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.
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.
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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!
The Quest for the Golden Hoof
The first ever Quest for the Golden Hoof (Chapter v. Chapter Games) was a great success! The chapter's went head to head in volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, tug-o-war, frozen t-shirt, knot tying, bullpardy!, kickball, and the adviser sink-a-thon.
Congratulations to Netopalis Tachquiwi for winning the inaugural quest! It was an action packed event that gave the lodge and chapter's not only a great fellowship opportunity, but a chance to practice some of the games that will be offered at section conference (April 8-10). Registration for section conference is now open, but it closes April 1st, so don't wait!
Lodge Elections were held at Spring Fellowship for the 2022-2023 lodge year. Congratulations to the new Executive Board and everyone who ran. Your 2022-2023 Lodge Officers are:
- Ryan S | Chief
- Carson C | Vice Chief of Operations
- Ben A | Vice Chief of Membership
- Alex B | Secretary
- Mark P | Treasurer
- Drew K | Historian
They will take office at the Golden Bull Awards Banquet on May 7th at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Registration is now open.
The Vigil Honor
Spring Fellowship is home to our lodge's annual Vigil Callout. This year 14 brothers were called out for, and earned, the Vigil Honor. All of the recipients and their vigil names can be viewed using this link: https://uhtoyehhuttee.org/award-recipients/vigil-honor-recipients/ Congratulations!
Spring Fellowship at Sand Hill Scout Reservation is being held in just a couple weeks! We're so excited to see everyone there for chapter vs. chapter games, elections, Brotherhood, the Vigil Callout, and more.
The Quest for the Golden Hoof
This year, we are introducing the Quest for the Golden Hoof, which is our new and revamped chapter vs chapter games. The chapter who comes in first will receive ultimate bragging rights and their name on the inaugural trophy that will be awarded at the lodge banquet in May.
Boogie Like It's 1970!
Spring Fellowship will continue our year theme of Bulls Through Time as we visit the 1970s, including a karaoke and 70s costume competition, so make sure to bring your best 70s outfit. If the lodge meets its attendance goal, the lodge chief will take some serious heat in the way of spice; you won't want to miss it. Registration closes February 27th, so don't wait. Just remember to pay your 2022 dues before registering.
You can register using this link. See you in the 70s!
Ever wanted to be a part of the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee lodge leadership team? Then make sure to come to Spring Fellowship where we will be electing our 2022-23 Lodge Executive Board, including the Lodge Chief, Vice Chief of Operations, Vice Chief of Membership, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. If you want to run for any of these lodge positions, you must receive lodge adviser approval prior to Spring Fellowship. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive approval. The final day to request approval is Thursday, March 3rd. If you want more information on the responsibilities of each of these positions, you can view the Officer Duties and Responsibilities document here.
Lost in Serving Others…
Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.
The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge and council, Scouting, and their community. 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. The Vigil Honor cannot be earned by a person’s conscious endeavor; it comes as a recognition of unselfish leadership in service . It is said that the Vigil seeks its own.
Any member of the Order of the Arrow registered in Scouting, in good standing in a regularly chartered lodge, and who has been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of two years is eligible for recommendation to the National Order of the Arrow Committee for elevation to the Vigil Honor.
The lodge is now taking recommendations through November 9, 2021 for the 2022 Vigil Class.
Recommendations form is now closed
NOAC will be held July 25 – July 30, 2022 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The University of Tennessee also hosted the 1977, 1992, and 2000 NOACs. Attendance is encouraged from Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge 89, so make your $100 deposit today. Airline and bus transportation plus contingent souvenirs are an additional cost that will be approximately total cost of $??? must be paid by ????. All fees are paid through the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge. Do NOT make payments through the national office. NOAC features amazing shows, top-notch training, competition in sports, ceremonies, American Indian dance and singing and much more! If you are an adult Arrowman, your goal should be to recruit as many youth as you can to attend. If you are a youth Arrowman, your goal should be to recruit as many youth as you can to attend.
Section Conference 2021 was an amazing weekend for our lodge. We competed in all kinds of games and activities, winning 1st in the King’s Cup competition, 1st place in all 3 ceremonies (including achieving honor team), 1st place in the Adviser Sinkathon, 2nd place in the Website competition, and even placing in a few lodge vs lodge games and spirit competitions. But most of all, we all had a great weekend. Thank you to the host, Tipisa Lodge. We can’t wait for next section conference!
Lodge Banquet May 8th
Our next lodge event will be our Golden Bull Awards Banquet on May 8th at Spartan Manor. Registration is now open using the registration link to the right or by clicking here. Guests and family members are invited. Each attendee is a registration fee of $25. Registration closes May 2nd, so register before it is too late!