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.

Section S-4 Conference Changed to a Virtual Event

From Twitter:
@SectionS4

Aug 26
Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a difficult decision has been made to cancel the “in-person” Section Conference.

However, we are excited to announce that Section S-4 is going virtual and the 2020 Virtual Section Conference will take place November 21st and will be FREE for all members.

Register for Section Conference

For more information, view the 2020 Section S-4 Virtual Conference Planbook and visit the Section S-4 Website

First Year Arrowman Requirements

Requirements for the First Year Arrowman Award are now available under the “Resources” tab on the “Forms & Downloads” Page.  This was created to recognize those brothers who are very active in the Lodge during their first year.  Upon completion of the requirements you must have them initialed by one of the following positions: lodge chief, vice lodge chief, lodge secretary, chapter chief, lodge adviser, staff adviser, or a chapter adviser.

For questions please email secretary@uhtoyehhuttee.org

Vigil Nominations Are Open

Click here to nominate an Arrowman

Nominations need to be received by October 3, 2020

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a person's conscious endeavors. The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, the Scouting community and Scout Camp.

Each year the lodge is allowed to nominate one member for every fifty active members of the lodge (rounded up to next fifty). Under NO circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor nomination. A nominee must currently be registered in Scouting, be member of the Order of the Arrow, active with  Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge and been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years. Recipients of the Vigil Honor will be selected by secret ballot cast by the youth members of the selection committee. The results of the election will be secret until the recipients are called out before the Lodge assembled for that purpose.

Proposed Lodge By-Law Change Resolutions

At the last LEC meeting, the LEC moved to accept the following resolutions/changes for the Lodge By-Laws. Linked below are the two proposed By-Law resolutions and the current version of the By-Laws so you can see what changes are being proposed before the LEC discusses and votes on the resolutions at the next meeting.

Current Lodge By-Laws:
Uh-Tō-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge Bylaws

Proposed Resolution 1:
Lodge By-Law Change Resolution 1
Amendments adopted by LEC on 9/17/2020

Proposed Resolution 2:
Lodge By-Law Change Resolution 2
Amendments tabled by LEC due to various proposed changes to the resolution.

Bull Weekend & Banquet Rescheduled and Combined!!

OA Bull Day and Banquet has been combined and adjusted.  The new date is July 17 – 18, 2020 and will be held at Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation.

Please read Carefully!

Ordeal Candidates: Fee – $25 Arrive (July 17) Friday 6 pm (no later than 8 pm) along with Ordeal team as invited by Lodge leadership.  Ordeal will be held Friday night and Saturday, finishing with the Lodge Annual Awards Banquet Saturday til 8:30 pm.

OA Members and Brotherhood Candidates:  Arrive (July 18) at or after 8 am Saturday for a day of Lodge fellowship and Camp Service. Lunch and Banquet will be provided, breakfast is on your own.  Event will end with Lodge Awards Banquet Saturday evening, over at 8:30 pm.  At that time, all will depart for home.  Fee is $20 for this combined event.  Those wishing to seal their Membership as a Brotherhood member, please add the Brotherhood fee of $17 when you register for the event. All Arrowpass holders are already registered.  Please register again for the Brotherhood, if desired, paying only the $17 fee. (Arrowpass credits will be announced soon)

Please be aware that all members who are 18 and older must have a Current Youth Protection Training certificate.  A link to the new training is available within the registration.

EVERYONE MUST Bring a PAPER COPY of current Annual Health and Medical Form, parts A & B, Bring C if you have a current medical condition.  NO electronic copies will be accepted via phone or email.  Please DO NOT attend if you have any symptoms of illness or fever in last 24 hours. 

Members:  2020 OA dues must be current to attend, please go to this link to pay 2020 OA dues: https://scoutingevent.com/089-2020OADues Ordeal Candidates dues are included in their registration fee.

Section Conference now November 20th – 22nd @ Camp Shands

Section S-4, North Florida Council, and Echockotee Lodge have postponed S-4 Section Conference 2020 to November 20th – 22nd in response to the current situation regarding COVID-19. The event will still take place at Camp Shands. For those unfamiliar with Section Conference, it is a weekend long event that is hosted by a different lodge in our section (S-4) every year. There are great seminars and trainings to help grow the lodge in addition to lodge vs lodge competitions. Yearly events include the kings cup (lodge history exhibit), ceremonies evaluations, trainings and seminars, American Indian Activities, lodge vs lodge games, best all around lodge, and more. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the state and bond with your brothers in a weekend long fellowship event. This an ongoing situation and more changes may occur involving the event. For more information and updates regarding Section Conference 2020, visit http://www.sections4.org/

UPDATE: This event has since been moved Online. The date is now November 21st

Time to pay 2020 Dues

It is that time of year to pay lodge dues for 2020.

Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee dues- for Jan 1 through Dec 31.
Dues: 15$ per member

Ordeal Candidates do not pay dues, first year of membership dues are included in Ordeal fee.

Introducing the  2020 ARROWPASS!

Pay 2020 Lodge dues, Registration fee for 5 Lodge events and patches for those events for the new price of $120.  2020 ARROWPASS will only be offered through Winter Weekend – January 4th, so hurry to purchase yours today.  You will be guaranteed a patch from each of the 5 Lodge Events- Winter, Spring, Banquet, Bull Weekend, Fall. (special events like NOAC are NOT included in this plan.)

Click on the links to the right for dues or ArrowPass.