Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge | 2023 Program

Don't Miss Out!

2022 for Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge was an award winning year! Be part of the next great year in 2023. The new calendar year kicks off with Winter Conclave, Jan 6-8 at Camp Soule. It will continue the lodge's theme of Bulls Across America, visiting the Midwest. You can expect great food, service, ceremonies, and fun activities throughout the weekend. Come join us for Ordeal and Brotherhood opportunities during a great season to be outdoors in Florida.

Our trip Across America will continue through Spring Fellowship in March and conclude with a star-studded Golden Bull Awards Banquet in April. We want you there for it all - another award winning year full of fellowship and service across so many different event opportunities. Make the most of this great lodge and what it can do for you. Guarantee your part in Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge by paying your 2023 member dues today!

Pay Your 2023 Dues Today

You must pay your 2023 dues to register for Winter Conclave or any event in 2023. Ordeal candidates do NOT need to pay dues, only the registration fee for the event.

2023 Member Dues are $20 and payable at this link.

Arrowpass is also available for $155 until January 8th. Arrowpass includes:

  • Annual Member Dues
  • Winter Conclave Registration
  • Spring Fellowship Registration
  • The Golden Bull Awards Banquet
  • Bull Weekend Registration
  • Fall Conclave Registration
  • A Back Patch from the 2022-23 Lodge Year (Bulls Across America)

More information and purchase of Arrowpass is available at this link.

We can't wait to see you in 2023!

Section Leadership Summit Registration!

Register today for Section Leadership Summit in order to be guaranteed a host t-shirt! Our lodge will place the order today, and although we will attempt to have extras available for people who register later, a t-shirt will no longer be guaranteed. If you decide to register closer to the event, be advised that registration will only be open until October 28th.

Registration is now open at this link, or at www.uhtoyehhuttee.org. Members from our lodge will receive the event patch, host patch, and the host T-Shirt, all included in the price of registration. Please be sure that you register as a member of Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge so you receive all of the host merchandise as a member of the Host Lodge.

If you sign up to attend, you can either let us know ahead of time what area you would like to help with, or we can give you jobs as needed at the event. We will need help in all of the following areas:

  • Mountain Man Activities
  • Campsite Hosts
  • Friday Night Glow Party
  • Saturday Night Campfire Show
  • Food Service
  • Lodge Grill
  • General Logistics
  • Registration

If you would like to volunteer in one of these specific areas, please send an email to lodgechief@uhtoyehhuttee.org. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Fall Conclave Recap

Over the weekend, the lodge enjoyed a weekend of memorable activities and food themed around the Southeastern US. The activities committee had chapters go head-to-head in kahoot trivia and the construction of Mardi Gras floats. Everyone in attendance especially enjoyed Saturday’s biscuits and gravy, jambalaya, and banana pudding.

Fall Conclave was a success not only in its enjoyment, but in the number of Arrowmen who attended. A total of 197 people came to the event, falling barely short of the 200-person attendance goal. Even with hurricane Ian’s disruption of many schedules this month, it was the biggest weekend the lodge has held since 2017. 70 candidates completed their ordeal, and 35 members went through the brotherhood process. A partially new ceremonies team successfully conducted a single pre-ordeal ceremony on Friday night with every single candidate in attendance. Chapter Chiefs, whose own ordeal weekends are coming up soon, had a great example to follow at Sand Hill. The lodge continues its upward momentum at the close of 2022, and has a lot to look forward to in the new year.

Post-Hurricane Updates

I hope everyone and their families is alright in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Thankfully, none of our facilities have been severely impacted, and we will still be having Fall Conclave. In light of the hurricane, we have decided to extend the deadline for on-time registration to Tuesday. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you who can make it there, and once again, hope that you and everyone around you is safe.

Register for Fall Conclave 2022

Come out to Sand Hill Scout Reservation from October 7-9th to join us for our lodge’s largest induction event of the year, Fall Conclave! We will offer the ordeal and brotherhood process in addition to camp service and activities themed around the Southeast Region (where we live). Register before Sunday, October 2nd to avoid the $10 late registration fee. If we meet our goal of 200 Lodge patch featuring a bull in tourist clothes on a bridgein attendance, we will have the opportunity to soak the lodge chief (and possibly others) with water balloons, so make sure to get all your friends to attend!

Since we are planning to induct so many members into our lodge, the need for Elangomats has never been greater. If you are able to serve as an Elangomat (ordeal-only guide) or Extended Elangomat (guide from ordeal to brotherhood), please reach out to our Vice-Chief of Membership, Ben A., at vcm@uhtoyehhuttee.org.

Lodge Leadership Development – Recap

In August, the lodge held our annual Lodge Leadership Development. This one-night event at Camp Soule gave lodge leaders the tools and trainings they needed to continue our successful streak into another year. Not only were there trainings, but also activities to promote both leadership skills and simple fun.

Much of Friday evening was spent at the camp pool, where we continued the Bulls Across America Theme with a Hawaiian luau. Lodge members spent much of the evening cooling off in the pool, enjoying some fresh fruit skewers, and singing karaoke with the LEC. Many agreed that the Friday night luau was one of the best activities our lodge has ever done.

(Pictured left: one of the luau’s most popular attendees)

The next day was no end to the fun, as thought-provoking trainings provided Arrowmen with ideas on how to improve their leadership styles. Youth and adults gave talks and started productive conversations about creative thinking, communication, and more. The activities committee also ran games which helped participants hone their communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Saturday’s games provided the Alaskan side of the weekend’s theme. Participants were challenged to cross a glacial river and construct duct tape boats to carry cargo across rough seas. 

(Pictured above: Ian confidently prepares to cross an Alaskan river by tarp)

The last part of LLD was our monthly Lodge Executive Committee meeting. This part of the weekend was equally memorable, as the LEC decided to officially retire the lodge bonnets. Every participant came home from the weekend with some goal on how to improve the lodge and how they could take responsibility to make that happen. 

Bull Weekend Recap

The Capture the Flag game that was held on Saturday afternoon.

Our 2022 Bull Weekend was a successful and fun event for all! Around 140 attendees travelled with us in our Northwestern-themed weekend. We completed over 700 hours of service to prepare Flaming Arrow for the summer, and we enjoyed themed activities such as capture the flag, duct tape construction, and a video game tournament on Saturday night. 37 members joined our lodge this weekend, and five of our brothers sealed their membership with Brotherhood. This was the largest Bull Weekend in our lodge’s history, and it set us off to a good start for the new lodge year!

Lodge Leadership Development 2022

At camp Soule, August 12-13, will be our one-night annual LLD! This event will have trainings that all lodge leaders will value, plus fun activities themed around Alaska and Hawaii. Check-in time will be in the normal 6:00-8:00 pm window, and the event will end around dinnertime on Saturday. All LEC members must go to this event, and anyone else who wishes to expand their leadership knowledge is encouraged. Registration is available now. Check this post for updates as more details come in from the LEC.

Golden Bull Awards Banquet | May 7th

You're Invited!

You can expect great friends, food, and fun at this event where the lodge presents prestigious awards, recognizes outstanding arrowmen, and reminisces about the last year we’ve shared together. This year, the lodge banquet will take place at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Fl. Doors open at 6:00pm and the program will begin at 6:30pm.

The Future Has Arrived

Hear from our keynote speaker Greg Papandrew, former council president, about how scouting gives you the tools to succeed in life and prepare you for the future. It's a perfect topic for our event, after all, our event theme wraps up our annual lodge theme of Bulls Through Time by visiting the future! You can expect some time travel shenanigans and more. Friends, families, and guests are welcome to attend as well! Registration is now open on uhtoyehhuttee.org. Registration is limited and closes May 1st, so don’t wait.

Contact the VCO with any questions, concerns, or dietary accommodations at vco@uhtoyehhuttee.org.

Section Conference Recap

This past weekend, our Lodge put on an incredible performance at the first ever Section E5 Conference. With 59 members in attendance, Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge had a dominating weekend, finishing in the top 3 for almost every competition, including wins in many of those categories. Among these victories was our 1st Place finish in the Best All-Around Lodge Competition, which marks the first podium finish and the first win in that competition in our Lodge's history. I am also very excited to congratulate our Lodge's own Nathan C. on being elected as the Section E5 Chief for the next year, which makes him just the second Section Chief to come from our Lodge. We are very excited to see Nathan bring his leadership abilities to the Section Level.

Here is a full recap of our Lodge's performance this weekend:

 

  • Best All-Around Lodge - 1st Place
  • King's Cup (Lodge History) - 1st Place
  • Quest for the Golden Arrow - 1st Place
  • Ultimate Frisbee - 1st Place
  • Scavenger Hunt - 1st Place
  • Brotherhood Ceremony - 1st Place and Honor Team
  • Vigil Ceremony - 1st Place and two Honor Vigil Chiefs
  • Pre-Ordeal Ceremony - Honor Team
  • Website Competition - 2nd Place
  • Wallwood Marathon - 2nd Place
  • Inductions Competition - 3rd Place
  • Publications Competition - 3rd Place
  • Spirit Award - Honorable Mention

Congratulations and thank you to all who helped our Lodge bring home all of these awards!