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!

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.

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 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 (Registration is Now Closed)

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

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