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.