lodge!

The Lodge has officially recharted as a thriving lodge! Think of the thriving lodge as a Journey to Excellence equivalent in scouting. It means we’ve gone above expectations and achieved great heights as an organization, all during a pandemic. Not many lodges achieved thriving status this year, but Mr. Daggett has already charged the LEC with reaching High Performing status next year. Overall, it’s been a great year in the lodge, and on behalf of the LEC and the Lodge Chief, we’d like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season!

2021 Dues & ArrowPass

You can now pay your 2021 Lodge dues! Dues are $15 this year. You must be a current dues paying member to attend any events, including the Winter Weekend (Conclave). You can either pay dues in person at an event or pay them online here: Pay 2021 Lodge Dues

2021 Arrowpass

ArrowPass is another option to paying dues. ArrowPass pays your dues, registration for 5 Lodge events, and guarantees a patch from each event as well. Think of it as a pre-pay option to your event registrations. This year ArrowPass is being offered at $120. If you choose to buy ArrowPass, you do NOT need to pay dues separately. Learn more and purchase 2021 ArrowPass here: Purchase 2021 ArrowPass (ArrowPass needed to be purchased by January 3, 2021).

Section Conference 2020 Recap

While it may have been delayed and moved online, Echockotee Lodge put on a stellar Section Conference event. The trainings were informative, but they managed to pack some good competition in with a Section S-4 Kahoot and an around your home Scavenger hunt. The Section elections still took place, and Adam L has been elected our new Section Chief. You can read more about that on the Section S-4 website here.

For Lodge competitions, we competed in multiple categories including Best All Around Lodge and the Section Website Competition. We placed 1st in the Section Website Competition.

Currently, Section Conference 2021 is scheduled for April 9-11, 2021 and will be hosted by Tipisa Lodge at camp La-No-Chee. This can still change depending on the world situation as we approach the date, so stay tuned for more information.

First Year Arrowman Award

Requirements for the First Year Arrowman Award are now available for download here: First Year Arrowman Award Requirements. They can also be found under the resources tab on the forms and downloads page.

This award is intended for those brothers who are actively involved, above what is expected, in the lodge and their chapter during their first year in the order.

Requirements must be signed off by a member of the LEB, which includes Lodge Chief, Lodge Vice Chiefs, Lodge Secretary, and Chapter Chiefs. Completed forms should be turned into the Lodge Historian.

For questions please email historian@uhtoyehhuttee.org

Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 – Netapolis Tachquiwi & Lodge Ordeal

Attend your Ordeal with minimal contact!  We will provide a link to a Lodge video conference on Friday night.  You will begin your experience at home by camping out in your yard Friday night, then visit your local BSA camp for an in-person service day on Saturday.  Return home on Saturday and finish the process online.  Sign up now to get your spot.  If you were elected between February 2019 to now, you are eligible for this historic event.  Sign up for your Mostly Virtual Ordeal now and be a history maker!

Projects will be available at all 4 Greater Tampa Bay Area Council camps:

  • Camp Soule
  • Sand Hill Scout Reservation
  • Camp Owen J. Brorein
  • Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation

Check in at your selected camp by 8:30 am, projects will be completed by 1 pm.  Ordeal candidate’s lunches will be provided. Please do not change camp choice after registering.  

For more details and to register, please visit: Mostly Virtual Ordeal 2020 Registration

Deadline to register is November 4th; no walk-ups, no exceptions.  Current OA members who wish to assist may attend at no charge, but we ask that you register and bring your own lunch.

Fall Conclave 2020 Recap

This past weekend the lodge gathered at Camp Owen J. Brorein for our Fall event.  We offered both Ordeal and Brotherhood opportunities and provided much needed service to the camp.  The lodge contributed over 500 hours of service to the camp over the span of just one day.  Service mostly consisted of burning brush, splitting logs, moving downed trees, and mulching branches.  The lodge welcomed 67 new members upon the completion of their ordeal and 14 members sealed their membership in the OA with brotherhood.  So many people attended the weekend that two Ordeal ceremonies had to be held.

In addition to our weekend of service, everyone also found time to have some great fun.  The basketball court and trading post at Brorein was a hot spot at the end of the day, and dinner on Saturday proved to be a great fellowship opportunity for everyone's chapter.

At the weekend, we all made sure to follow the GTBAC and National OA guidelines on Covid-19. Although the event was only one night, it was a great success.  It offered brotherhood and fellowship in a time we need it the most.